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“Nine quarters.

“They were the last of what had been left in the jar of laundry money that Dixie and I kept in our room, the jar that had never quite lost the smell of pickle relish. I counted and recounted the quarters in my pocket with my fingertips as the lunch line moved forward, as I’d counted and recounted them through English, physiology, and government. I counted because things in my life had a way of disappearing on me, and I’d learned not to trust what I thought was there.” (from Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr)

 

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2018-2019 Read On Wisconsin Titles
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The Voyage of Turtle Rex
The Voyage of Turtle Rex by Kurt Cyrus. Harcourt, 2011 1. Why did the turtle go back to the beach? Read more.
Always in Trouble
Always in Trouble by Corinne Demas. Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Scholastic Press, 2009 1. What kinds of things can Read more.
Carry Me
Carry Me by Rena D. Grossman. Star Bright Books, 2009 1. How do you like to be carried? 2. Is Read more.
Pecan Pie Baby
Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Putnam, 2010 1. “Pecan Pie Baby” is a nickname. Do Read more.
Hello Baby
Hello Baby! by Mem Fox. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Beach Lane Books, 2009 1. What ways do you help at Read more.
Rrralph
Rrralph by Lois Ehlert. Beach Lane, 2011 1. Can Ralph really talk? Do you think animals can talk to us? Read more.
Little White Rabbit
Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2011 1. What ways do you help at mealtime at home? Read more.
Pío Peep!
Pío Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes / Rimas tradicionales de animales selected by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. Read more.
Cora Cooks Pancit
Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore. Illustrated by Kristi Valiant. Shea’s Books, 2009 1. What ways do you Read more.
Neighborhood Mother Goose
Neighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2003 Read more.
Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!
Tippy-Toe Chick, Go! by George Shannon. Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2003 Read more.
Toddler Two / Dos Años
Toddler Two / Dos Años by Anastasia Suen. Illustrated by Winnie Cheon. Lee & Low, 2002 Read more.
How Rocket Learned to Read
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills. Schwartz & Wade, 2010 1. What things did Rocket do that helped Read more.
City Dog, Country Frog
City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems. Illustrated by Jon J Muth. Hyperion, 2010 1. What kinds of things can Read more.
Always Listen to Your Mother
Always Listen to Your Mother by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce. Illustrated by Kyle M. Stone. Disney / Read more.
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same by Grace Lin. Little, Brown, 2010 1. How are Ling and Ting alike? Read more.
Nabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Tale
Nabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Tale by Fawzia Gilan-Williams. Illustrated by Proiti Roy. Marshall Cavendish, 2010 1. How did Nabeel’s Read more.
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos. Illustrated by Rafael López. Charlesbridge, 2011 1. What ingredients Read more.
Big Red Lollipop
Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Viking, 2010 1. Why does Ami (the mother) make Rubina Read more.
My Name is Sangoel
My Name is Sangoel by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed ; illustrated by Catherine Stock. Eerdman’s, 2009 1. If Read more.
Goal!
Goal! By Mina Javaherbin. Illustrated by A. G. Ford. Candlewick Press, 2010 1. How did Ajani get his new football? Read more.
The Friendly Four
The Friendly Four by Eloise Greenfield. Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Amistad / HarperCollins, 2006 1. How did these four Read more.
The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families
The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore. Lee & Low, 2011 1. Read more.
The Good Luck Cat
The Good Luck Cat by Joy Harjo. Illustrated by Paul Lee. Harcourt, 2000 Read more.
Tomás and the Library Lady
Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora. Illustrated by Raul Colón. Random House, 1997 Read more.
Two Old Potatoes and Me
Two Old Potatoes and Me by John Coy. Illustrated by Carolyn Fisher. Alfred A. Knopf, 2003 Read more.
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett T. Krosoczka. Alfred A. Knopf, 2009 1. How do you read Read more.
This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness
This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman. Houghton Mifflin, 2007 1. What makes apologizing Read more.
Rickshaw Girl
Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins. Charlesbridge, 2007 1. How did Naima change throughout the story? 2. How does Naima’s art Read more.
The Thumb in the Box
The Thumb in the Box by Ken Roberts. Groundwood, 2002 1. How are this town and the people who live Read more.
Zora and Me
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon. Candlewick Press, 2010 1. What do you think is the most Read more.
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson. Illustrated by R. Read more.
Star in the Forest
Star in the Forest by Laura Resau. Delacorte, 2010 1. How does Star help Zitlally deal with her father’s deportation? Read more.
Loon Summer
Loon Summer by Sandy Gillum. Field Notes Press, 2008. 1. Do loons live near you? Why or why not? 2. Read more.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. Little, Brown, 2009 1. How is Minli helped on her journey? Read more.
The Birchbark House
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich. Hyperion, 1999 Read more.
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford. Photographs by Valorie Fisher. Schwartz & Wade, 2007 Read more.
My Very Own Room / Mi propio cuartito
My Very Own Room / Mi propio cuartito by Amada Irma Pérez ; illustrations by Maya Christina Gonzalez. Children’s Book Read more.
Ninth Ward
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Little, Brown, 2010 1. How does the author use bridges as a symbol in Read more.
Prime Baby / Smile
Prime Baby by Gene Luen Yang. First Second / Roaring Brook Press, 2010   Smile by Raina Telgemeier. Graphix, 2010 Read more.
Cosmic
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce. U.S. edition: HarperCollins, 2010 1. How would Liam define the role of being a dad Read more.
The Frog Scientist
The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner. Photographs by Andy Comins. (Scientists in the Field) Houghton Mifflin, 2009. 1. What Read more.
Forge
Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson. Atheneum, 2010 1. What motivated African American soldiers to fight in the Revolutionary War? 2. Read more.
The Day of the Pelican
The Day of the Pelican by Katharine Paterson. Clarion, 2009 1. How is it possible to be a refugee in Read more.
Casey at the Bat / Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors
Casey at the Bat by Ernest W. Thayer. Illustrated by Joe Morse. Visions in Poetry / Kids Can Press, 2006 Read more.
Little Blog on the Prairie
Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell. Bloomsbury, 2010 1. What technology could you not give up for Read more.
Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine by Kashmira Sheth. Hyperion, 2004 Read more.
Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Scholastic Press, 2000 Read more.
Olive’s Ocean
Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2003 Read more.
Lockdown
Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers. Amistad / HarperTeen, 2010 1. If you had a friend, like Reese’s friend Toon, who Read more.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. Dutton, 2010 1. Who was your favorite character in the Read more.
Dark Water
Dark Water by Laura McNeal. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010 1. How would the story change if it were told from Read more.
Divergent / The Unidentified
Divergent by Veronica Roth. Katherine Tegen Books, 2011 The Unidentified by Rae Mariz. Balzer + Bray, 2010 1. In the Read more.
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing / We Shall Overcome: A Song That Changed the World
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel. Amulet / Abrams, 2010 We Shall Overcome: A Song That Changed the Read more.
The Last Summer of the Death Warriors
The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, 2010 1. How Read more.
Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25
Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25 selected by Naomi Shihab Nye. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2010 1. Select Read more.
Ship Breaker
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. Little, Brown, 2010 1. Envision a world of the future: how might it compare to Read more.
American Born Chinese
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. First Second, 2006 Read more.
Dairy Queen
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. Houghton Mifflin, 2007 Read more.
La Línea
La Línea by Ann Jaramillo. Roaring Brook Press, 2006 From CCBC Choices 2007: Fifteen-year-old Miguel and his thirteen-year-old sister, Elena, Read more.
Between Shades of Gray
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Philomel, 2011 1. What does the title, Between Shades of Gray, mean to Read more.
A Ball for Daisy/Back to School Tortoise
A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka. Schwartz & Wade, 2011 1. How can you tell when Daisy is happy? Read more.
Job Site/Monday Is One Day
Job Site by Nathan Clement. Boyds Mills Press, 2011 1. What color is each machine? 2. What other colors can Read more.
Loon Baby/Gracias
Loon Baby by Molly Beth Griffin.  Illustrated by Anne Hunter.  Houghton Mifflin, 2010 1. How does Loon Baby feel when Read more.
Cradle Me / While You Are Sleeping / Twins’ Blanket
Cradle Me by Debby Slier. Star Bright Books, 2012 1. What are some of the places you go to sleep? Read more.
Swirl by Swirl / Stars
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman. Illustrated by Beth Krommes. Houghton Mifflin, 2011 1. Let’s trace some Read more.
Fiesta Babies / Anna Hibiscus’ Song
Fiesta Babies by Carmen Tafolla. Illustrated by Amy Córdova. Tricycle Press, 2010 1. A fiesta is a party. Let’s find Read more.
Ten Little Caterpillars / And Then It’s Spring / Insect Detectives
Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr. Illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Beach Lane, 2011 1. The first caterpillar in the Read more.
Pocketful of Posies / Rain Train
Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Sally Mavor. Houghton Mifflin, 2010. 1. (Adult) Tap out the Read more.
Big Baby Book / Time to Eat / Time to Sleep / Time for a Bath
The Big Baby Book by Guido van Genechten. Translated from the Dutch. Clavis, 2011 1. What do you think you Read more.
A Good Day
A Good Day by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2007 Read more.
Jazz Baby
Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Harcourt, 2007 Read more.
Siesta
Siesta by Ginger Fogelsong Guy. Illustrated by René King Moreno. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 1005 Read more.
Cork & Fuzz / Dog & Bear
Cork & Fuzz: Short & Tall by Dori Chaconas. Illustrated by Lisa McCue. Viking, 2006 Dog & Bear: Two Friends, Read more.
Mouse & Lion
Mouse & Lion by Rand Burkert. Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Michael di Capua Books / Scholastic, 2011     Read more.
Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup
Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup by Jorge Argueta. Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng. Groundwood, 2009 1. Does your family have Read more.
Little Dog Lost
Little Dog Lost: A True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Mônica Carnesi. Nancy Paulsen Books / Penguin, Read more.
Crouching Tiger / These Hands
Crouching Tiger by Ying Chang Compestine. Illustrated by Yan Nascimbene. Candlewick Press, 2011 These Hands by Margaret H. Mason. Illustrated Read more.
