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We’ve just finalized the Read On Wisconsin reading lists for 2018-2019.  Check out the selections below!  Watch for additional information about the titles in the coming month.
Complete list of 2018-2019 ROW books (pdf).

Icon for Babies Toddlers & PreschoolersBabies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

(pdf of BTP list)

 

September:

Baby’s First Words
by Stella Backstone and Sunny Scribbens. Illustrated by Christiane Engel. Barefoot Books, 2017. 20 pages (978-1-78285-321-3)
My Autumn Book by Wong Herbert Yee. Christy Ottaviano Books / Henry Holt, 2015 32 pages. (978–0–8050–9922–5)

October:

Herbert’s First Halloween by Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Steven Henry. Chronicle, 2017. 28 pages (978-1-4521-2533-6)

I Want To Be in a Scary Story by Sean Taylor. Illustrated by Jean Jullien. Candlewick Press, 2017. 48 pages (978-0-7636-8953-7)

November:

Hooray for Birds! by Lucy Cousins. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2017. 32 pages (978-0-7636-9265-0)
Owl Bat Bat Owl by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2017. 32 pages (978-0-7636-9161-5)

December:

Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke. Illustrated by Angela Brooksbank. Candlewick Press, 2017. 32 pages (978-0-7636-9570-5)
Blocks by Irene Dickson. Nosy Crow / Candlewick Press, 2016. 24 pages (978–0–7636–8656–7)

 

January:

Little Wolf’s First Howling by Laura McGee Kvasnosky. Illustrated by Laura McGee Kvasnosky and Kate Harvey McGee. Candlewick Press, 2017. 24 pages (978-0-7636-8971-1)

February:  

Circle, Triangle, Elephant! A Book of Shapes & Surprises by Kenji Oikawa and Mayuko Takeuchi Translated from the Japanese. U.S. edition: Phaidon, 2017. 20 pages. (978-0-7148-7411-1)
Round by Joyce Sidman. Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. 32 pages (978-0-544-38761-4)

March:

Buster and the Baby by Amy Hest. Illustrated by Polly Dunbar. Candlewick Press, 2017. 32 pages (978-0-7636-8787-8)
Go Sleep in Your Own Bed! by Candace Fleming. Illustrated by Lori Nichols. Schwartz & Wade, 2017. 32 pages (978-0-375-86648-7)

April:

You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith. Illustrated by Danielle Daniel. Orca, 2017. 32 pages (978-1-4598-1447-9)

May:

Green Green: A Community Gardening Story by Marie Lamba and Baldev Lamba.  Illustrated by Sonia Sánchez. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017. 32 pages (978-0-374-32797-2)
Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner. Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal. Chronicle, 2017. 40 pages (978-1-4521-4542-6)

Summer (2019 CSLP Theme: A Universe of Stories):

I Want To Be an Astronaut by Byron Barton. Thomas Y. Crowell, 1988. 32 pages (0-694-00261-5)
Max’s Starry Night by Ken Wilson-Max. Jump at the Sun / Hyperion, 2001. 24 pages (0-7868-0553-6)
Stars by Mary Lin Ray. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. Beach Lane, 2011. 32 pages (978–1–4424-2249–0)

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Primary (K-2)

(pdf of Primary list)

 

September:

A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices by Sally Derby. Illustrated by Mika Song. Charlesbridge, 2017. 48 pages (978-1-58089-730-3)

October:

King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse by Dori Hillestad Butler. Illustrated by Nancy Meyers. Peachtree, 2017. 42 pages (978-1-56145-879-0)
Windows by Julie Denos. Illustrated by E. B. Goodale. Candlewick Press, 2017. 24 pages (978-0-7636-9035-9)

November:

A Different Pond by Bao Phi. Illustrated by Thi Bui. Capstone Young Readers, 2017. 32 pages (978-1-62370-803-0)

December:

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell. Feiwel and Friends, 2017. 48 pages (978-1-250-07636-6)

January:

Niko Draws a Feeling by Bob Raczka. Illustrated by Simone Shin.  Carolrhoda, 2017. 32 pages (978-1-4677-9843-3)
The Shape of the World: A Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright by K. L. Going. Illustrated by Lauren Stringer. Beach Lane Books, 2017. 32 pages (978-1-4424-7821-3)

February:

Alfie by Thrya Heder. Abrams, 2017. 40 pages (978-1-4197-2529-6)

March:

Can an Aardvark Bark? by Melissa Stewart. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Beach Lane, 2017. 32 pages (978-1-814-5852-8)
Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney. Little, Brown, 2017. 32 pages (978-0-316-34157-8)

April:

Lucía the Luchadora by Cytnhia Leonor Garza. Illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez. POW!, 2017. 32 pages (978-1-57687-827-9)

May:

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall. Candlewick Press, 2017. 32 pages (978-0-7636-7838-8)
My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis by Paul Meisel. Holiday House, 2017. 32 pages (978-0-8234-3671-2)

Summer (2019 CSLP Theme: A Universe of Stories):

The Moon Over Star by Dianna Hutts Aston. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Dial, 2008. 32 pages 9(78-0-8037-3107-3)
Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust by April Pulley Sayre. Illustrated by Ann Jonas. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2005. 24 pages (0-06-057189-6)
Toys in Space by Mini Grey. U.S. edition: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. 32 pages (978–0–307-97812–7)

