The State Library of Ohio, Ohioana Library Association and Ohio Center for the Book are pleased to present 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.

Download the CTRO 2017 & 2018 booklist formatted for printing and sharing.

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.

Click on any book jacket below to learn more about the book and to access the readers’ toolkit.

Toolkits for all 75 books previously selected to CTRO since its inception in 2009 are available for free download. See the menu bar to the right.

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.

Click here to read the news release on Books Selected for CTRO 2019 & 2020. Download the new 2019 & 2020 booklist formatted for printing and sharing.

Click here to download an 11″ x 14″ PDF of 2019 & 2020 poster (original print poster is 18″ x 24″)


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