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Awards

This is a childrens' choice award. The winner will be decided by students in Oregon!

Who are this year's nominees?

Book cover: The Circus Ship

The Circus Ship


Written by Chris Van Dusen
Book cover: Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller

Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller


Written by Doreen Rappaport, Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Book cover: Help Me, Mr. Mutt!

Help Me, Mr. Mutt!


Written by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, Illustrated by Janet Stevens
Book cover: If You Love Honey

If You Love Honey


Written by Martha Sullivan, Illustrated by Kathy Morrison
Book cover: Pele, King of Soccer

Pele King of Soccer


Written by Monica Brown, Illustrated by Rudy Guiterrez

What is the voting process?

1. Get the Books

Check out the set of five nominated books from your local council. Each council has sets for you to borrow!

2. Read the Books

After reading or listening to the books, students vote for their one favorite title. Each student’s vote is reported, as this is not a class vote.

Click here for student ballot.

3. Send in Votes

Report your votes to Mickie French by May 1st. Email the total number of votes for each title, as well as the school & grade levels that voted (or ages/library participating).

Who may vote? Oregon school children of all ages.

When to vote? Voting will occur between September 1st and April 30th. Votes must be reported by May 1st.

Where to vote? Voting can occur in any participating classroom, school or public library in the state of Oregon.

Questions? Contact Mickie French @ garmic2@msn.com

Click below to print out this year's ballot

Patricia Gallagher Student Voting 2018-19

Learn more about the Patricia Gallagher Book Award

The award is a children's choice award!

Founded in 1997, it is named for Patricia Gallagher (photo at right), a retired Western Oregon professor of children’s literature, who is a former president of ORA (now OSLA). A member of the committee since the beginning, she has reluctantly retired from the committee. By awarding high quality children's literacy, and involving children in the process, the Oregon State Literacy Association (OSLA) fulfills our goal to promote literacy and a love of reading.

How are the books chosen?

A committee that may consist of OSLA leaders, school librarians, public librarians, teachers, and school administrators review and select the books. The books must be readily available in paperback, be no more than eight years old from the original copyright date (usually hardback), hold an innate appeal to children, and have quality text and illustrations. They should also qualify as good read-alouds.

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2016 - 2017 Patricia Gallagher Award Winners

2017 Patricia Gallaher Winner: Fandango Stew by David Davis, illustrated by Ben Galbraith
Book cover: See What a Seal Can Do by Chris Butterworth, illustrated by Kate Nelms

2016 Award Winner

Past Patricia Gallagher Nominees

Images Patricia Gallagher Books