Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Young Reader's Choice Awards: 2015

The Young Reader's Choice Award [YRCA] is the oldest children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada. Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (rep. Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington; Alberta and British Columbia), the award was first established in 1940 by Harry Hartman, a book seller in Seattle. He believed that every child deserved the opportunity to read a book that gave them pleasure. Award nominations come from children, teachers, parents and librarians.


--Wonder by R.J. Palacio (2012)
--Drama by Raina Telgemeier (2012)

--The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (2012)

Nominees for 2015:


Wonder by R.J. Palacio - WINNER!

Ungifted by Gordon Korman

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin

Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket

Fairest of All by Sarah Mlynowski


Drama by Raina Telgemeier - WINNER!

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Son by Lois Lowry

Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

Bomb: The Race to Build-and-Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - WINNER!

Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers


  1. Always loved this award, because it is the child readers who are nominating and voting on the books, and the votes number on the tens of thousands. Also, interesting that it takes several years for the books to gain traction, usually. And, they are not literary, but action oriented.

  2. Oh, big smile here :) since [as you know] I wrote an action adventure. I wonder why it takes so long for books kids love to gain recognition.

  3. Love how children are able to nominate books for this award!

  4. That's awesome and empowering for the children.

    Thank you, Sharon.


    1. I wonder how many kids actually see these awards.

  5. Congrats to the winners Sharon.

  6. Congratulations to all the winners. How exciting for them!

  7. Neat, huh. Thanks for stopping by Deanie!

  8. No wonder Green won, he is overly popular among kids :) My publisher is publishing his works here, and I even translated some of his books this year. I'm not a fan of his, think he is an attention seeker and pleaser :) but I still prefer kids reading him than some violent YA warrior books which are disgustingly inappropriate and yet they get published and served all the time

  9. Hmm...that's interesting. I have yet to read Green's book. I'll read it with your comments in mind :)


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