District Of Columbia State Reading Lists

2016 Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children and Teens

The Power of Henry's Imagination (The Secret)

Illustrated by Nic George
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: October 20, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

A boy learns the secret to locating his missing stuffed bunny in this picture book about the extraordinary power of imagination, from the team behind...

Miracle on 133rd Street

Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: September 22, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

An urban family’s dilemma becomes a community celebration in this delectable holiday treat from Sonia Manzano, also known as “Maria” on Sesame...

Raindrops Roll

Photographs by April Pulley Sayre
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: January 06, 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,...

The Blackthorn Key

(Book #1 of The Blackthorn Key)
This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: September 01, 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...

Enchanted Air

Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Illustrated by Edel Rodriguez
This edition: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication date: August 04, 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,...

The Nest

Illustrated by Jon Klassen
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: October 06, 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...

Stella by Starlight

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: January 06, 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...

We All Looked Up

This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: March 24, 2015
Ages: 14 - 99

Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in this contemporary novel.They always...

The Boy in the Black Suit

This edition: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publication date: January 06, 2015
Ages: 12 - 99

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...

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...