2024 CLSC Young Readers Selections

Chautauqua Institution is a community that values and celebrates reading, and since 1994, the CLSC Young Readers program has engaged young Chautauquans and community members in the enjoyment of good reading. Each summer, a selection of books are chosen for their quality, the variety of their styles and subjects, and their appeal to young readers. 

The Great Greene Heist By Varian Johnson Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545525534
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 28th, 2015

A CLSC Young Reader Selection


Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope By Nikki Grimes, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781442440920
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 24th, 2012

A CLSC Early Reader Selection


Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars By Laurie Wallmark, Brooke Smart (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laurie Wallmark, Brooke Smart (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419739637
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

A CLSC Young Reader Selection


Ada Twist, Scientist: A Picture Book (The Questioneers) By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419721373
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016

A CLSC Early Reader Selection


The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie By Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Contribution by), Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Editor) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665047036
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - April 11th, 2023

A CLSC Young Reader Selection


The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie By Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Editor), Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Contribution by) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9798212876803
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - April 9th, 2024

A CLSC Young Reader Selection


Big (Caldecott Medal Winner & Coretta Scott King Honor Title) By Vashti Harrison Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316353229
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2023

A CLSC Early Reader Selection


Big Tree By Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
$32.99
ISBN: 9781338180633
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 4th, 2023

A CLSC Young Reader Selection


Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua By Gloria Amescua, Duncan Tonatiuh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gloria Amescua, Duncan Tonatiuh (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419740206
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 17th, 2021

A CLSC Early Reader Selection


Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus: Volume 1 By Dusti Bowling Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781454932994
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Published: Union Square Kids - March 5th, 2019

A CLSC Young Reader Selection


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780544102293
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Published: Clarion Books - March 31st, 2015

A CLSC Early Reader Selection


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Apple: (Skin to the Core) By Eric Gansworth Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781646142033
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Published: Levine Querido - September 6th, 2022

A CLSC & CLSC Young Reader Selection


Solo By Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780310761884
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Published: Clarion Books - July 23rd, 2019

A CLSC Young Reader Selection


The Singer and the Scientist By Lisa Rose, Isabel Muñoz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lisa Rose, Isabel Muñoz (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781541576100
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - April 1st, 2021

A CLSC Early Reader Selection


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Mexican WhiteBoy By Matt de la Peña Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780440239383
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Published: Ember - January 12th, 2010

A CLSC Young Reader Selection


Milo Imagines the World By Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549083
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

A CLSC Early Reader Selection


The Umbrella Maker's Son By Katrina Leno Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316470872
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 27th, 2023

A CLSC Young Reader Selection


We Are Water Protectors: (Caldecott Medal Winner) By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

A CLSC Early Reader Selection


Other Words for Home: A Newbery Honor Award Winner By Jasmine Warga Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062747815
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 6th, 2021

A CLSC Young Reader Selection


Wutaryoo By Nilah Magruder Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358172383
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Published: Versify - January 25th, 2022

A CLSC Early Reader Selection