The State Library of Ohio, Ohioana Library Association and Ohio Center for the Book are pleased to announce the 20 books selected for the Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) 2017 & 2018 booklist. Featured authors include Thrity Umrigar, Anthony Doerr, Edith Pattou, Tricia Springstubb, Julie Zickefoose, Angela Johnson and Loren Long, and other great Ohio authors and illustrators. Toolkits for the 2017 & 2018 books will be in production through early 2017, and will be posted to this page as they are published. Readers’ toolkits for all 75 books previously selected to CTRO since its inception in 2009 are available for free download on this site.

CTRO readers’ toolkits enhance the reading experience, with author biographies and photos, book summaries, discussion questions, related projects and activities, and links to entertaining, educational texts and websites.

For each of the books for young children, a Parent Tipsheet is also available. Designed for parents and caregivers, and sized to tuck into the book, the tipsheets feature simple activities to engage young children in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Select a title to download the toolkit and the tipsheet.

Choose to Read Ohio Books for 2017-2018

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