Volunteer State Book Award

Given by Tennessee Library Association

Other Names: TASL Volunteer State Book Children's Choice Award
454 Works / 469 Items 728,432 Books 31,766 Reviews 4.0
Sponsored by the Tennessee Library Association and the Tennessee Association of School Librarians.
All, Winner (133), Nominee (346), No Stage (3)
All, Grades 10-12 (4), Grades 4-6 (24), Grades 7-12 (3), Grades 7-9 (4), Grades K-3 (25), High School (98), Intermediate (110), Middle School (60), Primary (108), Young Adult (20), No Category (13)
All, 2024 (80), 2023 (61), 2022 (62), 2021 (119), 2020 (23), 2019 (4), 2018 (5), 2017 (4), 2016 (4), 2015 (4), 2014 (4), 2013 (4), 2012 (3), 2011 (5), 2010 (3), 2009 (4), 2008 (5), 2007 (3), 2006 (3), 2005 (4), 2004 (3), 2003 (3), 2002 (5), 2001 (3), 2000 (3), 1999 (3), 1998 (3), 1997 (3), 1996 (3), 1995 (3), 1994 (3), 1993 (3), 1992 (4), 1991 (4), 1990 (4), 1989 (4), 1988 (1), 1987 (1), 1986 (1), 1985 (1), 1984 (1), 1983 (1), 1982 (1), 1981 (1), 1980 (1), 1979 (1)

Winner 133

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline BoulleyHigh School2023
She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly QuindlenHigh School2023
Allergic by Megan Wagner LloydIntermediate2023
Ground Zero by Alan GratzMiddle School2023
Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates by Cheryl KleinPrimary2023
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn BarnesHigh School2022
My Life as a Potato by Arianne CostnerIntermediate2022
Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. AlstonMiddle School2022
The Couch Potato (The Food Group) by Jory JohnPrimary2022
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. KrosoczkaHigh School2021
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan StevensonHigh School2021
Guts by Raina TelgemeierIntermediate2021
New Kid by Jerry CraftMiddle School2021
Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy CummingsPrimary2021
The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasHigh School2020
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti BowlingIntermediate2020
Refugee by Alan GratzMiddle School2020
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew DaywaltPrimary2020
Scythe by Neal ShustermanHigh School2019
Ghosts by Raina TelgemeierIntermediate2019
Scythe by Neal ShustermanMiddle School2019
I Yam a Donkey! by Cece BellPrimary2019
Red Queen by Victoria AveyardHigh School2018
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert BeattyIntermediate2018
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker BradleyMiddle School2018
Stick and Stone by Beth FerryPrimary2018
We Were Liars by E. LockhartHigh School2017
The Terrible Two by Mac BarnettIntermediate2017
Sisters by Raina TelgemeierMiddle School2017
The Book with No Pictures by B. J. NovakPrimary2017
The 5th Wave by Rick YanceyHigh School2016
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris GrabensteinIntermediate2016
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan GratzMiddle School2016
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew DaywaltPrimary2016
The Selection by Kiera CassHigh School2015
Wonder by R. J. PalacioIntermediate2015
The Selection by Kiera CassMiddle School2015
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron ReynoldsPrimary2015
Divergent by Veronica RothHigh School2014
Pie by Sarah WeeksIntermediate2014
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta SepetysMiddle School2014
The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael ChabonPrimary2014
Matched by Ally CondieHigh School2013
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. DraperIntermediate2013
The Lost Hero by Rick RiordanMiddle School2013
Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle by Brian DennisPrimary2013
11 Birthdays by Wendy MassIntermediate2012
Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends by Carol BuckleyPrimary2012
The Maze Runner by James DashnerYoung Adult2012
Found by Margaret Peterson HaddixGrades 4-62011
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsGrades 7-122011
A Home for Dixie: The True Story of a Rescued Puppy by Emma JacksonGrades K-32011
Fablehaven by Brandon MullGrades 4-62010
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth PfefferGrades 7-122010
Chickens to the Rescue by John HimmelmanGrades K-32010
A Dogʼs Life: The Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. MartinGrades 4-62009
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen BeaumontGrades K-32009
The Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanYoung Adult2009
The Ghost's Grave by Peg KehretGrades 4-62008
Bad Kitty by Nick BruelGrades K-32008
Twilight by Stephenie MeyerYoung Adult2008
The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing HahnGrades 4-62007
Big-Enough Anna: The Little Sled Dog Who Braved Th by Pam FlowersGrades K-32007
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya SonesYoung Adult2007
