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All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at Central Library will be closed Wednesday, March 29 for a staff in-service day. Regular operating hours will resume Thursday, March 30.

Washington State Book Awards Finalists

The Washington Center for the Book administers the annual Washington State Book Awards (formerly the Governor's Writers Awards), given for outstanding books published by Washington authors the previous year.

2016 Washington State Book Awards

2016 Book Award Finalists (for books published in 2015):







History/General Nonfiction



Picture Book


Books for Early Readers (ages 6 to 8)


Books for Middle Readers (ages 9 to 12)


Books for Young Adults (ages 13 to 18)



How to enter

Entry forms and submission guidelines are available for download below or by sending an email to the Washington Center for the Book at

Entry form pdf

The deadline for nominations is April 1.

We thank our sponsor

This program is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

The Seattle Public Library Foundation