In an effort to increase youth readership, First Lady Jane Beshear announced her Top 10 Fall Reads as a part of the First Lady’s Reading Recommendations Initiative. 

Beshear introduced the Reading Recommendations program in the summer of 2009 and issues reading lists four times per year.

 2011 Fall Reading List

  1. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, by Charles M. Schulz (ages 4-8)
  2. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Conan Doyle (ages 13 and up)
  3. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, by Linda Williams (ages 4-8)
  4. Coraline, by Neil Gaiman (ages 9-12)
  5. Go Away Big Green Monster, by Ed Emberley (ages birth – preschool)
  6. The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin (ages 9-12)
  7. Who Came Down That Road?, by George Ella Lyon (ages 4-8)
  8. The Witches, by Roald Dahl (ages 9-12)
  9. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (ages 13 and up)
  10. The Heckedy Peg, by Audrey and Don Wood (ages 4-8)