 

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

(pdf of Intermediate list)

 

September:

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes. Illustrated by Gordon C. James. A Denene Millner Book / Bolden, 2017. 32 pages (978-1-57284-224-3)

October:

Jasmine Toguchi: Mochi Queen by Debbie Michiko Florence. . Illustrated by Elizabet Vuković. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017. 115 pages (978-0-374-30410-2)

November:

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton. Illustrated by Victo Ngai. Millbrook Press, 2017. 36 pages (978-1-5124-1014-3)
Look! What Do You See? An Art Puzzle Book of American & Chinese Songs by Xu Bing. Illustrated by Becca Stadtlander. Viking, 2017. 38 pages (978-0-451-47377-6)

December:

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia. Amistad, 2017. 166 pages (978-0-06-221591-8)

January:

The Great Hibernation by Tara Dairman. Illustrated by Rebecca Green. Wendy Lamb Books / Random House, 2017. 260 pages (978-1-5247-1785-8)

February:

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee. Illustrated by Man One. Readers to Eaters, 2017. 32 pages (978-0-9836615-9-7)
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael Mahin. Illustrated by Evan Turk. Atheneum, 2017. 48 pages (978-1-4814-4349-4)

March:

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. Greenwillow, 2017. 313 pages (978-0-06-241415-1)

April:

Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle. Illustrated by Rafael López. Godwin Books / Henry Holt, 2017. 48 pages (978-0-8050-9876-1)

May:

Roll by Darcy Miller. Harper, 2017. 206 pages (978-0-06-246122-3)
Real Friends by Shannon Hale. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham. First Second, 2017. 211 pages (pbk. 978-1-62672-785-4)

Summer (2018 CSLP Theme: A Universe of Stories):

Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d by Mary Losure. Candlewick Press, 2017. 163 pages (978-0-7636-7063-4)
The Kids Book of the Night Sky by Ann Love and Jane Drake. Kids Can Press, 2004. 144 pages (0-55337-357-X)
Prime Baby by Gene Luen Yang. Illustrated by Derek Kirk Kim. Roaring Brook Press, 2010. 64 pages  (978-1-59643-612-1)

 

Books for Middle School Age

Middle School

(pdf of Middle School list)

 

September:

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson. Dial, 2017. 248 pages (978-0-525-42998-2)

October:

Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds. Marvel Press, 2017. 261 pages (978-148478748-9)

November:

This Is Just a Test by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang. Scholastic Press, 2017. 243 pages(978-1-338-03772-2)

December:

Cyclone by Doreen Cronin. A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book / Atheneum, 2017. 336 pages (978-1-4814-3525-3)

January:

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan. Salaam Reads, 2017. 197 pages (978-1-4814-9206-5)
Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh. Crown, 2017. 218 pages (978-1-101-93459-3)

February:

Sinking the Sultana: A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home by  Sally M. Walker. Candlewick Press, 2017. 196 pages (978-0-7636-7755-8)

March:

The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez. Viking, 2017. 310 pages (978-0-425-29040-8)

April:

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth. Illustrated by Ekua Holmes. Candlewick Press, 2017. 49 pages
(978-0-7636-8094-7)

When My Sister Started Kissing by Helen Frost. Margaret Ferguson Books / Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017. 187 pages (978-0-374-30303-7)

May:

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya. Viking, 2017. 236 pages (978-1-101-99723-9)

Summer (2019 CSLP Theme: A Universe of Stories):

Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson. HarperTeen, 2017. 257 pages (978-0-06-239354-8)
Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore. Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. 294 pages (978-1-5247-0124-6)
Team Moon:  How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh. Houghton Mifflin, 2006 80 pages. (0-618-50757-4)

 

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High School

(pdf of High School list)

 

September:

Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Bloomsbury, 2017. 264 pages (978-1-68119-105-8)

October:

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Clarion, 2017. 445 pages (978-0-544-58650-5)

November:

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017. 305 pages (978-0-374-30323-5)

December:

Landscape with Invisible Hand by M. T. Anderson. Candlewick Press, 2017. 149 pages (978-0-7636-8789-2)
Warcross by Marie Lu. Putnam, 2017. 353 pages (978-0-399-54796-6)

January:

Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr. Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2017. 282 pages (978-0-06-243459-3)
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman. Godwin Books / Henry Holt, 2017. 454 pages (978-0-8050-9339-1)

February:

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimalene. DCB, 2017. 234 pages (pbk 978-1-77086-486-3)

March:

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu.  Roaring Brook Press, 2017. 330 pages (978-1-62672-635-2)

April:

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book / Atheneum, 2017. 306 pages (978-1-4814-3825-4)

May:

Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens. HarperTeen, 2017. 337 pages (978-0-06-239851-2)

Summer (2019 CSLP Theme: A Universe of Stories):

Exo by Fonda Lee. Scholastic Press, 2017. 371 pages (978-0-545-93343-8)
Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World by Elizabeth Rusch. Photographs by Karin Anderson. (Scientists in the Field) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. 76 pages
(978-0-544-67159-1)
On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis. Amulet Books/Abrams, 2016. 456 pages (979-1-4197-1903-5)

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