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2019-2020 Sasquatch and Otter Awards

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!

Tumble & Blue Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147515551
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - August 28th, 2018

Bailey's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale (A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tales) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765388407
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Starscape - May 3rd, 2016

Forever, or a Long, Long Time Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062385697
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - February 5th, 2019

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The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481464970
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 20th, 2018

The Only Road Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481457514
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 3rd, 2017

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Refugee Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545880831
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

The Song From Somewhere Else Cover Image
By A.F. Harrold, Levi Pinfold (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781681194011
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - July 3rd, 2017

The Mighty Odds (The Odds Series #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781419723711
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 19th, 2017

Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481490214
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - June 5th, 2018

Spirit Hunters Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062430090
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - June 26th, 2018

The Goldfish Boy Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338053937
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 28th, 2018

Two's A Crowd (Pug Pals #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338118452
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - January 30th, 2018

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Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338143591
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Orchard Books - September 11th, 2018

Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419733604
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 2nd, 2018

Meet Yasmin! Cover Image
By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781684360222
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2018

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Rabbit & Bear: Rabbit's Bad Habits Cover Image
By Julian Gough, Jim Field (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781684125883
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Silver Dolphin Books - January 8th, 2019

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The Mr. Wolf's Class (Mr. Wolf's Class #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338047684
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Graphix - June 26th, 2018