Category Archives: Washington authors

‘A Ticket to the Pennant’ selected for 2018 National Book Festival’s 52 Great Reads

‘A Ticket to the Pennant’ selected for 2018 National Book Festival’s 52 Great Reads

Each year a list of books representing the literary heritage of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands is distributed by the Library of Congress’s Center for the Book during the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. We are delighted to announce the Washington Center for the Book’s 2018 selection to represent Washington state: A…

Books by Washington authors: April 2018

Books by Washington authors: April 2018

Here are just a few of the amazing books published in April by Washington state authors. BOOKS FOR ADULTS Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison – FICTION Mike Muñoz is a young Mexican American not too many years out of high school–and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew. Though he tries time and…

New books from Washington authors: February 2018

New books from Washington authors: February 2018

It’s been a busy month for authors in Washington State. Fiction: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah: In 1974 a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move wife, Cora, and daughter, Leni north, to Alaska, where they will live off…

Poetic Change: Washington’s Poet Laureate

Poetic Change: Washington’s Poet Laureate

Come help us celebrate the two-year odyssey of Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, and the appointment of new poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna. The 2018 Passing of the Laurel, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Seattle Public Library’s Central Library, will feature readings by Marshall, Castro Luna, and other Pacific Northwest poets. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and…

National Reading Day: Celebrate with two new picture books from WA authors

National Reading Day: Celebrate with two new picture books from WA authors

New picture books in January 2018, just in time for National Reading Day,  an event celebrated in thousands of schools to help Pre-K through Third Grade students develop the literacy foundation they need  to become lifelong learners. We’re thrilled to spotlight these two delightful books by Washington state authors: Snow Sisters! written by Kerri Kokias, illustrated by Teagan White Two sisters enjoy a…

Sherman Alexie’s memoir finalist for Carnegie Medal

Sherman Alexie’s memoir finalist for Carnegie Medal

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Washington author Sherman Alexie is one of six finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction and Nonfiction, an annual award sponsored by the American Library Association. In You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, Alexie presents a courageous, enlightening, anguished, and funny memoir told in prose and poetry that…

Five Washington authors on Top 100 Kids’ Books of 2017 list

Five Washington authors on Top 100 Kids’ Books of 2017 list

New York Public Library’s Top 100 Children’s Titles for Reading and Sharing is a fabulous resource each year. Making it even better this year: Washington authors Asia Citro, Dam Gemeinhart, Laura Kvasnosky, Corinna Luyken, and Curtis Manley! Picture Books Little Wolf’s First Howling by Laura Kvasnosky Little Wolf can’t help but follow the wild rhythm in his heart in this…

PNBA 2018 Book Award Finalists!

PNBA 2018 Book Award Finalists!

Congrats to Washington authors Sherman Alexie, Laurie Frankel, Barbara Johns, Corinna Luyken, Chandler O’Leary, Jessica Spring and Jonathan White – all on the shortlist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s 2018 Pacific Northwest Book Awards! Books considered for the awards were published between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017 and were written (or illustrated) by a Pacific NW author…