Ohio State Reading Lists

2017 Buckeye Children's Book Award Nominee

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...

Children of Eden
A Novel
This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: October 4, 2016
Ages: 12 - 18

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of millions of teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and...

2016 Buckeye Children's Book Award Nominee

Dork Diaries 8
Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After
(Part of Dork Diaries)
Illustrated by: Rachel Renée Russell
This edition: Paper Over Board, 320 pages
Publication date: September 30, 2014
Ages: 9 - 13

Nikki Maxwell’s favorite fairy tales get dork-tastic twists in the eighth book of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!After a bump on...

(Part of Keeper of the Lost Cities)
This edition: Hardcover, 624 pages
Publication date: November 4, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

A New York Times bestselling series A USA TODAY bestselling series A California Young Reader Medal–winning series Sophie uncovers shocking secrets—and...

2017 Buckeye Teen Book Award Nominee

The Great American Whatever
This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: March 29, 2016
Ages: 14 - 99

From the award-winning author of Five, Six, Seven, Nate! and Better Nate Than Ever comes “a Holden Caulfield for a new generation” (Kirkus Reviews,...

2017 James Cook Book 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...

2015 James Cook Book Award Honor

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 Ohioana Book Award Finalist

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...