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamilloGrades 4-62006
Bad Boys by Margie PalatiniGrades K-32006
Eragon by Christopher PaoliniYoung Adult2006
Ruby Holler by Sharon CreechGrades 4-62005
Epossumondas by Coleen SalleyGrades K-32005
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy FarmerYoung Adult2005
Love That Dog by Sharon CreechGrades 4-62004
The Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Redfield MassieGrades K-32004
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann BrasharesYoung Adult2004
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamilloGrades 4-62003
Cosmo Zooms by Arthur HowardGrades K-32003
The Princess Diaries by Meg CabotYoung Adult2003
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul CurtisGrades 4-62002
Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen LesterGrades K-32002
Speak by Laurie Halse AndersonYoung Adult2002
Smart Dog by Vivian Vande VeldeYoung Adult2002
Holes by Louis SacharGrades 4-62001
Pickin' Peas by Margaret Read MacDonaldGrades K-32001
Gallows Hill by Lois DuncanYoung Adult2001
The Million Dollar Shot by Dan GutmanGrades 4-62000
Parts by Tedd ArnoldGrades K-32000
Brian's Winter by Gary PaulsenYoung Adult2000
Shiloh Season by Phyllis Reynolds NaylorGrades 4-61999
Martha Calling by Susan MeddaughGrades K-31999
Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. DraperYoung Adult1999
Help! I'm Trapped In My Teacher's Body by Todd StrasserGrades 4-61998
The Hallo-Wiener by Dav PilkeyGrades K-31998
Driver's Ed by Caroline B. CooneyYoung Adult1998
The Best School Year Ever by Barbara RobinsonGrades 4-61997
Dogzilla by Dav PilkeyGrades K-31997
Deadly Deception by Betsy HaynesYoung Adult1997
The Ghosts of Mercy Manor by Betty Ren WrightGrades 4-61996
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene TrivizasGrades K-31996
Heart of a Champion by Carl DeukerYoung Adult1996
Fudge-a-Mania by Judy BlumeGrades 4-61995
The Land of Gray Wolf by Thomas LockerGrades K-31995
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. CooneyYoung Adult1995
Our Sixth-Grade Sugar Babies by Eve BuntingGrades 4-61994
Tailypo! by Jan WahlGrades K-31994
Don't Look Behind You by Lois DuncanYoung Adult1994
Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis SacharGrades 4-61993
The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric CarleGrades K-31993
A Killing Freeze by Lynn HallYoung Adult1993
Don't Look Behind You by Lois DuncanGrades 10-121992
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis SacharGrades 4-61992
A Sudden Silence by Eve BuntingGrades 7-91992
No Jumping on the Bed! by Tedd ArnoldGrades K-31992
Say Goodnight, Gracie by Julie Reece DeaverGrades 10-121991
Beetles, Lightly Toasted by Phyllis Reynolds NaylorGrades 4-61991
The Shadow Club by Neal ShustermanGrades 7-91991
The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks by Joanna ColeGrades K-31991
Locked in Time by Lois DuncanGrades 10-121990
The Ghosts in the Attic by Betty Ren WrightGrades 4-61990
Putting on an Act by Christi KillienGrades 7-91990
Abiyoyo by Pete SeegerGrades K-31990
Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia VoigtGrades 10-121989
Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing HahnGrades 4-61989
Dogsong by Gary PaulsenGrades 7-91989
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin SchwartzGrades K-31989
The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel SmithIntermediate1988
Skinnybones by Barbara ParkIntermediate1987
Operation: Dump the Chump by Barbara ParkIntermediate1986
When the Boys Ran the House by Joan CarrisIntermediate1985
Howliday Inn by James HoweIntermediate1984
The Cybil War by Betsy ByarsIntermediate1983
Superfudge by Judy BlumeIntermediate1982
Shadows by Lynn HallIntermediate1981
Ramona and Her Father by Beverly ClearyIntermediate1980
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas RockwellIntermediate1979

Nominee 346

Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa AlbertHigh School2024
The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac BlumHigh School2024
All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. BrownHigh School2024
Does My Body Offend You? by Mayra CuevasHigh School2024
The Name She Gave Me by Betty CulleyHigh School2024
Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American by Laura GaoHigh School2024
The Agathas by Kathleen GlasgowHigh School2024
The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. JacksonHigh School2024
Inaugural Ballers: The True Story of the First US Women's Olympic Basketball Team by Andrew MaranissHigh School2024
And We Rise by Erica MartinHigh School2024
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuistonHigh School2024
The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School by Sonora ReyesHigh School2024
Man-Made Monsters: Man Made Monsters by Andrea RogersHigh School2024
Gallant by V. E. SchwabHigh School2024
Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana SchwartzHigh School2024
Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie SmithHigh School2024
All My Rage by Sabaa TahirHigh School2024
The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden ThomasHigh School2024
Hollow by Shannon WattersHigh School2024
This Golden State by Marit WeisenbergHigh School2024
Odder by Katherine ApplegateIntermediate2024
Freddie vs. The Family Curse by Tracy BaduaIntermediate2024
Thirst by Varsha BajajIntermediate2024
The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly BarnhillIntermediate2024
Dream, Annie, Dream by Waka T. BrownIntermediate2024
The Area 51 Files by Julie BuxbaumIntermediate2024
Confessions of a Class Clown by Arianne CostnerIntermediate2024
The Midnight Children by Dan GemeinhartIntermediate2024
Invisible by Christina Diaz GonzalezIntermediate2024
Nellie vs. Elizabeth: Two Daredevil Journalists' Breakneck Race around the World by Kate HanniganIntermediate2024
Hummingbird by Natalie LloydIntermediate2024
Freewater by Amina Luqman-DawsonIntermediate2024
The Ice Cream Machine by Adam RubinIntermediate2024
Omar Rising by Aisha SaeedIntermediate2024
The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel by Dan SantatIntermediate2024
The Last Mapmaker by Christina SoontornvatIntermediate2024
The Summer of June by Jamie SumnerIntermediate2024
The View from the Very Best House in Town by Meera TrehanIntermediate2024
A Rover's Story by Jasmine WargaIntermediate2024
Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa YeeIntermediate2024
In Honor of Broken Things by Paul AcamporaMiddle School2024
Ode to a Nobody by Caroline Brooks DuBoisMiddle School2024
Drew LeClair Gets a Clue by Katryn BuryMiddle School2024
Little Monarchs by Jonathan CaseMiddle School2024
Karthik Delivers by Sheela ChariMiddle School2024
The Marvellers by Dhonielle ClaytonMiddle School2024
Invisible by Christina Diaz GonzalezMiddle School2024
Two Degrees by Alan GratzMiddle School2024
Dinged: (A Game Changer companion novel) by Tommy GreenwaldMiddle School2024
The School for Whatnots by Margaret Peterson HaddixMiddle School2024
Alias Anna: A True Story of Outwitting the Nazis by Susan HoodMiddle School2024
Attack of the Black Rectangles by A. S. KingMiddle School2024
Hummingbird by Natalie LloydMiddle School2024
Tumble by Celia C. PérezMiddle School2024
Air: A Novel by Monica RoeMiddle School2024
The Tryout: A Graphic Novel by Christina SoontornvatMiddle School2024
Eden's Everdark by Karen StrongMiddle School2024
Hunters of the Lost City by Kali WallaceMiddle School2024
Anne of West Philly: A Modern Graphic Retelling of Anne of Green Gables (Classic Graphic Remix) by Ivy Noelle WeirMiddle School2024
Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution by Sherri WinstonMiddle School2024
Farmhouse by Sophie BlackallPrimary2024
They're Heroes Too: A Celebration of Community by Pat BrissonPrimary2024
Honeybee Rescue: A Backyard Drama by Loree BurnsPrimary2024
Knight Owl by Christopher DenisePrimary2024
This Story Is Not About a Kitten by Randall De SèvePrimary2024
Beneath by Cori DoerrfeldPrimary2024
Nigel and the Moon by Antwan EadyPrimary2024
Berry Song by Michaela GoadePrimary2024
What's Up, Pup?: How Our Furry Friends Communicate and What They Are Saying by Kersten HamiltonPrimary2024
Poopsie Gets Lost by Hannah E. HarrisonPrimary2024
The Treasure Box by Dave KeanePrimary2024
Kick Push by Frank MorrisonPrimary2024
Make Way for Animals!: A World of Wildlife Crossings by Meeg PincusPrimary2024
Pizza!: A Slice of History by Greg PizzoliPrimary2024
Somewhere in the Bayou by Jerome PumphreyPrimary2024
This Book Is My Best Friend by Robin RobinsonPrimary2024
To Change a Planet by Christina SoontornvatPrimary2024
Everywhere with You by Carlie SorosiakPrimary2024
Gibberish by Young VoPrimary2024
Luli and the Language of Tea by Andrea WangPrimary2024
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline BoulleyHigh School2023
She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly QuindlenHigh School2023
The Electric Kingdom by David ArnoldHigh School2023
Bluebird by Sharon CameronHigh School2023
Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy ColbertHigh School2023
Huda F Are You? by Huda FahmyHigh School2023
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David GrannHigh School2023
Defy the Night by Brigid KemmererHigh School2023
Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla MagoonHigh School2023
The Cost of Knowing by Brittney MorrisHigh School2023
Punching Bag by Rex OgleHigh School2023
Little Thieves by Margaret OwenHigh School2023
Can't Take That Away by Steven SalvatoreHigh School2023
The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot SchreferHigh School2023
I Must Betray You by Ruta SepetysHigh School2023
Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask by Anton TreuerHigh School2023
Needlework by Julia WattsHigh School2023
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Alice WongHigh School2023
