Sasquatch award is given to Chapter books for grades 4-6. The nominations are open and selected by a comittee. Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders can participate in the voting process by reading at least two of the nominees.
The OTTER award was born at nErDCamp Bellingham in February of 2015. The original OTTER co-chairs, Arika Dickens and Monica Hodges, met at the free book table and started chatting about the need for a good list of new transitional chapter books with maybe an award, like the Sasquatch Award, but for younger students. They exchanged Twitter information, piloted the program in their own districts, and applied for the award through WLMA (now WLA School Library Division). This award is for transitional readers in grades 1-3 with open nominations. The committee selects the final nominees and students vote for the winner!
Below is a list of both Saquatch and OTTER nominees for the 2019-2020 season. Come by the bookstore to grab one so your reader can vote!