2022 Washington State Book Award Finalists Announced!

2022 Washington State Book Award Finalists Announced!

The Washington Center for the Book (an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book administered by Washington State Library) and The Seattle Public Library have selected 39 finalists in eight categories for the 2022 Washington State Book Awards (WSBA) for outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2021. This is the 56th year of the program, formerly…

Washington State Book Awards 2021!

Washington State Book Awards 2021!

We are delighted to announce the eight winners and 35 finalists for the 2021 Washington State Book Awards (for books published in 2021)!  Find the full list of 43 books from Washington authors and illustrators here. And here is a sneak peek at the winners: The eight award winners are: Jess Walter for “The Cold Millions” (Fiction); E.J. Koh for…

2020 Washington State Book Award Winners Announced

2020 Washington State Book Award Winners Announced

  The Washington Center for the Book has selected the 2020 Washington State Book Awards (WSBA) winners for outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2019. This is the 54th year of the program, formerly called the Governor’s Writers Awards. A complete list of 2020 WSBA Finalists can be found here. Picture Books  “Flora Forager ABC” by Bridget Beth Collins,…

2020 Washington State Book Award finalists!

2020 Washington State Book Award finalists!

  The Washington Center for the Book has selected 39 finalists in eight categories for the 2020 Washington State Book Awards (WSBA) for outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2019. This is the 54th year of the program, formerly called the Governor’s Writers Awards. Picture Books “Ghost Cat” by Kevan Atteberry, of Bellevue (Neal Porter Books / Holiday House)…

Ben Clanton’s “Peanut Butter and Jelly” at the National Book Festival

Ben Clanton’s “Peanut Butter and Jelly” at the National Book Festival

Ben Clanton’s Peanut Butter and Jelly will represent Washington State at the National Book Festival as part of the Great Reads from Great Places program! Find a video message from Ben, activity sheets and a bookmark that you can download and print here! Ben Clanton is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Narwhal and Jelly series, whose picture books include…