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. Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his...

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

Sophie uncovers shocking secrets—and faces treacherous new enemies—in this electrifying third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.Sophie...

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...