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The OTTER Award

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Pets Rule! Kingdom of Darkness By Susan Tan! 

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Announcing the 2025 OTTER Award Nominees

WLA's OTTER Award committee is excited to announce the 2024-2025 OTTER Award nominees!

  • Henry, Like Always by Jenn Bailey, illustrated by Mika Song (Chronicle Kids / Chronicle Books)

  • King of the Ice (Miles Lewis, book 1) by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Wayne Spencer (Penguin Workshop / Penguin Young Readers)

  • Officer Clawsome: Lobster Cop by Brian “Smitty” Smith, illustrated by Chris Giarrusso (HarperAlley / HarperCollins)

  • Teeny Houdini #1: The Disappearing Act by Katrina Moore West, illustrated by Zoe Si (Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins)

  • The Skull by Jon Klassen (Candlewick)

  • The Story of Gumluck the Wizard by Adam Rex (Chronicle Kids / Chronicle Books)