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Washington State Book Award Winners

The Washington State Book Award (formerly the Governor's Writers Award) is given annually for outstanding books published by Washington authors the previous year.


Below is the list of winners, including links to the library's catalog, dating back to 1987.


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2014

 2015

 

 

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2015

Fiction:

 

Poetry:

 

Biography/Memoir:

 

History/General Nonfiction:

 

Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award winners:

Picture Book:

 

Book for Middle Readers (ages 9 to 12):

 

Books for Young Adults (ages 13 to 18):

 

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2014

Fiction:

  • "Hild" by Nicola Griffith

 

Poetry:

 

Biography/Memoir:

 

History/General Nonfiction:

 

Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award winners:

Picture Book:

 

Book for Early Readers (ages 6 to 8):

  • "And Then, Story Starters" by M.H. Clark

 

Book for Middle Readers (ages 9 to 12):

 

Books for Young Adults (ages 13 to 18):

 

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2013

Fiction:

 

Poetry:

  • "Plume" by Kathleen Flenniken

 

Biography/Memoir:

 

History/General Nonfiction:

 

Picture Book:

 

Young Adults (13- to 18-year-old readers):

 

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2012

Fiction:

 

Poetry:

 

Biography/Memoir:

  • "In Earshot of Water: Notes from the Columbia Plateau" by Paul Lindholdt

 

History/General Nonfiction:

 

Picture Book:

 

Middle Grades and Young Adults (10- to 18-year-old readers):

 

Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award finalist:

 

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2011

Fiction:

 

Poetry:

 

Biography/Memoir:

 

History/General Nonfiction:

 

Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award winners:

 

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2010

Fiction:

Poetry:

History/Biography:

General Nonfiction:

Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award winners:

 

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2009

Fiction:

Poetry:

History/Biography:

General Nonfiction:

Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award winners:

 

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2008

Fiction:

Poetry:

History/Biography:

General Nonfiction:

Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award winners:

 

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2007

Fiction:

Poetry:

History/Biography:

General Nonfiction:

Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award winners:

 

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2006

Fiction:

Poetry:

History/Biography:

General Nonfiction:

Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award winners:

 

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2005

Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award winners:

 

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2004

 

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2003

 

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2002

 

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2001

 

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2000

 

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1999

 

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1998

 

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1997

 

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1996

 

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1995

 

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1994

 

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1993

 

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1992

 

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1991

 

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1990

 

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1989

 

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1988

 

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1987