Emma Dilemma
Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems by Kristine O’Connell George. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Clarion, 2011     1. A dilemma Read more.
Let’s Go See Papá
Let’s Go See Papá! by Lawrence Schimel. Translated from the Spanish by Elisa Amado. Illustrated by Alba Marina. Groundwood, 2011 Read more.
All the Water in the World
All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon. Illustrated by Katherine Tillotson. A Richard Jackson Book / Atheneum, Read more.
Anna Hibiscus
Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke. Illustrated by Lauren Tobia. U.S. edition: Kane/Miller, 2010 1. Anna is about your age. How is Read more.
Hot Day on Abbott Avenue
Hot Day on Abbott Avenue by Karen English. Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. Clarion, 2004 Read more.
My Dadima Wears a Sari
My Dadima Wears a Sari by Kashmira Sheth. Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi. Peachtree, 2007 Read more.
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Houghton Mifflin, 2003 Read more.
What Really Happened to Humpty?
What Really Happened to Humpty? (from the Files of a Hard-Boiled Detective) by Jeanie Franz Ransom. Illustrated by Stephen Axelsen. Read more.
Eyes on the Goal
Eyes on the Goal by John Coy. Feiwel and Friends, 2010 1. When was a time when you felt bad? Read more.
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours / My Papa Diego and Me
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams, 2011 My Papa Diego and Me: Memories of My Father Read more.
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book by Nikki Grimes. Putnam, 2010 1. Have you been to a thrift shop or rummage Read more.
Queen of the Falls
Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg. Houghton Mifflin, 2011 1. Which of your teachers or older relatives do Read more.
Soldier Bear
Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak. Translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson. Illustrated by Philip Hopman. U.S. edition: Eerdman’s, Read more.
The Unforgotten Coat
The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Candlewick Press, 2011 1. Have you ever left something behind? How would you Read more.
Lemonade and Other Poems . . . / Tap Dancing on the Roof
Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word by Bob Raczka. Illustrated by Nancy Doniger. Roaring Brook Press, 2011 Read more.
Seaglass Summer
Seaglass Summer by Anjali Bannerjee. Wendy Lamb Books, 2010 1. What do you want to be when you grow up? Read more.
A Friendship for Today
A Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack. Scholastic Press, 2007 Read more.
Love That Dog
Love That Dog: A Novel by Sharon Creech. Joanna Cotler Books / HarperCollins, 2001 Read more.
Ruby Lu Brave and True
Ruby Lu Brave and True by Lenore Look. Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. An Anne Schwartz Book / Atheneum, 2004 Read more.
Hidden / Bluefish
Hidden by Helen Frost. Frances Foster Books / Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011 1. The title of the book is Hidden. Read more.
Warp Speed
Warp Speed by Lisa Yee. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Inc., 2011 1. What does this book say about Read more.
Akata Witch
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. Viking, 2011 1. If you were a Leopard Person, what would your juju be? 2. Read more.
Drawing from Memory
Drawing from Memory by Allen Say. Scholastic Press, 2011 1. How did the format of the book help you understand Read more.
Almost Astronauts / Amelia Lost
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone. Candlewick Press, 2009 Amelia Lost: The Life and Read more.
A Monster Calls
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Illustrated by Jim Kay. Candlewick Press, 2011 1. Why is it so hard for Read more.
Dead End in Norvelt
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011 1. What are ways you tell this book is Read more.
Inside Out & Back Again
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanha Lai. HarperCollins, 2011 1. What makes newcomers an easy target for bullies? 2. Read more.
Bird in a Box
Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. Little, Brown, 2011 1. Why was Joe Louis Read more.
Miracle’s Boys
Miracles Boys by Jacqueline Woodson. Putnam, 2000 Read more.
Red Glass
Red Glass by Laura Resau. Delacorte, 2007 Read more.
Rules
Rules by Cynthia Lord. Scholastic Press, 2006 Read more.
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Dutton, 2012 1. Is this a good title for the novel? Why Read more.
Anya’s Ghost
Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol. First Second, 2011 1. Anya’s family routine is shown several times (e.g. kitchen meals). Show Read more.
Up Close: Harper Lee
Up Close: Harper Lee by Kerry Madden. Viking, 2009 1. Whether or not you’ve read To Kill a Mockingbird, what Read more.
Now Is the Time for Running
Now is the Time for Running by Michael Williams. U.S. edition: Little, Brown, 2011 1. Throughout history, people have sought Read more.
Blink & Caution
Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2011 1. How do the names “Blink” and “Caution” reflect Read more.
Want to Go Private?
Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman. Scholastic Press, 2011 1. As a reader, how many red flags can Read more.
Beauty Queens
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Scholastic Press, 2011 1. What is this book making fun of? 2. What stereotypes are Read more.
The Watch That Ends the Night
The Watch that Ends the Night by Allan Wolf. Candlewick Press, 2011 1. Which character were you the most drawn Read more.
Pick-Up Game
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court edited by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith Jr. Candlewick Press, 2011 Read more.
Code Talker
Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac. Dial, 2005 Read more.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightttime by Mark Haddon. U.S. edition: Vintage, 2004 Read more.
Rash
Rash by Pete Hautman. Simon & Schuster, 2006 Read more.
Dog in Boots / I’m the Best
  Dog in Boots by Greg Gormley. Illustrated by Roberta Angaramo. Holiday House, 2011 1. Why do you think all Read more.
Spike the Mixed-Up Monster / Oh, No! / Alfie Is Not Afraid
Spike, the Mixed-Up Monster by Susan Hood. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. A Paula Wiseman Book / Simon & Schuster, 2012 Read more.
I Love Saturdays y domingos / Baby’s Day
I Love Saturdays y domingos by Alma Flor Ada. Ill by Elivia Salvadier. Atheneum, 2002 1. What are some of Read more.
Z Is for Moose / Animal 1 2 3
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham. Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2012 1. How does Moose Read more.
I’ll Save You, Bobo! / Baby, Where Are You?
I’ll Save You, Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal. Illustrated by Marc Rosenthal. Atheneum, 2012 1. Who is your favorite character in Read more.
Baby Bear Sees Blue / Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket
Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff. Beach Lane / Simon & Schuster, 2012 1. What are some things Baby Read more.
Green / Animal Spots and Stripes
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2012 1. What kind of green would Read more.
Who Likes Rain? / underGROUND
Who Likes Rain? By Wong Herbert Yee. Henry Holt, 2007 1. What are some of the animals/things in the story Read more.
Mommy, Where Are You? / What’s Special about Me, Mama?
Mommy, Where Are You? by Mack. U.S. edition: Clavis, 2012 1. Let’s find an animal that lives in a cold Read more.
Baby Goes Beep / Con Mi Hermano / Eating the Alphabet / First the Egg
All poems listed below are from Here’s a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry edited by Jane Yolen Read more.
Rain School / Our Seasons
Rain School by James Rumford. Houghton Mifflin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010 1. Why is Thomas so excited to be starting school? Read more.
Each Kindness
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Nancy Paulsen Books / Penguin, 2012 1. Why do you think Read more.
Me and Momma and Big John / Castle
Me and Momma and Big John by Mara Rockliff. Illustrated by William Low. Candlewick Press, 2012 1. Why is the Read more.
Under the Snow
Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart. Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum. Peachtree, 2009 1. What are some of the ways Read more.
Lemonade in Winter
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Schwartz & Read more.
Once I Ate a Pie / Wolf Pie
Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia Maclachlan and Emily Maclachlan. Illustrated by Katy Schneider. HarperCollins, 2006 1. If you Read more.
Penny and Her Song
Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2012 1. How do you think singing her song makes Read more.
Step Gently Out / Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems
Step Gently Out by Helen Frost. Photographs by Rick Lieder. Candlewick Press, 2012 1. Do the photographs in this book Read more.
Happy Like Soccer
Happy Like Soccer by Maribeth Boelts. Illustrated by Lauren Castillo. Candlewick Press, 2012 1. Soccer makes Sierra both happy and Read more.
Malcolm at Midnight
Malcolm at Midnight by W. H. Beck. Illustrated by Brian Lies. Houghton Mifflin, 2012 1. Malcolm gets involved in several Read more.
I Lost My Tooth in Africa / Jingle Dancer / The Rumor
I Lost My Tooth in Africa by Penda Diakité. Illustrated by Baba Wagué Diakité. Scholastic Press, 2006     Jingle Read more.
Giants Beware / The Scary Places Map Book
Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre. Illustrated by Rafael Rosado. First Second, 2012 1. Claudette has little patience with the grown-ups Read more.
Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic / Dolores Huerta
Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic by Ginnie Lo. Illustrated by Beth Lo. Lee & Low, 2012 Dolores Huerta: A Hero Read more.
The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Illustrated by Patricia Castelao. Harper / HarperCollins, 2012 1. If you could Read more.
The Year of the Book
The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng. Illustrated by Abigail Halpin. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 1. Anna’s mom thinks Read more.
Unspoken / Chickadee
Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole. Scholastic Press, 2012 1. Who is the person hiding and Read more.
Liar & Spy / The Mighty Miss Malone
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead. Wendy Lamb Books / Random House, 2012 1. Georges is uncomfortable with some of Read more.
The Arrow Finds Its Mark
The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book of Found Poems by George Heard. Illustrated by Antoine Guilloppé. Roaring Brook Press, Read more.
The Beetle Book
The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin, 2012 1. Name at least three things that all beetles have in Read more.
Barnum’s Bones / Knucklehead / My Name Is María Isabel
Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey Fern. Illustrated by Boris Kulikov. Read more.
Wonder
Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012 1. The kids on Auggie’s welcoming committee have been hand-picked by the Read more.
Dark Lord / Friends with Boys
Dark Lord: The Early Years by Jamie Thomson. Walker, 2012 1. If your arch enemy banished you to an alternate Read more.
Mighty Mars Rovers / Moonbird
The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity by Elizabeth Rusch. Houghton Mifflin, 2012     Moonbird: Read more.
After Eli
After Eli by Rebecca Rupp . Candlewick Press, 2012 1. Why do you think Danny keeps his Book of the Read more.
Marching to the Mountaintop / Fire in the Streets
Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Read more.
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano. Scholastic Press, 2012 1. How and why do the relationships between Evelyn, Read more.
