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Festivalgoers gather in the Pavilion of the States at the Library of Congress National Book Festival and visit each state with their 52 Great Reads brochure.

Discover Great Places Through Reading

Every year, a list of books representing the literary heritage of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands is distributed by the Library of Congress's Center for the Book during the National Book Festival. Each book is selected by a Center for the Book state affiliate or state library and most are for children and young readers. Books may be written by authors from the state, take place in the state, or celebrate the state’s culture and heritage. Why not read the book suggested for your state or district and then learn, through these books, about the other places that interest you?

Click on a state to view suggested titles by states or download the complete lists.

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Alabama

  • Alabama: My Home Sweet Home by Charles Ghigna

    2018 selection
    Alabama: My Home Sweet Home,
    Charles Ghigna

  • Make It Work

    2017 selection
    Make It Work,
    Chandra Sparks Splond

  • Fresh Delicious Poems from the Farmer's Market

    2016 selection
    Fresh Delicious Poems from the Farmer’s Market,
    Irene Latham

  • Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama

    2015 selection
    Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama,
    Hester Bass

  • The Hidden Summer

    2014 selection
    The Hidden Summer,
    Gin Phillips

  • Don't Feed the Boy

    2013 selection
    Don't Feed the Boy,
    Irene Latham

  • The Secret World of Walter Anderson

    2012 selection
    The Secret World of Walter Anderson,
    Hester Bass

Alaska

  • How Raven Got His Crooked Nose: An Alaskan Dena'ina Fable by Barbara J. Atwater and Ethan J. Atwater; illustrated by Mindy Dwyer

    2018 selection
    How Raven Got His Crooked Nose: An Alaskan Dena’ina Fable,
    Barbara J. Atwater and Ethan J. Atwater; illustrated by Mindy Dwyer

  • Secondhand Summer

    2017 selection
    Secondhand Summer,
    Dan Walker

  • Charlie and the Blanket Toss

    2016 selection
    Charlie and the Blanket Toss,
    Tricia Brown and Sarah Martinsen

  • A is for Alaska

    2015 selection
    A is for Alaska,
    Boys and Girls Club Alaska

  • Grizzly Bears of Alaska: Explore the Wild World of Bears

    2014 selection
    Grizzly Bears of Alaska: Explore the Wild World of Bears,
    Debbie S. Miller and Patrick J. Endres

  • Lucy's Dance

    2013 selection
    Lucy's Dance,
    Deb Vanasse

  • My Name Is Not Easy Tells Alaska's Story

    2012 selection
    My Name Is Not Easy Tells Alaska's Story,
    Debby Dahl Edwardson

Arizona

  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

    2018 selection
    Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus,
    Dusti Bowling

  • Grand Canyon

    2017 selection
    Grand Canyon,
    Jason Chin

  • My Tata's Remedies: Los Remedios de mi Tata

    2016 selection
    My Tata’s Remedies: Los Remedios de mi Tata,
    Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford

  • Bruce and the Road to Courage

    2015 selection
    Bruce and the Road to Courage,
    Gale Leach

  • Monster in the Rocks

    2014 selection
    Monster in the Rocks,
    Conrad J. Storad

  • Cheery; The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog

    2013 selection
    Cheery; The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog,
    Elizabeth W. Davidson

  • Arizona Way Out West and Witty

    2012 selection
    Arizona Way Out West & Witty,
    Lynda Exley and Conrad J. Storad

Arkansas

  • March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine by Melba Pattillo Beals

    2018 selection
    March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine,
    Melba Pattillo Beals

  • The Secret Keepers

    2017 selection
    The Secret Keepers,
    Trenton Lee Stewart

  • Petit Jean: a Wilderness adventure

    2016 selection
    Petit Jean: a Wilderness adventure,
    William B. Jones

  • The Big Ideas of Buster Bickles

    2015 selection
    The Big Ideas of Buster Bickles,
    Dave Wasson

  • N Is for Natural State: An Arkansas Alphabet

    2014 selection
    N Is for Natural State: An Arkansas Alphabet,
    Michael Shoulders

  • Natural State Notables: 21 Famous People from Arkansas

    2013 selection
    Natural State Notables: 21 Famous People from Arkansas,
    Steven Teske

  • The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

    2012 selection
    The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict,
    Trenton Lee Stewart

California

  • The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

    2018 selection
    The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives,
    Dashka Slater

  • It Ain't So Awful, Falafel

    2017 selection
    It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel,
    Firoozeh Dumas

  • This Bridge Will Not Be Gray

    2016 selection
    This Bridge Will Not Be Gray,
    Dave Eggers

  • Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting With the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands

    2015 selection
    Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting With the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands,
    Katherine Roy

  • The Tree Lady

    2014 selection
    The Tree Lady,
    H. Joseph Hopkins

  • The Camping Trip that Changed America

    2013 selection
    The Camping Trip that Changed America,
    Barb Rosenstock

  • One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street

    2012 selection
    One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street,
    Joanne Rocklin

