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The Best Children’s Books of 2017 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

December 28, 2017

“What are the best Children’s books of 2017?” We aggregated 41 year-end lists and ranked the 570 unique titles by how many times they appeared in an attempt to answer that very question!

There are thousands of year-end lists released every year and like we do in our weekly Best Book articles, we wanted to see which books appear the most. The top 38 books, all of which appeared on 4 or more best Children Book lists, are ranked below with images, summaries, and links for more information or to purchase. The remaining 500+ books, as well as the top book lists, are at the bottom of the page.

Make sure to take a look at our other Best of 2017 book lists:

You can also take a look at all the other Best 2016 articles!

Happy Scrolling!

 



Top 38 Children’s Books Of 2017



38 .) 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark and Alexis Siegel. Illustrations by Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller and Boya Sun

Lists It Appears On:

  • Brightly
  • Multnomah County
  • NPR Books
  • The Washington Post

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit. When war erupts, three unlikely heroes will discover there’s more to themselves–and more to their worlds–than meets the eye.

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37 .) Accident! by Andrea Tsurumi

Lists It Appears On:

  • Evanston Public Library
  • Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
  • NPR Books
  • Publishers Weekly

When a clumsy armadillo named Lola knocks over a glass pitcher, she sets off a silly chain of events, encountering chaos wherever she goes. But accidents happen—just ask the stoat snarled in spaghetti, the airborne sheep, and the bull who has broken a whole shop’s worth of china. In the tradition of beloved books like The Dot and Beautiful Oops, this charming, hilarious debut from author-illustrator Andrea Tsurumi shows that mistakes don’t have to be the end of the world.

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36 .) Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder, ill. Emily Hughes

Lists It Appears On:

  • Evanston Public Library
  • Multnomah County
  • Parents
  • The Washington Post

Four hilarious stories, two inventive brothers, one irresistible book! Join Charlie and Mouse as they talk to lumps, take the neighborhood to a party, sell some rocks, and invent the bedtime banana. With imagination and humor, Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes paint a lively picture of brotherhood that children will relish in a format perfect for children not quite ready for chapter books.

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35 .) Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston Globe
  • Imagination Soup
  • King County Library
  • Penn GSE

“From beloved Newbery Honor winner and three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia comes a powerful and heartfelt novel about loss, family, and love that will appeal to fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander.

Clayton feels most alive when he’s with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen—he can’t wait to join them, just as soon as he has a blues song of his own. But then the unthinkable happens. Cool Papa Byrd dies, and Clayton’s mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. And Clayton knows that’s no way to live.”

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34 .) Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown; illust. John Parra

Lists It Appears On:

  • Artsy
  • Penn GSE
  • Smithsonian
  • The New York Times

“Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, written by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra, is based on the life of one of the world’s most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life.

The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form.

Brown’s story recounts Frida’s beloved pets—two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn—and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal. “

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33 .) Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Lists It Appears On:

  • King County Library
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Smithsonian
  • The Washington Post

“Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.

Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through the cavernous wonder, discovering life both present and past.

Weave in and out of time as perfectly placed die cuts show you that a fossil today was a creature much long ago, perhaps in a completely different environment. Complete with a spectacular double gatefold, an intricate map and extensive back matter.”

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32 .) Lucia The Luchadora by Cynthia Leonor Garza

Lists It Appears On:

  • Evanston Public Library
  • Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
  • Multnomah County
  • NPR Books

Lucía zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when they tell her “girls can’t be superheroes,” suddenly she doesn’t feel so mighty. That’s when her beloved abuela reveals a dazzling secret: Lucía comes from a family of luchadoras, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha libre tradition. Cloaked in a flashy new disguise, Lucía returns as a recess sensation! But when she’s confronted with a case of injustice, Lucía must decide if she can stay true to the ways of the luchadora and fight for what is right, even if it means breaking the sacred rule of never revealing the identity behind her mask. A story about courage and cultural legacy, Lucía the Luchadora is full of pluck, daring, and heart.

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31 .) The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater, ill. The Fan Brothers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Canadian Gift Guide
  • Evanston Public Library
  • Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks

“An inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure.

Marco the fox has a lot of questions, like: how deep does the sun go when it sinks into the sea? And why do birds have such lizardy feet? But none of the other foxes share his curiosity. So when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers and with a deer for a captain arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers, hoping to find foxes who are as inquisitive as he is that can answer his questions. The crew finds adventure and intrigue on their journey. And, at last, Marco finds the answer to his most important question of all: What’s the best way to find a friend you can talk to?”

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30 .) The Book Of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston Globe
  • Mommy Shorts
  • NPR Books
  • Smithsonian

“As one artist incorporates accidental splotches, spots, and misshapen things into her art, she transforms her piece in quirky and unexpected ways, taking readers on a journey through her process. Told in minimal, playful text, this story shows readers that even the biggest “mistakes” can be the source of the brightest ideas—and that, at the end of the day, we are all works in progress, too.

Fans of Peter Reynolds’s Ish and Patrick McDonnell’s A Perfectly Messed-Up Story will love the funny, poignant, completely unique storytelling of The Book of Mistakes. And, like Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, it makes the perfect graduation gift, encouraging readers to have a positive outlook as they learn to face life’s obstacles.”