Unwind
Unwind by Neal Shusterman. Simon and Schuster, 2007 1. Connor, Risa and Lev have followed three different paths to the Read more.
Outcasts United / Temple Grandin
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town by Warren St. John. Delacorte Press, 2012 Read more.
See You at Harry’s
See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles. Candlewick Press, 2012 1. Each member of Fern’s family responds differently to the Read more.
Chomp / Diamond Willow / Kimchi & Calamari
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012             Diamond Willow by Helen Frost. Frances Read more.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. Amulet / Abrams, 2012 1. Greg tries to tell the Read more.
The Pregnancy Project
The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer. Simon & Schuster, 2012 1. What were some of the events Read more.
Never Fall Down
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick. Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2012 1. Author Patricia McCormick explains in her author’s Read more.
The Raven Boys
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Scholastic Press, 2012 1. Every character in this novel is on a quest. Pick Read more.
No Crystal Stair / Darkroom
No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Carolrhoda LAB, 2012 1. Lewis Michaux believed that Read more.
Bomb / Code Name Verity
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin. Flash Point / Roaring Brook Press, 2012 Read more.
Final Four
The Final Four by Paul Volponi. Viking, 2012 1. This book raises a lot of questions about whether college athletes Read more.
October Mourning / My Book of Life by Angel
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman. Candlewick Press, 2012 1. In her introduction to October Mourning, Read more.
Ask the Passengers / Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Ask the Passengers by A. S. King. Little, Brown, 2012 1. Would you encourage Astrid to label herself and come Read more.
The First Part Last / The Fortunes of Indigo Skye / The Name of the Wind
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson. Simon & Schuster, 2003             The Fortunes of Read more.
Sophie’s Squash / Little Mouse / Switching Off the Moon
Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller. Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. Schwartz & Wade, 2013. 1.  What does Sophie like about Read more.
Matilda and Hans / Wild Berries
Matilda and Hans by Yokococo. U.S. edition:  Templar / Candlewick Press, 2013. 1. Do you know someone nice like Matilda? Read more.
Turkey Tot / Run Home, Little Mouse
Turkey Tot by George Shannon Holiday House, 2013. 1. What do you think Turkey is making when you read the Read more.
Quinito’s Neighborhood / Inside, Outside
Quinito’s Neighborhood = El Vecindario de Quinito by Ina Cumpiaño. Illustrated by José Ramírez. Children’s Book Press, 2005. 1. Do Read more.
Big Snow / Little You
Big Snow by Jonathan Bean. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013. 1. Which white things in the story make David think of Read more.
Tiger in My Soup / Stripes of All Types
Tiger in My Soup by Kashmira Sheth. Peachtree Publishers, 2013. 1. What would you do if you found a tiger Read more.
Which is Round? Which is Bigger? / All the World
Which Is Round? Which Is Bigger? by Mineko Mamada. Translated from the Japanese by Yvette Ghione. U.S. edition: Kids Can Read more.
Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Titles for April: My First Day / Lucky Ducklings / Wee Rhymes
My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin, 2013. 1. Where is the Read more.
May 2015 Titles for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: A Month of Discovery!
Max and the Tag Along Moon by Floyd Cooper. Philomel, 2013. Max discovers the moon is a constant companion on Read more.
Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Summer Titles: Enjoy the Outdoors with These Books
Oscar’s Half Birthday by Bob Graham. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2005. Oscar’s family celebrates his six-month birthday with a walk Read more.
The Apple Orchard Riddle / Good News, Bad News
The Apple Orchard Riddle by Margaret McNamara. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Schwartz & Wade, 2013. 1. How does Tara Read more.
Picture a Tree / Chavela and the Magic Bubble
Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid. U.S. edition: Albert Whitman, 2013. 1. According to the author, what are some of Read more.
Thanks a Million: Poems / The Big Wet Balloon
Thanks a Million: Poems by Nikki Grimes. Illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera. Amistad, 2006. 1. What makes you thankful? 2. Read more.
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by John Katz. Henry Holt, 2011. 1. What are the different jobs of the Read more.
Nora’s Chicks / This is the Rope
Nora’s Chicks by Patricia MacLachlan. Illustrated by Kathryn Brown. Candlewick Press, 2013. 1. What are ways the author and illustrator Read more.
A Splash of Red / Kunu’s Basket
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Alfred A. Read more.
No Monkeys, No Chocolate
No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young. Illustrated by Nicole Wong.  Charlesbridge, 2013. 1. Why can’t chocolate Read more.
Primary Titles for April: Take Me Out to the Yakyu
Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon. Atheneum, 2013. 1. What are three things that are similar at Read more.
Enjoy a Favorite Wisconsin Author with the May 2015 Primary Title!
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, 2013. Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a mix Read more.
Primary (Grades K-2) Summer Titles: Colorful and Diverse
Water in the Park: A Book about Water & the Times of Day by Emily Jenkins. Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. Read more.
Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled / The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled by Catherin Thimmesh. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 1. What is a paleoartist? What decisions do paleoartists Read more.
Al Capone Does My Homework
Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko. Dial, 2013. 1. How does living on Alcatraz Island shape the story? Read more.
Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013. 1. Eleanor and Park bond over comic books and mix Read more.
Buffalo Bird Girl
Buffalo Bird Girl:  A Hidatsa Story by S.D. Nelson. Abrams, 2012. 1. Why do you think the author wanted you Read more.
It Jes’ Happened / Hold Fast
It Jes’ Happened:  When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Lee & Low, Read more.
Sophie Scott Goes South / Little Dog, Lost
Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester.   U.S. edition:  Houghton Mifflin, 2013. 1. There are lots of types of illustrations Read more.
I Lay My Stitches Down / The Thing about Luck
I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery by Cynthia Grady. Illustrated by Michele Wood. Eerdmans, 2012. 1. In Read more.
Eruption! / Zero Tolerance
Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives by Elizabeth Rusch. Photographs by Tom Uhlman. (Scientists in the Field) Houghton Read more.
Orleans / How I Became a Ghost
Orleans by Sherri L. Smith. Putnam, 2013. 1. How does the dystopian New Orleans setting shape the characters’ beliefs and Read more.
Maggot Moon
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner. Illustrated by Julian Crouch. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2013. 1. What are the different factors Read more.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina. Candlewick Press, 2013. 1. What reasons does Piddy give for Read more.
Far Far Away
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. 1. What connections can you make between this story and Read more.
Boxers and Saints / Open Mic
Boxers (Boxers and Saints) by Gene Luen Yang. First Second, 2013. Saints (Boxers and Saints) by Gene Luen Yang. First Read more.
The No. 1 Car Spotter and the Firebird / Tua and the Elephant
The No. 1 Car Spotter and the Firebird by Atinuke. Illustrated by Warwick Johnson Cadwell. U.S. edition: Kane Miller, 2012. Read more.
Lulu and the Duck in the Park / The Pet Project
Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay. Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont. U.S. edition: Albert Whitman, 2013. 1. Read more.
H.O.R.S.E.: / Hoop Genius
H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination by Christopher Myers. Egmont, 2012. 1. Did you have trouble deciding who was Read more.
Intermediate Title for April: Word with Wings
Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes. Boyds Mills Press, 2013. 1. What are some of the problems Gabriella faces at Read more.
May 2015 Intermediate Title Offers Engaging, Accessible Look at Diversity!
Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. Illustrated by David Diaz. Charlesbridge, 2013. An introduction Read more.
Pinned
Pinned by Sharon G. Flake. Scholastic Press, 2012. 1. How does the author use the text to differentiate between Adonis Read more.
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin. Scholastic Press, 2013. 1. How did the author use source documents to reconstruct the Read more.
March: Book One / Imprisoned
March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Illustrated by Nate Powell. Top Shelf, 2013. 1. Education was important Read more.
Middle School Title for April: One Came Home
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. The largest passenger pigeon nesting on record happened in South Read more.
Adventure, Action, Humor! May 2015 Middle School Titles Have It All!
 Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton by Matt Phelan. Candlewick Press, 2013. Bluffton was an actors’ colony just outside Muskegon, Read more.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown / Charm & Strange
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. Little, Brown, 2013. Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn. St. Martin’s Griffin, Read more.
The Nazi Hunters / I See the Promised Land
  The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb. Read more.
High School Title for April: More Than This
More Than This by Patrick Ness. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2013. Teenage Seth drowns in the chilly waters of the Read more.
May 2015 HS Title: An Intense and Rewarding Read for Teens!
Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie. Candlewick Press, 2012. The already tense atmosphere in Matt Foster’s house only tightened after his Read more.
April Showers bring May Flowers and Books!
Check out the April 2015 ROW titles and discussion questions below. Read more.
Brand New! Read On Wisconsin Ambassadors!
This month we started a trial program called Read On Wisconsin Ambassadors! We’ll have different youth services librarians from across Read more.
Coming Soon! Interview with Mitali Perkins
In March 2015, Ali Khan, a senior at Middleton High School, interviewed author Mitali Perkins about her book, Open Mic: Read more.
ROW 2015-2016 Titles Coming in May!
The Read On Wisconsin Literacy Advisory Committee will be meeting on May 9th to select next year’s titles for Read Read more.
Big Impact of Diverse Books: Student Interview with Mitali Perkins
Author Mitali Perkins and Middleton High School student, Ali Khan, shared thoughts on race, humor and her book, Open Mic: Read more.
Oh! The Possibilities! Read On Wisconsin Committee Selects New Titles!
This Saturday, May 6, 2016, the Read On Wisconsin (ROW) Literacy Advisory Committee (LAC) members will meet to select the Read more.
ROW Ambassador for May: Super Storytime with Max and the Tag-Along Moon
Our May ROW Ambassador, Arlene Mabie, the library director at Hawkins Area Library, shared May 2015 title, Max and the Read more.
Wisconsin Middle School Educators: Take Our Survey for a Chance to Win ROW Books!
Hello Middle School Educators! Read On Wisconsin is looking for ways to support Wisconsin middle school educators in working with Read more.
ROW 2015-2016 Book Lists are HERE!
After much hard work and diligence from the Read On Wisconsin Literacy Advisory Committee and the CCBC librarians, the Read Read more.
