Grand Canyon Reader AwardRecommended

Given by Arizona Library Association

Other Names: Arizona Young Readers Award
174 Works / 175 Items 0 Books


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, 2024 (10), 2023 (10), 2022 (10), 2017 (10), 2015 (1), 2014 (27), 2012 (20), 2011 (17), 2010 (20), 2009 (19), 2008 (21), 2025 (10)

Recommended 175

The Door of No Return by Kwame AlexanderTeen (non-voting)2025
Lore by Alexandra BrackenTeen (non-voting)2025
This Light Between Us by Andrew FukudaTeen (non-voting)2025
Girl Forgotten by April HenryTeen (non-voting)2025
Five Survive by Holly JacksonTeen (non-voting)2025
Borders by Thomas KingTeen (non-voting)2025
Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliamsTeen (non-voting)2025
Better Than the Movies by Lynn PainterTeen (non-voting)2025
Four for the Road by K. J. ReillyTeen (non-voting)2025
In Nightfall by Suzanne YoungTeen (non-voting)2025
Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie BuxbaumTeen (non-voting)2024
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid KemmererTeen (non-voting)2024
Luck of the Titanic by Stacey LeeTeen (non-voting)2024
The Cousins by Karen M. McManusTeen (non-voting)2024
Sanctuary by Paola MendozaTeen (non-voting)2024
I Must Betray You by Ruta SepetysTeen (non-voting)2024
Game Changer by Neal ShustermanTeen (non-voting)2024
Roxy by Neal ShustermanTeen (non-voting)2024
All My Rage by Sabaa TahirTeen (non-voting)2024
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola YoonTeen (non-voting)2024
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth AcevedoTeen (non-voting)2023
Lovely War by Julie BerryTeen (non-voting)2023
Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-ÍyímídéTeen (non-voting)2023
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline BoulleyTeen (non-voting)2023
Golden Arm by Carl DeukerTeen (non-voting)2023
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda LoTeen (non-voting)2023
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben PhilippeTeen (non-voting)2023
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason ReynoldsTeen (non-voting)2023
Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura RubyTeen (non-voting)2023
Cemetery Boys by Aiden ThomasTeen (non-voting)2023
Stepsister by Jennifer DonnellyTeen (non-voting)2022
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. FletcherTeen (non-voting)2022
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly JacksonTeen (non-voting)2022
Even If I Fall by Abigail JohnsonTeen (non-voting)2022
Mercy Rule by Tom LeveenTeen (non-voting)2022
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh MafiTeen (non-voting)2022
Anger Is a Gift by Mark OshiroTeen (non-voting)2022
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta SepetysTeen (non-voting)2022
Dry by Neal ShustermanTeen (non-voting)2022
Kent State by Deborah WilesTeen (non-voting)2022
Rocket Science for the Rest of Us by Ben GillilandTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2017
Bombs over Bikini: The World's First Nuclear Disaster (Nonfiction - Young Adult) by Connie GoldsmithTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2017
Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals by Michael HearstTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2017
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura HillenbrandTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2017
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List by Leon LeysonTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2017
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick RiordanTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2017
Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi by Susan Goldman RubinTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2017
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve SheinkinTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2017
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline WoodsonTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2017
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World [Young Readers Edition] by Malala YousafzaiTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2017
The Sound of Waves by Yukio MishimaTeen Common Core Exemplar Suggestion2015
Beauty Queens by Libba BrayTeen (non-voting)2014
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah DessenTeen (non-voting)2014
Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth DurstTeen (non-voting)2014
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie FordTeen (non-voting)2014
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenTeen (non-voting)2014
Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories by Megan Kelley HallTeen (non-voting)2014
The Big Crunch by Pete HautmanTeen (non-voting)2014
Tiger's Curse by Colleen HouckTeen (non-voting)2014
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBrideTeen (non-voting)2014
Cinder by Marissa MeyerTeen (non-voting)2014
Ashfall by Mike MullinTeen (non-voting)2014
Sisters Red by Jackson PearceTeen (non-voting)2014
The Things a Brother Knows by Dana ReinhardtTeen (non-voting)2014
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsTeen (non-voting)2014
Divergent by Veronica RothTeen (non-voting)2014
Scrawl by Mark ShulmanTeen (non-voting)2014
The Scorpio Races by Maggie StiefvaterTeen (non-voting)2014
Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science by Marc AronsonTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2014
They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group by Susan Campbell BartolettiTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2014
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia BraggTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2014
Solar System: A Visual Exploration of All the Planets, Moons and Other Heavenly Bodies that Orbit Our Sun by Marcus ChownTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2014
Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan by John Bul DauTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2014
The Dark Game: True Spy Stories by Paul B. JaneczkoTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2014
Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert MarrinTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2014
Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska's WWII Invasion by Samantha SeipleTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2014
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee StoneTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2014