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29 .) The Way Home in the Night by Akiko Miyakoshi

Lists It Appears On:

  • Evanston Public Library
  • Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
  • Multnomah County
  • The New York Times

“A mother rabbit and her young bunny are on their way home in the dark night. ?My mother carries me through the quiet streets,? the bunny explains. ?Most of our neighbors are already home.? The bunny can see their lights in the windows, and hear and smell what they might be doing: talking on the phone, pulling a pie out of the oven, having a party, saying goodbye. When they reach home, the father rabbit tucks the bunny into bed. But the bunny continues to wonder about the neighbors’ activities. ?Are the party guests saying goodnight? Is the person on the phone getting ready for bed?? And what of the footsteps that can be heard in the street as the bunny falls asleep? ?Will she take the last train home??

This beautiful picture book captures the magical wonder a child feels at being outside in the night. Award-winning author and illustrator Akiko Miyakoshi’s softly focused black-and-white illustrations with just a touch of neutral color have a dreamlike quality, just right for nodding off to sleep with. The book is intriguing in that it contains twice-told stories, once as they are observed and second as the bunny imagines them. This offers a perfect prompt for young children to create extensions of other stories they have read or heard. A deeper reading could encourage critical thinking by comparing the different pastimes of the neighbors or, ultimately, what it means to be home.”

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28 .) The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Jon Klassen

Lists It Appears On:

  • Evening Standard
  • Mommy Shorts
  • Publishers Weekly
  • The New York Times 2

When a woeful mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone: a duck has already set up digs, and, boy, has that duck got it figured out! Turns out it’s pretty nice in there, with delicious food and elegant table settings, courtesy of the wolf’s unchecked gluttony. And there’s something even better: no more fear of being eaten by a wolf! In fact, life is pretty good, until a hunter shows up. . . . With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, the award-winning Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen offer a tale of cooperation and creative cuisine that is sure to go down easy.

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27 .) The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid by Jeanette Winter

Lists It Appears On:

  • Penn GSE
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Shelf Talk
  • The Washington Post

“Get to know Zaha Hadid in this nonfiction picture book about the famed architect’s life and her triumph over adversity from celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter.

Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, and dreamed of designing her own cities. After studying architecture in London, she opened her own studio and started designing buildings. But as a Muslim woman, Hadid faced many obstacles. Determined to succeed, she worked hard for many years, and achieved her goals—and now you can see the buildings Hadid has designed all over the world.”

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26 .) Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • NPR Books
  • Penn GSE
  • Brightly
  • The Washington Post

“A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family’s vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this sweet and moving middle grade novel from the award-winning author of It’s Ramadan, Curious George and Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns.

Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she’s in middle school everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the “cool” girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more “American.” Does Amina need to start changing too? Or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized.”

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25 .) Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston Globe
  • Evanston Public Library
  • King County Library
  • Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
  • Multnomah County

“There was a cat
who lived alone.
Until the day
a new cat came . . .

And so a story of friendship begins, following two cats through their days, months, and years until one day, the older cat has to go. And he doesn’t come back.

Big Cat, Little Cat is a poignant story, told in measured text and bold black-and-white illustrations about life and the act of moving on, from award-winning author Elisha Cooper.”

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24 .) Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael Mahin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Multnomah County
  • NPR Books
  • Penn GSE
  • Shelf Talk
  • The New York Times

“A picture book celebration of the indomitable Muddy Waters, a blues musician whose fierce and electric sound laid the groundwork for what would become rock and roll.

Muddy Waters was never good at doing what he was told. When Grandma Della said the blues wouldn’t put food on the table, Muddy didn’t listen. And when record producers told him no one wanted to listen to a country boy playing country blues, Muddy ignored them as well. This tenacious streak carried Muddy from the hardscrabble fields of Mississippi to the smoky juke joints of Chicago and finally to a recording studio where a landmark record was made.

Soon the world fell in love with the tough spirit of Muddy Waters. In blues-infused prose and soulful illustrations, Michael Mahin and award-winning artist Evan Turk tell Muddy’s fascinating and inspiring story of struggle, determination, and hope.”

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23 .) Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Brightly
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Readings
  • Waterstones 2

“Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.

But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.

It’s then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart–an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests–or she’ll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.”

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22 .) On a Magical Do-Nothing Day by Beatrice Alemagna

Lists It Appears On:

  • Brain Pickings
  • Evanston Public Library
  • Mommy Shorts
  • Multnomah County
  • The New York Times

“All I want to do on a rainy day like today is play my game. My mom says it’s a waste of time, but without my game, nothing is fun! On the other hand, maybe I’m wrong about that…

While reading On a Magical Do-Nothing Day, one gets the sense that the illustrator became lost in her drawings, and as a reader, you’ll want to do the same. Perfect for fans of picture books by Julie Morstad, Carson Ellis, Jon Klassen, and Tomi Ungerer.”

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21 .) Refugee by Alan Gratz

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Brightly
  • Imagination Soup
  • NPR Books
  • The New York Times 2

“JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .

MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .

All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers — from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.

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20 .) The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt

Lists It Appears On:

  • Brightly
  • Evanston Public Library
  • King County Library
  • Multnomah County
  • NPR Books

From acclaimed, bestselling creators Drew Daywalt, author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, and Adam Rex, author-illustrator of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, comes a laugh-out-loud hilarious picture book about the epic tale of the classic game Rock, Paper, Scissors.

