Wisconsin State Reading Lists

2016 Wisconsin State Reading Association's Reading List

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...

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!...

I Don't Like Koala
Illustrated by: Charles Santoso
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: April 14, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

What’s not to love about a cute, cuddly...creepy toy koala? This is the story of a boy and the stuffed animal he just can’t seem to shake.Adam does not...

I Thought This Was a Bear Book
Illustrated by: Benji Davies
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: August 4, 2015
Ages: 4 - 7

When an alien crashes into the story of “The Three Little Bears,” it’s a laugh-out-loud adventure and a classic storybook mash-up!After an unfortunate...

One Word from Sophia
Illustrated by: Yasmeen Ismail
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: June 16, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Sophia tries varied techniques to get the giraffe she wants more than anything in this playfully illustrated story about the nuances of...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

Space Case
(Part of Moon Base Alpha)
This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: September 16, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School.Like his fellow...

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...

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...