Iowa State Reading Lists

2018 - 2019 Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story
This edition: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication date: June 28, 2016
Ages: 8 - 12

From the critically acclaimed author of Anything But Typical comes a touching look at the days leading up to the tragic events of September 11, 2001,...

The Map Trap
Illustrated by: Dan Andreasen
This edition: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publication date: July 22, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

This map-tastic middle grade story from Andrew Clements gives the phrase “uncharted territory” a whole new meaning!Alton Barnes loves maps. He’s loved...

The Contract
(Part of Jeter Publishing)
This edition: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publication date: September 23, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

The debut book in the Jeter Publishing imprint, The Contract is a middle grade baseball novel inspired by the youth of legendary sports icon and role...

2017 - 2018 Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List

The Only Game
(Part of Home Team)
This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: February 17, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Can a young baseball star maintain his love of the game after the loss of his brother? Find out in this start to the Home Team series about a small...

Stella by Starlight
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: January 6, 2015
Ages: 9 - 13

When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era tour de...

Firefly Hollow
Illustrated by: Christopher Denise
This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: August 18, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Firefly. Cricket. Vole. Peter. Can four creatures from four very different Nations help one another find their ways in the world that can feel...

2016 - 2017 Goldfinch Award Nominee

Gaston
(Part of Gaston and Friends)
Illustrated by: Christian Robinson
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: June 3, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances in this adorable doggy tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly...

2016 - 2017 Iowa High School Book Award Reading List

The Program
(Part of Program)
This edition: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publication date: April 30, 2013
Ages: 14 - 99

In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.Sloane knows better than to cry in...

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