Louisiana State Reading Lists

2018-2019 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award Master List

The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring
The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation
Illustrated by: Gilbert Ford
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: September 13, 2016
Ages: 4 - 8

With magnificent dioramic illustrations, Gilbert Ford captures the joy, creativity, and determination behind the invention of an iconic, one-of-a-kind...

Framed!
(Part of Framed!)
This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: August 23, 2016
Ages: 8 - 12

Get to know the only kid on the FBI Director’s speed dial and several international criminals’ most wanted lists all because of his Theory of All Small...

Ada's Violin
The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
Illustrated by: Sally Wern Comport
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: May 3, 2016
Ages: 4 - 8

From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an...

2018 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award Master List

The Blackthorn Key
(Part of The 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...

2016 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award Winner

The Mischievians
Illustrated by: William Joyce
This edition: Hardcover, 56 pages
Publication date: October 22, 2013
Ages: 5 - 8

Where’s my homework? Who took my other sock? What’s that in my belly button? The creators of the #1 New York Times bestselling and Academy...

2016 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award Master List

The Boy on the Wooden Box
How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: August 27, 2013
Ages: 9 - 14

In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to...

2018 Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Award Honor

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...

2018 - 2019 Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Award Master List

Ghost
(Part of Track)
This edition: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publication date: August 30, 2016
Ages: 10 - 99

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Ghost...

Scythe
(Part of Arc of a Scythe)
This edition: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publication date: November 22, 2016
Ages: 12 - 99

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New...

2018 Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Award Master List

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...

2017 Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Award Winner

To All the Boys I've Loved Before
(Part of To All the Boys I've Loved Before)
This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: April 15, 2014
Ages: 12 - 99

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is now a major motion picture streaming on Netflix! Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times...

2017 Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Award Master List

100 Sideways Miles
This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: September 2, 2014
Ages: 14 - 99

Destiny takes a detour in this heartbreakingly hilarious novel with five starred reviews, from the acclaimed author of Winger, which Kirkus Reviews...

To All the Boys I've Loved Before
(Part of To All the Boys I've Loved Before)
This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: April 15, 2014
Ages: 12 - 99

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is now a major motion picture streaming on Netflix! Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times...

When I Was the Greatest
Photographer: Michael Frost
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: January 7, 2014
Ages: 12 - 99

In Bed Stuy, New York, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head—even if you’re totally clean. This gritty, triumphant...

2016 Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Award Master List

Winger
Illustrated by: Sam Bosma
This edition: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publication date: May 14, 2013
Ages: 12 - 99

A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in a heartbreakingly funny novel.Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a...

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