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New Hampshire State Reading Lists

2019 - 2020 Gate City Book 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...

2019 - 2020 Great Stone Face Book Award Nominee

Power Forward

Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
This edition: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publication date: May 08, 2018
Ages: 7 - 10

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes the first book in an exciting new middle grade series about a fourth-grader with big dr...

2020 Flume Award Nominee

When Dimple Met Rishi

This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: May 30, 2017
Ages: 12 - 99

The inspiration for the Netflix original series Mismatched! A New York Times bestseller A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) An NPR Best Book of ...

I Have the Right To

A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope
Read by Chessy Prout
This edition: Unabridged Audio Download
Publication date: March 06, 2018
Ages: 14 - 99

“A bold, new voice.” —People “A nuanced addition to the #MeToo conversation.” —Vice A young survivor tells her searing, visceral story of sexual as...

2020 Isinglass Award Nominee

Long Way Down

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: October 24, 2017
Ages: 12 - 99

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is Na...

Saints and Misfits

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: June 13, 2017
Ages: 14 - 99

A William C. Morris Award Finalist An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017 Saints and Misfits is a “timely and authentic” (School Library Jour...

2020 Ladybug Award Nominee


Illustrated by Vashti Harrison
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: October 15, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

A New York Times bestseller! Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices! Recipient of a Coretta S...


Illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: July 09, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A New York Times Best Children’s book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 A School Library Journal Best...