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How many titles on these lists did you recognize from your own library collections? Did any selections surprise you?
I was delighted to encounter many titles that I have read and enjoyed: Sidekicks by Dan Santat (third- to fifth-grade list), Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch, Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol and Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale (sixth- to eighth-grade list).
Other titles were honored as nominees for the Oregon Reader’s Choice Award.
On ALSC’s third- to fifth-grade list, Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke was a nominee this spring in the ORCA third- to fifth-grade division. And on ALSC’s sixth- to eighth-grade list, Cardboard by Doug TenNapel is a 2014-2015 nominee.
Reading lists are available for kindergarten to second-, third- to fifth- and sixth- to eighth-grade. They can be downloaded as PDF booklets in both color and black-and-white for printing and distribution.