Read On Wisconsin

Welcome to Read On Wisconsin! This literacy program promotes high-quality books for children and teens throughout our state. Each month features one or more Read On Wisconsin titles for children and teens in five different age-level groups. We hope you’ll choose these books as read-alouds or book discussion selections, feature them in displays, or highlight them in other ways as you connect Wisconsin children and teens with books in your library or classroom.

Here on the ROW web site, you can find out about Read On Wisconsin titles and share information and ideas for ROW programming with other librarians and teachers in our FORUM. Additionally, we encourage children and teens to make BOOKTRAILERS about ROW titles for posting and sharing here on the ROW site.

History of Read On Wisconsin

Read On Wisconsin  began as on online book club created by former Wisconsin First Lady Jessica Doyle in 2004.

In 2011, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison took over administering the Read On Wisconsin program. ReadOnWisconsin Press Release (September 9, 2011)

The CCBC’s partners include the Division of Media, Educational Resources and Information Technology (MERIT) of the School of Education at the UW-Madison; the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Division for Libraries and Technology; and TeachingBooks.net. The Youth Services Section of the Wisconsin Library Association is a Read On Wisconsin sponsor.

From the beginning, Read On Wisconsin has been about connecting kids and teens with terrific books, and encouraging them to think and to talk about what they are reading, or what is being read to them.

Read On Wisconsin continues to be an online literacy program that highlights high quality books for children and teens throughout our state.  A few things have changed: the Read On Wisconsin site no longer has a book discussion forum for children and teens.  Instead, we’re inviting young Wisconsin readers to make and video BOOKTRAILERS about ROW titles to share here on our site.  And librarians, teachers, and other adults who work with children and teens can share information and ideas for using Read On Wisconsin titles in our FORUM for librarians and educators. We hope to see ROW book clubs, storytimes, and other programming throughout Wisconsin!

Read On Wisconsin Age Groups

Read On Wisconsin features recommended books each month for children and teens at five different age-group levels:

    Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Primary Icon of a White-Tailed Deer    Primary (Grades K-2)

Icon for the Intermediate (Grades 3-5) readers    Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Books for Middle School Age    Middle School

    High School

Read On!