Kansas State Reading Lists

2016 Kansas State Reading Circle Starred List

Billy's Booger
Illustrated by: William Joyce
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: June 2, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

A young lad who would rather draw than do math, spell, or gargle finds the perfect outlet for his always-on imagination in this manifesto to creative...

Miracle on 133rd Street
Illustrated by: Marjorie Priceman
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: September 22, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

An urban family’s dilemma becomes a community celebration in this delectable holiday treat from Sonia Manzano, also known as “Maria” on Sesame...

Counting Crows
Illustrated by: Rob Dunlavey
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: March 3, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Help hungry crows avoid a feline foe in this clever concept book from the author of The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp and The Underneath.One,...

The Great Good Summer
This edition: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publication date: May 5, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Ivy and Paul hatch a secret plan to find Ivy’s missing mom and say good-bye to the space shuttle in this evocative, heartfelt novel reminiscent of Each...

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...

Red Butterfly
Illustrated by: Amy June Bates
This edition: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication date: February 3, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

A young orphaned girl in modern-day China discovers the meaning of family in this inspiring story told in verse, in the tradition of Inside Out and...

Ruby on the Outside
This edition: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publication date: June 16, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Ruby’s mom is in prison, and to tell anyone the truth is to risk true friendship in this novel from the author of The Summer Before Boys that...

Randoms
(Part of Randoms)
This edition: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publication date: August 25, 2015
Ages: 10 - 99

A science fiction superfan finds himself on his very own space adventure when he’s randomly selected to join an alien confederacy in this hilarious...

Firstborn
Illustrated by: Chris Sheban
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: March 3, 2015
Ages: 9 - 14

A young wolf seeks the bravery to be himself in this “rich take on the wild that quickens the pulse and fills the heart” (Kirkus Reviews), from the...

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...

Paper Hearts
This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Ages: 12 - 99

Amid the brutality of Auschwitz during the Holocaust, a forbidden gift helps two teenage girls find hope, friendship, and the will to live in this...

Stand-Off
Illustrated by: Sam Bosma
This edition: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publication date: September 8, 2015

Ryan Dean West is back to his boarding school antics in this bitingly funny sequel to Winger, which Publishers Weekly called “alternately hilarious and...

Violent Ends
This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015

In a one-of-a-kind collaboration, seventeen of the most recognizable YA writers—including Shaun David Hutchinson, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Beth...

All American Boys
This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: September 29, 2015
Ages: 12 - 99

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. In this Coretta Scott...

2016 Kansas State Reading Circle List

Alphabet School
Illustrated by: Stephen T. Johnson
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: September 8, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Explore the ins and outs of A to Z in an educational setting in this innovative picture book from the Caldecott Honor–winning creator of Alphabet City...

Bear & Hare Snow!
(Part of Bear & Hare)
Illustrated by: Emily Gravett
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: November 3, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Two animal friends seek out wintertime treats in this second picture book in a charming series from Emily Gravett.Bear and Hare go out to play in the...

Bear Counts
(Part of The Bear Books)
Illustrated by: Jane Chapman
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: May 12, 2015
Ages: 3 - 7

Numbers and counting are so much fun with Bear in the second of a concept picture book series from the New York Times bestselling creators of Bear’s...

Blue on Blue
Illustrated by: Beth Krommes
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: December 9, 2014
Ages: 5 - 8

Discover the joys of a wild rainstorm in this poetic picture book, illustrated by a Caldecott Medalist.Join a farming family as they experience the...

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop!
Illustrated by: Matt Myers
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: October 13, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

A rooster tries to change his tune in this jazzy picture book that’s perfect for scatting aloud from the author of Naked! and I’m Bored, comedian...

Earmuffs for Everyone!
How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs
Illustrated by: Meghan McCarthy
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: January 6, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

As a young boy, Chester Greenwood went from having cold ears to becoming a great inventor in this nonfiction picture book from the acclaimed...

Fetch
Illustrated by: Jorey Hurley
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: February 3, 2015
Ages: 3 - 7

Experience the simple joy of a dog’s day at the beach in this vibrant picture book from the acclaimed author-illustrator of Nest, which the New York...

Float
Illustrated by: Daniel Miyares
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: June 9, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

A boy’s small paper boat—and his large imagination—fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me!...