Intermediate (Grades 3-5) Summer Titles: Something for Everyone
Wolf and Dog by Sylvia Vanden Heede. Illustrated by Marije Tolman. Translated from the Dutch by Bill A. Nagelkerke. U.S. Read more.
Middle School Summer Titles: Masterful Storytelling
Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow, 2008. When 12-year-old Mitch’s parents divorce, he and his mother go to spend Read more.
High School Summer Titles: A Mix of Romance, Mystery, and Adventure
Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub. Delacorte Press, 2013. Three weeks after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, the Capulets and Read more.
September 2015: Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
My Bus by Byron Barton. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2014. What could be more appealing to toddlers than a book about Read more.
New Book Trailer from Jack Young Middle School Students!
Shout out of thanks to JYMS for sending us this book trailer for the ROW 2014 October title, The Thing Read more.
Big, Big Thanks!
Thank you to all who completed the Read On Wisconsin Book Trailer Survey for Middle School Teachers and Library Media Read more.
Another Inspiring Book Trailer from Jack Young Middle School!
For another great middle school read — Claudia Mills’ Zero Tolerance (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013). Thanks for the promo, JYMS! Read more.
Please Excuse Our 404’s: Permalinks Mishap
Unfortunately, you’ll be finding lots of 404 Error messages on the ROW website. Please standby while we fix our permalink Read more.
Back Up!
Our fabulous web guru has fixed the errors! You can now peruse any page or post.  The book trailers are Read more.
Fun and Games and Life Lessons with September 2015 Primary Titles!
The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen by Thelma Lynne Godin. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Lee & Low, 2014. We love this multi-generational and Read more.
Looking for a Hero?: Read the September 2015 Intermediate (Grades 3-5) Titles
From the ROW Literacy Advisory Committee Intermediate Group: We paired these two books because they both focus on friendship and Read more.
Multi-Award Winner Starts the Middle School ROW 2015-2016 Year!
The Crossover by Alexander Kwame. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. We are so thrilled to start the ROW year off with Read more.
Start the School Year with Compelling, Realistic Fiction: ROW High School September 2015 Selection
The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman. Atheneum, 2013. Here are some the reasons that our High School Literacy Advisory Read more.
October 2015: Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2014. Four wide-eyed hunters are trying to catch Read more.
Join the Adventure: October 2015 Primary Titles
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. Candlewick Press, 2014. Sam and Dave are Read more.
Exploring and Challenging Inequalities: October 2015 Intermediate Titles
Both of this month’s books talk about inequality? How do the authors show the inequalities? How do the inequalities affect Read more.
Enjoy Some Haunting Tales: October 2015 Middle School Titles
The Swallow: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter. Tundra Books, 2014. Polly often feels lost in the chaos of her Read more.
Find Out What Really Happened: October 2015 High School Title
How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon. Henry Holt, 2014. The murder of African American teenager Tariq Johnson and its Read more.
Counting and More: November 2015 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio.  Illustrated by Christian Robinson.  Atheneum, 2014. Mrs. Poodle is the proud parent of Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, Ooh-La-La, Read more.
Explore Emotions with November 2015 Primary Titles
Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.  A Neal Porter Book/ Roaring Brook Press, 2013. Not a bully but a bull takes Read more.
Striking Stories about Family! November 2015 Intermediate Titles
Arcady’s Goal by Eugene Yelchin. Henry Holt, 2014. Young Arcady is living in an orphanage in the Soviet Union in Read more.
Creativity and Determination in Nonfiction Reads: Nov. 2015 Middle School Titles
Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet by Andrea Cheng. Lee & Low, 2013. Andrea Cheng Read more.
Enter New Worlds with this Gritty Sci-Fi Story: November 2015 High School Title
Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci. Roaring Brook Press, 2014. Teenager Tula Bane, beaten and left for dead aboard a space Read more.
Sweet Bedtime Stories: December 2015 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg. Disney / Hyperion, 2014. While everyone else in the bamboo Read more.
Explore the Artistic Life: December 2015 Primary Titles
The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert. Beach Lane Books, 2014. Lois Ehlert’s creative journey began Read more.
The Great Depression in Fiction and Nonfiction: December 2015 Intermediate 3-5
What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren. Penguin Group, 2014. After Esther’s father loses his job in Chicago during the Read more.
The Ultimate Middle School Heist Novel for December 2015!
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, Inc., 2014. When Jackson Greene learns classmate Read more.
Powerful and Beautiful: December 2015 High School Title
House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle. Cinco Puntos Press, 2014 (c2013). In 1967, Rose is an old woman looking Read more.
A New Year! Start it Right with these January 2016 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Titles
The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Duboc. Translated from the French by Claudia Z. Bedrick. U.S. edition: Enchanted Lion, Read more.
New Year, New Stories to Share: January 2016 Primary K-2 Titles
Blizzard by John Rocco.  Disney / Hyperion, 2014. “Outside, the ground is cold and white. Inside, my home is warm Read more.
Family Fun: January 2016 Intermediate Titles
Lulu and the Cat in the Bag by Hilary McKay. Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont. U.S. edition: Albert Whitman, 2013. Irrepressible, Read more.
Enthralling Nonfiction: January 2016 Middle School Titles
Patient Zero: Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics by Marilee Peters. Annick Press, 2014. “Who’s our Patient Zero?” Today this Read more.
Life Stories from Native Youth: January 2016 High School Title
Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids by Deborah Ellis. Foreword by Loriene Roy. Groundwood / House of Anansi Press, Read more.
A Month of Moon Stories: February 2016 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
The Mouse Who Ate the Moon by Petr Horáček. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2014. Little Mouse is so struck by Read more.
Fairy and Folk Tale Fun: February 2016 Primary K-2
Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters. A Neal Porter Read more.
Celebrate Nature with the March 2016 Primary Titles
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Candlewick Press, 2014. A Read more.
Pictures and Words Make Meaning Together in the April 2016 Primary Titles
Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas! by Philippe Coudray.  Toon Books/Candlewick Press, 2013. An unusual entry in Toon’s comic series for Read more.
Amazing, Enthralling Science: May 2016 Primary Titles
Me … Jane by Patrick McDonnell.  Little, Brown, 2011. Patrick McDonnell’s picture book about chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall as a Read more.
Food, Feelings and Friends: Summer 2016 Primary Titles
Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park. Illustrated by Matt Phelan. Clarion, 2013. Xander wants to have a Panda Party Read more.
New Experiences and Adventures in the Summer 2016 Intermediate Titles
The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic by Uma Krishnaswami. Illustrated by Abigail Halpin. Atheneum, 2013. After meeting her idol, Bollywood Read more.
Friendship, Family and Community during Reconstruction: February 2016 Intermediate 3-5
Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Little, Brown, 2013. Five years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Sugar works in the sugarcane fields Read more.
Tales of Extraordinary Bravery: March 2016 Intermediate Titles
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by K. G. Campbell. Candlewick Press, 2013. Flora’s been pretty Read more.
Games Galore in the April 2016 Intermediate Titles
African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways by Avis Harley. Photographs by Deborah Noyes. Candlewick Press, 2009. Animal lovers, poetry appreciators, Read more.
Surprises Around Every Corner! with May 2016 Intermediate Titles
Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate. Candlewick Press, 2013. “You may not have a yard, Read more.
Thrills and Spills; Tears and Laughter: Summer 2016 Middle School Titles
Mira in the Present Tense by Sita Brahmachari. U.S. edition: Albert Whitman, 2013. Mira’s twelfth birthday is bittersweet. It’s the Read more.
Sensitive and Emotionally Compelling: February 2016 Middle School
Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky. Disney Hyperion, 2014. Sixth grader Grayson hides his desire to wear dresses and skirts and Read more.
Action and Adventure in this Survival Story from a Wisconsin Author! March 2016 Middle School Title
The Scavengers by Michael Perry. HarperCollins, 2014. From the publisher: Jeanne DuPrau’s The City of Ember meets Louis Sachar’s Holes (or, Read more.
Explore Identity and Friendships in April 2016 Middle School Title
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, 2013. Lewis Blake is Read more.
Artists and Dreamers: May 2016 Middle School Titles
The Bird King: An Artist’s Notebook by Shaun Tan. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Inc., 2013. “Staring at a Read more.
Variety of the Spice of Life: Try These Summer 2016 High School Titles
Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2014. Teenager Emily Bird feels pressure to be Read more.
Heroes Rule in these Riveting Non-fiction and Graphic Novel Titles: February 2016 High School
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin. Roaring Brook Press, 2014. In Read more.
Great Read from Debut Wisconsin Author! March 2016 High School Title
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2014. Popular Liz Emerson was trying to commit suicide when she Read more.
Thought-provoking and Highly Discussable: April 2016 High School Title
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. At what price progress? Margarita Engle Read more.
Exciting Adventures and Political Intrigue: May 2016 High School Titles
The Story of Owen: The Dragon Slayer of Trondeim by E.K. Johnston. Carolrhoda Lab, 2014. In this alternate to the Read more.
Bedtime to Building: Summer 2016 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Titles
Night Sounds by Javier Sobrino. Translated from the Spanish by Elisa Amada. Illustrated by Emilio Urberuaga. U.S. edition: Groundwood, 2013. Read more.
Great Books for Literacy Activities: March 2016 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Socks! by Tania Sohn. Kane Miller, 2014. A little girl’s love for socks of all types — “yellow socks so Read more.
Enjoy Nature with April 2016 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Titles
Baby Animal Farm by Karen Blair. Candlewick, 2014. A group of five racially diverse toddlers visit a baby animal farm Read more.
Engage with Nature: May 2016 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Toddlers
Mommy! Mommy! by Taro Gomi. Translated from the Japanese. U.S. edition: Chronicle, 2013. A sweetly comical board book features a Read more.
New School Year! New Read On Wisconsin Year!
Yep, that’s right! We start our Read On Wisconsin year in September at the same time the schools around Wisconsin Read more.
Our October Titles!
Find out more about these titles! Click on the book cover to read the annotation! Check out resources from TeachingBooks.net for Read more.
Read On Wisconsin Posters! With Free Downloads!
Check out our posters for this year’s Read On Wisconsin reading program! Please feel free to download these posters for Read more.
Find ROW November Titles Here!