Colorado

  • Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos

    2018 selection
    Life in a Fishbowl,
    Len Vlahos

  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate

    2017 selection
    Space Boy and the Space Pirate,
    Dian Curtis

  • The Lightening Queen

    2016 selection
    The Lightening Queen,
    Laura Resau

  • Mama Built a Little Nest

    2015 selection
    Mama Built a Little Nest,
    Jennifer Ward

  • The Tumbleweed Came Back

    2014 selection
    The Tumbleweed Came Back,
    Carmela LaVigna-Coyle

  • Katrina's Wish

    2013 selection
    Katrina's Wish,
    Jeannie Mobley

  • Light Up the Night

    2012 selection
    Light Up the Night,
    Jean Reidy

Connecticut

  • Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood

    2018 selection
    Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay,
    Susan Hood

  • Stubby the War Dog

    2017 selection
    Stubby the War Dog,
    Ann Bausum

  • The Great Connecticut Caper

    2016 selection
    The Great Connecticut Caper,
    Various CT authors and illustrators

  • Ox-Cart Man

    2015 selection
    Ox-Cart Man,
    Donald Hall

  • Strega Nona

    2014 selection
    Strega Nona,
    Tomie dePaola

  • In Pursuit of the Common Good: Twenty-Five Years of Repairing the World, One Bottle of Salad Dressing at a Time

    2013 selection
    In Pursuit of the Common Good: Twenty-Five Years of Repairing the World, One Bottle of Salad Dressing at a Time,
    Paul Newman and A.E. Hotchner

  • Where the Wild Things Are

    2012 selection
    Where the Wild Things Are,
    Maurice Sendak

Delaware

  • My Shot: Balancing It All and Standing Tall by Elena Delle Donne

    2018 selection
    My Shot: Balancing It All and Standing Tall,
    Elena Delle Donne

  • How to Disappear

    2017 selection
    How to Disappear,
    Sharon Huss Roat

  • Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure

    2016 selection
    Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure,
    Ilona E. Holland

  • Between the Notes

    2015 selection
    Between the Notes,
    Sharon Huss Roat

  • Saving Lucas Biggs

    2014 selection
    Saving Lucas Biggs
    Marisa de los Santos and David Teague

  • Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops

    2013 selection
    Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops
    Jill Biden

  • Red Knot: A Shorebird's Incredible Journey

    2012 selection
    Red Knot: A Shorebird’s Incredible Journey
    Nancy Carol Willis

Florida

  • Ally and Jordi's Adventures Through Florida by Rachel Basan Porter

    2018 selection
    Ally & Jordi’s Adventures Through Florida,
    Rachel Basan Porter

  • Treasure Hunters

    2017 & 2016 selection
    Treasure Hunters,
    James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

  • She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader

    2015 selection
    She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader,
    Jan Godown

  • Dolphin Tale 2: The Junior Novel

    2014 selection
    Dolphin Tale 2: The Junior Novel,
    Gabrielle Reyes

  • Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again

    2013 selection
    Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again,
    Juliana, Isabella and Craig Hatkoff

  • Secret of the Night Ponies

    2012 selection
    Secret of the Night Ponies,
    Joan Hiatt Harlow

Georgia

  • Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon by Suzanne Slade and Thomas Gonzalez

    2018 selection
    Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon,
    Suzanne Slade and Thomas Gonzalez

  • Christmas in the Trenches

    2017 selection
    Christmas in the Trenches,
    John McCutcheon

  • The Library Dragon

    2016 selection
    The Library Dragon,
    Carmen Agra Deedy

  • Toad Weather

    2015 selection
    Toad Weather,
    Sandra Markle

  • A Bird on Water Street

    2014 selection
    A Bird on Water Street,
    Elizabeth O. Dulemba

  • Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers

    2013 selection
    Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers,
    Tanya Lee Stone

  • Return of the Library Dragon

    2012 selection
    Return of the Library Dragon,
    Carmen Agra Deedy

Hawaii

  • By Request Highlights: The Search for Hawaii's Greatest Recipes Continues by Betty Shimabukuro

    2018 selection
    By Request Highlights: The Search for Hawaii’s Greatest Recipes Continues,
    Betty Shimabukuro

  • Obake Files: Ghostly Encounters in Supernatural Hawaii

    2017 selection
    Obake Files: Ghostly Encounters in Supernatural Hawaii,
    Glen Grant

  • Juniors

    2016 selection
    Juniors,
    Kaui Hart Hemmings

  • A is for Aloha: A Hawai'i Alphabet

    2015 selection
    A is for Aloha: A Hawai’i Alphabet,
    U’ilani Goldsberry

  • Under the Blood-Red Sun

    2014 selection
    Under the Blood-Red Sun,
    Graham Salisbury

  • Ili Na Ho'omana'o o Kalaupapa/Casting Remembrances of Kalaupapa

    2013 selection
    Ili Na Ho'omana'o o Kalaupapa/Casting Remembrances of Kalaupapa,
    Anwei Skinsnes Law and Valerie Monson

  • Moon Mangoes

    2012 selection
    Moon Mangoes,
    Lindy Shapiro

Idaho

  • Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle by Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp

    2018 selection
    Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle,
    Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp

  • All the Light We Cannot See

    2017, 2016 & 2015 selection
    All the Light We Cannot See,
    Anthony Doerr

  • Boys of Blur

    2014 selection
    Boys of Blur,
    N.D. Wilson

  • Polly Bemis: A Chinese American Pioneer

    2013 selection
    Polly Bemis: A Chinese American Pioneer,
    Priscilla Wegars

  • The Birthday Box

    2012 selection
    The Birthday Box,
    Leslie Patricelli

Illinois

  • Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds

    2018 selection
    Creepy Pair of Underwear!,
    Aaron Reynolds

  • Gandhi: A March to the Sea

    2017 selection
    Gandhi: A March to the Sea,
    Alice B. McGinty

  • The Leveller

    2016 selection
    The Leveller,
    Julia Durango

  • Stick and Stone

    2015 selection
    Stick and Stone,
    Beth Ferry (Author), Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)

  • Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

    2014 selection
    Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau,
    Andrea Beaty

  • My Friend Rabbit

    2013 selection
    My Friend Rabbit,
    Eric Rohmann

  • Rock 'n' Roll Mole

    2012 selection
    Rock 'n' Roll Mole,
    Carolyn Crimi

Indiana

  • Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

    2018 selection
    Made You Up,
    Francesca Zappia

  • Race Car Count

    2017 selection
    Race Car Count,
    Rebecca Kai Dotlich

  • Big Tractor

    2016 selection
    Big Tractor,
    Nathan Clement

  • Woodpecker Wham!

    2015 selection
    Woodpecker Wham!,
    April Pulley Sayre

  • Hoosier Public Enemy: A Life of John Dillinger

    2014 selection
    Hoosier Public Enemy: A Life of John Dillinger,
    John A. Beineke

  • Ashfall

    2013 selection
    Ashfall,
    Mike Mullin

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog

    2012 selection
    Clifford the Big Red Dog,
    Norm Bridwell

Iowa

  • Frankenbunny by Jill Esbaum

    2018 selection
    Frankenbunny,
    Jill Esbaum

  • A Hat for Mrs Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love

    2017 selection
    A Hat for Mrs Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love,
    Michelle Edwards

  • 27 Magic Words

    2016 selection
    27 Magic Words,
    Sharelle Moranville

  • My Wilderness: An Alaskan Adventure

    2015 selection
    My Wilderness: An Alaskan Adventure,
    Claudia McGehee

  • Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table

    2014 selection
    Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table,
    Jacqueline Briggs Martin

  • Here Lies Linc

    2013 selection
    Here Lies Linc,
    Delia Ray

  • The Magic Thief

    2012 selection
    The Magic Thief,
    Sarah Prineas

Kansas

  • That Is My Dream! by Langston Hughes and Daniel Miyares

    2018 selection
    That Is My Dream!,
    Langston Hughes and Daniel Miyares

  • A Bitter Magic

    2017 & 2016 selection
    A Bitter Magic,
    Roderick Townley

  • Navigating Early

    2015 selection
    Navigating Early,
    Clare Vanderpool

  • The Adventures of Beanboy

    2014 selection
    The Adventures of Beanboy,
    Lisa Harkrader

  • Doc: A Novel

    2013 selection
    Doc: A Novel,
    Mary Doria Russell

  • Moon Over Manifest

    2012 selection
    Moon Over Manifest,
    Clare Vanderpool

Kentucky

  • What Forest Knows by George Ella Lyon

    2018 selection
    What Forest Knows,
    George Ella Lyon

  • The Twelve Days of Christmas in Kentucky

    2017 selection
    The Twelve Days of Christmas in Kentucky,
    Evelyn Christensen

  • Lift your Light a Little Higher

    2016 selection
    Lift your Light a Little Higher,
    Heather Henson

  • Woodford Brave

    2015 selection
    Woodford Brave,
    Marcia Thornton Jones

  • All Aboard! The Belle of Louisville

    2014 selection
    All Aboard! The Belle of Louisville,
    Marie Bradby

  • Appalachian Toys and Games

    2013 selection
    Appalachian Toys and Games,
    Linda Hager Pack

  • Sailing to Freedom

    2012 selection
    Sailing to Freedom,
    Martha Bennett Stiles

Louisiana

  • Bayou Song: Creative Explorations of the South Louisiana Landscape by Margaret Simon

    2018 selection
    Bayou Song: Creative Explorations of the South Louisiana Landscape,
    Margaret Simon

  • Mumbo Jumbo, Stay Out of the Gumbo

    2017 selection
    Mumbo Jumbo, Stay Out of the Gumbo,
    Johnette Downing

  • Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh

    2016 selection
    Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh,
    Johnette Downing

  • Goodnight Cajun Land

    2015 selection
    Goodnight Cajun Land,
    Cornell Landry

  • A Catfish Tale: A Bayou Story of the Fisherman and His Wife

    2014 selection
    A Catfish Tale: A Bayou Story of the Fisherman and His Wife,
    Whitney Stewart