How to Draw a Dragon
Illustrated by: Douglas Florian
This edition: Hardcover, 42 pages
Publication date: April 14, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Pull out your pencils! Everyone’s an artist in this lively and inspiring picture book full of wit, whimsy, and wacky imagination…and dragons, of...

An Invisible Thread Christmas Story
A true story based on the #1 New York Times bestseller
Illustrated by: Barry Root
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: September 22, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of An Invisible Thread comes the true, heartfelt, and extraordinary story of how one woman’s decision to...

Lily and Bear
(Part of Lily and Bear)
Illustrated by: Lisa Stubbs
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: September 29, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

A little girl imagines her best friend who comes to life one magical afternoon in this heartwarming, debut picture book from popular Etsy artist Lisa...

A New Friend
(Part of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse)
Illustrated by: Jennifer A. Bell
This edition: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publication date: January 20, 2015
Ages: 5 - 9

In this first of a charming series about a little mouse and her forest friends, Sophie Mouse must convince her classmates—and herself—that a new...

Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach
Illustrated by: Alison Lester
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: June 30, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

It’s beach time for a playful pony and her friends in this lighthearted celebration of friendship and loyalty from the author of Noni the Pony, which...

Please, Open This Book!
Illustrated by: Matthew Forsythe
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: October 6, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Recipient of the 2016 Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award. They told you, but you just couldn’t listen—so the creators of Warning: Do Not Open This Book!...

The Popcorn Astronauts
And Other Biteable Rhymes
Illustrated by: Joan Rankin
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: March 24, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Take a bite out of the calendar with this cheerful collection of delicious seasonal poems, each one an ode to a favorite food!The daring popcorn...

Raindrops Roll
Photographs by: April Pulley Sayre
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: January 6, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Discover the wonder of water in this refreshingly fun and fascinating exploration of rain, raindrops, and the water cycle from the creator of Rah, Rah,...

Sick Simon
Illustrated by: Dan Krall
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: January 13, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Are germs gross, or great? Sick Simon learns how to be health-conscious during cold and flu season in this clever picture book from the...

Stella
The Dog with the Big Heart
(Part of Hero Dog)
Illustrated by: Chris Danger
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: July 21, 2015
Ages: 5 - 7

Meet Stella, a real canine who works as a therapy dog to bring joy wherever she goes, in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read based on one of the winners of the...

Strictly No Elephants
Illustrated by: Taeeun Yoo
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: October 27, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

“A sunny, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale.” —The New York Times Book Review Huffington Post Honor Book for Best in Kindness Bank Street Best Book of 2015...

What in the World?
Numbers in Nature
Illustrated by: Kurt Cyrus
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Discover nature by the numbers in this gorgeous, innovative counting book.The natural world is full of sets of numbers: from birds’ wings in twos and...

Where Are My Books?
Illustrated by: Debbie Ridpath Ohi
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: May 12, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

A boy investigates a squirrelly situation to track down his missing stories in this charming ode to book lovers of all kinds.Spencer loves to read. He...

Boats Float!
Illustrated by: Mick Wiggins
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Set sail into the world of boats in this buoyant companion to Trucks Roll! and Planes Fly!Sails and engines paddles and oars make the trip from shore...

Bulldozer's Big Day
Illustrated by: Eric Rohmann
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: May 5, 2015
Ages: 4 - 7

Big trucks and a birthday surprise make this construction site treat an irresistible read-aloud, illustrated by a Caldecott Medalist!It’s Bulldozer’s...

Imagine a World
Illustrated by: Rob Gonsalves
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: September 29, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Rob Gonsalves—master of magical realism—presents another mesmerizing picture book in his Imagine a… series, that will “stimulate wonder and...

Simon's New Bed
Illustrated by: Melissa van der Paardt
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: August 25, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Simon’s new dog bed has been claimed by…a cat?! Laughter, scheming, and cuddles ensue in this fun naptime tale you’ll want to share, from debut author...

Ancient Egypt
(Part of Ken Jennings’ Junior Genius Guides)
Illustrated by: Mike Lowery
This edition: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publication date: September 15, 2015
Ages: 8 - 10

Travel back in time to the age of the pyramids with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! winner and New York Times bestselling author Ken...

The Human Body
(Part of Ken Jennings’ Junior Genius Guides)
Illustrated by: Mike Lowery
This edition: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publication date: February 3, 2015
Ages: 8 - 10

Unveil the impressive mysteries of your own body with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken...

