Young Reader's Choice Awards

The Young Reader’s Choice Awards (YRCA) is a year-long reading program for children in Grades 4 to 12 living in Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana and Washington. Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA), it is the only award where children choose the nominated books and the winners.

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Thank you to everyone who voted for our 2024 YRCA titles. We are excited to announce the winners for this year.

Junior Division

1st Unplugged by Gordon Korman
2nd Starfish by Lisa Fipps
3rd The Lion of Mars by Jennifer Holm

Intermediate Division

1st Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
2nd Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
3rd The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley

Senior Division

1st Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
2nd Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
3rd The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni


Voting goes until April 15, 2025 so Vote Now for your favourite title.

Teachers can submit votes on behalf of their class here.

Have you read an awesome book that you want to suggest for a future Young Reader's Choice Award? Suggest a title here.

Junior Division

by Katherine Applegate

A Rover’s Story
by Jasmine Warga

The Ogress and the Orphans
by Kelly Regan Barnhill

New from Here
by Kelly Yang

The Marvellers
by Dhonielle Clayton

Swim Team (Graphic Novel)
by Johnnie Christmas

The Last Mapmaker
by Christina Soontornvat

The Clackity
by Lora Senf

Intermediate Division

Messy Roots (Graphic Novel)
by Laura Gao

The Sunbearer Trials
by Aiden Thomas

Echoes and Empires
by Morgan Rhodes

The Elephant Girl
by James Patterson

A Song Called Home
by Sara Zarr

Senior Division

I Must Betray You
by Ruta Sepetys

A Magic Steeped in Poison
by Judy I. Lin

Nothing More to Tell
by Karen M. McManus

This Woven Kingdom
by Tahereh Mafi

The Agathas
by Kathleen Glasgow

Castles in Their Bones
by Laura Sebastian

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YRCA Lists and Blog Posts

Past Winners

2024 Winners

Junior Division



by Gordon Korman



Six Crimson Cranes

by Elizabeth Lim



Better Than the Movies

by Lynn Painter

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