  • The Ghost Tree

    2013 selection
    The Ghost Tree,
    Yvette Landry

  • Goodnight Acadiana

    2012 selection
    Goodnight Acadiana,
    Leslie Crawford Costner

Maine

  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

    2018 selection
    Charlotte’s Web,
    E.B. White

  • Island Birthday

    2017 selection
    Island Birthday,
    Eva Murray

  • I'm New Here

    2016 selection
    I’m New Here,
    Anne Sibley O’Brien

  • Miss Rumphius

    2015 selection
    Miss Rumphius,
    Barbara Cooney

  • A Path of Stars

    2014 selection
    A Path of Stars,
    Anne Sibley O'Brien

  • Time of Wonder

    2013 selection
    Time of Wonder,
    Robert McCloskey

  • Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness

    2012 selection
    Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness,
    Donn Fendler

Maryland

  • Drawn Together by Minh Le and Dan Santat

    2018 selection
    Drawn Together,
    Minh Lê and Dan Santat

  • I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

    2017 selection
    I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark,
    Debbie Levy

  • The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

    2016 selection
    The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary,
    Laura Shovan

  • Julia Child: An Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures

    2015 selection
    Julia Child: An Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures,
    Erin Hagar

  • Genie Wishes

    2014 selection
    Genie Wishes,
    Elisabeth Dahl

  • Calvert the Raven in the Battle of Baltimore: Flying Through History

    2013 selection
    Calvert the Raven in the Battle of Baltimore: Flying Through History,
    J. Scott Fuqua

  • Closed for the Season

    2012 selection
    Closed for the Season,
    Mary Downing Hahn

Massachusetts

  • Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy by Richard Michelson

    2018 selection
    Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy,
    Richard Michelson

  • The First Step

    2017 selection
    The First Step,
    Susan Goodman

  • Growing Up Pedro

    2016 selection
    Growing Up Pedro,
    Matt Tavares

  • The Phantom Tollbooth

    2015 selection
    The Phantom Tollbooth,
    Norton Juster

  • Letting Swift River Go

    2014 selection
    Letting Swift River Go,
    Jane Yolen

  • Zachary's Ball

    2013 selection
    Zachary's Ball,
    Matt Tavares

  • The Disappearing Island

    2012 selection
    The Disappearing Island,
    Corinne Demas

Michigan

  • Clever Beatrice: An Upper Peninsula Conte by Margaret Willey

    2018 selection
    Clever Beatrice: An Upper Peninsula Conte,
    Margaret Willey

  • Mackinac Bridge: The 5 Mile Poem

    2017 selection
    Mackinac Bridge: The 5 Mile Poem,
    Gloria Whelan

  • Tallulah: Mermaid of the Great Lakes

    2016 selection
    Tallulah: Mermaid of the Great Lakes,
    Denise Brennan-Nelson

  • Bernida: A Michigan Sailing Legend

    2015 selection
    Bernida: A Michigan Sailing Legend,
    Al Declercq, Tom Ervin, Gloria Whelan

  • Bluffton

    2014 selection
    Bluffton,
    Matt Phelan

  • Bear Has a Story to Tell

    2013 selection
    Bear Has a Story to Tell,
    Philip C. and Erin Stead

  • Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art

    2012 selection
    Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art of All Ages,
    Jane Shapiro

Minnesota

  • A Different Pond by Bao Phi and Thi Bui

    2018 selection
    A Different Pond,
    Bao Phi and Thi Bui

  • Worm Loves Worm

    2017 selection
    Worm Loves Worm,
    J. J. Austrian

  • Red: A Crayon's Story

    2016 selection
    Red: A Crayon’s Story,
    Michael Hall

  • Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold

    2015 selection
    Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold,
    Joyce Sidman

  • Moo!

    2014 selection
    Moo!,
    David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka

  • It's a Tiger!

    2013 selection
    It’s a Tiger!,
    David LaRochelle

  • BookSpeak! Poems About Books

    2012 selection
    BookSpeak! Poems About Books,
    Laura Purdie Salas

Mississippi

  • Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson

    2018 selection
    Midnight Without a Moon,
    Linda Williams Jackson

  • The Hate U Give

    2017 selection
    The Hate U Give,
    Angie Thomas

  • Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King

    2016 selection
    Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King,
    Bonnie Christensen

  • The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

    2015 selection
    The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch,
    Chris Barton

  • Mississippi Trial, 1955

    2014 selection
    Mississippi Trial, 1955,
    Chris Crowe

  • Glory Be

    2013 selection
    Glory Be,
    Augusta Scattergood

  • A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty

    2012 selection
    A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty,
    Carolyn J. Brown

Missouri

  • Crawly School for Bugs: Poems to Drive You Buggy by David Harrison

    2018 selection
    Crawly School for Bugs: Poems to Drive You Buggy,
    David Harrison

  • Prudence the Part-Time Cow

    2017 selection
    Prudence the Part-Time Cow,
    Jody Jensen Shaffer

  • Flags Over America: A Star Spangled Story

    2016 selection
    Flags Over America: A Star Spangled Story,
    Cheryl Harness

  • Painting for Peace in Ferguson

    2015 selection
    Painting for Peace in Ferguson,
    Carol Swartout Klein

  • Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom

    2014 selection
    Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom,
    Shane W. Evans

  • Pirates

    2013 selection
    Pirates,
    David L. Harrison

  • Hate List

    2012 selection
    Hate List,
    Jennifer Brown

Montana

  • Evelyn Cameron: Photographer on the Western Prairie by Lorna Milne

    2018 selection
    Evelyn Cameron: Photographer on the Western Prairie,
    Lorna Milne