Bloody Times by James L. SwansonTween Non-Fiction (non-voting)2014
Hatter M : Volume 1 : Far from Wonder by Frank BeddorTeen (non-voting)2012
Going Bovine by Libba BrayTeen (non-voting)2012
The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees BrennanTeen (non-voting)2012
Hate List by Jennifer BrownTeen (non-voting)2012
The Life of Glass by Jillian CantorTeen (non-voting)2012
If I Stay by Gayle FormanTeen (non-voting)2012
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John GreenTeen (non-voting)2012
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen KentTeen (non-voting)2012
Out of the Pocket by Bill KonigsbergTeen (non-voting)2012
Pop by Gordon KormanTeen (non-voting)2012
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. KristofTeen (non-voting)2012
Purple Heart by Patricia McCormickTeen (non-voting)2012
Wake by Lisa McMannTeen (non-voting)2012
Hero by Perry MooreTeen (non-voting)2012
By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne PetersTeen (non-voting)2012
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth SteinTeen (non-voting)2012
Shiver by Maggie StiefvaterTeen (non-voting)2012
Impossible by Nancy WerlinTeen (non-voting)2012
Leviathan by Scott WesterfeldTeen (non-voting)2012
Foiled by Jane YolenTeen (non-voting)2012
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse AndersonTeen (non-voting)2011
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max BrooksTeen (non-voting)2011
Graceling by Kristin CashoreTeen (non-voting)2011
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsTeen (non-voting)2011
Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la PeñaTeen (non-voting)2011
Little Brother by Cory DoctorowTeen (non-voting)2011
Beastly by Alex FlinnTeen (non-voting)2011
Paper Towns by John GreenTeen (non-voting)2011
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. LockhartTeen (non-voting)2011
Hero by Perry MooreTeen (non-voting)2011
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time by Greg MortensonTeen (non-voting)2011
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean MyersTeen (non-voting)2011
Nation by Terry PratchettTeen (non-voting)2011
My Mother the Cheerleader by Robert SharenowTeen (non-voting)2011
I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee by Charles J. ShieldsTeen (non-voting)2011
Me, the Missing, and the Dead by Jenny ValentineTeen (non-voting)2011
Sight by Adrienne Maria VrettosTeen (non-voting)2011
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieTeen (voting optional category)2010
Twisted by Laurie Halse AndersonTeen (voting optional category)2010
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherTeen (voting optional category)2010
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael BeahTeen (voting optional category)2010
The Nature of Jade by Deb CalettiTeen (voting optional category)2010
City of Bones by Cassandra ClareTeen (voting optional category)2010
Deadline by Chris CrutcherTeen (voting optional category)2010
The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita EngleTeen (voting optional category)2010
Quaking by Kathryn ErskineTeen (voting optional category)2010
The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia GalanteTeen (voting optional category)2010
Right Behind You by Gail GilesTeen (voting optional category)2010
Repossessed by A. M. JenkinsTeen (voting optional category)2010
My Most Excellent Year by Steve KlugerTeen (voting optional category)2010
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughreanTeen (voting optional category)2010
Echo by Kate MorgenrothTeen (voting optional category)2010
The Last Lecture by Randy PauschTeen (voting optional category)2010
Tamar by Mal PeetTeen (voting optional category)2010
Unwind by Neal ShustermanTeen (voting optional category)2010
The Rules of Survival by Nancy WerlinTeen (voting optional category)2010
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle ZevinTeen (voting optional category)2010
Clay by David AlmondTeen (non-voting)2009
Crackback by John CoyTeen (non-voting)2009
Just Listen by Sarah DessenTeen (non-voting)2009
Runner by Carl DeukerTeen (non-voting)2009
Breaking Up by Aimee FriedmanTeen (non-voting)2009
What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail GilesTeen (non-voting)2009
Saint Iggy by K. L. GoingTeen (non-voting)2009
An Abundance of Katherines by John GreenTeen (non-voting)2009
Rash by Pete HautmanTeen (non-voting)2009
Impulse by Ellen HopkinsTeen (non-voting)2009
Inexcusable by Chris LynchTeen (non-voting)2009
Sold by Patricia McCormickTeen (non-voting)2009
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert MurdockTeen (non-voting)2009
Wait for Me by An NaTeen (non-voting)2009
Chew on This : Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food by Eric SchlosserTeen (non-voting)2009
Finding Lubchenko by Michael SimmonsTeen (non-voting)2009
Full Service by Will WeaverTeen (non-voting)2009
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen YangTeen (non-voting)2009
When I was a Soldier by Valérie ZenattiTeen (non-voting)2009
The Perfect Shot by Elaine Marie AlphinTeen (non-voting)2008
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba BrayTeen (non-voting)2008
Daniel Half-Human by David ChotjewitzTeen (non-voting)2008
High Heat by Carl DeukerTeen (non-voting)2008
Fade to Black by Alex FlinnTeen (non-voting)2008
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonTeen (non-voting)2008
Godless by Pete HautmanTeen (non-voting)2008
Invisible by Pete HautmanTeen (non-voting)2008
The Key to the Golden Firebird by Maureen JohnsonTeen (non-voting)2008
The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students by Suzanne JurmainTeen (non-voting)2008
Girl, 15, Charming but Insane by Sue LimbTeen (non-voting)2008
The Blue Girl by Charles de LintTeen (non-voting)2008
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn MacklerTeen (non-voting)2008
Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits by Wynton MarsalisTeen (non-voting)2008
Twilight by Stephenie MeyerTeen (non-voting)2008
A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn NelsonTeen (non-voting)2008
The Burn Journals by Brent RunyonTeen (non-voting)2008
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane SatrapiTeen (non-voting)2008
The Boy From the Basement by Susan ShawTeen (non-voting)2008
Peeps by Scott WesterfeldTeen (non-voting)2008
Sandpiper by Ellen WittlingerTeen (non-voting)2008


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