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Tennessee State Reading Lists

2019 - 2020 Volunteer State Book Award First Runner Up

Creepy Pair of Underwear!

(Part of Creepy Tales)
Illustrated by Peter Brown
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: August 15, 2017
Ages: 4 - 8

From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy...

2020 - 2021 Volunteer State Book Award Nominee

Dry

This edition: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication date: October 02, 2018
Ages: 12 - 99

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harro...

Journey of the Pale Bear

This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: October 02, 2018
Ages: 8 - 12

A runaway boy befriends a polar bear that’s being transported from Norway to London in this lyrical and timeless adventure story about freedom, cap...

Lifeboat 12

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: September 04, 2018
Ages: 8 - 13

“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter most.”—Dashk...

Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows

(Book #1 of Charlie Hernández)
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: October 23, 2018
Ages: 10 - 14

“This is a perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan’s many series, particularly for those eager for mythologies beyond Greek and Roman stories.”...