  • Bold Women in Montana History

    2017 selection
    Bold Women in Montana History,
    Beth Judy

  • Born Wild in Glacier National Park

    2016 selection
    Born Wild in Glacier National Park,
    Donald M. Jones

  • Homesteading: Settling America's Heartland

    2015 selection
    Homesteading: Settling America’s Heartland,
    Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

  • Visions and Voices: Montana's One-Room Schoolhouses

    2014 selection
    Visions and Voices: Montana’s One-Room Schoolhouses,
    Charlotte Caldwell

  • When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone

    2013 selection
    When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone,
    Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

  • The Glaciers Are Melting

    2012 selection
    The Glaciers Are Melting,
    Donna Love

Nebraska

  • Choose Your Days by Paula Wallace

    2018 selection
    Choose Your Days,
    Paula Wallace

  • This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon

    2017 selection
    This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon,
    Nancy Plain

  • Eleanor and Park

    2016 selection
    Eleanor & Park,
    Rainbow Rowell

  • Simpson's Sheep Won't Go to Sleep!

    2015 selection
    Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep!,
    Bruce Arant

  • House Held Up by Trees

    2014 selection
    House Held Up by Trees,
    Ted Kooser

  • Bag in the Wind

    2013 selection
    Bag in the Wind,
    Ted Kooser

  • Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era

    2012 selection
    Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era,
    David Bristow

Nevada

  • This Is It by Daria Peoples-Riley

    2018 selection
    This Is It,
    Daria Peoples-Riley

  • Sara Lost and Found

    2017 selection
    Sara Lost and Found,
    Virginia Castleman

  • Three in a Tub

    2016 selection
    Three in a Tub,
    Mary Jane Zakas

  • Rumble

    2015 selection
    Rumble,
    Ellen Hopkins

  • The Secret Life of Streams

    2014 selection
    The Secret Life of Streams,
    Lynell Marie Garfield

  • Bending Willow

    2013 selection
    Bending Willow,
    Jacci Turner

  • Play in the Clouds: A Tomas the Tortoise Adventure

    2012 selection
    Play in the Clouds: A Tomas the Tortoise Adventure,
    Mike Miller

New Hampshire

  • The Runaway's Gold by Emilie Christie Burack

    2018 selection
    The Runaway’s Gold,
    Emilie Christie Burack

  • The Girl Who Heard Colors

    2017 selection
    The Girl Who Heard Colors,
    Marie Harris

  • Keepers of the Labyrinth

    2016 selection
    Keepers of the Labyrinth,
    Erin E. Moulton

  • The Luck Uglies

    2015 selection
    The Luck Uglies,
    Paul Durham

  • Cat in the Clouds

    2014 selection
    Cat in the Clouds,
    Eric Pinder

  • The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!

    2013 selection
    The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!,
    Rebecca Rule

  • Wish

    2012 selection
    Wish,
    Joseph Monninger

New Jersey

  • Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

    2018 selection
    Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal,
    G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

  • A River of Words: the Story of William Carlos Williams

    2017 selection
    A River of Words: the Story of William Carlos Williams,
    Jen Bryant

  • One for the Money

    2016 selection
    One for the Money,
    Janet Evanovich

  • Oh, the Places You'll Go!

    2015 selection
    Oh, the Places You’ll Go!,
    Dr. Seuss

  • Bayshore Summer: Finding Eden in a Most Unlikely Place

    2014 selection
    Bayshore Summer: Finding Eden in a Most Unlikely Place,
    Pete Dunne

  • The Scarlet Stocking Spy

    2013 selection
    The Scarlet Stocking Spy,
    Trinka Hakes Noble

  • Jazz

    2012 selection
    Jazz,
    Walter Dean Myers

New Mexico

  • The Secret Project by Jonah Winter and Jeanette Winter

    2018 selection
    The Secret Project,
    Jonah Winter and Jeanette Winter

  • The Wolves of Currumpaw

    2017 selection
    The Wolves of Currumpaw,
    William Grill

  • Go West

    2016 selection
    Go West,
    Joel Nakamura

  • Love Letters to the Dead

    2015 selection
    Love Letters to the Dead,
    Ava Dellaira

  • How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico

    2014 selection
    How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico,
    Rudolfo Anaya, Nasario Garcia, translator

  • Grandpa Lolo's Navajo Saddle Blanket/La Tilma de Abuelito Lolo

    2013 selection
    Grandpa Lolo's Navajo Saddle Blanket/La Tilma de Abuelito Lolo,
    Nasario García

  • A History of New Mexico Since Statehood

    2012 selection
    A History of New Mexico Since Statehood,
    Robert J. Torrez, Sandra Mathews, Richard Melzer

New York

  • From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

    2018 selection
    From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,
    E.L. Konigsburg

  • The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge

    2017 selection
    The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge,
    Houghton Mifflin

  • 2016 selection
    Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure,
    Nadja Spiegelman

  • Rain Reign

    2015 selection
    Rain Reign,
    Ann M. Martin

  • Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

    2014 selection
    Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade,
    Melissa Sweet