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19 .) The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Boston Globe
  • Imagination Soup
  • Readings
  • The Washington Post

“When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she’s not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She’s not a daughter anymore, either. Who is she now?

World War II rages on, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, move with their guardian, Susan, into a cottage with the iron-faced Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded home is tense. Then Ruth moves in. Ruth, a Jewish girl, from Germany. A German? Could Ruth be a spy?

As the fallout from war intensifies, calamity creeps closer, and life during wartime grows even more complicated. Who will Ada decide to be? How can she keep fighting? And who will she struggle to save?”

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18 .) When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Christian Robinson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston Globe
  • King County Library
  • Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
  • NPR Books
  • Publishers Weekly

“In this enthusiastic celebration of all things BIRTHDAY, acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson bring you the perfect birthday book! Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.

when’s my birthday?
where’s my birthday?
how many days until my birthday?

i’d like a pony for my birthday
and a necklace for my birthday.
i’d like a chicken for my birthday.
i’d like a ball to bounce and bounce.

i’d like a big cake on my birthday
with lots of chocolate on my birthday
and lots of candles on my birthday
1,2,3,4,5, and 6!”

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17 .) A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illus. by Thi Bui

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston Globe
  • Chicago Tribune
  • King County Library
  • Penn GSE
  • Publishers Weekly
  • The Washington Post

Acclaimed poet Bao Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son – and between cultures, old and new. A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event – a long-ago fishing trip. As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father’s long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao’s father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam. The New York Times has said that Bao Phi’s poetry “rhymes with the truth.” Kirkus Reviews calls A Different Pond “a must-read for our times”. Thi Bui’s striking, evocative art paired with Phi’s expertly crafted prose has earned this powerful picture books six starred reviews.

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16 .) Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Evanston Public Library
  • Mommy Shorts
  • Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
  • Multnomah County
  • NPR Books

Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He’s finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he’s a great jumper, so he’s not scared at all. “Looks easy,” says Jabari, watching the other kids take their turns. But when his dad squeezes his hand, Jabari squeezes back. He needs to figure out what kind of special jump to do anyway, and he should probably do some stretches before climbing up onto the diving board. In a sweetly appealing tale of overcoming your fears, newcomer Gaia Cornwall captures a moment between a patient and encouraging father and a determined little boy you can’t help but root for.

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15 .) Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, ill. Ekua Holmes

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston Globe
  • Evanston Public Library
  • King County Library
  • Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
  • NPR Books
  • Penn GSE

Out of gratitude for the poet’s art form, Newbery Award–winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors’ hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.

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14 .) Real Friends: A True Story about Cool Kids and Crybabies by Shannon Hale, ill. LeUyen Pham

Lists It Appears On:

  • Brightly
  • Evanston Public Library
  • King County Library
  • Multnomah County
  • Parents
  • Readings

“Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends―and why it’s worth the journey.

When best friends are not forever . . .

Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen’s #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.”

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13 .) The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston Globe
  • Multnomah County
  • Popsugar
  • The Guardian
  • The Spinoff
  • Waterstones 2

“Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy….

Malcolm’s parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue.

He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust—and the spy it was intended for finds him.

When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees suspicious characters everywhere: the explorer Lord Asriel, clearly on the run; enforcement agents from the Magisterium; a gyptian named Coram with warnings just for Malcolm; and a beautiful woman with an evil monkey for a daemon. All are asking about the same thing: a girl—just a baby—named Lyra.

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12 .) The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Boston Globe
  • Brightly
  • Multnomah County
  • Penn GSE
  • The New York Times 2

“It’s Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren’t celebrating. They’re still reeling from his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly’s mother’s girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly’s always loved Legos, and he prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. Now, faced with a pile of building blocks and no instructions, Lolly must find his own way forward.

His path isn’t clear—and the pressure to join a “crew,” as his brother did, is always there. When Lolly and his friend are beaten up and robbed, joining a crew almost seems like the safe choice. But building a fantastical Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape—and an unexpected bridge back to the world. “

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11 .) After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat

Lists It Appears On:

  • Brightly
  • Evanston Public Library
  • Mommy Shorts
  • Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
  • NPR Books
  • Publishers Weekly
  • The New York Times 2

“Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat’s poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall―that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

Will he summon the courage to face his fear?”

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10 .) All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston Globe
  • Evanston Public Library
  • Imagination Soup
  • King County Library
  • Multnomah County
  • The New York Times 2
  • Brightly

Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she’s eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she’ll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind—she’ll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it’s not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don’t) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family’s unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all.

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9 .) Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston Globe
  • Brain Pickings
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Evanston Public Library
  • Mommy Shorts
  • NPR Books
  • Smithsonian

“Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child–and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home.

Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers’ user’s guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet’s terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver’s signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.”

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8 .) Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Boston Globe
  • Brightly
  • King County Library
  • NPR Books
  • The New York Times 2
  • The Washington Post

“Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood “”wishtree””―people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red’s hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood.
You might say Red has seen it all.
Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red’s experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.”

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7 .) Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston Globe
  • Evanston Public Library
  • King County Library
  • Mommy Shorts
  • Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
  • Multnomah County
  • NPR Books

“A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?

Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from Matthew Cordell, author of Trouble Gum and Another Brother.”

