Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What State are You Reading About?

READ ACROSS the USA is happening at the Chester County Library! Come in any time and ask at the Youth Services Desk for a folder. One of the great resources you will receive when you pick up your materials is a list of 50 states (and the District of Columbia) and a book that takes place in each state. You will also have a place to record your reading choices by state.

In addition, here is another list of books by state to choose from. Interested in a book on this list? Just click on the title and you can check the library catalog to see which libraries it is available at or to place a hold. While not all states are represented in this extra list, at the library we have lots of great suggestions!

Happy Reading!

Alaska: Black Star,Bright Dawn by Scott O’Dell         
Alaska: Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse
Arizona: Skinnybones by Barbara Park
California: And CondorsDanced by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
California: Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman
Washington, D.C.: Saving Grace by Priscilla Cummings
Florida: Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, Flush by Carl Hiaasen 
Florida: Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
Florida: Stat: Home Court by Amar’e Stoudemire
Georgia: Numbering All the Bones by Ann Rinaldi
Hawaii: Under theBlood Red Sun by Graham Salisbury
Hawaii: Calvin Coconut (series) by Graham Salisbury
Idaho: Firestorm by Jean Craighead George
Illinois: A LongWay from Chicago by Richard Peck
Louisiana: My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt
Louisiana: Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Maine: The Penderwicks of Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
Maryland: Shakespeare’s Secret by Elise Broach
Massachusetts: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Michigan: The Danger Box by Blue Balliet
Minnesota: Chickadee by Louise Erdrich
Minnesota: Betsy Tacy (series) by Maud Hart Lovelace
Mississippi: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Mississippi: The Aurora County All-Stars by Deborah Wiles
Missouri: Dying Sun by Gary L. Blackwood
Nebraska: Worth by A. LaFaye
Nebraska: Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman
Nevada: Runaways by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
New Hampshire: Moon Window by Jane Louise Curry
North Dakota: Jakarta Missing by Jane Kurtz
North Dakota: Last Child by Michael Spooner
Ohio: The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
Oklahoma: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Pennsylvania: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Pennsylvania: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
South Carolina: The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O’Connor
Tennessee: Penny Dreadful by Laurel Snyder
Tennessee: Night of the Black Bear by Gloria Skurzynski
Texas: Keeper by Kathi Appelt
Texas: The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
Utah: Palace Beautiful by Sarah DeFord Williams
Vermont: The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Patterson
Virginia: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
Washington: Cinderella Smith by Stephanie Barden
West Virginia: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Wisconsin: The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith
Wisconsin: Little House in the Big Woods Laura Ingalls Wilder
Wyoming: Paint the Wind by Pam Munoz Ryan

Remember, parents are the best judge of what their child should be reading. The books on this list are suggestions only. Not all books will be appropriate for all readers.

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