The Incredible Space Raiders from Space!
This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: February 10, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Lord of the Flies meets Star Trek in this outer space story of adventure, mystery, and fantastical fun from the author of The Vindico and The...

Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan
Illustrated by: Arthur Howard
This edition: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publication date: April 21, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Stumpy the Squirrel and friends team up to save the day in this charming standalone companion to the beloved Gooseberry Park, from Newbery Medalist...

The High Score and Lowdown on Video Games!
(Part of History of Fun Stuff)
Illustrated by: Scott Burroughs
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: March 31, 2015
Ages: 6 - 8

Aim for the high score and become an expert on the history of video games with this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series...

The Explosive Story of Fireworks!
(Part of History of Fun Stuff)
Illustrated by: Daniel Guidera
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: June 2, 2015
Ages: 6 - 8

Light up the sky with this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the history of fun stuff!In this book readers will...

The Cool Story Behind Snow
(Part of Science of Fun Stuff)
Illustrated by: Dagney Downey
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: October 27, 2015
Ages: 6 - 8

Escape from the cold and embrace the avalanche of information about snow in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about...

The 4-1-1 on Phones!
(Part of History of Fun Stuff)
Illustrated by: Mark Borgions
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: October 27, 2015
Ages: 6 - 8

Get connected with everything you’ll ever want to know about phones—from the switchboard to the smartphone—in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3...

Astrotwins -- Project Blastoff
(Part of Astrotwins)
This edition: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publication date: March 17, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

A team of middle schoolers prepares for blastoff in this adventure from the author of the New York Times bestselling Mousetronaut, based on the...

Big Game
(Part of FunJungle)
This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: October 13, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle’s resident zoo sleuth when a rhinoceros is at risk in Big Game, a companion to Belly Up and Poached—which Kirkus...

Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur
(Part of Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur)
Illustrated by: Graham Ross
This edition: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publication date: May 26, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Meet Billy Sure, twelve-year-old inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., and discover all of his wild and wacky inventions in this start to a hilarious...

Binny in Secret
Illustrated by: Micah Player
This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: June 16, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

School has started, and secrets and adventures await Binny and her family in this delightful novel which Horn Book called “a vigorous blend of...

Hit & Miss
(Part of Jeter Publishing)
This edition: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publication date: April 28, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

The second book in the New York Times bestselling Jeter Publishing imprint, Hit & Miss is a middle grade baseball novel inspired by the youth of...

My Story, My Dance
Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey
Foreword by: Robert Battle / Illustrated by: James E. Ransome
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: October 27, 2015
Ages: 5 - 10

A boy discovers his passion for dance and becomes a modern hero in this inspiring picture book biography of Robert Battle, artistic director of the...

One Witch at a Time
Illustrated by: Sonia Chaghatzbanian
This edition: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication date: February 10, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Magic beans quickly lead to danger in this standalone companion to The Brixen Witch, which Kirkus Reviews called “fresh and satisfying” in a starred...

Pulling Back the Curtain on Magic!
(Part of Science of Fun Stuff)
Illustrated by: Rob McClurkan
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: June 2, 2015
Ages: 6 - 8

Learn the science behind amazing magic tricks in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff!Did...

The Secret Cookie Club
(Part of The Secret Cookie Club)
This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: May 19, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Friends make everything better—and so do cookies!—in this warm-hearted novel in the tradition of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, with a middle grade...

Shaken Up
(Part of The Kicks)
This edition: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

From World Cup champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the fifth book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade...

The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks
(Part of Science of Fun Stuff)
Illustrated by: Mark Borgions
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: February 17, 2015
Ages: 6 - 8

Learn the science behind the fun of amusement parks in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun...

Tucky Jo and Little Heart
Illustrated by: Patricia Polacco
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: August 25, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Friendship, loyalty, and kindness stand the test of time in this heartwarming World War II–era picture book based on a true story from the beloved...

The Wolf Wilder
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: August 25, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

A girl and the wolves who love her embark on a rescue mission through Russian wilderness in this lyrical tale from the author of the acclaimed...

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...

The Founding Fathers!
Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Totin' Gentlemen Who Started America
Illustrated by: Barry Blitt
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: January 6, 2015
Ages: 5 - 8

In this eye-opening look at our Founding Fathers that is full of fun facts and lively artwork, it seems that Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and their...

