The Grand Canyon Reader Award is a reader award program for students in Arizona.
Students vote annually on their favorite book in the following categories: Picture Books, Non-Fiction, Intermediate, Tween and Teen.
The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
Published in 2013 by Philomel Books
Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking -- each believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?
2015 Grand Canyon Reader Award: Picture Books
by Aaron Reynolds
Published in 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.
2014 Grand Canyon Reader Award: Picture Books
Art & Max
by David Wiesner
Published in 2010 by Clarion Books
Max wants to be an artist like Arthur, but his first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various media, with unexpected consequences.
2013 Grand Canyon Reader Award: Picture Books
I Need My Monster
by Amanda Noll / Illustrated Howard McWilliam
Published in 2009 by Flashlight Press
When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note saying that Gabe has gone fishing and will be back in a week. He tries out several substitute monsters, but finds that none are as perfect as Gabe.
2011 Grand Canyon Reader Award: Picture Books
by Melanie Watt
Published in 2007 by Kids Can Press
As the author/illustrator attempts to create a picture book about a mouse in a house, her rotund feline Chester sends the mouse packing and attempts to rewrite the story with his handy red marker.
2010 Grand Canyon Reader Award: Picture Books
Soft Child: How Rattlesnake Got Its Fangs
by Joe Hayes
Published in 1993 by Harbinger House
When his warning rattle fails to protect Soft Child from the other desert creatures, the Sky God equips him with a powerful way to defend himself.
1996 Grand Canyon Reader Award: Picture Books