  • Next Stop Grand Central

    2013 selection
    Next Stop Grand Central,
    Maira Kalman

  • Wonderstruck

    2012 selection
    Wonderstruck,
    Brian Selznick

North Carolina

  • Sam the Man and the Dragon Van Plan by Frances O’Roark Dowell

    2018 selection
    Sam the Man & the Dragon Van Plan,
    Frances O’Roark Dowell

  • Anybody Shining

    2017 selection
    Anybody Shining,
    Frances O’Roark Dowell

  • The Wrath and the Dawn

    2016 selection
    The Wrath and the Dawn,
    Renee Ahdieh

  • Talkin' Guitar: A Story of Young Doc Watson

    2015 selection
    Talkin’ Guitar: A Story of Young Doc Watson,
    Robbin Gourley

  • The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing

    2014 selection
    The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing,
    Sheila Turnage

  • Hope's Gift

    2013 selection
    Hope's Gift,
    Kelly Starling Lyons

  • The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic

    2012 selection
    The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic,
    Allan Wolf

North Dakota

  • I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 by Lauren Tarshis

    2018 selection
    I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888,
    Lauren Tarshis

  • Runs With Courage

    2017 selection
    Runs With Courage,
    Joan M. Wolf

  • Makoons

    2016 selection
    Makoons,
    Louise Erdrich

  • Countdown Zero

    2015 selection
    Countdown Zero,
    Chris Rylander

  • Sacagawea

    2014 selection
    Sacagawea,
    Lise Erdrich

  • A Boy Called Slow

    2013 selection
    A Boy Called Slow,
    Joseph Bruchac

  • Dinomummy: The Life, Death and Discovery of Dakota,
a Dinosaur from Hell Creek

    2012 selection
    Dinomummy: The Life, Death and Discovery of Dakota, a Dinosaur from Hell Creek,
    Philip Manning

Ohio

  • The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall

    2018 selection
    The Seventh Most Important Thing,
    Shelley Pearsall

  • Moonpenny Island

    2017 selection
    Moonpenny Island,
    Tricia Springstubb

  • Little Tree

    2016 selection
    Little Tree,
    Loren Long

  • Brown Girl Dreaming

    2015 selection
    Brown Girl Dreaming,
    Jacqueline Woodson

  • Rosa

    2014 selection
    Rosa,
    Nikki Giovanni

  • Library Mouse

    2013 selection
    Library Mouse,
    Daniel Kirk

  • Colo's Story: The Life of One Grand Gorilla

    2012 selection
    Colo's Story: The Life of One Grand Gorilla,
    Nancy Roe-Pimm

Oklahoma

  • The Survivor Tree by Gaye Sanders

    2018 selection
    The Survivor Tree,
    Gaye Sanders

  • Dust Storm

    2017 selection
    Dust Storm,
    Jane McKellips

  • The Boy Who Carried Bricks

    2016 selection
    The Boy Who Carried Bricks,
    Alton Carter

  • Finders Keepers

    2015 selection
    Finders Keepers,
    Roy Deering

  • How I Became a Ghost

    2014 selection
    How I Became a Ghost,
    Tom Tingle

  • Fearless Flight: The Amazing Adventures of Wiley Post

    2013 selection
    Fearless Flight: The Amazing Adventures of Wiley Post,
    Eric Dabney and Janice Johnson

  • The Trial of Standing Bear

    2012 selection
    The Trial of Standing Bear,
    Frank Keating

Oregon

  • Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

    2018 selection
    Piecing Me Together,
    Renée Watson

  • Beezus and Ramona

    2017 & 2016 selection
    Beezus and Ramona,
    Beverly Cleary

  • The Bridge From Me To You

    2015 selection
    The Bridge From Me To You,
    Lisa Schroeder

  • Tulip Sees America

    2014 selection
    Tulip Sees America,
    Cynthia Rylant

  • Everyone Out Here Knows: A Bigfoot Tale

    2013 selection
    Everyone Out Here Knows: A Bigfoot Tale,
    William Stafford

  • Wildwing

    2012 selection
    Wildwing,
    Emily Whitman

Pennsylvania

  • World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins

    2018 selection
    World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
    Edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins

  • Wolfie the Bunny

    2017 selection
    Wolfie the Bunny,
    Ame Dyckman

  • Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France

    2016 selection
    Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France,
    Mara Rockliff

  • Number One Sam

    2015 selection
    Number One Sam,
    Greg Pizzoli

  • No Fits, Nilson

    2014 selection
    No Fits, Nilson,
    Zachariah OHora

  • Stop Snoring, Bernard!