Moon Bear
Illustrated by: Alessandro Gottardo
This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: March 17, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Both torn from their homes in Laos, a boy and a moon bear cub form a deep bond in this “moving and memorable” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) tale of...

A Nearer Moon
This edition: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publication date: September 8, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

In a small river village where the water is cursed, a girl’s bravery could mean the difference between life and death in this magical story of...

Old Wolf
By Avi
Illustrated by: Brian Floca
This edition: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publication date: August 4, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Hunting—the predator and its prey—is at the heart of this riveting and suspenseful novel from Newbery Medalist Avi with illustrations from Caldecott...

Sail Away
Illustrated by: Ashley Bryan
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

A celebration of mermaids, wildernesses of waves, and the creatures of the deep through poems by Langston Hughes and cut-paper collage illustrations by...

A Shiloh Christmas
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: September 22, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

A rescued beagle and his boy owner seek love and understanding for their troubled small town in this holiday companion to the Newbery Medal–winning...

Great Ball of Light
Illustrated by: Jeremy Holmes
This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: March 10, 2015
Ages: 10 - 14

A pulsing ball of light gives two kids the astonishing ability to bring things back to life in this “eerie and hopeful” (Kirkus Reviews) and hugely fun...

The Nest
Illustrated by: Jon Klassen
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: October 6, 2015
Ages: 10 - 99

“The Nest leaves a lasting mark on the memory.” —The New York Times Book Review Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the...

Anastasia and Her Sisters
This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: April 7, 2015

There’s a heavy price to pay for royalty in this compelling—and true—story of Anastasia Romanov and fellow grand duchesses of Russia, from an...

The Blackthorn Key
(Part of Blackthorn Key)
This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Ages: 10 - 14

Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in...

Crown of Three
(Part of Crown of Three)
This edition: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publication date: June 2, 2015
Ages: 9 - 13

Family secrets combine with fantasy in this epic tale of battle, magic, strange creatures, power, and fate—a Game of Thrones for a younger...

The Flinkwater Factor
(Part of The Flinkwater Chronicles)
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Ages: 9 - 13

Ginger must save her high-tech hometown from robots gone rogue in this hilariously quirky science fiction novel from National Book Award–winning author...

Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
Illustrated by: Jennifer Black Reinhardt
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: March 3, 2015
Ages: 10 - 14

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery. Footer Davis is on the case when two kids go missing after a fire in this humorously honest novel...

Attack of the Alien Horde
(Part of Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape)
Illustrated by: Dusty Higgins
This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: June 16, 2015
Ages: 9 - 12

“Clever and funny with an irresistible premise, this middle grade adventure/comic book hybrid will engage even the most reluctant reader. Somebody get...

My Diary from the Edge of the World
This edition: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publication date: November 3, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Told in diary form by an irresistible heroine, this playful and perceptive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the May Bird trilogy...

Nooks & Crannies
Illustrated by: Natalie Andrewson
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: June 2, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Clue when six children navigate a mansion full of secrets—and maybe money—in this humorous mystery with...

Ruby Reinvented
(Part of mix)
This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: November 3, 2015
Ages: 9 - 13

When Ruby flees Hollywood to escape the fame of her parents, she tells a lie that could ruin the life she loves at her new boarding school in this M!X...

Six
This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: May 12, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

“An X-Files worthy mystery keeps the pages turning,” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) as Parker and his sister do whatever it takes to find their...

Somewhere There Is Still a Sun
A Memoir of the Holocaust
This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: August 25, 2015
Ages: 10 - 14

Resilience shines throughout Michael Gruenbaum’s “riveting memoir” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) about his time in the Terezin concentration camp...

A Pocket Full of Murder
This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: September 8, 2015
Ages: 9 - 12

A determined young girl joins forces with an adventure-loving street boy to save her father’s life in this “thoroughly entertaining” (Kirkus Reviews)...

River Runs Deep
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: July 21, 2015
Ages: 9 - 13

When a boy is sent to Mammoth cave to fight a case of consumption, little does he know he’ll also be fighting for the lives of a secret community of...

Breakaway
Beyond the Goal
This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: June 2, 2015

Get inspired to be your best—in sports and in life—with this uplifting memoir from star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan that...

The Bullies of Wall Street
This Is How Greed Messed Up Our Economy
This edition: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publication date: April 14, 2015

Can knowing how a financial crisis happened keep it from happening again? Sheila Bair, the former chairman of the FDIC, explains how the Great...