Click on an image to read the CCBC annotation for the title. Check earlier posts below for discussion prompts and Read more.
Find Some New Favorites: December 2015 Titles
                        So many favorites books this month! What the Read more.
Start the New Year with Some Stunning Reads! January 2016 Titles
                  Liven up January with these highly discussable books. Click on each Read more.
ROW February 2016 Selections! Engaging Reads! Check Them Out Below!
                     Wow! We’ve got super appealing, accessible books for children and young adults Read more.
Our March Titles are Here! Check Them Out!
Click on any of these book cover images to learn more about that book! Read an annotation from the CCBC! Read more.
Wild Variety in the April 2016 ROW Selections! Check Them Out NOW!
    Click on any book cover image to learn more about that book! Read an annotation from the CCBC! Read more.
Naturalists, Artists, Dreamers: Ready for Adventure with ROW May 2016 Titles!
                Click on any of these book cover images to learn more about Read more.
So Many Stories! So Many Ideas! So Many Books!
Find some Wisconsin teacher and librarian approved summer reading titles here! Grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the Read more.
Thrilling! Scary! Funny! Thought-provoking!
Just a few words to describe the Read On Wisconsin 2016-2017 Book Selections! Find the 2016-2017 school year Read On Read more.
Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table Author Visits Wisconsin!
Jacqueline Briggs Martin, the author of Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, one of ROW’s summer reading suggestions for elementary Read more.
Wow! Two New Booktrailers from Jack Young Middle School Students!
Enjoy and share these student-made promotional videos for Read On Wisconsin titles below. Booktrailers are a great way to share Read more.
Animals All Around: September 2016 Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Titles
Ragweed’s Farm Dog Handbook by Anne Vittur Kennedy.  Candlewick Press, 2015 A how-to handbook offering sage advice from an experienced Read more.
Revisit the Excitement of the Olympics: September 2016 High School Title
The Boys in the Boat:  The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Read more.
Dream Big: September 2016 Primary (K-2) Titles
Drum Dream Girl:  How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle. Illustrated by Rafael López.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015 Read more.
Making a Difference in the World: September 2016 Intermediate Titles
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul. Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. Millbrook Read more.
Riveting Graphic Novels: September 2016 Middle School Titles
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson. Dial, 2015 Astrid Vasquez and her best friend Nicole can barely tolerate her mother’s regular Read more.
Fun Food Adventures: October 2016 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Knopf, 2015 “It all started with the bear.” An unknown narrator weaves Read more.
These Books have Character: October 2016 Primary (K-2)
These books work well for learning about character and narrative. We see emotions and actions well as satisfying resolutions from Read more.
Leadership and Politics: October 2016 Intermediate (Gr 3-5)
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson. Illustrated by David Shannon. Abrams, 2015 Hiawatha is consumed by thoughts of revenge Read more.
Real-World and Otherworldly : October 2016 Middle School
Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith. Clarion, 2015 Eleven-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher has a bad feeling about the Stranger in town, with Read more.
Explore Body Positivity: October 2016 High School
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2015 Willowdean routinely introduces herself as a fat girl, but her Read more.
Excellent Concept Books for Early Literacy: November 2016 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Alphabet School by Stephen T. Johnson. A Paula Wiseman Book / Simon & Schuster, 2015 Stephen T. Johnson brings his Read more.
Community Engagement: November 2016 Primary (K-2)
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña. Illustrated by Christian Robinson. Putnam, 2015 As he and his Read more.
History Comes Alive! November 2016 Intermediate (Gr 3-5)
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Dial, 2015 Ten-year-old Ada was born with a club foot Read more.
Discover the Power of Music! November 2016 Middle School
Better Nate Than Ever! by Tim Federle. Simon & Schuster, 2013 Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s Read more.
Powerful, Visceral Reads! November 2016 High School
Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez. Carolrhoda Lab, 2015 A gripping work opens with the explosion of the white Read more.
Look Around in Wonder: December 2016 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin. Illustrated by Lauren Tobia. Candlewick Press, 2015 “Look at you! You look so Read more.
Community, Family and Arts: December 2016 (K-2)
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki. Illustrated by Qin Leng. Kids Can Press, 2014 Hana’s decision to enter the Read more.
Fight Dragons or Fighting the Cold? Try our December 2016 Intermediate Titles
Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre. Illustrated by Rafael Rosado. First Second, 2015 She’s back! Still the “act first, think later,” Read more.
Life Changing Friendships: December 2016 Middle School
Friends for Life by Andrew Norris. David Fickling Books/Scholastic Inc., 2015 A timeless and uplifting book about friendship, filled with Read more.
Another Perspective: December 2016 High School
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles. Candlewick, 2014 A 2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner We understand stuff. We just Read more.
Amazing Read Alouds and Highly Discussable Titles for October 2016!
Looking for a read aloud for your classroom or your library or at home? Looking for suggestions for independent reading, Read more.
Community and Civic Engagement! November 2016 Titles!
Our November 2016 titles make great conversation starters for civic and community engagement discussions. Coached in historical fiction, biography, and Read more.
In Case You Missed It!
  A book trailer throwback in honor of the Charlotte Zolotow lecture by Jacqueline Woodson this week! Each Kindness by Read more.
December 2016 Titles: End this Year, Start the New Year Sharing Great Books!
Whether celebrating the arts, the seasons, community, family, friends or ourselves, the ROW December 2016 titles are great books to Read more.
Playful Books for Learning: January 2017 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Big and Small (Odd One Out) by Guido van Genechten. Translated from the Dutch. U.S. edition: Clavis, 2013 A pair Read more.
Wonderful Stories for Cold Days: January 2017 Primary (K-2)
Amazing storytelling, endearing characters and warm illustrations make these books favorites for many kids, parents, librarians and teachers. Finding Winnie: Read more.
Perspective and Perseverance: January 2017 Intermediate
The Marvels by Brian Selznick. Scholastic Press, 2015 Almost the first two-thirds of this hefty novel is told through black-and-white Read more.
Get Kids Talking with These Books! January 2017 Middle School
Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary by Gail Jarrow. Calkins Creek/Highlights, 2015 Sanitary engineer and chemist George Soper functioned as Read more.
Timely and Resonant: January 2017 High School
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book / Atheneum, 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Read more.
Midwestern Fairy Tale: February 2017 High School
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2015 Teenage Finn is the only person in Bone Gap Read more.
A Different Kind of Valentine’s Day Story: February 2017 Middle School
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead. Wendy Lamb Books/Random House, 2015 The structure of Rebecca Stead’s novel is complex and the Read more.
Explore the Power of Words in Fiction and Nonfiction: February 2017 Intermediate
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper. Atheneum, 2015 After 11-year-old Stella and her little brother, Jojo, see the burning Read more.
Stories from History and from Nature: February 2017 Primary
New Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer. Illustrated by Eric Velasquez. Holiday House, 2015 When Ella Mae, who’s always had hand-me-downs, Read more.
Bilingual Books for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers: February 2017
Maya’s Blanket / La Manta de Maya by Monica Brown. Illustrated by David Diaz. Children’s Book Press / Lee & Read more.
Community, Knowledge, Friends, Nature, Family! Themes of Love in February Titles
This month, Read On Wisconsin titles offer a wide range of subjects, characters, genres, and languages across our age-level groups. Read more.
Families Together: March 2017 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina. Illustrated by Angela Dominguez. Candlewick Press, 2015 Mia doesn’t speak Spanish well and Read more.
Art, Science, and Creativity: March 2017 Primary
Grandma in Blue with Red Hat by Scott Menchin. Illustrated by Harry Bliss. Abrams, 2015 An art teacher asks a Read more.
Refugees and Migrants: April 2017 Intermediate
Two White Rabbits by Jairo Buitrago. Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng. Translated from the Spanish by Elisa Amado. Groundwood Books / Read more.
Home and Family: April 2017 Middle School
Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai. Harper/HarperCollins, 2015 At 12, Mia planned to spend every day of summer at the beach Read more.
Between and Within Cultures: April 2017 High School
Both Margarita Engle and Naila in Written in the Stars find themselves living between two cultures. What struggles do they Read more.
Take a Peak at ROW March 2017 Titles
Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers: Family! Books about family from a newly living-in grandparent to adjusting to new siblings to all Read more.
March 2017 Intermediate
Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game by John Coy. Illustrated by Randy DuBurke. Carolrhoda, 2015 In 1944, the Read more.
March 2017 Middle School
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip M. Hoose. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015 When Read more.
March 2017 High School
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steven Sheinkin. Roaring Brook Press, 2015 An Read more.
Discovering Family: April 2017 Primary
Finding the Music = En pos de la música by Jennifer Torres. Illustrated by Renato Alarcão. Spanish translation by Alexis Read more.
Making and Baking: April 2017 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Whose Tools? By Toni Buzzeo. Illustrated by Jim Datz. Abrams Appleseed,2015 A clever board book shows the stages of building Read more.
Propensity for Poetry?: April 2017
Plenty of poetry for National Poetry Month! Here at Read On Wisconsin, our fabulous Literacy Advisory Committee chose a variety Read more.
Between Cultures: April ROW Books Explore Immigrant and Refugee Experiences
Refugee, immigrants, migrants: these have become every day terms in recent months, as major news stories, in political arenas, and Read more.
Water and Weather: May 2017 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul. Illustrated by Jason Chin. A Neal Porter Book Read more.
Humorous and Heartfelt: May 2017 Primary
It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee. Dial, 2015 One by one every member of the Wimbledon family is awakened during Read more.
Two Unusual Mysteries: May 2017 Intermediate
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones. Illustrated by Katie Kath. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015 Adjusting to Read more.
Fairy Tale Meets Sci Fi: May 2017 Middle School
Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Feiwel & Friends, 2012 Humans and androids crowd the raucous Read more.
Witty Satire: May 2017 High School
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. Harper Teen / HarperCollins, 2015 Mikey, his sister Mel(inda), and Read more.
Great Read Alouds and Books to Share: May 2017 Titles
At every age level, the books this month are excellent read alouds or books to share with a group. Simple Read more.
Build a Better World/Construye un mundo mejor: Summer 2017 Babies Toddlers and Preschoolers
There are lots of ways to build a better world: sharing family time, being a good friend, working together, observing Read more.
