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                Welcome to the West Cottonwood School Library Page




                                                                       Congratulations Abby Collver !!



                                          Abby broke the school AR record by earning 1014.6 points during the

                                               2016/17 school year. She also read 6,583,679 words during this time.     



                                                               MILLION WORD EARNERS


               Aubrelle James(4M), Cody Harper(3M), Cooper Staup(2M),

               Porter Ballard(2M), Lincoln Seal(2M), Aidyn Rodriguez(2M),

               David Silva(2M), Nia Fitch, Lucas Brown, Daphne Eaton,

               Logan Beck, Cadynce Gippner, Aidan Bushey, Carli Sanderson, 

               Kylie Fscus, Serenade Richardson, Caris Ballard, Helynn Garber,

               Ella Walker, Jackson Walker, Braxton Swetland, Wyatt Livesay,

               Atreyu Dulen, Serenity Pierce, Kate Crowl





AR TOP TEN                                                                                    

Aubrelle James       

Cody Harper                        

Porter Ballard

Cooper Staup

Aidyn Rodriquez 

Lincoln Seal

David Silva

Lucas Brown

Serenade Richardson

Caris Ballard










  The Newbery Award is awarded annually by the Association for         

Library Service to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.


2018 Medal Winner


Merci Suarez changes gears, written by Meg Medina






 2018 Honor Books


 The Night Diary, written by Veera Hirananni
                     The Book of boy, written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

   The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages recreational reading of popular

literature among the young people of our state. California children nominate, read, and vote for the winners

of the California Young Reader Medal.                              

2018-19 Nominees



Fish in a Tree                                                The War that saved my life                     Crenshaw
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt                                   by Kimberly Bradley                                by Katherine Applegate
Middle school/JR High:
Ms. Bixby's Last Day                                         Echo                                                        Wolf Hollow
by John Anderson                                             by Pam Munoz Ryan                               by Lauren Wolf
Young Adult:
Walk on Earth a Stranger                                  Written in the Stars                                     Girl in the Blue Coat 
by Rae Carson                                                   by Aisha Saeed                                          by Monica Hesse

                                Book Recommendations and award winner websites:

2017 Amazon’s Best children’s books/YA Books:

2018 American Library Association’s Notable Children's Books:

2018 Bank Street’s Best Children's Books of the Year:

2017 Children's Literature Assembly’s Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts:

2017 Cooperative Children’s Book Center Best Books of the year:

2017 Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Books of the year:

2017 Michael L. Printz Award:

2017 National Book Awards:

2018 Publisher’s Weekly Best Children's and YA Books 2017:

2018 School Library Journal’s Best Books:


2018 William C. Morris Debut YA Award:

2018 Young Adult Library Services Association's Best Fiction: