Grand Canyon Reader Award

Given by Arizona Library Association

Other Names: Arizona Young Readers Award
245 Works 708,519 Books 26,164 Reviews 4.1
All, Winner (130), Nominee (120)
All, 2024 (50), 2023 (4), 2022 (4), 2021 (4), 2020 (5), 2019 (6), 2018 (6), 2017 (5), 2016 (60), 2015 (5), 2014 (4), 2013 (13), 2012 (4), 2011 (4), 2010 (4), 2009 (4), 2008 (6), 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)

Winner 130

Guts by Raina TelgemeierIntermediate2023
Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy S. DuffieldNon-Fiction2023
This Is a Taco! by Andrew CangelosePicture Book2023
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 MaynardNon-Fiction2022
Jasper & Ollie Build a Fort by Alex WillanPicture Book2022
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 BiebowNon-Fiction2021
Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy CummingsPicture Book2021
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 PimentelNon-Fiction2020
Cookiesaurus Rex by Amy Fellner DominyPicture Book2020
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 WilliamsNon-Fiction2019
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew DaywaltPicture Book2019
The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasTeen2019
Backlash by Sarah Darer LittmanTween2019
Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances 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. WalkerNon-Fiction2018
Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin ScillianPicture Book2018
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 HoenaNon-Fiction2017
Monsters Love Underpants by Claire FreedmanPicture Book2017
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 CookeNon-Fiction2016
Mustache Baby by Bridget HeosPicture Book2016
Sick by Tom LeveenTeen2016
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan GratzTween2016
Wonder by R. J. PalacioIntermediate2015
Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela MunteanNon-Fiction2015
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew DaywaltPicture Book2015
Scarlet by Marissa MeyerTeen2015
Drama by Raina TelgemeierTween2015
Pie by Sarah WeeksIntermediate2014
Snakes by Nic BishopNon-Fiction2014
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron ReynoldsPicture Book2014
The False Prince by Jennifer A. NielsenTween2014
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob BuyeaIntermediate2013
1+1=5: and Other Unlikely Additions by David LaRochelleNon-Fiction2013
Art & Max by David WiesnerPicture Book2013
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 ZuckermanNon-Fiction2012
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse RosenthalPicture Book2012
The Maze Runner by James DashnerTween2012
The Gollywhopper Games by Jody FeldmanIntermediate2011
Big Cats: Hunters of the Night (Animals After Dark) by Elaine LandauNon-Fiction2011
I Need My Monster by Amanda NollPicture Book2011
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsTween2011
Swindle by Gordon KormanIntermediate2010
Are You Quite Polite?: Silly Dilly Manners Songs by Alan KatzNon-Fiction2010
Chester by Melanie WattPicture Book2010
Schooled by Gordon KormanTween2010
Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing HahnIntermediate2009
Monkey Business by Wallace EdwardsNon-Fiction2009
There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea by Jennifer WardPicture Book2009
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 McCarthyNon-Fiction2008
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen BeaumontPicture Book2008
Twilight by Stephenie MeyerTeen Favorite2008
The Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanTween2008
Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia ByngIntermediate Book2007
Geogra-fleas!: Riddles All over the Map by Joan HolubNon-Fiction2007
Pinduli by Janell CannonPicture Book2007
Son of the Mob by Gordon KormanTeen Book2007
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave BarryIntermediate Book2006
Actual Size by Steve JenkinsNon-Fiction2006
My Lucky Day by Keiko KaszaPicture Book2006
Eragon by Christopher PaoliniTeen Book2006
Skeleton Man by Joseph BruchacIntermediate Book2005
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark TeaguePicture Book2005
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy FarmerTeen Book2005
The Word Eater by Mary Amatointermediate Book2004
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace FlemingPicture Book2004
The Thief Lord by Cornelia FunkeTeen Book2004
Babe & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan GutmanIntermediate Book2003
The Water Hole by Graeme BasePicture Book2003
Stargirl by Jerry SpinelliTeen Book2003
The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFeliceIntermediatet Book2002
Bark, George by Jules FeifferPicture Book2002
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul CurtisTeen Book2002
Weslandia by Paul FleischmanIntermediate Book2001
What! Cried Granny by Kate LumPicture Book2001
Holes by Louis SacharTeen Book2001
Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz RyanIntermediate Book2000
Chocolatina by Erik KraftPicture Book2000
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. RowlingTeen Book2000
Drive-by by Lynne EwingIntermediate Book1999
Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert MunschPicture Book1999
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson LevineTeen Book1999
Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson HaddixIntermediate Book1998
Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine NolenPicture Book1998
Phoenix Rising by Karen HesseTeen Book1998
Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara ParkIntermediate Book1997
The Toll-Bridge Troll by Patricia Rae WolffPicture Book1997
The Name of the Game Was Murder by Joan Lowery NixonTeen Book1997
Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce CovilleIntermediate Book1996
Soft Child: How Rattlesnake Got its Fang by Joe HayesPicture Book1996
Freak the Mighty by Rodman PhilbrickTeen Book1996
Totally Disgusting! by Bill WallaceIntermediate Book1995
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene TrivizasPicture Book1995
The Giver by Lois LowryTeen Book1995
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds NaylorIntermediate Book1994
The Three Little Javelinas by Susan LowellPicture Book1994
Nothing but the Truth by AviTeen Book1994
The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric CarlePicture Book1993
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