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6 .) Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illus. by Gordon C. James

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston Globe
  • Evanston Public Library
  • Mommy Shorts
  • Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
  • Multnomah County
  • NPR Books
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Shelf Talk

“The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every great thing that could happen to them when they look good: lesser grades turn into As; girls take notice; even a mother’s hug gets a little tighter. Everyone notices.

A fresh cut makes boys fly.

This rhythmic, read-aloud title is an unbridled celebration of the self-esteem, confidence, and swagger boys feel when they leave the barber’s chair—a tradition that places on their heads a figurative crown, beaming with jewels, that confirms their brilliance and worth and helps them not only love and accept themselves but also take a giant step toward caring how they present themselves to the world. The fresh cuts. That’s where it all begins.”

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5 .) See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

Lists It Appears On:

  • Air & Space
  • Amazon
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • Multnomah County
  • Penn GSE
  • Readings

“11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on earth, his earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he’ll uncover—from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew.

Jack Cheng’s debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To read the first page is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To read the last is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time.”

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4 .) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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  • Boston Globe
  • Hudson Booksellers
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  • Popsugar
  • The Guardian
  • The New York Times 2
  • The Spinoff
  • Tiny Letter

“Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.”

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3 .) Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

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  • Brightly
  • Evanston Public Library
  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • King County Library
  • NPR Books
  • Parents
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“Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Abandoned and set adrift in a small boat when she was just hours old, Crow’s only companions are Osh, the man who rescued and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their fierce and affectionate neighbor across the sandbar.

Crow has always been curious about the world around her, but it isn’t until the night a mysterious fire appears across the water that the unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart. Soon, an unstoppable chain of events is triggered, leading Crow down a path of discovery and danger. “

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2 .) Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, illus. by Shawn Harris

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  • Amazon
  • Artsy
  • Boston Globe
  • Brightly
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Evanston Public Library
  • NPR Books
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Smithsonian

In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America’s most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty’s right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential of an entire country’s creation.

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1 .) Town Is By the Sea by Joanne Schwartz. Illustrations by Sydney Smith

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  • Brightly
  • Childrens Bookroom
  • Evanston Public Library
  • Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
  • Multnomah County
  • NPR Books
  • Penn GSE
  • The New York Times
  • The New York Times 2
  • The Washington Post

“A young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather’s grave after lunch and comes home to a simple family dinner, but all the while his mind strays to his father digging for coal deep down under the sea. Stunning illustrations by Sydney Smith, the award-winning illustrator of Sidewalk Flowers, show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig.

With curriculum connections to communities and the history of mining, this beautifully understated and haunting story brings a piece of history to life. The ever-present ocean and inevitable pattern of life in a maritime mining town will enthrall children and move adult readers. “

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The 500+ Additional Best Kids Books Of 2017



 