Captive
This edition: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publication date: November 3, 2015

When a teen is held hostage, her efforts to escape uncover a conspiracy that forces her to question everything in this psychological thriller with a...

Diary of a Haunting
(Part of Diary of a Haunting)
This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: August 25, 2015

In the tradition of Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project, an American teen recounts the strange events that occur after she moves into a...

Hit
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: April 14, 2015

In order to save her mother, a teen is forced to become an indentured assassin in this sizzling dystopian thriller.No one reads the fine print. The...

Killer Within
This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: May 19, 2015

In the heart-pounding sequel to the “zippy, gripping psychological drama” (Kirkus Reviews) Killer Instinct, teen vigilante Lane must face the secrets...

Killing Time in Crystal City
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: January 13, 2015

A teen runs away from his broken life and invents a new one in this dazzling adventure from Printz Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Chris...

The Last Leaves Falling
This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: June 2, 2015

A teen grapples with ALS and his decision to die in this devastatingly beautiful debut novel infused with the haunting grace of samurai death poetry...

Lock & Mori
(Part of Lock & Mori)
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: September 15, 2015

In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students—one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James “Mori” Moriarty—meet. A murder will bring them together....

Persuasion
(Part of Heirs of Watson Island)
This edition: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publication date: October 27, 2015

Beautiful Creatures meets Gone with the Wind in the spellbinding second novel in the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy that “skillfully blends rich magic...

P.S. I Still Love You
(Part of To All the Boys I've Loved Before)
This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: May 26, 2015

Given the way love turned her heart in the New York Times bestselling To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, which SLJ called a “lovely, lighthearted...

The Remedy
This edition: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publication date: April 21, 2015

Can one girl take on so many identities without losing her own? Find out in this riveting companion to The Program and the New York Times bestselling...

Shackled
This edition: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publication date: August 18, 2015

From author Tom Leveen comes a taut, suspenseful novel about a girl’s abduction that leaves her best friend emotionally paralyzed, until a chance...

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: July 7, 2015

Gone Girl meets 13 Reasons Why in this stylish, sexy, and atmospheric story about friendship packed with twists and turns that will leave you...

Three Day Summer
This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: May 19, 2015

In this summer romance, two teens find unexpected harmony amid the crowd at a legendary music festival.Michael is unsure about most things. Go to...

Traffick
This edition: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publication date: November 3, 2015
Ages: 14 - 99

Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this riveting companion to the New York Times bestselling Tricks from...

Willful Machines
This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: October 20, 2015

In this action-packed, high-octane debut, the closeted son of an ultra-conservative president must keep a budding romance secret from his father while...

Zeroes
This edition: Hardcover, 560 pages
Publication date: September 29, 2015

X-Men meets Heroes when New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti to...

The Boy in the Black Suit
This edition: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publication date: January 6, 2015

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book. Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl...

Dime
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: May 26, 2015

The realities of teen prostitution are revealed in this eye-opening, heartbreaking story from the author of America, which Booklist called “a piercing,...

Enchanted Air
Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Illustrated by: Edel Rodriguez
This edition: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication date: August 4, 2015
Ages: 12 - 99

In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award, was a YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, and was named a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree,...

Three More Words
This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: June 30, 2015

In the sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir Three Little Words, Ashley Rhodes-Courter expands on life beyond the foster care system, the...

The Winter Place
This edition: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publication date: October 27, 2015

There is a middle world between life and death, and Tess must navigate it to save her brother in this heart-wrenching story infused with the fractured...

2017 - 2018 William Allen White Master List

Enchanted Air
Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Illustrated by: Edel Rodriguez
This edition: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication date: August 4, 2015
Ages: 12 - 99

In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award, was a YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, and was named a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree,...

The Nest
Illustrated by: Jon Klassen
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: October 6, 2015
Ages: 10 - 99

“The Nest leaves a lasting mark on the memory.” —The New York Times Book Review Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the...

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...

2016 - 2017 William Allen White Master List

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...

Absolutely Truly
(Part of A Pumpkin Falls Mystery)
This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: November 4, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

An unsent letter in a first edition copy of Charlotte’s Web leads to a hunt for treasure in this heartwarming middle grade mystery from the author of...

The Boundless
Illustrated by: Jim Tierney
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: April 22, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

All aboard for an action-packed escapade from the internationally bestselling author of Airborne and the Silverwing trilogy.The Boundless, the greatest...

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