Nominee 120

Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. AlstonIntermediate2024
Willodeen by Katherine ApplegateIntermediate2024
The Canyon's Edge by Dusti BowlingIntermediate2024
How to Be Brave by Daisy May JohnsonIntermediate2024
Twins by Varian JohnsonIntermediate2024
Animal Rescue Friends (Volume 1) by Gina LovelessIntermediate2024
Clarice the Brave by Lisa McMannIntermediate2024
The Elephant's Girl by Celesta RimingtonIntermediate2024
Skunk and Badger by Amy TimberlakeIntermediate2024
Born Behind Bars by Padma VenkatramanIntermediate2024
Sakamoto's Swim Club: How a Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory by Julie AberyNon-Fiction2024
Snooze-O-Rama: The Strange Ways That Animals Sleep by Maria BirminghamNon-Fiction2024
Headstrong Hallie!: The story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard" by Aimée BissonetteNon-Fiction2024
Pando: A Living Wonder of Trees by Kate Allen FoxNon-Fiction2024
Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma by Joanna HoNon-Fiction2024
The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation by Alice B. McGintyNon-Fiction2024
Ducks Overboard!: A True Story of Plastic in Our Oceans by Markus MotumNon-Fiction2024
Nacho's Nachos: The Story Behind the World's Favorite Snack by NickelNon-Fiction2024
This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean RubinNon-Fiction2024
Happy Sloth Day! by April Pulley SayreNon-Fiction2024
Lou by Breanna CarzooPicture Books2024
Travel Guide for Monsters by Lori DegmanPicture Books2024
I Can Help by Reem FaruqiPicture Books2024
The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess by Tom GauldPicture Books2024
The Runaway Pea Washed Away by Kjartan PoskittPicture Books2024
I'm a Baked Potato! by Elise PrimaveraPicture Books2024
Sylvie by Jean ReidyPicture Books2024
Rescuing Mrs. Birdley by Aaron ReynoldsPicture Books2024
My School Stinks! by Becky ScharnhorstPicture Books2024
Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa WheelerPicture Books2024
Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie BuxbaumTeen Recommended (non-voting)2024
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid KemmererTeen Recommended (non-voting)2024
Luck of the Titanic by Stacey LeeTeen Recommended (non-voting)2024
The Cousins by Karen M. McManusTeen Recommended (non-voting)2024
Sanctuary by Paola MendozaTeen Recommended (non-voting)2024
I Must Betray You by Ruta SepetysTeen Recommended (non-voting)2024
Game Changer by Neal ShustermanTeen Recommended (non-voting)2024
Roxy by Neal ShustermanTeen Recommended (non-voting)2024
All My Rage by Sabaa TahirTeen Recommended (non-voting)2024
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola YoonTeen Recommended (non-voting)2024
Starfish by Lisa FippsTween2024
Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina IrelandTween2024
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey LeeTween2024
Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth LimTween2024
History Smashers: Pearl Harbor by Kate MessnerTween2024
Bloom by Kenneth OppelTween2024
Children of the Fox by Kevin SandsTween2024
Fast Pitch by Nic StoneTween2024
In the Red by Christopher SwiedlerTween2024
Long Lost by Jacqueline WestTween2024
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris GrabensteinIntermediate2016
Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly BarnhillIntermediate2016
The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, 1) by Chris ColferIntermediate2016
Always October by Bruce CovilleIntermediate2016
The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen CroninIntermediate2016
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin HenkesIntermediate2016
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A novel of snow and courage by Chris KurtzIntermediate2016
The Truth of Me by Patricia MacLachlanIntermediate2016
The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne RocklinIntermediate2016
The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg WolitzerIntermediate2016