    2013 & 2012 selection
    Stop Snoring, Bernard!,
    Zachary OHora

Rhode Island

  • Paddington Storybook Collection by Michael Bond and R.W. Alley

    2018 selection
    Paddington Storybook Collection,
    Michael Bond and R.W. Alley

  • Jabari Jumps

    2017 selection
    Jabari Jumps,
    Gaia Cornwall

  • The Infamous Ratsos

    2016 selection
    The Infamous Ratsos,
    Kara LaReau

  • Joe and Sparky Go to School

    2015 selection
    Joe and Sparky Go to School,
    Jamie Michalak

  • Swim That Rock

    2014 selection
    Swim That Rock,
    John Rocco and Jay Primiano

  • Angel of the Battlefield

    2013 selection
    Angel of the Battlefield,
    Ann Hood

  • The Amazing Adventures of John Smith Jr., aka Houdini

    2012 selection
    The Amazing Adventures of John Smith Jr., aka Houdini,
    Peter Johnson

South Carolina

  • He Said/She Said by Kwame Alexander

    2018 selection
    He Said/She Said,
    Kwame Alexander

  • Ants 'n' Uncles

    2017 selection
    Ants ‘n’ Uncles,
    Clay Rice

  • Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society

    2016 selection
    Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society,
    Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffy and Laurie Myers

  • Amelia Bedelia

    2015 selection
    Amelia Bedelia,
    Peggy Parish

  • All Around Town: The photographs of Richard Samuel Roberts

    2014 selection
    All Around Town: The photographs of Richard Samuel Roberts,
    Dinah Johnson

  • How I Became a Pirate

    2013 selection
    How I Became a Pirate,
    Melinda Long

  • Virals

    2012 selection
    Virals,
    Kathy Reichs

South Dakota

  • In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall III

    2018 selection
    In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse,
    Joseph M. Marshall III

  • Long-Armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics

    2017 selection
    Long-Armed Ludy and the First Women’s Olympics,
    Jean Patrick

  • If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach: DON'T!

    2016 selection
    If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach: DON’T!,
    Elise Parsley

  • The Monster Who Ate the State

    2015 selection
    The Monster Who Ate the State,
    Chris Browne

  • Tasunka: A Lakota Horse Legend

    2014 selection
    Tasunka: A Lakota Horse Legend,
    Donald F. Montileaux, Agnes Gay, translator

  • Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures

    2013 selection
    Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures,
    Rebecca L. Johnson

  • Walking Along: Plains Indian Trickster Stories

    2012 selection
    Walking Along: Plains Indian Trickster Stories,
    Paul Goble

Tennessee

  • Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 by Alice Faye Duncan

    2018 selection
    Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968,
    Alice Faye Duncan

  • Strong Inside: Young Readers Edition

    2017 selection
    Strong Inside: Young Readers Edition,
    Andrew Maraniss

  • The Serpent King

    2016 selection
    The Serpent King,
    Jeff Zentner

  • The Distance Between Lost and Found

    2015 selection
    The Distance Between Lost and Found,
    Kathryn Holmes

  • A Snicker of Magic

    2014 selection
    A Snicker of Magic,
    Natalie Lloyd

  • My Blue Is Happy

    2013 selection
    My Blue Is Happy,
    Jessica Young

  • Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends

    2012 selection
    Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends,
    Carol Buckley

Texas

  • Shame the Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

    2018 selection
    Shame the Stars,
    Guadalupe García McCall

  • News of the World

    2017 selection
    News of the World,
    Paulette Jiles

  • Wish Girl

    2016 selection
    Wish Girl,
    Nikki Loftin

  • Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia

    2015 selection
    Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia,
    Carmen Lomas Garza

  • With His Pistol In His Hand: A Border Ballad and Its Hero

    2014 selection
    With His Pistol In His Hand: A Border Ballad and Its Hero,
    Americo Paredes

  • The Time It Never Rained

    2013 selection
    The Time It Never Rained,
    Elmer Kelton

  • Old Yeller

    2012 selection
    Old Yeller,
    Fred Gipson

US Territories

  • Teach Me Samoan: Using 31 Daily Words by Gerard Aflague

    2018 selection
    Teach Me Samoan: Using 31 Daily Words,
    Gerard Aflague

  • Parrots Over Puerto Rico

    2017, 2016 & 2015 selection
    Parrots Over Puerto Rico,
    Susan Roth and Cindy Trumbore

  • Sirena: A Mermaid Legend From Guam

    2014 selection
    Sirena: A Mermaid Legend From Guam,
    Tanya Chargualaf Taimanglo

  • My Grandma Loves to Play

    2013 selection
    My Grandma Loves to Play,
    Winifred "Oyoko" Loving

  • Enchanting Tales of Guam

    2012 selection
    Enchanting Tales of Guam,
    Tina Camacho Pablo

Utah

  • Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

    2018 selection
    Desert Solitaire,
    Edward Abbey

  • One Dead Spy

    2017 & 2016 selection
    One Dead Spy,
    Nathan Hale

  • Once Was Lost

    2015 selection
    Once Was Lost,
    Sara Zarr

  • Girls Don't Fly

    2014 selection
    Girls Don't Fly,
    Kristen Chandler

  • How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum

    2013 selection
    How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum,
    Jessie Hartland

  • Charlotte's Rose

    2012 selection
    Charlotte’s Rose,
    A.E. Cannon

Vermont

  • Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

    2018 selection
    Grand Canyon,
    Jason Chin

  • Robins! How They Grow Up

    2017 selection
    Robins! How They Grow Up,
    Eileen Christelow

  • The SheepOver

    2016 selection
    The SheepOver,
    John & Jennifer Churchman

  • Before We Eat: From Farm to Table

    2015 selection
    Before We Eat: From Farm to Table,
    Pat Brisson

  • Gravity

    2014 selection
    Gravity,
    Jason Chin

  • Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl

    2013 selection
    Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl,
    Jessie Haas