# Books Author Lists
(Titles Appear On 3 Lists Each)
39 All the Way to Havana Margarita Engle, ill. Mike Curato Evanston Public Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
Multnomah County
40 American Street Ibi Zoboi Boston Globe
Penn GSE
The New York Times 2
41 American War Omar El Akkad A Couple Of Pages
Popsugar
Tiny Letter
42 Blue Sky, White Stars Sarvinder Naberhaus Brightly
Multnomah County
NPR Books
43 Bronze and Sunflower Cao Wenxuan. Translated by Helen Wang. Evanston Public Library
Penn GSE
The New York Times 2
44 Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties Dav Pilkey Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Changing Hands
45 How to Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild Katherine Roy Boston Globe
Evanston Public Library
Multnomah County
46 I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Erika L. Sánchez Boston Globe
Penn GSE
The New York Times 2
47 Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Dusti Bowling Evanston Public Library
Imagination Soup
Multnomah County
48 Life on Mars Jon Agee Air & Space
Mommy Shorts
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
49 Lines Suzy Lee Boston Globe
Multnomah County
NPR Books
50 Orphan Island Laurel Snyder Brightly
Evanston Public Library
King County Library
51 Patina Jason Reynolds Evanston Public Library
Imagination Soup
The New York Times 2
52 Professional Crocodile Giovanna Zoboli, ill. Mariachiara Di Giorgio Amazon
Evanston Public Library
Multnomah County
53 Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality Jonah Winter; illust. Stacy Innerst Multnomah County
Penn GSE
The New York Times
54 She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World Chelsea Clinton Barnes & Noble
Brightly
King County Library
55 The First Rule Of Punk Celia C. Pérez Evanston Public Library
NPR Books
Penn GSE
56 The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine Mark Twain and Philip Stead, ill. Erin Stead Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Evanston Public Library
57 The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Eugene Yelchin Evanston Public Library
King County Library
Publishers Weekly
58 The Ship of the Dead Rick Riordan Barnes & Noble
Goodreads
Popsugar
59 We’re All Wonders R.J. Palacio Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Conversations
60 Where’s Halmoni? Julie Kim Boston Globe
Multnomah County
Penn GSE
(Titles Appear On 2 Lists Each)
61 A Boy Called Bat Elana K. Arnold Brightly
Evanston Public Library
62 A Perfect Day Lane Smith Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
NPR Books
63 Alfie (The Turtle That Disappeared) Thyra Heder Boston Globe
Multnomah County
64 Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship David Elliott, illus. by Melissa Sweet Brightly
Publishers Weekly
65 Be Quiet! Ryan T. Higgins Evanston Public Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
66 Before She Was Harriet Lesa Cline-Ransome, ill. James E. Ransome Boston Globe
Evanston Public Library
67 Bolivar Sean Rubin Evanston Public Library
NPR Books
68 Boo! Ben Newman Evanston Public Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
69 Brave Svetlana Chmakova Brightly
Penn GSE
70 Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished Camille Andros and illustrated by Brianne Farley: Mommy Shorts
Multnomah County
71 Chemistry Weike Wang Popsugar
Tiny Letter
72 Claymates Dev Petty, ill. Lauren Eldridge Brightly
Evanston Public Library
73 Creepy Pair of Underwear! Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown: Amazon
Mommy Shorts
74 Danza! Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico Duncan Tonatiuh Shelf Talk
Evanston Public Library
75 Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion Chris Barton, ill. Victo Ngai Evanston Public Library
Multnomah County
76 Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel Adam Rubin Barnes & Noble
Multnomah County
77 Egg Kevin Henkes King County Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
78 Far From the Tree Robin Benway Boston Globe
The New York Times 2
79 Felix Yz Lisa Bunker Evanston Public Library
NPR Books
80 Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever, edited Betsy Bird Chicago Tribune
Evanston Public Library
81 Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World Reshma Saujani Conversations
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
82 Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code Laurie Wallmark, ill. Katy Wu Evanston Public Library
Multnomah County
83 Hello, Universe Erin Entrada Kelly NPR Books
The Washington Post
84 I’m Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense For Mischievous Kids And Immature Grown-Ups Chris Harris Multnomah County
NPR Books
85 In Your Hands Carole Boston Weatherford; illust. Brian Pinkney Multnomah County
Penn GSE
86 It Takes a Village Hillary Rodham Clinton. Illustrations by Marla Frazee Barnes & Noble
The Washington Post
87 Jake the Fake Keeps It Real Craig Robinson and Adam Mansbach Brightly
Evanston Public Library
88 Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen Debbi Michiko Florence, ill. Elizabet Vukovic Brightly
Evanston Public Library
89 Katinka’s Tail Judith Kerr Evening Standard
The Guardian
90 Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing Kay. A Haring, ill. Robert Neubecker Evanston Public Library
Artsy
91 Life Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Brenden Wenzel: Mommy Shorts
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
92 Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng A Couple Of Pages
Tiny Letter
93 Lucky Broken Girl Ruth Behar Evanston Public Library
The Washington Post
94 Malala’s Magic Pencil Malala Yousafzai Amazon
Barnes & Noble
95 Minecraft: The Island Max Brooks Barnes & Noble
NPR Books
96 Now Antoinette Portis Multnomah County
NPR Books
97 One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance Nikki Grimes, illust. various artists Evanston Public Library
Penn GSE
98 Pachinko Min Jin Lee Popsugar
Tiny Letter
99 Pashmina Nidhi Chanani Amazon
