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A reading list for grades 6, 7 and 8 to encourage recreational reading.

The Lone Star reading list is developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books.

2023 Nominations

You can be a part of the Lone Star Reading List selection process. Please submit your suggestion by or before September 1 so that committee members have the opportunity to read them prior to the nominating October 1 deadline.

Please be aware that the committee must be able to locate a positive review for students in grades 6, 7, or 8 for the book to be considered.

Click the button below to nominate a book for consideration for the 2023 Lone Star List.

2023 Lone Star Nomination Form

Publishers, please do not use this form. If you would like to send the committee copies of a book, please email the LSRL Administrative Assistant, Caron Ervin.

Click the button below to view the current nominations for the 2023 Lone Star List. The current nominations list is updated monthly.


2022 Lone Star Reading List

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2022 LONE STAR LIST – Printable Version




Author Title
Alston, B.B Amari and the Night Brothers
Anderson, Jodi Lynn Thirteen Witches: The Memory Thief
Ansari, Rebecca K.S. The In-Between
Behar, Ruth Letters from Cuba
Blankman, Anne The Blackbird Girls
Chadda, Sarwat City of the Plague God
Currie, Lindsay Scritch Scratch
Fipps, Lisa Starfish
Freeman, Megan E. Alone
Getten, Kereen When Life Gives You Mangos
Gratz, Alan Ground Zero
Hermon, Daka Hide and Seeker
Higuera, Donna Barba Lupe Wong Won’t Dance
Kessler, Liz When the World Was Ours
Kim, Graci The Last Fallen Star
Lucas, Chad Thanks a Lot, Universe
Makechnie, Amy Ten Thousand Tries
Marks, Janae From the Desk of Zoe Washington
Martin, Laura Glitch
McAnulty, Stacy Millionaires for the Month
McBride, Lish Curses
Paulsen, Gary Gone to the Woods
Pineiro, Victor Time Villains
Richmond, Caroline Tung The Great Destroyers
Rivera, Kaela Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls
Salisbury, Meloinda Hold Back the Tide
Wallace, Matt Bump
Warga, Jasmine The Shape of Thunder
Wolkenstein, M. Evan Turtle Boy
Yen, Jennifer A Taste for Love


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