The 2013 Kansas Notable Book list is here!

The Kansas Notable Books List recognizes the literary richness of our state and is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book at the State Library of Kansas. The annual selection of 15 books reflecting Kansas cultural heritage features quality titles with wide public appeal that are either written by Kansans or features a Kansas-related topic.

2013 Kansas Notable Books

The Adventures of Beanboy by Lisa Harkrader

Beyond Cold Blood: The KBI from Ma Barker to BTK by Larry Welch

Blackbear Bosin: Keeper of the Indian Spirit by David Simmonds

The Chaperone: A Novel by Laura Moriarty

The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith

Frontier Manhattan: Yankee Settlement to Kansas Town, 1854-1894 by Kevin G. W. Olson

A Kansas Bestiary by Jake Vail, Doug Hitt, and illustrated by Lisa Grossman

May B.: A Novel by Caroline Starr Rose

This Ecstasy They Call Damnation: Poems by Israel Wasserstein

Time’s Shadow: Remembering a Family Farm in Kansas by Arnold J. Bauer

To the Stars Through Difficulties: A Kansas Renga in 150 Voices edited by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

A Voice for Kanzas by Debra McArthur

Wide Open by Larry Bjornson

The Yard by Alex Grecian

2013 Kansas Notable Book Schedule

6/24/13 Notable Book Website Update

6/25/13 Notable Bookmarks & Posters available for download

7/08/13 Notable Books Announcement Press Release

Please let Candace from the State Library  know how many gold seal stickers you need for your Kansas Notable Books and stay tuned for more details.

Candace LeDuc
Communications Coordinator
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Street
Room 312N
Topeka, Kansas 66612
(785) 291-3230