Skip to main content

See also:

2014 ILLINOIS READS Launch Party

The 2nd Annual ILLINOIS READS launch will be Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the historic Old State Capitol Building in Springfield, Illinois. The event will open with a special welcome from Lt. Governor Simon.

Attendees will enjoy music from the Fleming School of the Performing Arts orchestra. Light refreshments will be served.

Participants will be able to purchase ILLINOIS READS titles from Anderson's Book Shops. Many of the 2014 ILLINOIS READS authors are planning to attend and will be available to autograph books.

In April, ILLINOIS READS Ambassadors will receive the new bookmarks and posters. This is the 2014 ILLINOIS READS book list.

Birth-4
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo, Creak, Pop-Pop, Moo by Jim Aylesworth, illustrated by Brad Sneed

Cha-Cha Chimps by Julia Durango, illustrated by Eleanor Taylor

Busy-Busy Little Chick by Janice N. Harrington, illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Paws, Claws, Hands, and Feet by Kimberly Hutmacher, illustrated by Sherry Rogers

Peep! by Kevin Luthardt

Truck Stuck by Sallie Wolf, illustrated by Andy Robert Davies

K-2
Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer by Carol Brendler, illustrated by Ard Hoyt

Fairly Fairy Tales by Esmé Raji Codell, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

In Arctic Waters by Laura Crawford, illustrated by Ben Hodson

Doctor Ted by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre

Cookies: Bite-Sized Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jane Dyer

Multiply on the Fly by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Erin Hunter

3-5
The Fast and the Furriest by Andy Behrens

Where Lincoln Walked by Raymond Bial

Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor, illustrated by Laura Beingessner

Charlie Collier, Snoop For Hire: The Homemade Stuffing Caper by John V. Madormo

Darwin by Alice B. McGinty, ilustrated byMary Azarian

GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

6 - 8
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Volcano!: The Icelandic Eruption of 2010 and Other Hot, Smoky, Fierce, and Fiery Mountains by Judith Fradin and Dennis Fradin

The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale

The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

9-12
Being Henry David by Cal Armistead

Chime by Franny Billingsley

Serendipity Market by Penny Blubaugh

Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100+ Years of Chicago and the Movies, 2nd Edition by Michael Corcoran and Arnie Bernstein

Good Girls by Laura Ruby

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

Adult
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Salsas That Cook: Using Classic Salsas to Enliven Our Favorite Dishes by Rick Bayless

A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski

Hidden Order: A Thriller by Brad Thor