Young Reader’s Choice Nominees

Voting for The Young Reader’s Choice awards finished up last week, and results will soon be announced. Each year, the Pacific Northwest Library Association presents this award. Nominations are accepted from children, teachers, parents and librarians in the Pacific Northwest, which includes the U.S. states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington as well as two Canadian provinces—Alberta and British Columbia. Only books that have been in publication for three years can be nominated, and only Pacific Northwest students in 4th through 12th grade can vote. Voting takes place between March 15 and April 15.

Here’s a look at all the nominees for 2009:

Junior Division

  • Room One: A Mystery or Two – Andrew Clements
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Kate DiCamillo
  • Homework Machine – Dan Gutman
  • The Year of the Dog – Grace Lin
  • Rules – Cynthia Lord
  • Gossamer – Lois Lowry
  • The Higher Power of Lucky – Susan Patron
  • To Dance –  Siena Cherson Siegel

Intermediate Division

  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A Fable – John Boyne
  • Half-Moon Investigations – Eoin Colfer
  • Ark Angel – Anthony Horowitz
  • The Pinhoe Egg – Diana Wynne Jones
  • Fablehaven – Brandon Mull
  • Dairy Queen – Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  • Small Steps – Louis Sachar
  • Endymion Spring – Matthew Skelton

Senior Division

  • The Road of the Dead – Kevin Brooks
  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Rachel Cohn
  • An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
  • The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl – Barry Lyga
  • New Moon – Stephenie Meyer
  • Life As We Knew It – Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • American Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang
  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

For more information about past nominees and award winners, visit the Web site:

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