Indiana State Reading Lists

2018 - 2019 Young Hoosier Book Award Master List Selection

Some Kind of Happiness

This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: May 17, 2016
Ages: 8 - 12

Reality and fantasy collide in this heartfelt and mysterious novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Bridge to Terabithia, about a girl who must save a...

Scythe

(Book #1 of Arc of a Scythe)
This edition: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publication date: November 22, 2016
Ages: 12 - 99

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New...

Love & Gelato

This edition: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication date: May 3, 2016
Ages: 12 - 99

A New York Times bestseller A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and...

Ghost

(Book #1 of Track)
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...

2017 - 2018 Young Hoosier Book Award Master List Selection

Float

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!...

No Place

This edition: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publication date: January 28, 2014
Ages: 12 - 99

When Dan and his family go from middle class to homeless, issues of injustice rise to the forefront in this relatable, timely novel from Todd...

The Only Game

(Part of Home Team)
This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: February 17, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Can a young baseball star maintain his love of the game after the loss of his brother? Find out in this start to the Home Team series about a small...

We Forgot Brock!

Illustrated by Carter Goodrich
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: August 25, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

The importance of imaginary friends is very real in this picture book adventure from the author of Say Hello to Zorro! and lead character designer for...

My Diary from the Edge of the World

This edition: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publication date: November 3, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Told in diary form by an irresistible heroine, this playful and perceptive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the May Bird trilogy...

2016 - 2017 Young Hoosier Book Award Master List Selection

A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack

Illustrated by William Joyce and Kenny Callicutt
This edition: Hardcover, 56 pages
Publication date: October 7, 2014
Ages: 3 - 6

When a king’s pinky grows stinky, it is up to a smallish boy and a smallish pea to come up with a GIANT plan to save the kingdom—a fractured fairy tale...

Gaston

Illustrated by Christian Robinson
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: June 3, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances in this adorable doggy tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly...

Mogie

The Heart of the House
Illustrated by Marc Rosenthal
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: June 10, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

Mogie is a real-life Labradoodle with a special talent: he always knows just what a sick kid needs! Get to know this passionate pup with this story by...

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...

2015 - 2016 Young Hoosier Book Award Master List Selection

Doll Bones

Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: May 7, 2013
Ages: 10 - 14

Discover the Newbery Honor winner Doll Bones, from Holly Black, the cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book. A School...

Daredevil

The Daring Life of Betty Skelton
Illustrated by Meghan McCarthy
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: June 4, 2013
Ages: 4 - 8

A riveting picture book biography of Betty Skelton, aviation and auto racing pioneer, from award-winning author/illustrator Megan McCarthy.In the 1930s...

Outfoxed

Illustrated by Mike Twohy
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: September 24, 2013
Ages: 4 - 8

Quack, quack—woof? A quick-thinking duck keeps a fox on his toes in this witty romp from a New Yorker cartoonist.One dark night in the henhouse, a...

Take Me Out to the Yakyu

Illustrated by Aaron Meshon
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: February 19, 2013
Ages: 4 - 8

Join one little boy and his family for two ballgames—on opposite sides of the world!You may know that baseball is the Great American Pastime, but did...

What Floats in a Moat?

Illustrated by Matthew Cordell
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: July 9, 2013
Ages: 5 - 9

A goat and a hen turn a playful exploration of physics into scientific fun that rises to the top! Archie the Goat has a delivery to make. He has...

2018 - 2019 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award Book List Selection

The Way I Used to Be

This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: March 22, 2016
Ages: 14 - 99

A New York Times bestseller! In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles...

The Boy in the Black Suit

This edition: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publication date: January 6, 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...

2017 - 2018 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award Book List Selection

Call Me By My Name

This edition: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publication date: May 6, 2014
Ages: 12 - 99

From former football star and bestselling author John Ed Bradley comes a searing look at love, life, and football in the face of racial adversity....

Amazing Fantastic Incredible

A Marvelous Memoir
This edition: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publication date: November 3, 2015

In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the...

Hyperbole and a Half

Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: October 29, 2013

#1 New York Times Bestseller “Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and...

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...

Paper Hearts

This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Ages: 12 - 99

Amid the brutality of Auschwitz during the Holocaust, a forbidden gift helps two teenage girls find hope, friendship, and the will to live in this...

2016 - 2017 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award Book List Selection

Through the Woods

Illustrated by Emily Carroll
This edition: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication date: July 15, 2014
Ages: 14 - 99

Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation...

Noggin

This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: April 8, 2014
Ages: 14 - 99

2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTTravis Coates has a good head…on someone else’s shoulders. A touching, hilarious, and wholly original coming-of-age...

Through the Woods

Illustrated by Emily Carroll
This edition: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication date: July 15, 2014
Ages: 14 - 99

Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation...

Since You've Been Gone

This edition: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publication date: May 6, 2014
Ages: 12 - 99

Emily is about to take some risks and have the most unexpected summer ever in this new novel from the bestselling author of Second Chance Summer and...

Some Assembly Required

The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: September 30, 2014
Ages: 14 - 99

Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in...

2015 - 2016 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award Book List Selection

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...

Waiting

This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: May 1, 2012
Ages: 14 - 99

After her brother’s death, a teen struggles to rediscover love and find redemption in this gripping novel.Growing up, London and Zach were as close as...

Forget Me Not

This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: October 2, 2012
Ages: 14 - 99

From the author of Take Me There, a fast-paced novel in verse about a girl caught between life and death—and the boy who will do anything to save...