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,…

Edgar Award finalists feature two Washington authors

Edgar Award finalists feature two Washington authors

If you’re a mystery lover, the annual announcement of the finalists for the Edgar Awards is always a great way to add excellent mysteries to your to-be-read pile. The Edgars, named for Edgar Allan Poe and awarded by the Mystery Writers of America, announced the 2019 finalists (for books published in 2018) on January 22 for the best in mystery…

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…

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…