Multnomah County
100 Priestdaddy Patricia Lockwood Popsugar
Tiny Letter
101 Princess Cora and the Crocodile Laura Amy Schlitz Evanston Public Library
Multnomah County
102 Princesses Wear Pants Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim Barnes & Noble
Conversations
103 Rise of the Isle of the Lost (Descendants #3) Melissa de la Cruz Barnes & Noble
Goodreads
104 Rise Of The Jumbies Tracey Baptiste NPR Books
Penn GSE
105 Satellite Nick Lake Air & Space
The Guardian
106 Shelter Céline Claire Childrens Bookroom
Shelf Talk
107 Since We Fell Dennis Lehane A Couple Of Pages
Popsugar
108 Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward Popsugar
Tiny Letter
109 Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth Frank Cottrell Boyce Multnomah County
Boston Globe
110 Star-Crossed Barbara Dee Goodreads
King County Library
111 Stef Soto, Taco Queen Jennifer Torres Evanston Public Library
Penn GSE
112 Take a Picture of Me, James Vanderzee Andrea J. Loney; illust. Keith Mallett Penn GSE
Evanston Public Library
113 The 12 Sleighs of Christmas Sherri Duskey Rinker and Jake Parker Canadian Gift Guide
Chicago Tribune
114 The Blue Hour Isabelle Simler Evanston Public Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
115 The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way) Patrick McDonnell Publishers Weekly
The New York Times 2
116 The Patchwork Bike Van T Rudd/Maxine Beneba Clarke The Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald
117 The Power Naomi Alderman A Couple Of Pages
Tiny Letter
118 The Ring Bearer Floyd Cooper Evanston Public Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
119 The Scariest Book Ever Bob Shea Multnomah County
Turnaround
120 The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker: Press the Note to Hear Tchaikovsky’s Music – The Story Orchestra Jessica Courtney-Tickle The Guardian
Waterstones 2
121 The Three Billy Goats Gruff Jerry Pinkney King County Library
Publishers Weekly
122 The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist Cynthia Levinson; illust. Vanessa Brantley-Newton Evanston Public Library
Penn GSE
123 Turtles All the Way Down John Green Boston Globe
The New York Times 2
124 Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Steve Sheinkin The New York Times 2
The Washington Post
125 We’re All Wonders R. J. Palacio Brightly
Mommy Shorts
126 Well That Was Awkward Rachel Vail Chicago Tribune
Multnomah County
127 What Does Baby Want? Tupera Tupera Boston Globe
Publishers Weekly
128 What Makes a Monster? Jess Keating, ill. David DeGrand Evanston Public Library
Multnomah County
129 Where’s Rodney? Carmen Bogan, ill. Floyd Cooper Evanston Public Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
130 Windows Julia Denos Boston Globe
King County Library
131 Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 Marissa Meyer, illustrated by Douglas Holgate Boston Globe
Penn GSE
132 Worlds Collide (The Land of Stories, #6) Chris Colfer Barnes & Noble
Goodreads
133 York: The Shadow Cipher Laura Ruby Brightly
Evanston Public Library
134 You Bring the Distant Near Mitali Perkins Boston Globe
Penn GSE
(Titles Appear On 1 Lists Each)
135 #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
Boston Globe
136 A Colony in a Nation Popsugar
137
A Court of Wings and Ruin
Popsugar
138 A Face Like Glass Frances Hardinge
Boston Globe
139 A Good Day for a Hat T. Nat Fuller
Multnomah County
140 A Greyhound, A Groundhog Emily Jenkins, illustrated NPR Books
141 A is for Activist Turnaround
142 A is for Art Paul Thurlby
The Guardian
143
A Little House Picture Book Treasury: Six Stories of Life on the Prairie
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
144 A River Marc Martin
The New York Times
145 A-Z of Endangered Animals Jennifer Cossins
The Sydney Morning Herald
146
ABCs from Space: A Discovered Alphabet
Air & Space
147 AKATA WARRIOR Nnedi Okorafor.
The New York Times 2
148
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Popsugar
149 All Around Us Xelena González Shelf Talk
150 All Grown Up Jami Attenberg Tiny Letter
151 All My Friends Are Fast Asleep David Weinstone Parents
152 All the Wind in the World Samantha Mabry
Boston Globe
153 All the Year Round
Evening Standard
154 Allegedly Tiffany D. Jackson The Spinoff
155 Alphamals A–Z Big Picture Press Parents
156 Also an Octopus
Evening Standard
157 Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks Gina Newton
The Sydney Morning Herald
158 Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World’s Largest Rainforest Sy Montgomery, photographs by Keith Ellenbogen
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
159 America Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez Gabby Rivera, illust. Joe Quinones Penn GSE
160 Animal Ark Kwame Alexander
Conversations
161
Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium
Smithsonian
162 Anne at Highwood Hall Turnaround
163 Annual 2 edited Kate de Goldi and Susan Paris The Spinoff
164 Another Castle: Grimoire Andrew Wheeler
Multnomah County
165 Artists and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Artists and Their Animal Friends Susie Hodge Artsy
166 Ashes to Asheville Sarah Dooley
Evanston Public Library
167 Autonomous Popsugar
168 Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love To Bake! Deanna F. Cook NPR Books
169 Ballad For a Mad Girl Turnaround
170 Bandette. [Volume three], In the house of the green mask Paul Tobin and Coleen Coover
Multnomah County
171 Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker Shelley Johannes Brightly
172 Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Jennifer Donnelly Goodreads
173
Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business
Popsugar
174 Behind Her Eyes Popsugar
175 Ben Franklin’s in My Bathroom! Candace Fleming. Illustrations by Mark Fearing
The Washington Post
176 Benny Doesn’t Like To Be Hugged Zetta Elliott; illust. Purple Wong Penn GSE
177 BERTOLT
Brain Pickings
178 Big Nate: What’s a Little Noogie Between Friends? Lincoln Peirce
Barnes & Noble
179
BIG WOLF & LITTLE WOLF
