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Nebraska State Reading Lists

2022 - 2023 Nebraska Golden Sower Picture Book Award Nominee

The Perfectly Perfect Wish

This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: February 04, 2020
Ages: 4 - 8

“Directly personal and visually dramatic.”—Booklist “Carries a deeper and more important message about considering others’ circumstances in light o...

2022 - 2023 Nebraska Golden Sower Chapter Book Award Nominee

The Million Dollar Race

This edition: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publication date: January 19, 2021
Ages: 8 - 12

“I dare you to predict the winner of The Million Dollar Race. OK, you dragged it out of me: it’s the READER!” —Jerry Spinelli, Newbery Award–winnin...


(Part of Alone)
This edition: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publication date: January 12, 2021
Ages: 10 - 99

A New York Times bestseller! Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcar...

Ten Thousand Tries

This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: July 13, 2021
Ages: 8 - 12

A middle school soccer whiz’s determination to keep things from changing is tested when his father’s ALS symptoms worsen in this “heart-tugging and...