Washington State Book Awards are given for outstanding books published by Washington authors the previous year. A book award is given based on the strength of the publication's literary merit, lasting importance and overall quality to an author who was born in Washington state or is a current resident and has maintained residence here for at least three years.
Winners and finalists are named in eight categories:
Books for Adults
Biography and Memoir
Books for Youth
Books for Early Readers (ages 6 to 8)
Books for Middle Grade Readers (ages 8 - 12)
Books for Young Adults (ages 13 to 18)
The Washington State Book Awards are administered by the Washington Center for the Book, a partnership of The Seattle Public Library and Washington State Library.