Washington Children’s Choice Charter Statement

To organize the Washington State award program for K-3, read-aloud, picture books. This program includes: 

  • Creating and vetting a nomination list of high-quality picture books to be shared as read-alouds that include a variety of subjects to educate and foster a love of books and reading among K-3 students. 

  • Creating teaching and learning tools for librarians and educators to assist in the sharing of the books. 

  • Promoting the award throughout the state including making posters, and presenting at the WLA conference. 

  • Collecting votes and awarding the winning author and/or illustrator with an award from the students of Washington. 

WCCPBA Member Duties

  • Read and suggest books for the WCCPBA list each year. 

  • Read all suggested books on the list prior to the annual spring meeting. 

  • Attend the annual spring nominating meeting to select the books. Members are expected to arrive prepared to introduce their nomination with justification (not a summary of the book). 

  • Write lesson plans for the activity packet, booklet, fantastic agenda board by the agreed upon date. 

  • Help to create additional materials as needed.

  • Host a nominating session in the spring for the committee as needed (alternating east and west side of the mountains) 

  • Keep their WLA membership current.

  • Fulfill tasks as delegated to your role on the committee each year. 

  • Maintain employment within a school library or in youth services at a public library.                                    

  • Attend the annual WLA Conference and/or appropriate WCCPBA workshop and assist as needed during the session.

  • Help distribute WCCPBA posters. 

  • Promote the award in your area.