Illinois Reads 2024

 

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A Reading State of Mind

Illinois Reads was introduced by the Illinois Reading Council in March 2013. The initiative encourages people to read books by Illinois authors. Each year, the program offers a new list of books at six different age levels. Illinois Reads kicks off in March and concludes in November with “Family Reading Night,” an annual statewide event.

 

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Visit the Illinois Reads website to learn more, and discover the book lists for 2024 below.

 

My Hair Is Like the Sun By St. Clair Detrick-Jules, Tabitha Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781797221793
Availability: In Stock
Published: Chronicle Books - September 12th, 2023

Mine! By Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593181669
Availability: In Stock
Published: Anne Schwartz Books - August 1st, 2023

No Fair! By Jacob Grant, Jacob Grant (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacob Grant, Jacob Grant (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593117699
Availability: In Stock
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 14th, 2023

You Are New By Lucy Knisley Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781797219677
Availability: In Stock
Published: Chronicle Books - March 14th, 2023

A Book About You and All the World Too By Jean Reidy, Joey Chou (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jean Reidy, Joey Chou (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063041523
Availability: In Stock
Published: HarperCollins - June 13th, 2023

Ethan and the Strays By John Sullivan, Hatem Aly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Sullivan, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534471320
Availability: In Stock
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 3rd, 2023

Lila Greer, Teacher of the Year (The Questioneers) By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419769047
Availability: In Stock
Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 7th, 2023

3x4: TOON Level 1 By Ivan Brunetti Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781662665158
Availability: In Stock
Published: TOON Books - October 10th, 2023

The New Bicycle By Darcy Day Zoells, Darcy Day Zoells (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781605379647
Availability: In Stock
Published: Clavis - November 7th, 2023

Not A Monster By Claudia Guadalupe Martínez, LAURA GONZÁLEZ (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623543037
Availability: In Stock
Published: Charlesbridge - May 9th, 2023

You Are a Story By Bob Raczka, Kristen Howdeshell (Illustrator), Kevin Howdeshell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bob Raczka, Kristen Howdeshell (Illustrator), Kevin Howdeshell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823449149
Availability: In Stock
Published: Neal Porter Books - February 21st, 2023

How to Explain Coding to a Grown-Up (How to Explain Science to a Grown-Up) By Ruth Spiro, Teresa Martinez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ruth Spiro, Teresa Martinez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623543181
Availability: In Stock
Published: Charlesbridge - October 10th, 2023

Cornbread & Poppy at the Museum (Cornbread and Poppy #3) By Matthew Cordell Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780316508575
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2023

The Enchanted Bridge (Dragons in a Bag #4) By Zetta Elliott, Cherise Harris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Cherise Harris (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593427743
Availability: In Stock
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 17th, 2023

Etta Invincible By Reese Eschmann Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534468382
Availability: In Stock
Published: Aladdin - July 11th, 2023

Josephine and Her Dishwashing Machine: Josephine Cochrane's Bright Invention Makes a Splash By Kate Hannigan, Sarah Green (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Hannigan, Sarah Green (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781635926217
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Calkins Creek - March 14th, 2023

Mayor Good Boy Turns Bad: (A Graphic Novel) By Dave Scheidt, Miranda Harmon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593124918
Availability: In Stock
Published: Random House Graphic - December 5th, 2023

The Stupendous Switcheroo: New Powers Every 24 Hours By Mary Winn Heider, Chad Sell Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593427309
Availability: In Stock
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2023

The Bravest Warrior in Nefaria By Adi Alsaid Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665927758
Availability: In Stock
Published: Aladdin - September 5th, 2023

It Found Us By Lindsay Currie Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728259499
Availability: In Stock
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - September 5th, 2023

Restoring Prairie, Woods, and Pond: How a Small Trail Can Make a Big Difference (Books for a Better Earth) By Laurie Lawlor Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780823451654
Availability: In Stock
Published: Holiday House - April 25th, 2023

Lo and Behold: (A Graphic Novel) By Wendy Mass, Gabi Mendez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Wendy Mass, Gabi Mendez (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593179628
Availability: In Stock
Published: Random House Graphic - May 2nd, 2023

World Made of Glass By Ami Polonsky Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316462044
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 17th, 2023

The Lost Ryu By Emi Watanabe Cohen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646141326
Availability: Backordered - Not Currently Available.
Published: Levine Querido - June 7th, 2022

Messenger: The Legend of Muhammad Ali By Marc Bernardin, Ron Salas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marc Bernardin, Ron Salas (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250881632
Availability: In Stock
Published: First Second - August 15th, 2023

Wolfpack By Amelia Brunskill Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316494557
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2023

Saint Juniper's Folly By Alex Crespo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682635773
Availability: In Stock
Published: Peachtree Teen - June 6th, 2023

Whalefall: A Novel By Daniel Kraus Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781665918169
Availability: In Stock
Published: MTV Books - August 8th, 2023

Graceland Cemetery: Chicago Stories, Symbols, and Secrets By Adam Selzer Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780252086502
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: 3 Fields Books - August 9th, 2022

If I Have to Be Haunted By Miranda Sun Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063252769
Availability: In Stock
Published: HarperTeen - September 26th, 2023

Good Night, Irene: A Novel By Luis Alberto Urrea Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316265850
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 30th, 2023

A Taste for Poison: Eleven Deadly Molecules and the Killers Who Used Them By Neil Bradbury Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250624512
Availability: In Stock
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 15th, 2023

King: A Life By Jonathan Eig Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374279295
Availability: In Stock
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 16th, 2023

I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel By Rebecca Makkai Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593490143
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Viking - February 21st, 2023

Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories By Audrey Niffenegger Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781501111204
Availability: In Stock
Published: Scribner - October 3rd, 2023

On Rotation: A Novel By Shirlene Obuobi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063209152
Availability: In Stock
Published: Avon - July 4th, 2023