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement by Paula YooHigh School2023
In the Wild Light by Jeff ZentnerHigh School2023
Allergic by Megan Wagner LloydIntermediate2023
Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. AlstonIntermediate2023
Flight of the Puffin by Ann BradenIntermediate2023
Out of My Heart by Sharon M. DraperIntermediate2023
Maya and the Robot by Eve L. EwingIntermediate2023
Starfish by Lisa FippsIntermediate2023
Ahmed Aziz’s Epic Year by Nina HamzaIntermediate2023
The 1619 Project {The New York Times Magazine, August 18, 2019} by Nikole Hannah-JonesIntermediate2023
Six Feet Below Zero by Ena JonesIntermediate2023
Linked by Gordon KormanIntermediate2023
The List of Unspeakable Fears by J. Kasper KramerIntermediate2023
Elfie Unperfect by Kristin MahoneyIntermediate2023
The One Thing You'd Save by Linda Sue ParkIntermediate2023
Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason ReynoldsIntermediate2023
This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean RubinIntermediate2023
Fast Pitch by Nic StoneIntermediate2023
Escape at 10,000 Feet: D. B. Cooper and the Missing Money (Unsolved Case Files, #1) by Tom SullivanIntermediate2023
Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting by Matthew SwansonIntermediate2023
Erik vs. Everything by Christina UssIntermediate2023
Long Lost by Jacqueline WestIntermediate2023
Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates by Cheryl KleinPrimary2023
El Cucuy Is Scared, Too! by Donna Barba HigueraPrimary2023
Paletero Man by Lucky DiazPrimary2023
Change Sings: A Children's Anthem by Amanda GormanPrimary2023
Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by Jeff GottesfeldPrimary2023
13 Ways to Eat a Fly by Sue HeavenrichPrimary2023
Something's Wrong!: A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear by Jory JohnPrimary2023
The Shape of Home by Rashin KheiriyehPrimary2023
How to Apologize by David LaRochellePrimary2023
A New Day by Brad MeltzerPrimary2023
A Friend Like You by Frank MurphyPrimary2023
How to Catch a Clover Thief by Elise ParsleyPrimary2023
I Eat Poop.: A Dung Beetle Story by Mark PettPrimary2023
This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean RubinPrimary2023
If You Want to Knit Some Mittens by Laura Purdie SalasPrimary2023
Dear Librarian by Lydia M. SigwarthPrimary2023
Listen by Gabi SnyderPrimary2023
A Walk in the Words by Hudson TalbottPrimary2023
Watercress by Andrea WangPrimary2023
Everybody in the Red Brick Building by Anne WynterPrimary2023
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn BarnesHigh School2022
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth AcevedoHigh School2022
The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon CameronHigh School2022
We Are Not Free by Traci CheeHigh School2022
Flamer by Mike CuratoHigh School2022
Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler FederHigh School2022
The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds ReedHigh School2022
They Went Left by Monica HesseHigh School2022
Raybearer by Jordan IfuekoHigh School2022
Grown by Tiffany D. JacksonHigh School2022
This Is My America by Kim JohnsonHigh School2022
The Extraordinaries by TJ KluneHigh School2022
Elatsoe by Darcie Little BadgerHigh School2022
Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnisHigh School2022
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason ReynoldsHigh School2022
Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn SolomonHigh School2022
Cemetery Boys by Aiden ThomasHigh School2022
Concrete Rose by Angie ThomasHigh School2022
We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres SanchezHigh School2022
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen YangHigh School2022
My Life as a Potato by Arianne CostnerIntermediate2022
A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate AlbusIntermediate2022
The Girl and the Witch's Garden by Erin BowmanIntermediate2022
Efren Divided by Ernesto CisnerosIntermediate2022
Scritch Scratch by Lindsay CurrieIntermediate2022
Five Things About Ava Andrews by Margaret DillowayIntermediate2022
Shine! by J. J. GrabensteinIntermediate2022
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine HubbardIntermediate2022
When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria JamiesonIntermediate2022
Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotteIntermediate2022
Glitch by Laura MartinIntermediate2022
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Joy McCulloughIntermediate2022
Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue ParkIntermediate2022
City Spies by James PontiIntermediate2022
Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker RhodesIntermediate2022
The Elephant's Girl by Celesta RimingtonIntermediate2022
Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters by Suzanne SladeIntermediate2022
August Isle by Ali StandishIntermediate2022