Brain Pickings
180
Big Words for Little Geniuses
Smithsonian
181 Bird, Balloon, Bear Il Sung Na NPR Books
182 Black Kwanza Osajyefo; illust. Jamal Igle, Robin Riggs, Tim Smith III, Derwin Roberson, & Khary Randolph Penn GSE
183 Bonfire Popsugar
184 Boo Who? Ben Clanton
Multnomah County
185 Boring, Illinois doesn’t live up its name when eleven-year-old Brian discovers a kooky family and their one-of-a-kind home in the woods. Hijinks ensue in this book Chicago-native, Graff.
Evanston Public Library
186 Borne Popsugar
187 Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days in My Life So Far Catharina Valckx, illustrated by Nicholas Hubesch The Spinoff
188 Bunk Kevin Young Tiny Letter
189 Capital Turnaround
190 Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade Kate and Jol Temple/John Foye
The Sydney Morning Herald
191 Champion Immortal Brian Thompson
Conversations
192 Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee, ill. Man One
Evanston Public Library
193 City of Saints and Thieves Natalie Anderson Penn GSE
194 Costa shortlistee Rundell’s first foray into younger fiction is a witty story of a lonely boy, four mischievous tree decorations and a wish on an unlikely star, complemented perfectly Sutton’s intricate, luscious illustrations.
The Guardian
195 Counting on Snow Maxwell Newhouse
Canadian Gift Guide
196 Counting Sea Life with the Little Seahorse Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent
Conversations
197 Coyote Tales, Thomas King, ill. Byron Eggenschwile
Evanston Public Library
198 Creation Cynthia Rylant
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
199 Dark Gifts #1: Gilded Cage Vic James The Spinoff
200 Dark Horses Turnaround
201 Dear Martin Nic Stone Penn GSE
202
Derek The Sheep: Let’s Bee Friends!, Useleus: A Greek Oddity and Sgt. Chip Charlton and Mr. Woofles
Turnaround
203 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Jeff Kinney
Conversations
204 Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression Carole Boston Weatherford Artsy
205 Double Take: A New Look at Opposites Susan Hood, ill. Jay Fleck
Evanston Public Library
206 Dragonfly Song Wendy Orr
The Sydney Morning Herald
207 Dragonwatch (Dragonwatch #1) Brandon Mull Goodreads
208 Dreadnought April Daniels Penn GSE
209 Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama’s Inspiring and Historic Presidency Pete Souza
Barnes & Noble
210 Du Iz Tak? Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis
Waterstones
211
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years
Air & Space
212 Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! It’s Shoe Time! (Hardcover) Mo Willems, Bryan Collier, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
Changing Hands
213 Ella Queen of Jazz Helen Hancocks
Waterstones
214 Every Last Word Turnaround
215 Everything Is Mama Jimmy Fallon
Barnes & Noble
216 Explore! Aotearoa Bronwen Wall, illustrated by Kimberly Andrews The Spinoff
217 Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
The Washington Post
218 Fairy Tale Pets Tracey Corderoy Parents
219 Fairy Tales Hilary McKay
The Guardian
220 Fallen Heir Popsugar
221 Family Poems for Every Day of the Week / Poemas Familiares Para Cada Dia de la Semana Francisco X. Alarcon, ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez
Evanston Public Library
222 Feather Rémi Courgeon
The New York Times
223 Feminist Baby Turnaround
224 Final Girls Popsugar
225 Fires Everywhere Popsugar
226 First Rule of Punk Celia C. Perez
Multnomah County
227 FISH GIRL Donna Jo Napoli. Illustrated by David Wiesner.
The New York Times 2
228 Flowers for Sarajevo
Chicago Tribune
229 Flying Lessons & Other Stories Edited by Ellen Oh Penn GSE
230 Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared Alison Wilgus
Multnomah County
231 Forest Dark Popsugar
232 Franklin’s Flying Bookshop Jen Campbell, Katie Harnett
Waterstones
233 Frazzled: Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes Booki Vivat
Conversations
234 Fred Korematsu Speaks Up Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi
Multnomah County
235 Frog lords … The Twelve Days of Christmas Anna Wright. Photograph: Faber
The Guardian
236
From The Stars In The Sky To The Fish In The Sea
Turnaround
237
Future Home of the Living God
Popsugar
238 Garcia & Colette Go Exploring Hannah Barnaby and illustrated by Andrew Joiner:
Mommy Shorts
239 Gary Leila Rudge
The Sydney Morning Herald
240 Genuine Fraud E. Lockhart
Boston Globe
241 Germs: Fact and Fiction, Friends and Foes Lesa Cline- Ransome, ill. James Ransome
Evanston Public Library
242 Get out your dancing shoes cause this little monkey is ready to shine. A perfect read aloud for large groups, we dare you not to bop along to the wake-up instructions highlighted in this book the author of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
Evanston Public Library
243 Go Home, Cheeky Animals! Johanna Bell/Dion Beasley
The Sydney Morning Herald
244 Goldfish Ghost Lemony Snicket
Multnomah County
245 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 Elena Favilli
Barnes & Noble
246 Good Night, Baby Moon Air & Space
247 GOOD NIGHT, PLANET
The New York Times 2
248
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2
Smithsonian
249 Goodnight, Numbers
Smithsonian
250 Grandma’s Tiny House: A Counting Story JaNay Brown-Wood
Multnomah County
251 Grandmother Thorn Katey Howes and illustrated by Rebecca Hahn:
Mommy Shorts
252 Greetings from Witness Protection! Jake Burt Brightly
253 Harry Miller’s Run David Almond
Boston Globe
254 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban JK Rowling
The Guardian
255
Her Body and Other Parties
Popsugar
256 Hey Black Child Useni Eugene Perkins; illust. Bryan Collier Penn GSE
257 HEY, BOY Ben Strouse. Illustrated by Jennifer Phelan.
The New York Times 2
258 Hilde Cracks the Case Hilde Lysiak with Matthew Lysiak Parents
259 History Is All You Left Me Adam Silvera Penn GSE
260 Home in the Rain Bob Graham
The Sydney Morning Herald
261 Homegoing Popsugar
262
Homesick For Another World
Popsugar
