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Ohio State Reading Lists

2020 - 2021 Choose to Read Ohio List

Leila in Saffron

Illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: June 18, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

“Glorious.” —Kirkus Reviews A colorful journey of self-discovery and identity, this sweet, vibrant picture book follows young Leila as she visits h...

Blended

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: October 30, 2018
Ages: 8 - 12

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this thoughtful story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winni...

2019 Buckeye Book Award

Not Quite Narwhal

Illustrated by Jessie Sima
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: February 14, 2017
Ages: 4 - 8

In the tradition of Uni the Unicorn and Gaston, this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born u...

2019 Choose to Read Ohio "Floyd's Pick" Honor Title

Bark Park!

Illustrated by Brooke Boynton-Hughes
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: April 03, 2018
Ages: 0 - 8

Come along and play with all of the dogs at Bark Park in this exuberant rhyming picture book that’s a treat for animal lovers of any age.Welcome to...

2020 Choose to Read Ohio "Floyd's Pick" honor title

Leila in Saffron

Illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: June 18, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

“Glorious.” —Kirkus Reviews A colorful journey of self-discovery and identity, this sweet, vibrant picture book follows young Leila as she visits h...

2019 Ohioana Book Award Finalist

This Is the Nest That Robin Built

Illustrated by Denise Fleming
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: March 06, 2018
Ages: 2 - 8

A robin’s animal friends help build her nest in this cumulative collage picture book from Caldecott Honor recipient Denise Fleming.Robin is buildin...

Blended

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: October 30, 2018
Ages: 8 - 12

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this thoughtful story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winni...

2020 Ohioana Book Award Finalist

Leila in Saffron

Illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: June 18, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

“Glorious.” —Kirkus Reviews A colorful journey of self-discovery and identity, this sweet, vibrant picture book follows young Leila as she visits h...