Build a Better World/Construye un mundo mejor: Summer 2017 Primary
These Hands by Margaret H. Mason. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Houghton Mifflin, 2011 An African American grandfather tells his grandson Read more.
Build a Better World/Construye un mundo mejor: Summer 2017 Intermediate
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall by Vaunda Nelson Micheaux. Illustrated by R. Read more.
Build a Better World/Construye un mundo mejor: Summer 2017 Middle School
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano. Scholastic, 2012 Fourteen-year-old Evelyn Serrano gets caught between her meek, mild-mannered mother Read more.
Build a Better World/Construye un mundo mejor: Summer 2017 High School
Candor by Pam Bachorz. Egmont, 2009 Once-troubled teens become model citizens in Candor. “Respectful space in every place!” is a Read more.
Build a Better World/Construye un mundo mejor: Summer 2017
Find a few of the Read On Wisconsin Summer 2017 titles below! Whether these titles are old favorites or new Read more.
SEPTEMBER
It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas. Clarion, 2016 Zomorod and her parents are in the United States for her Read more.
OCTOBER (1)
Riding Chance by Christine Kendall. Scholastic Press, 2016 Since his mom died, it’s been hard for Troy, 13, to stay on an Read more.
OCTOBER (2)
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2016 Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Read more.
NOVEMBER
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman. Clarion, 2016 Read more.
DECEMBER
The Inquisitor’s Tale, Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Godwitz.  Illustrated by Hatem Aly. Dutton, Read more.
JANUARY
The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan. Putnam, 2016 Like many children in Mali, 15-year-old Amadou and his little Read more.
FEBRUARY (1)
Ghost (Track, Book 1) by Jason Reynolds. A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book / Atheneum, 2016 Castle Cranshaw, aka Ghost, stands out Read more.
FEBRUARY (2)
Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, 2016 Chloe Cho’s immigrant parents never talk about Read more.
MARCH
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge. Amulet / Abrams, 2016 When 14-year-old Faith’s scientist father is accused of trying to Read more.
APRIL
Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science by Jeannine Atkins. Atheneum, 2016 Three girls coming of age in three separate Read more.
MAY
Lowriders in Space (Lowriders, Book 1) by Cathy Camper. Illustrated by Raul the Third. Chronicle Books, 2014 Lupe Impala, El Read more.
OCTOBER
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina. Candlewick Press, 2016 Nora López is finishing high school uncertain about the future. Encouraged Read more.
NOVEMBER (1)
Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, 2016 This riveting Read more.
NOVEMBER (2)
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Philomel, 2016 The sinking of the Nazi passenger ship Wilhelm Gustloff, killing an Read more.
DECEMBER (1)
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin. Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2016 Riley feels feminine some days, masculine others, Read more.
DECEMBER (2)
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore. Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin’s Griffin, 2016 Miel and Sam have Read more.
JANUARY (1)
On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis. Amulet / Abrams, 2016 It’s 2035 and a comet is headed toward Read more.
FEBRUARY (1)
Radical by E.M. Kokie. Candlewick Press, 2016 Bex, 15, is distrustful of the government and knows that Lucy, in town Read more.
APRIL (1)
To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner Party by Skila Brown. Candlewick Press, 2016 Read more.
APRIL (2)
Scythe (Arc of the Scythe, Book 1) by Neal Shusterman.  Simon & Schuster, 2016 In a future on earth when Read more.
MAY (1)
Great American Whatever by Tim Federle. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016 Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart Read more.
MAY (2)
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. Delacorte, 2016 Over the course of a single day on which Read more.
SEPTEMBER (2)
Excellent Ed by Stacy McAnulty. Illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Alfred A. Knopf, 2016 “All of the Ellis children were allowed Read more.
SEPTEMBER (1)
School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex. Illustrated by Christian Robinson. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Book Press, Read more.
NOVEMBER (1)
The Hole Story of the Doughnut by Pat Miller. Illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 Prior to Read more.
NOVEMBER (2)
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell.  Illustrated by Rafael López. Houghton Read more.
OCTOBER (1)
When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson. Illustrated by Julie Flett. Highwater Press, 2016 A young Cree girl gardening Read more.
OCTOBER (2)
Little Cat’s Luck by Marion Dane Bauer. Illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell. Simon & Schuster, 2016 A small calico cat, Read more.
DECEMBER (1)
The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams, 2016 The princess Izta is known for her beauty but rejects Read more.
DECEMBER (2)
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass by Dean Robbins. Illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko. Orchard / Read more.
JANUARY (1)
The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau. Illustrated by Matt Myers. Candlewick Press, 2016 Two rat brothers, Louie and Ralphie, live Read more.
JANUARY (2)
The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino. U.S. edition: Albert Whitman, 2016 “Tina was a very curious cow. Read more.
APRIL (2)
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. little bee, 2016 A potent narrative begins, Read more.
FEBRUARY (1)
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller.  Illustrated by Frank Morrison. Chronicle, 2016 Alta prides herself on being Read more.
MARCH (1)
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano. Illustrated by Julie Morstad. A Neal Porter Book / Read more.
MARCH (2)
The Sound of Silence by Katrina Goldsaito. Illustrated by Julia Kuo. Little, Brown, 2016 On the busy streets of Tokyo, Read more.
APRIL (1)
Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer. Nancy Paulsen Books / Penguin, 2016 Each day leading up to “Poetry in Read more.
FEBRUARY (2)
A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts. Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Candlewick Press, 2016 Everybody has a bike but Read more.
MAY (1)
Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super–Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton. Illustrated by Don Tate. Charlesbridge, 2016 Lonnie Johnson once took Read more.
MAY (2)
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea: Unicorn of the Sea. (A Narwhal and Jelly Book) by Ben Clanton. Tundra Books, 2016 Read more.
MARCH
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry. Viking, 2016 In 13th-century western Europe, the Inquisition is control through terror, as Read more.
JANUARY (2)
Playing for the Devil’s Fire by Phillippe Diederich. Cinco Puntos Press, 2016 In his small town outside of Mexico City, Read more.
FEBRUARY (2)
Watched by Marina Budhos. Wendy Lamb Books / Random House, 2016 When Naeem is caught shoplifting, it further jeopardizes his Read more.
SEPTEMBER
March: The Trilogy by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Illustrated by Nate Powell. Top Shelf, 2013-2016 March: Book Three The Read more.
SEPTEMBER (1)
Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina. Candlewick Press, 2016 Juana is a little girl living in Bogotá, Colombia. Lucas is Read more.
SEPTEMBER (2)
Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami. Illustrated by Julianna Swaney. Groundwood, 2016 Nine-year-old Yasmin visits Book Uncle’s Lending Library, Read more.
NOVEMBER (1)
The Sound of All Things by Myron Uhlberg. Illustrated by Ted Papoulas. Peachtree, 2016 Both of the young narrator’s parents Read more.
NOVEMBER (2)
Esquivel! Space–Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood. Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh. Charlesbridge, 2016 Juan Garcia Esquivel was an avant garde Read more.
OCTOBER (1)
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall. Amulet/Abrams, 2015 Jimmy McLean is self-conscious about his blue eyes, fair Read more.
OCTOBER (2)
I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer. Illustrated by Gillian Newland. Second Story Press, 2016 Read more.
DECEMBER (1)
Shadows of Sherwood (A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure) by Kekla Magoon. Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2016 The night her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Read more.
DECEMBER (2)
A Boy Named Queen by Sara Cassidy. Groundwood, 2016 Most of the kids in Evelyn’s grade 5 class don’t know Read more.
JANUARY (1)
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day by Andrea Davis Read more.
JANUARY (2)
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan. A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book / Read more.
FEBRUARY (1)
Catching a Storyfish by Janice N. Harrington. WordSong / Highlights, 2016 Katheren, called Keet by her family—short for Parakeet, because Read more.
All Year
Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Season by Margaret Wise Brown. Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists. Sterling, 2015 After Read more.
SEPTEMBER (1)
We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp. Illustrated by Julie Flett. Orca, 2016 “ We sang you from a Read more.
SEPTEMBER (2)
Rudas: Niño’s Horrendous Hermanitas by Yuyi Morales. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2016 Niño’s back and this Read more.
OCTOBER (1)
My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith.  Illustrated by Julie Flett. Orca, 2016 “My heart fills with happiness Read more.
OCTOBER (2)
Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel! by Paul Meisel. Boyds Mills Press / Highlights, 2016 When Bat loses his home, Read more.
NOVEMBER (2)
Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle. Illustrated by Becca Stadtlander. Chronicle, 2016 The transformation from Read more.
NOVEMBER (1)
Owl Sees Owl by Laura Godwin. Illustrated by Rob Dunlavey. Schwartz & Wade, 2016 A little owl leaves his mama, Read more.
NOVEMBER (3)
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales.  Little, Brown, 2016 Thunder Boy Smith Jr. hates his name. Read more.
DECEMBER (1)
Tickle My Ears by Jörg Mühle.  Translated from the German by Catherine Chidgey. U.S. edition: Gecko Press, 2016 In this Read more.
DECEMBER (2)
First Snow by Bomi Park. U.S. edition: Chronicle, 2016 A small girl wakes up in the night to the soft Read more.
JANUARY (1)
Music Is … by Brandon Stosuy. Illustrated by Amy Martin. Little Simon, 2016 This purposefully inclusive board book celebrates music Read more.
JANUARY (3)
1 Big Salad: A Delicious Counting Book by Juana Medina. Viking, 2016 A playful concept book imagines salad ingredients as Read more.
JANUARY (2)
Marta! Big & Small by Jen Arena. Illustrated by Angela Dominguez. Roaring Brook Press, 2016 “To a lion, Marta is Read more.
FEBRUARY (1)
Old Dog Baby Baby by Julie Fogliano. Illustrated by Chris Raschka. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2016 Read more.
FEBRUARY (2)
Looking for Bongo by Eric Velasquez. Holiday House, 2016 A small, pajama-clad boy is on a morning hunt at home Read more.
MARCH (1)
Babies Don’t Walk, They Ride! Kathy Henderson. Illustrated by Lauren Tobia. U.S. edition: Templar Books / Candlewick Press, 2016 Babies Read more.
