Grand Canyon Reader AwardWinner

Given by Arizona Library Association

Other Names: Arizona Young Readers Award
130 Works 53,131 Books 909 Reviews ½ 3.9


General Description

1. The purpose of the Grand Canyon Reader Award is:

to encourage Arizona young readers to become better acquainted with recently published quality

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to honor favorite books and authors.

2. The award is given annually in the following categories:

Picture Books

Intermediate Books

Tween Books

Non-fiction Books

3. The winning book in each category is determined by the vote of young readers in Arizona.

4. An award is given in each category, including the illustrator for the winning picture book.

5. The awards are presented at the annual AzLA conference.

6. The Grand Canyon Reader Award is sponsored by the Arizona Library Association. show less

All, Winner (130), Recommended (175), Nominee (1,486)
All, Intermediate (30), Nonfiction (18), Picture Books (31), Teen (19), Teen Favorite (1), Tween (16), Tween Non-Fiction (3), No Category (12)
All, 2023 (4), 2022 (4), 2021 (4), 2020 (5), 2019 (6), 2018 (6), 2017 (5), 2016 (5), 2015 (5), 2014 (4), 2013 (4), 2012 (4), 2011 (4), 2010 (4), 2009 (4), 2008 (5), 2007 (4), 2006 (4), 2005 (3), 2004 (3), 2003 (3), 2002 (3), 2001 (3), 2000 (3), 1999 (3), 1998 (3), 1997 (3), 1996 (3), 1995 (3), 1994 (3), 1993 (1), 1991 (5), 1989 (1), 1987 (1), 1985 (1), 1983 (1), 1981 (1), 1979 (1), 1977 (1)
October 2023: Nominee2025 Recent

