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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...

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 dreams...

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 An NPR Best Book of 2017 A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017 A...

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...

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...

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 Journal,...

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 Scott...


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...