Brave Like That by Lindsey StoddardIntermediate2022
Tune It Out by Jamie SumnerIntermediate2022
Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée WatsonIntermediate2022
The Couch Potato (The Food Group) by Jory JohnPrimary2022
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick BarnesPrimary2022
If You Come to Earth by Sophie BlackallPrimary2022
The Voice that Won the Vote: How One Woman's Words Made History by Elisa BoxerPrimary2022
Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la PeñaPrimary2022
Oona by Kelly DiPucchioPrimary2022
Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace FlemingPrimary2022
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine HubbardPrimary2022
I Promise by LeBron JamesPrimary2022
See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog by David LaRochellePrimary2022
Lift by Minh LêPrimary2022
My Brother the Duck by Pat Zietlow MillerPrimary2022
Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail by Lesléa NewmanPrimary2022
Hike by Pete OswaldPrimary2022
Speak Up by Miranda PaulPrimary2022
Old Rock (is not boring) by Deb PiluttiPrimary2022
Rescuing Mrs. Birdley by Aaron ReynoldsPrimary2022
Mel Fell by Corey R. TaborPrimary2022
There is a Rainbow by Theresa TrinderPrimary2022
The Blue House by Phoebe WahlPrimary2022
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. KrosoczkaHigh School2021
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan StevensonHigh School2021
The Poet X by Elizabeth AcevedoHigh School2021
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiHigh School2021
SHOUT by Laurie Halse AndersonHigh School2021
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring BlakeHigh School2021
Contagion by Erin BowmanHigh School2021
I Wish You All the Best by Mason DeaverHigh School2021
Spin by Lamar GilesHigh School2021
Dread Nation by Justina IrelandHigh School2021
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. JacksonHigh School2021
Truly Devious by Maureen JohnsonHigh School2021
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid KemmererHigh School2021
Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib KhorramHigh School2021
Dig by A. S. KingHigh School2021
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi LeeHigh School2021
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh MafiHigh School2021
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCulloughHigh School2021
Heroine by Mindy McGinnisHigh School2021
Like a Love Story by Abdi NazemianHigh School2021
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. PanHigh School2021
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy RibayHigh School2021
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret RogersonHigh School2021
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow RowellHigh School2021
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta SepetysHigh School2021
Dry by Neal ShustermanHigh School2021
What the Night Sings by Vesper StamperHigh School2021
Four Three Two One by Courtney StevensHigh School2021
On the Come Up by Angie ThomasHigh School2021
Frankly in Love by David YoonHigh School2021
Guts by Raina TelgemeierIntermediate2021
Small Spaces by Katherine ArdenIntermediate2021
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan AuxierIntermediate2021
Lions & Liars by Kate BeasleyIntermediate2021
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo CartayaIntermediate2021
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela CervantesIntermediate2021
New Kid by Jerry CraftIntermediate2021
Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamilloIntermediate2021
Ruby in the Sky by Jeanne Zulick FerruoloIntermediate2021
Journey of the Pale Bear by Susan FletcherIntermediate2021
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan GemeinhartIntermediate2021
Remarkables by Margaret Peterson HaddixIntermediate2021
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos HernandezIntermediate2021
The Night Diary by Veera HiranandaniIntermediate2021
The Eleventh Trade by Alyssa HollingsworthIntermediate2021
Lifeboat 12 by Susan HoodIntermediate2021
You Go First by Erin Entrada KellyIntermediate2021
Song for a Whale by Lynne KellyIntermediate2021
Over the Moon by Natalie LloydIntermediate2021
Bob by Wendy MassIntermediate2021
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnultyIntermediate2021
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation by Kate MessnerIntermediate2021
The Train of Lost Things by Ammi-Joan PaquetteIntermediate2021
Captain Superlative by J. S. PullerIntermediate2021
A Pup Called Trouble by Bobbie PyronIntermediate2021
Amal Unbound by Aisha SaeedIntermediate2021
The Griffins of Castle Cary by Heather ShumakerIntermediate2021
A Dog Like Daisy by Kristin O'Donnell TubbIntermediate2021
Harbor Me by Jacqueline WoodsonIntermediate2021
Front Desk by Kelly YangIntermediate2021
New Kid by Jerry CraftMiddle School2021
The Line Tender by Kate AllenMiddle School2021
Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy BaldwinMiddle School2021
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring BlakeMiddle School2021
This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen BoyceMiddle School2021
The Usual Suspects by Maurice BroaddusMiddle School2021
Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows by Ryan CalejoMiddle School2021
Hurricane Child by Kacen CallenderMiddle School2021
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo CartayaMiddle School2021
Like Vanessa by Tami CharlesMiddle School2021
So Done by Paula ChaseMiddle School2021
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie ConnorMiddle School2021
Stepsister by Jennifer DonnellyMiddle School2021
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler by John HendrixMiddle School2021
The Door to the Lost by Jaleigh JohnsonMiddle School2021
A Place to Belong by Cynthia KadohataMiddle School2021
Song for a Whale by Lynne KellyMiddle School2021
Tight by Torrey MaldonadoMiddle School2021
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnultyMiddle School2021
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg MedinaMiddle School2021
White Bird: A Wonder Story by R. J. PalacioMiddle School2021
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker RhodesMiddle School2021
We're Not From Here by Geoff RodkeyMiddle School2021
Amal Unbound by Aisha SaeedMiddle School2021
City of Ghosts by V. E. SchwabMiddle School2021
Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin by James L. SwansonMiddle School2021
Hope in The Holler by Lisa Lewis TyreMiddle School2021
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen WangMiddle School2021
Other Words for Home by Jasmine WargaMiddle School2021
Front Desk by Kelly YangMiddle School2021
Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy CummingsPrimary2021
The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon AgeePrimary2021
I Will Be Fierce by Bea BirdsongPrimary2021
Hello Lighthouse by Sophie BlackallPrimary2021
Hair Love by Matthew A. CherryPrimary2021
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy DenisePrimary2021
The Rabbit Listened by Cori DoerrfeldPrimary2021
Inky the Octopus : Bound for Glory by Erin GuendelsbergerPrimary2021
We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. HigginsPrimary2021
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica KenskyPrimary2021
Meet Miss Fancy by Irene LathamPrimary2021
The Rough Patch by Brian LiesPrimary2021
Drawn Together by Minh LêPrimary2021
The Dinosaur Expert by Margaret McNamaraPrimary2021
Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans by Jessie MillerPrimary2021
Saturday by Oge MoraPrimary2021
Bear Came Along by Richard T. MorrisPrimary2021
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj MuhammadPrimary2021
The Rabbit, the Dark, and the Cookie Tin by Nicola O'ByrnePrimary2021
All Are Welcome by Alexandra PenfoldPrimary2021
Hey, Water! by Antoinette PortisPrimary2021
Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere by Barb RosenstockPrimary2021
Knock Knock by Tammi SauerPrimary2021
Lorraine by Ketch SecorPrimary2021
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia SotomayorPrimary2021
The Donkey Egg by Janet StevensPrimary2021
Snail Crossing by Corey R. TaborPrimary2021
Because by Mo WillemsPrimary2021
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline WoodsonPrimary2021
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew DaywaltPrimary2020
Life on Mars by Jon AgeePrimary2020
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick BarnesPrimary2020
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea ClintonPrimary2020
Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha CooperPrimary2020
Jabari Jumps by Gaia CornwallPrimary2020
Her Right Foot by Dave EggersPrimary2020
La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton ElyaPrimary2020
Poor Louie by Tony FucilePrimary2020
The Bad Seed by Jory JohnPrimary2020
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating2020
The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken2020
The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier2020
Best Frints in the Whole Universe by Antoinette Portis2020
Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds2020
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat2020
A Perfect Day by Lane Smith2020
Skyfishing by Gideon Sterer2020
Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries by Mark Teague2020
If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams2020
Misunderstood Shark by Ame DyckmanPrimary2018
The Lemonade Club by Patricia PolaccoGrades K-32011
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby LarsonGrades 7-122009
Princess Academy by Shannon HaleGrades 4-62008
Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis HurstGrades K-32005
Anna of Byzantium by Tracy BarrettYoung Adult2002

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