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    Students in Grades 4 and 5 are challenged to read at least twelve books on the Soda Float List, which is compiled from two different Children's Choice award lists (see below). The lists are announced each spring, and students have nearly a year to do the reading required. A soda float reading celebration party is held in late April or early May for those who have completed the Challenge!

    Book list

    Young Readers Choice Award (Pacific Northwest Library Association)
    • Fuzzy by Angleberger, Tom
    • Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Boyce, Frank Cottrell
    • It Ain’t So Awful Falafel by Dumas, Firoozeh
    • Skeleton Tree by Lawrence, Iain
    • A Night Divided by Nielsen, Jennifer
    • Wish by O’Connor, Barbara
    • Ghost by Reynolds, Jason
    • The Tapper Twins Go to War by Rodkey, Geoff
    • The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Sherman, Delia
    • Save me a Seat by Weeks, Sarah and Varadarajan, Gita
    • Wolf Hollow by Wolk, Lauren
    • The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez by Yardi, Robin
    Sasquatch Award (Washington Library Association – School Library Division)
    • Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
    • Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
    • It Ain’t so Awful Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
    • The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd
    • Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
    • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
    • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
    • The Inn Between by Marina Cohen