William C. Towner Student Award for Informational Text
2015 Nominees



The Animal Book

Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

Barbed Wire Baseball

Marissa Moss

Best Foot Forward: Exploring Feet, Flippers, and Claws

Ingo Arndt

Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World

Elizabeth Rusch

The Great American Dust Bowl

Don Brown

Look Up! Bird Watching in Your Back Yard

Annette LeBlanc Cate

Meat Eating Plants: Toothless Wonders

Ellen Lawrence

Shimmer and Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life

Jim Arnosky

Volcano Rising

Elizabeth Rusch

When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

Laban Carrick Hill

Download the list in MS Word format or as a PDF.

Towner 2015 Flyer in PDF format (for best results when printing, change the setting to print "Actual size," not "Fit.).

Towner Bookmarks in PDF format (for best results when printing, change the setting to print "Actual size," not "Fit.).

2014 Winner

The 2014 Winner of The Towner Award is Nic Bishop Snakes!

Voting will take place spring 2015, until May 1st. Voting is for students in grade 2 through 6 in Washington State. Student votes can be submitted by librarians only.

To be considered, books must be of interest to students in grades two through six, be published in the year two years before the date of the award (2014 award covers books published in 2012), be informational in nature.
Books can be by authors of any nationality and in print.
Nominations from students are greatly encouraged, but should be submitted through a teacher librarian.

Nominations for the 2016 award will be accepted early in 2015.  Nominations will close April 15, 2015.

Committee Members
Beth Bruno (Co-chair), Carter Kemp(Co-chair)Rochelle Brown, Kathy Egawa, Charity Cree, Mary Davies, Carol Hattemer, Sandra Lee, Lauren Lindskog, Carol Miller, Kelly Racca, and Art Spencer.

Please contact Carter Kemp or Beth Bruno for additional information.

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