MARCH (2)
Rescue Squad No. 9 by Mike Austin. Random House, 2016 “Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!” The distress call launches Rescue Squad No. Read more.
MARCH (3)
The Airport Book by Lisa Brown. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2016 Endpapers showing a block of Read more.
APRIL (1)
Snail & Worm: Three Stories About Two Friends by Tina Kügler. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 Three short stories in chapter Read more.
APRIL (2)
Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2016 Alan the alligator has built his jungle reputation on Read more.
MAY (1)
When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes. Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2016 “Before Spring comes, the grass is Read more.
MAY (2)
A Morning with Grandpa by Cynthia Liu. Illustrated by Christina Forshay. Lee & Low, 2016 Mei Mei watches Gong Gong Read more.
MAY (3)
Every Day Birds by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater. Illustrated by Dylan Metrano. Orchard / Scholastic, 2016 Lovely cut-paper collage illustrations provide Read more.
FEBRUARY (2)
Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White by Melissa Sweet. Afterword by Martha White. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 Elwyn Read more.
MARCH (1)
When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin. Little, Brown, 2016 A historical fantasy weaves retellings of traditional Chinese Read more.
MARCH (2)
Giant Squid by Candace Fleming. Illustrated by Eric Rohmann. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2016 Giant squids Read more.
APRIL (1)
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley. Illustrated by Jessie Hartland. Simon & Schuster, 2016 Read more.
APRIL (2)
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems by Bob Raczka. Roaring Brook Press, 2016 “I like to think of poems Read more.
MAY (1)
Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes. WordSong / Highlights, 2016 Garvey is often teased at school for his weight, while his Read more.
MAY (2)
One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi. HarperCollins, 2016 After Obayda’s family moves from Kabul to the village where Read more.
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The 2017-2018 Selections Are Here!
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Libraries Rock! Summer 2018 Titles
The 2018 Collaborative Summer Library Program theme is Libraries Rock!  Here are ROW titles to for reading, listening, singing, dancing Read more.
Summer 1
Alphabet Family Band by Sarah Jones. Blue Manatee Press, 2017 The musical members of a large, multiracial family demonstrate their Read more.
Summer 2
Diez deditos / Ten Little Fingers and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America by José-Luis Orozco. Illustrated by Read more.
Summer 3
Little Pig Joins the Band by David Hyde Costello. Charlesbridge, 2011. Ages 2-5   Little Pig suffers the fate of Read more.
Summer 3
Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney. Simon and Schuster, 1994. Ages 3-7   On a day when Max doesn’t feel Read more.
Summer 2
Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2012. Ages 4-7   Kevin Henkes’s debut titles for beginning Read more.
Summer 1
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegacki. Illustrated by Qin Leng. Kids Can Press, 2014 Ages 4-8   Hana’s decision to Read more.
Summer 1
The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer. Illustrated by Stacey Innerst. Harcourt, 2013. Ages Read more.
Summer 2
Rock & Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story by Sebastian Robertson. Illustrated by Adam Gustavson. Henry Holt, 2014 Ages 9-13 Read more.
Summer 3
Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Little, Brown, 2011 Ages 8-12   This novel set primarily in 1937 builds Read more.
Summer 3
The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr. Little, Brown, 2013 Age 13 and older   Eight months ago, Lucy, a classically Read more.
Summer 2
Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxanne Orgill. Illustrated by Francis Vallejo. Candlewick Press, 2016 Age 10 Read more.
Summer 1
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth.  Arthur A. Levine / Scholastic, 2013 Age 11 and older   Read more.
Summer 1
Yellow Flag by Robert Lipsyte. HarperCollins, 2007 Age 14 and older   Teens who dream of NASCAR racing will feel as Read more.
Summer 2
Good Enough by Paula Yoo. HarperCollins, 2008 Age 13 and older   Patti Yoon is a first-generation Korean American high school Read more.
Summer 3
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel.  Amulet, 2010 Age 14 and older   Janis Joplin’s transformation from member of Read more.
2018-2019 Selections Are Here!
We’ve just finalized the Read On Wisconsin reading lists for 2018-2019.  Check out the selections below!  Watch for additional information Read more.
BTP September 2018 (1)
Baby’s First Words by Stella Blackstone and Sunny Scribbens. Illustrated by Christiane Engel. Barefoot Books, 2017 Ages 6 months – Read more.
BTP September 2018 (2)
My Autumn Book by Wong Herbert Yee. Christy Ottaviano Books / Henry Holt, 2015 Ages 3-5   “The air turns Read more.
BTP October 2018 (2)
I Want to Be in a Scary Story by Sean Taylor. Illustrated by Jean Jullien. Candlewick Press, 2017 Ages 3-7 Little Read more.
BTP October 2018 (1)
Herbert’s First Halloween by Cynthia Rylant.  Illustrated by Steven Henry. Chronicle, 2017 Ages 3-6   Herbert is a little pig Read more.
BTP November 2018 (1)
Hooray for Birds! by Lucy Cousins. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2017 Ages 2-4   With her signature bold black outlines and Read more.
BTP November 2018 (2)
Owl Bat Bat Owl by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2017 Ages 2-5   A family of owls is Read more.
BTP December 2018 (1)
Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke. Illustrated by Angela Brooksbank. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2017 Ages 2-4 A busy mama at Read more.
BTP December 2018 (2)
Blocks by Irene Dickson. U.S. edition: Nosy Crow / Candlewick, 2016 Ages 2-4   Two kids. Two sets of blocks. Two Read more.
BTP January 2019
Kvasnosky, Laura McGee. Little Wolf’s First Howling. Illustrated by Laura McGee Kvasnosky and Kate Harvey McGee. Candlewick Press, 2017.  24 Read more.
BTP February 2019 (1)
Oikawa, Kenji, and Mayuko Takeuchi. Circle, Triangle, Elephant! A Book of Shapes & Surprises. Translated from the Japanese. U.S. edition: Read more.
BTP February 2019 (2)
Sidman, Joyce. Round. Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. 32 pages (978–0–544–38761–4) Ages 3-6 “I love round things,” Read more.
BTP March 2019 (1)
Hest, Amy. Buster and the Baby. Illustrated by Polly Dunbar. Candlewick Press, 2017. 32 pages (978–0–7636–8787–8) Ages 2-4 Buster is Read more.
BTP March 2019 (2)
Fleming, Candace. Go Sleep in Your Own Bed! Illustrated by Lori Nichols. Schwartz & Wade, 2017. 32 pages (978–0–375–86648–7) Ages Read more.
BTP April 2019
Smith, Monique Gray. You Hold Me Up. Illustrated by Danielle Daniel. Orca, 2017. 32 pages (978–1–4598–1447–9) Ages 3-8 What does Read more.
BTP May 2019 (1)
Lamba, Marie, and Baldev Lamba. Green Green: A Community Gardening Story. Illustrated by Sonia Sánchez. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.  32 Read more.
BTP May 2019 (2)
Messner, Kate. Over and Under the Pond. Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal. Chronicle, 2017. 40 pages (978–1–4521–4542–6) Ages 4-8 The Read more.
BTP Summer 2019 (1)
Barton, Byron. I Want  to Be an Astronaut. Thomas Y. Crowell, 1988. 32 pages (0-694-00261-5) Ages 3-6 “I want to be an astronaut/a Read more.
BTP Summer 2019 (2)
Wilson-Max, Ken. Max’s Starry Night.  Jump at the Sun / Hyperion, 2001. 24 pages (0-7868-0553-6) Ages 2 – 4 When young Max and Read more.
BTP Summer 2019 (3)
Ray, Mary Lyn. Stars. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. Beach Lane, 2011. 32 pages (978–1–4424-2249–0) Ages 2-6 “A star is how you know it’s Read more.
Primary September 2018
Derby, Sally. A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices. Illustrated by Mika Song. Charlesbridge, 2017. 48 pages (978–1–58089–730–3) Ages Read more.
Primary October 2018 (1)
Butler, Dori Hillestad. King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse. Illustrated by Nancy Meyers. Peachtree, 2017. 42 Read more.
Primary October 2018 (2)
Denos, Julia. Windows. Illustrated by E. B. Goodale. Candlewick Press, 2017.  24 pages (978–0–7636–9035–9) Ages 3-6 “At the end of Read more.
Primary November 2018
Phi, Bao. A Different Pond. Illustrated by Thi Bui. Capstone Young Readers, 2017. 32 pages (978–1–62370–803–0) Ages 6-9 A Vietnamese Read more.
Primary December 2018
Cordell, Matthew. Wolf in the Snow. Feiwel and Friends, 2017. 48 pages (978–1–250–07636–6) Ages 4-9 Snow is falling lightly as Read more.
Primary January 2019 (1)
Raczka, Bob. Niko Draws a Feeling. Illustrated by Simone Shin. Carolrhoda, 2017. 32 pages (978–1–4677–9843–3) Ages 4-8 Niko loves to Read more.
Primary January 2019 (2)
Going, K. L. The Shape of the World: A Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright. Illustrated by Lauren Stringer. Beach Lane Read more.
Primary February 2019
Heder, Thyra. Alfie. Abrams, 2017. 40 pages (978–1–4197–2529–6) Ages 4-8 On her sixth birthday, Nia welcomes her new pet turtle, Read more.
Primary March 2019 (1)
Stewart, Melissa. Can an Aardvark Bark? Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Beach Lane, 2017. 32 pages (978–1–4814–5852–8) Ages 5-9 A primary Read more.
Primary March 2019 (2)
Pinkney, Jerry. The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Little, Brown, 2017. 32 pages (978–0–316–34157–8) Ages 3-6 This mostly faithful retelling of Read more.
Primary April 2019
Garza, Cynthia Leonor. Lucía the Luchadora. Illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez. POW!, 2017. 32 pages (978–1–57687–827–9) Ages 3-6 Lucía is a Read more.
Primary May 2019 (1)
Cornwall, Gaia. Jabari Jumps. Candlewick Press, 2017. 32 pages (978–0–7636–7838–8) Ages 3-7 A young African American boy is sure he’s Read more.
Primary May 2019 (2)
Meisel, Paul. My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis. Holiday House, 2017. 32  pages (978–0–8234–3671–2) Ages 5-8 The eventful summer of Read more.