A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy CookeNon-Fiction2016
Noah Webster and His Words by Jeri Chase FerrisNon-Fiction2016
That's a Possibility!: A Book About What Might Happen by Bruce GoldstoneNon-Fiction2016
Frog Song by Brenda Z. GuibersonNon-Fiction2016
Your Life as a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail (The Way It Was) by Jessica GundersonNon-Fiction2016
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah HeiligmanNon-Fiction2016
My First Day by Steve JenkinsNon-Fiction2016
And the Winner Is ...: Amazing Animal Athletes by Etta KanerNon-Fiction2016
Rotten Pumpkin: A Rotten Tale in 15 Voices by David M. SchwartzNon-Fiction2016
Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn SingerNon-Fiction2016
Mustache Baby by Bridget HeosPicture Book2016
Crankee Doodle by Tom AnglebergerPicture Book2016
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) by Peter BrownPicture Book2016
Dog vs. Cat by Chris GallPicture Book2016
Cats Are Cats by Valeri GorbachevPicture Book2016
I Pledge Allegiance by Pat MoraPicture Book2016
Sparky! by Jenny OffillPicture Book2016
Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue ParkPicture Book2016
If You're Hoppy by April Pulley SayrePicture Book2016
A Home for Bird by Philip C. SteadPicture Book2016
Sick by Tom LeveenTeen2016
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse AndersonTeen2016
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen BlumenthalTeen2016
The Living by Matt de la PeñaTeen2016
Just One Day by Gayle FormanTeen2016
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark FrostTeen2016
The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward KehoeTeen2016
Fangirl by Rainbow RowellTeen2016
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn SchneiderTeen2016
Muckers by Sandra Neil WallaceTeen2016
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan GratzTween2016
Strike Three, You're Dead by Josh BerkTween2016
The Testing by Joelle CharbonneauTween2016
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh JohnsonTween2016
Far Far Away by Tom McNealTween2016
Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward MillerTween2016
Dead City by James PontiTween2016
The Accelerati Trilogy Book One Tesla's Attic by Neal ShustermanTween2016
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg SloanTween2016
One Came Home by Amy TimberlakeTween2016
Bugged: How Insects Changed History by Sarah AlbeeTween Non-Fiction2016
Dogs of War by Sheila KeenanTween Non-Fiction2016
Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design by Chip KiddTween Non-Fiction2016
Call of the Klondike: A True Gold Rush Adventure by David MeissnerTween Non-Fiction2016
100 Inventions That Made History: Brilliant Breakthroughs That Shaped Our World by Andrea MillsTween Non-Fiction2016
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen RappaportTween Non-Fiction2016
Everybody Paints! The Lives and Art of the Wyeth Family by Susan Goldman RubinTween Non-Fiction2016
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II by Martin W. SandlerTween Non-Fiction2016
Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve SheinkinTween Non-Fiction2016
Babe Conquers the World: The Legendary Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias by Rich WallaceTween Non-Fiction2016
The Familiars by Adam Jay EpsteinIntermediate Category2013
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. HolmIntermediate Category2013
Touch Blue by Cynthia LordIntermediate Category2013
Emily's Fortune by Phyllis Reynolds NaylorIntermediate Category2013
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker RhodesIntermediate Category2013
Noodle Pie by Ruth StarkeIntermediate Category2013
The Crowfield Curse by Pat WalshIntermediate Category2013
The Shadows by Jacqueline WestIntermediate Category2013
Hide and Seek by Katy Grant2013
Dear Fish by Chris Gall2008


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