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Arizona State Reading Lists

2020 Grand Canyon Reader Award

Fly Girls

The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
This edition: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publication date: February 12, 2019
Ages: 10 - 99

“A truly inspiring read.” —Booklist (starred review) “A solid account of women’s contributions as aviators during World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews In...

2021 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee

Nobody Hugs a Cactus

Illustrated by Carter Goodrich
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: April 16, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

Celebrated artist and lead character designer of Brave, Ratatouille, and Despicable Me, Carter Goodrich, shows that sometimes, even the prickliest ...

2022 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee

Just Like Rube Goldberg

The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines
Illustrated by Robert Neubecker
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: March 12, 2019
Ages: 3 - 8

Discover how Rube Goldberg followed his dreams to become an award-winning cartoonist, inventor, and even an adjective in the dictionary in this ins...

Dry

This edition: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication date: October 02, 2018
Ages: 12 - 99

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harro...

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation

(Part of Charlie Thorne)
This edition: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication date: September 17, 2019
Ages: 10 - 99

“Fast-paced, smart, and action-packed...a real page-burner.” —Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestelling author of the Mr. Lemoncello’s Librar...