Primary Summer 2019 (1)
Aston, Dianna Hutts. Moon Over Star. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Dial, 2008. 32 pages (978-0-8037-3107-3) Ages 7-10 In the summer of1969, young Mae Read more.
Primary Summer 2019 (2)
Sayre, April Pulley. Stars Beneath Your Bed. Illustrated by Ann Jonas. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2005. 24 pages (0-06-057189-6) Ages 5-8 Poetry and science Read more.
Primary Summer 2019 (3)
Grey, Mini. Toys in Space. U.S. edition: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. 32 pages (978–0–307-97812–7) Ages 4-8 “That summer night, for the first time Read more.
Intermediate September 2018
Barnes, Derrick. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. Illustrated by Gordon C. James. A Denene Millner Book / Bolden, 2017. Read more.
Intermediate October 2018
Florence, Debbi Michiko. Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen. Illustrated by Elizabet Vuković. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017. 115 pages (978–0–374–30410–2) Ages 6-9 Eight-year-old Read more.
Intermediate November 2018 (1)
Barton, Chris. Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion. Illustrated by Victo Ngai. Millbrook Press, 2017. 36 Read more.
Intermediate November 2018 (2)
Bing, Xu. Look! What Do You See? An Art Puzzle Book of American & Chinese Songs. Illustrated by Becca Stadtlander. Read more.
Intermediate December 2018
Williams-Garcia, Rita. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. Amistad, 2017. 166  pages (978–0–06–221591–8) Ages 8-12 Clayton Byrd loves playing the blues harp Read more.
Intermediate January 2019
Dairman, Tara. The Great Hibernation. Illustrated by Rebecca Green. Wendy Lamb Books / Random House, 2017. 260 pages (978–1–5247–1785–8) Ages Read more.
Intermediate February 2019 (1)
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs, and June Jo Lee. Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix. Illustrated by Man One. Readers Read more.
Intermediate February 2019 (2)
Mahin, Michael. Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy  Waters. Illustrated by Evan Turk. Atheneum, 2017. 48 pages (978–1–4814–4349–4) Ages 7-10 Read more.
Intermediate March 2019
Kelly, Erin Entrada. Hello, Universe. Greenwillow, 2017. 313 pages (978–0–06–241415–1) Ages 8-12 Shy Virgil feels like a failure for not Read more.
Intermediate April 2019
Engle, Margarita. Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics. Illustrated by Rafael López. Godwin Books / Henry Holt, 2017. 48 pages (978–0–8050–9876–1) Ages Read more.
Intermediate May 2019 (1)
Miller, Darcy. Roll. Harper, 2017. 206 pages (978–0–06–246122–3) Ages 8-12 Ren’s family recently moved to his late grandmother’s house outside Read more.
Intermediate May 2019 (2)
Hale, Shannon. Real Friends. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham. First Second, 2017. 211 pages (pbk.  978–1–62672–785–4) Ages 8-12 The middle child Read more.
Intermediate Summer 2019 (1)
Losure, Mary. Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d. Candlewick Press, 2017. 163 pages (978–0–7636–7063–4) How do you recount the Read more.
Intermediate Summer 2019 (2)
Love, Ann and Jane Drake. The Kids’ Book of the Night Sky. Illustrated by Heather Collins. Kids Can Press, 2004. 144 pages (0-55337-357-X) Ages Read more.
Intermediate Summer 2019 (3)
Yang, Gene Luen. Prime Baby. Illustrated by Derek Kirk Kim. Roaring Brook Press, 2010. 64 pages ( 9781596436121) Age 9 and older Eight-year-old Thaddeus is Read more.
Middle School September 2018
Jamieson, Victoria. All’s Faire in Middle School. Dial, 2017. 248 pages (978–0–525–42998–2) Ages 8-12 Imogene has been home-schooled her entire Read more.
Middle School October 2018
Reynolds, Jason. Miles Morales: Spider-Man. Marvel Press, 2017. 261 pages (978–148478748–9) Age 11 and older Half Black, half Puerto Rican, Read more.
Middle School November 2018
Rosenberg, Madelyn, and Wendy Wan-Long Shang. This Is Just a Test. Scholastic Press, 2017. 243 pages (978–1–338–03772–2) Ages 9-12 A late Read more.
Middle School December 2018
Cronin, Doreen. Cyclone. A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book / Atheneum, 2017. 336 pages (978–1–4814–3525–3) Ages 9-13 Nora, 12, is small for Read more.
Middle School January 2019 (1)
Khan, Hena. Amina’s Voice. Salaam Reads, 2017. 197 pages (978–1–4814–9206–5) Ages 9-13 Amina is unhappy that her best friend, Soojin, Read more.
Middle School January 2019 (2)
Oh, Ellen, editor. Flying Lessons & Other Stories. Crown, 2017. 218 pages (978–1–101–93459–3) Ages 9-14 “Blame my Uncle Kenneth. Everybody Read more.
Middle School February 2019
Walker, Sally M. Sinking the Sultana: A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home. Candlewick Press, Read more.
Middle School March 2019
Pérez, Celia C. The First Rule of Punk. Viking, 2017. 310 pages (978–0–425–29040–8) Ages 9-12 Malú and her mom have Read more.
Middle School April 2019 (1)
Alexander, Kwame, with Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth. Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets. Illustrated by Ekua Holmes. Candlewick Press, Read more.
Middle School April 2019 (2)
Frost, Helen. When My Sister Started Kissing. Margaret Ferguson Books / Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017. 187 pages (978–0–374–30303–7) Ages 10-13 Read more.
Middle School May 2019
Cartaya, Pablo. The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. Viking, 2017. 236 pages (978–1–101–99723–9) Ages 10-13 Arturo lives in an apartment Read more.
Middle School Summer 2019 (1)
Anderson, Jodi Lynn. Midnight at the Electric. HarperTeen, 2017. 257  pages (978–0–06–239354–8) Age 12 and older In 2065, Adri moves Read more.
Middle School Summer 2019 (2)
Moore, David Barclay. The Stars Beneath Our Feet. Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.  294 pages (978–1–5247–0124–6) Ages 9-13 On the edge Read more.
Middle School Summer 2019 (3)
Thimmesh, Catherine. Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on th Moon. Houghton Mifflin, 2006. 80 pages (0-618-50757-4) Ages 10-15 A vast Read more.
High School September 2018
Watson, Renée. Piecing Me Together. Bloomsbury, 2017. 264 pages (978–1–68119–105–8) Age 13 and older Jade misses going to school with Read more.
High School October 2018
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. Clarion, 2017. 445 pages (978–0–544–58650–5) Age 13 and older High school Read more.
High School November 2018
Slater, Dashka. The 57 Bus. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017. 305 pages (978–0–374–30323–5) Age 12 and older Despite recently losing a Read more.
High School December 2018 (1)
Anderson, M. T. Landscape with Invisible Hand. Candlewick Press, 2017. 149  pages (978–0–7636–8789–2) Age 13 and older When the vuvv Read more.
High School December 2018 (2)
Lu, Marie. Warcross. Putnam, 2017. 353 pages (978–0–399–54796–6) Age 11 and older Teen bounty hunter Emika Chen is down to Read more.
High School January 2019 (1)
Zarr, Sara. Gem & Dixie. Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2017. 282 pages (978–0–06–243459–3) Age 12 and older Gem took Read more.
High School January 2019 (2)
Heiligman, Deborah. Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers. Godwin Books / Henry Holt, 2017. 454 pages  (978–0–8050–9339–1) Age 14 Read more.
High School February 2019
Dimaline, Cherie. The Marrow Thieves. DCB, 2017. 234 pages (pbk  978–1–77086–486–3) Age 12 and older “It began as a rumor, Read more.
High School March 2019
Mathieu, Jennifer. Moxie. Roaring Brook Press, 2017. 330 pages (978–1–62672–635–2) Age 13 and older Vivvy loves the Riot Grrrl bands Read more.
High School April 2019
Reynolds, Jason. Long Way Down. A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book / Atheneum, 2017.  306 pages (978–1–4814–3825–4) Age 12 and older Will Read more.
High School May 2019
Stevens, Courtney. Dress Codes for Small Towns. HarperTeen, 2017. 337  pages (978–0–06–239851–2) Age 13 and older A YA book set Read more.
High School Summer 2019 (1)
Lee, Fonda. Exo. Scholastic Press, 2017. 371 pages (978–0–545–93343–8) Age 12 and older Teenage Donovan is a member of the Read more.
High School Summer 2019 (2)
Rusch, Elizabeth. Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World. Photographs by Karin Anderson. (Scientists in the Field) Houghton Read more.
High School Summer 2019 (3)
Duyvis, Corinne. On the Edge of Gone. Amulet Books/Abrams, 2016. 456 pages (978-1-4197-1903-5) Age 14 and older It’s 2035 and a comet is Read more.
September 2018 Books
“Miss Knapp says the / first day is Get-Aquainted Day in kindergarten.” (from “Drawing My Family” in A New School Year: Read more.
October 2018 Books
“Herbert was not sure about Halloween.” (From Herbert’s First Halloween by Cynthia Rylant.) Find out more about Herbert’s First Halloween and other October ROW Read more.
November 2018 Books
“Tonight, when we are all home, Dad will put rice in the cooker, and Mom will fry the fish on Read more.
December 2018 Books
“All Clayton wanted was a twelve-bar solo–not even the twice-around the block solo that the other Bluesman played. He wanted Read more.
January 2019 Books
“Nine quarters. “They were the last of what had been left in the jar of laundry money that Dixie and Read more.
February 2019 Books
“‘Dreams get caught in the webs woven in your bones. That’s where they live. In that marrow there.’ … I Read more.
March 2019 Books
“In the bathroom, I looked at my reflection in the mirror and made a face when I remembered one of Read more.
April 2019 Books
“Rise / into the wonder / of daybreak. / Be a rainbow in the cloud. / Be a free bird Read more.
May 2019 Books
“There are birds falling out of the sky. “I’m not an expert on bird behavior or anything, but I’m pretty Read more.
Summer 2019 Books: “A Universe of Stories”
Soar into space and into the imagination with our Summer 2019 titles, aligned to this year’s Collaborative Summer Library Program theme, Read more.

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