The Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) 2021 & 2022 booklist features 20 notable titles by Ohio authors. Download or print the 2021 & 2022 booklist to share with readers in your community. Click on any book jacket below to learn more about the book and to access the readers’ toolkit*, which includes discussion questions, activities, and links to texts and websites for further exploration.

*Toolkits for these books are in development and are being added as each is ready. Toolkits for all 115 books previously selected to CTRO since its inception in 2009 are also available for free download. See the menu bar to the right or browse the list of all CTRO books to date.

The CTRO Advisory Council also coordinates the Floyd’s Pick Book Award. This award, named in memory of children’s literature expert, advocate, and librarian Floyd Dickman, is given annually to a book written by an Ohio author or illustrated by an Ohio illustrator that is representative of high-quality literature created for children.


Select a book jacket to read about the book, find the book in a variety of formats (as available), and download toolkits for discussion groups or library programs.

Choose to Read Ohio Books for 2021-2022

Choose to Read Ohio: Books for Adults

Choose to Read Ohio: Books for Teens

Choose to Read Ohio: Books for Tweens / Middle Grades

Choose To Read Ohio: Books for Young Children