  • The Canada Geese Quilt

    2012 selection
    The Canada Geese Quilt,
    Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Virginia

  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

    2018 selection
    Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race,
    Margot Lee Shetterly

  • Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie: A Story about Edna Lewis

    2017 selection
    Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie: A Story about Edna Lewis,
    Robbin Gourley

  • The Way Home Looks Now

    2016 selection
    The Way Home Looks Now,
    Wendy Shang

  • El Deafo

    2015 selection
    El Deafo,
    Cece Bell

  • Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus

    2014 selection
    Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus,
    Tom Angleberger

  • Tia Isa Wants a Car

    2013 selection
    Tia Isa Wants a Car,
    Meg Medina

  • Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band

    2012 selection
    Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band,
    Kwame Alexander

Washington

  • A Ticket to the Pennant: A Tale of Baseball in Seattle by Mark Holtzen and John Skewes

    2018 selection
    A Ticket to the Pennant: A Tale of Baseball in Seattle,
    Mark Holtzen and John Skewes

  • Waiting for High Tide

    2017 selection
    Waiting for High Tide,
    Nikki McClure

  • Dash

    2016 selection
    Dash,
    Kirby Larson

  • Enzo Races in the Rain

    2015 selection
    Enzo Races in the Rain,
    Garth Stein

  • The Trouble With May Amelia

    2014 selection
    The Trouble With May Amelia,
    Jennifer L. Holm

  • Wheedle and the Noodle

    2013 selection
    Wheedle and the Noodle,
    Stephen Cosgrove

  • Envy

    2012 selection
    Envy,
    Gregg Olsen

Washington, D.C.

  • Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jean Walker Harvey

    2018 selection
    Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines,
    Jean Walker Harvey

  • Washington, DC: What People Like Most Is in This Book!

    2017 selection
    Washington, DC: What People Like Most Is in This Book!,
    Printed by the National Gallery of Art

  • How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture

    2016 selection
    How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture,
    Tonya Bolden

  • Capital Days: Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capital

    2015 selection
    Capital Days: Michael Shiner’s Journal and the Growth of Our Nation’s Capital,
    Tonya Bolden

  • The Man With the Violin

    2014 selection
    The Man With the Violin,
    Kathy Stinson

  • Louisa May's Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women

    2013 selection
    Louisa May's Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women,
    Kathleen Krull

  • Eliza's Cherry Trees: Japan's Gift to America

    2012 selection
    Eliza's Cherry Trees: Japan's Gift to America,
    Andrea Zimmerman

West Virginia

  • Life by Cynthia Rylant

    2018 selection
    Life,
    Cynthia Rylant

  • Close to Famous

    2017 selection
    Close to Famous,
    Joan Bauer

  • Brother Giovanni's Little Reward: How the Pretzel Was Born

    2016 selection
    Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward: How the Pretzel Was Born,
    Anna Egan Smucker

  • Rocket Boys

    2015 selection
    Rocket Boys,
    Homer Hickam

  • The King of Little Things

    2014 selection
    The King of Little Things,
    Bil Lepp

  • Canary in the Coal Mine

    2013 selection
    Canary in the Coal Mine,
    Madelyn Rosenberg

  • Child of the Mountains

    2012 selection
    Child of the Mountains,
    Marilyn Sue Shank

Wisconsin

  • In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes

    2018 selection
    In the Middle of Fall,
    Kevin Henkes

  • Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail

    2017 selection
    Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail,
    Melanie Radzicki McManus

  • Meet me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories

    2016 selection
    Meet me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories,
    Jennifer Morales

  • A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through the Seasons

    2015 selection
    A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life Through the Seasons,
    Kathleen Ernst

  • Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table

    2014 selection
    Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table,
    Jaqueline Briggs Martin

  • Aldo Leopold's Shack: Nina's Story

    2013 selection
    Aldo Leopold's Shack: Nina's Story,
    Nancy Nye Hunt

  • Lutie Stearns and the Traveling Libraries of Wisconsin

    2012 selection
    Lutie Stearns and the Traveling Libraries of Wisconsin,
    Stuart Stotts

Wyoming

  • Is it True? by Eugene Gagliano and Sarah Bradstreet

    2018 selection
    Is it True?,
    Eugene Gagliano and Sarah Bradstreet

  • Swing Sideways

    2017 selection
    Swing Sideways,
    Nanci Turner Steveson

  • In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

    2016 selection
    In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse,
    Joseph Marshal, III

  • The Guardian Team: On the Job With Rena and Roo

    2015 selection
    The Guardian Team: On the Job With Rena and Roo,
    Cat Urbigkit

  • Wyoming Firsts: Children's Book

    2014 selection
    Wyoming Firsts: Children's Book,
    First Lady of Wyoming, Carol Mead

  • Little Wyoming

    2013 selection
    Little Wyoming,
    Eugene Gagliano

  • The Guardian Team: On the Job with Rena and Roo

    2012 selection
    The Guardian Team: On the Job with Rena and Roo,
    Cat Urbigkit