The Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award (YRCA) is the oldest children’s choice award in the U.S. and Canada. The award was established in 1940 by a Seattle bookseller, the late Harry Hartman, who believed every student should have an opportunity to select a book that gives him or her pleasure.

Students in 4th to 12th grades from Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and Washington are eligible to vote. Annual voting takes place March 15th through April 15th. Students must have read or listened to at least two of the nominated titles in order to vote. Students may vote in more than one division, however, they must have read at least two books in the division in which they are voting.

Visit the YRCA website to check out this year’s nominees.