Winner 130

Guts by Raina TelgemeierIntermediate2023
Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy S. DuffieldNonfiction2023
This Is a Taco! by Andrew CangelosePicture Books2023
Becoming Muhammad Ali by James PattersonTween2023
The Lifters by Dave EggersIntermediate2022
Saving Fiona: The Story of the World's Most Famous Baby Hippo by Thane MaynardNonfiction2022
Jasper & Ollie Build a Fort by Alex WillanPicture Books2022
New Kid by Jerry CraftTween2022
Jake the Fake Keeps His Cool by Craig RobinsonIntermediate2021
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha BiebowNonfiction2021
Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy CummingsPicture Books2021
The Perfect Score by Rob BuyeaTween2021
The Great Pet Escape (Pets on the Loose!) by Victoria JamiesonIntermediate2020
Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon by Annette Bay PimentelNonfiction2020
Cookiesaurus Rex by Amy Fellner DominyPicture Books2020
Refugee by Alan GratzTween2020
Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII by P. O’Connell PearsonTween Non-Fiction2020
A Handful of Stars by Cynthia LordIntermediate2019
If Sharks Disappeared by Lily WilliamsNonfiction2019
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew DaywaltPicture Books2019
The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasTeen2019
Backlash by Sarah Darer LittmanTween2019
Chasing Space Young Readers' Edition by Leland MelvinTween Non-Fiction2019
Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl ShurtliffIntermediate2018
Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. WalkerNonfiction2018
Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin ScillianPicture Books2018
Salt to the Sea by Ruta SepetysTeen2018
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. SchmidtTween2018
Human Body Theater by Maris WicksTween Non-Fiction2018
Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl ShurtliffIntermediate2017
Stubby the Dog Soldier: World War I Hero (Animal Heroes) by Blake HoenaNonfiction2017
Monsters Love Underpants by Claire FreedmanPicture Books2017
Red Queen by Victoria AveyardTeen2017
Echo by Pam Muñoz RyanTween2017
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris GrabensteinIntermediate2016
A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy CookeNonfiction2016
Mustache Baby by Bridget HeosPicture Books2016
Sick by Tom LeveenTeen2016
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan GratzTween2016
Wonder by R. J. PalacioIntermediate2015
Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela MunteanNonfiction2015
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew DaywaltPicture Books2015
Scarlet by Marissa MeyerTeen2015
Drama: A Graphic Novel by Raina TelgemeierTween2015
Pie by Sarah WeeksIntermediate2014
Snakes by Nic BishopNonfiction2014
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron ReynoldsPicture Books2014
The False Prince by Jennifer A. NielsenTween2014
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob BuyeaIntermediate2013
1+1=5: and Other Unlikely Additions by David LaRochelleNonfiction2013
Art & Max by David WiesnerPicture Books2013
The Red Pyramid by Rick RiordanTween2013
Closed for the Season by Mary Downing HahnIntermediate2012
2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids by Amy ZuckermanNonfiction2012
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse RosenthalPicture Books2012
The Maze Runner by James DashnerTween2012
The Gollywhopper Games by Jody FeldmanIntermediate2011
Big Cats: Hunters of the Night (Animals After Dark) by Elaine LandauNonfiction2011
I Need My Monster by Amanda NollPicture Books2011
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsTween2011
Swindle by Gordon KormanIntermediate2010
Are You Quite Polite?: Silly Dilly Manners Songs by Alan KatzNonfiction2010
Chester by Melanie WattPicture Books2010
Schooled by Gordon KormanTween2010
Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing HahnIntermediate2009
Monkey Business by Wallace EdwardsNonfiction2009
There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea by Jennifer WardPicture Books2009
Drums, Girls, And Dangerous Pie by Jordan SonnenblickTween2009
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamilloIntermediate2008
Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account Of The 1938 War Of The Worlds Radio Broadcast by Meghan McCarthyNonfiction2008
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen BeaumontPicture Books2008
Twilight by Stephenie MeyerTeen Favorite2008
The Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanTween2008
Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia ByngIntermediate2007
Geogra-fleas!: Riddles All over the Map by Joan HolubNonfiction2007
Pinduli by Janell CannonPicture Books2007
Son of the Mob by Gordon KormanTeen2007
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave BarryIntermediate2006
Actual Size by Steve JenkinsNonfiction2006
My Lucky Day by Keiko KaszaPicture Books2006
Eragon by Christopher PaoliniTeen2006
Skeleton Man by Joseph BruchacIntermediate2005
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark TeaguePicture Books2005
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy FarmerTeen2005
The Word Eater by Mary AmatoIntermediate2004
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace FlemingPicture Books2004
The Thief Lord by Cornelia FunkeTeen2004
Babe & Me by Dan GutmanIntermediate2003
The Water Hole by Graeme BasePicture Books2003
Stargirl by Jerry SpinelliTeen2003
The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFeliceIntermediate2002
Bark, George by Jules FeifferPicture Books2002
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul CurtisTeen2002
Weslandia by Paul FleischmanIntermediate2001
What! Cried Granny by Kate LumPicture Books2001
Holes by Louis SacharTeen2001
Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz RyanIntermediate2000
Chocolatina by Erik KraftPicture Books2000
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. RowlingTeen2000
Drive-by by Lynne EwingIntermediate1999
Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert MunschPicture Books1999
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson LevineTeen1999
Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson HaddixIntermediate1998
Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine NolenPicture Books1998
Phoenix Rising by Karen HesseTeen1998
Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara ParkIntermediate1997
The Toll-Bridge Troll by Patricia Rae WolffPicture Books1997
The Name of the Game Was Murder by Joan Lowery NixonTeen1997
Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce CovilleIntermediate1996
Soft Child: How Rattlesnake Got its Fang by Joe HayesPicture Books1996
Freak the Mighty by Rodman PhilbrickTeen1996
Totally Disgusting! by Bill WallaceIntermediate1995
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene TrivizasPicture Books1995
The Giver by Lois LowryTeen1995
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds NaylorIntermediate1994
The Three Little Javelinas by Susan LowellPicture Books1994
Nothing but the Truth by AviTeen1994
The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric CarlePicture Books1993
The Jolly Postman, or, Other People's Letters by Janet Ahlberg1991
Where's Waldo? by Martin Handford1991
Thomas' Snowsuit by Robert Munsch1991
Meanwhile Back at the Ranch by Trinka Hakes Noble1991
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar1991
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks1989
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz1987
The Stupids Die by Harry G. Allard1985
Superfudge by Judy Blume1983
Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard1981
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell1979
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume1977


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