Oregon State Reading Lists

2015 - 2016 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee

White Fur Flying

This edition: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publication date: March 19, 2013
Ages: 7 - 11

A young boy tries to find his voice with the help of some four-legged friends in this novel from the Newbery-winning author of Sarah, Plain and...

2017 Oregon Battle of the Books Reading List

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...

The Unwanteds

(Book #1 of The Unwanteds)
This edition: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication date: August 30, 2011
Ages: 8 - 12

Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are...

2016 Oregon Battle of the Books Reading List

No Talking

Illustrated by Mark Elliott
This edition: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publication date: June 26, 2007
Ages: 8 - 12

"You have the right to remain silent." However... The fifth-grade girls and the fifth-grade boys at Laketon Elementary don't get along very well. But...

Rooftoppers

Illustrated by Terry Fan
This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: September 24, 2013
Ages: 8 - 12

Embrace possibility in this luminous novel about a girl in search of her past who discovers a secret rooftop world in Paris.Everyone thinks that Sophie...

Shiloh

This edition: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publication date: September 30, 1991
Ages: 8 - 12

Eleven-year-old Marty Preston loves to spend time up in the hills behind his home near Friendly, West Virginia. Sometimes he takes his .22 rifle to see...

Keeper of the Lost Cities

This edition: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publication date: August 6, 2013
Ages: 8 - 12

A New York Times bestselling series A USA TODAY bestselling series A California Young Reader Medal–winning series In this riveting debut, a telepathic...

Michael Vey

The Prisoner of Cell 25
(Book #1 of Michael Vey)
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: August 9, 2011
Ages: 12 - 99

The electrifying #1 New York Times bestselling first installment of the action-packed Michael Vey series from author Richard Paul Evans.My name is...

2018 Oregon Book Award Finalist

Shake a Leg, Egg!

Illustrated by Kurt Cyrus
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: March 14, 2017
Ages: 2 - 8

From celebrated author-illustrator Kurt Cyrus comes a playful and whimsical picture book that celebrates the excitement and anticipation of a...

The Music of Life

Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano
Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: April 18, 2017
Ages: 4 - 8

Award-winning biographer Elizabeth Rusch and two-time Caldecott Honor–recipient Marjorie Priceman team up to tell the inspiring story of the invention...

Life

Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: June 27, 2017
Ages: 0 - 99

Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel explore the beauty and tenacity of life.Life begins small, then grows… There are so many wonderful things about life,...

2016 Oregon Book Award Finalist

The Otter

(Book #6 of Lighthouse Family)
Illustrated by Preston McDaniels
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: March 15, 2016
Ages: 6 - 10

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the sixth book of the Lighthouse...

Absolutely Truly

This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: November 4, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

An unsent letter in a first edition copy of Charlotte’s Web leads to a hunt for treasure in this heartwarming middle grade mystery from the author of...

2019 Oregon Reader's Choice Award Nominee

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...

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 Oregon Reader's Choice Award Nominee

The Nest

Illustrated by Jon Klassen
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: October 6, 2015
Ages: 10 - 99

“The Nest leaves a lasting mark on the memory.” —The New York Times Book Review Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the...

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...