The OTTER Award

Our Time To Enjoy Reading

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Announcing the 2017-2018 WLA OTTER Award Nominees

The OTTER Award – Our Time To Enjoy Reading – is sponsored by the Washington Library Association: School Libraries Division. A newer award established in 2015, the committee is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 nominated titles.




And the WINNER for 2017 is...



Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick

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Read the official announcement here:


The OTTER Award is designed for ALL students in grades K-5.
We recognize that elementary children transition into chapter books at different ages and, as such, do not limit our reading or voting to a specific age or grade level.

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Printable OTTER Award labels for Avery 22830

This Washington State Award is given yearly to a transitional chapter book starting in 2017. The award is sponsored by WLMA, the Washington Library Media Association, a member group of the Washington Library Association, and is voted upon by students in Washington State.