The State Library of Ohio and the Ohioana Library Association  are pleased to present the Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) 2019 & 2020 booklist. Featured authors include Pat Mora, Wil Haygood, Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex, Dav Pilkey, Mary Doria Russell, and other great Ohio authors and illustrators.

Click here to read the news release on Books Selected for CTRO 2019 & 2020.

Download the CTRO 2019 & 2020 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. Some toolkits are still in development and will be posted in winter-spring 2019.

Toolkits for all 95 books previously selected to CTRO since its inception in 2009 are available for free download. See the menu bar to the right.

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


Choose to Read Ohio Books for 2019-2020

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