263 Hortense and the Shadow Natalia and Lauren O’Hara
Waterstones 2
264 How Many Guinea Pigs Can Fit On a Plane? Answers to Your Most Clever Math Questions Laura Overdeck
Evanston Public Library
265 How To Be A Hero Florence Parry Heide
Multnomah County
266
How to Make Friends with a Ghost
Childrens Bookroom
267 Hunger Popsugar
268 I Am Alfonso Jones Tony Medina; illust. Stacey Robinson & John Jennings Penn GSE
269 I Am Bat Morag Hood
Multnomah County
270 I Am Sacagawea Brad Meltzer
Conversations
271 I Am, I Am, I Am Maggie O’Farrell
A Couple Of Pages
272 I Believe in a Thing Called Love Maurene Goo
Boston Globe
273 I Have a Balloon Ariel Bernstein and illustrated by Ariel Bernstein and illustrated by Scott Magoon:
Mommy Shorts
274 I Just Ate My Friend Heidi McKinnon The Spinoff
275 I Love My Purse Belle DeMont Shelf Talk
276 I Survived The American Revolution, 1776 Lauren Tarshis NPR Books
277 If My Moon Was your Sun Andreas Steinhöfel
Multnomah County
278 If Sharks Disappeared Lily Williams
Evanston Public Library
279 If you lived during the Harlem Renaissance, odds are you would have had your studio portrait taken James VanDerZee. A fun glimpse into the past through art.
Evanston Public Library
280 Illegal Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin
The Guardian
281
Imagine Wanting Only This
Popsugar
282 Into the Water Popsugar
283 Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton Reveal’d Mary Losure
Evanston Public Library
284 It All Comes Down to This Karen English Penn GSE
285 Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush Peter Lourie, ill Wendell Minor
Evanston Public Library
286
Jigsaw Jones: The Case from Outer Space (Jigsaw Jones Mysteries)
Air & Space
287
Karl, Get Out of the Garden!
Childrens Bookroom
288 Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann Tiny Letter
289 Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Octavia E. Butler; illust. John Jennings & Damian Duffy Penn GSE
290 King and Kayla (The Case of the Missing Dog Treats, The Case of the Mysterious Mouse, The Case of the Secret Code) Dori Hillestad Butler, ill. Nancy Meyers
Evanston Public Library
291 King of the Sky Nicola Davies
The New York Times
292 LA BELLE SAUVAGE Philip Pullman
The New York Times 2
293 La Princesa and the Pea Susan Middleton Elya, ill. Juana Martinez-Neal
Evanston Public Library
294 Landscape With Invisible Hand M.T. Anderson
Boston Globe
295 Larry the Alligator Makes Friends LaDonna Marie
Conversations
296 Last Day on Mars Kevin Emerson
Evanston Public Library
297 Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout, Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood Patricia McKissack, ill. Brian Pinkney
Evanston Public Library
298 Let’s Pretend We Never Met Melissa Walker
The Washington Post
299 Life on Surtsey: Iceland’s Upstart Island Loree Griffin Burns
Boston Globe
300
Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot
Air & Space
301 Lincoln in the Bardo Popsugar
302 Lint Boy Aileen Liejta
Multnomah County
303 Lintang and the Pirate Queen Tamara Moss Readings
304 Listen Leda Schubert
Conversations
305 Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Vashti Harrison Penn GSE
306
Little Plane Learns to Write
Air & Space
307 Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCS (the hard way) Patrick McDonnell
Multnomah County
308 Lockwood & Co #5: The Empty Grave Jonathan Stroud The Spinoff
309 London & Sydney Explore the World: Texas Kellen & Berthina Coleman
Conversations
310 Long Way Down Jason Reynolds
Boston Globe
311 Lord of Shadows Popsugar
312 Lost and Found Cat Doug Kuntz
King County Library
313
Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth
Evening Standard
314 Love Is Love Marc Andreyko; edited by Sarah Gaydos & Jamie S. Rich Penn GSE
315 Love, Santa Martha Brockenbrough, illustrated NPR Books
316 Lovely Jess Hong
Multnomah County
317 Made For Love Popsugar
318 Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The… Rick Riordan Amazon
319 Mama Lion Wins the Race Jon J Muth
Publishers Weekly
320 Mango Delight Fracaswell Hyman
Evanston Public Library
321 Manhattan Beach Popsugar
322
Many Moons: Learn about the different phases of the moon
Air & Space
323 Margaret and the Moon Air & Space
324 Marlena Julie Buntin Tiny Letter
325 Mars One Air & Space
326 Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports Phil Bildner, ill. Brett Helquist
Evanston Public Library
327 Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Jeanne Walker Harvey, ill. Dow Phumiruk
Evanston Public Library
328 Me and Marvin Gardens Amy Sarig King
The Washington Post
329 Me Tall, You Small Lilli L’Arronge
Multnomah County
330 Mean Myriam Gurba Tiny Letter
331 Mechanica Lance Balchin
The Sydney Morning Herald
332 Meet Cindy Sherman: Artist, Photographer, Chameleon Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
Evanston Public Library
333 Meet Me in the Bathroom Lizzy Goodman Tiny Letter
334 Meet Triangle
Hudson Booksellers
335 Meet Woof & Quack Jamie A. Swenson, ill.
Evanston Public Library
336 Meow! Victoria Ying Shelf Talk
337 Midnight Without a Moon Linda Williams Jackson Penn GSE
338 Mighty Jack and the Goblin King, Vol. 2 of the Mighty Jack series Ben Hatke; illust. Ben Hatke, Alex Campbell & Hilary Sycamore Penn GSE
339 Mighty Moby Ed Young
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
340 Mighty, Mighty Construction Site Tom Lichtenheld, Sherri Duskey Rinker Amazon
341 Mine! Jeff Mack
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
342 Mopoke Philip Bunting
The Guardian
343 Moto and Me Suzi Eszterhas
King County Library
344 Motor Mix: Flight Air & Space
345 Mud Book: How to Make Pies and Cakes John Cage and Lois Long Artsy
346 MY BEAUTIFUL BIRDS
The New York Times 2
347 My First Book of Patterns Bobby George and‎ June George Artsy
348 My Museum Joanne Liu Artsy
349 My Pictures After the Storm Veillé, Éric
Multnomah County
350 Nannie Loves Kylie Dunstan
The Sydney Morning Herald
351 Nerdy Birdy Tweets Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Matt Davies:
Mommy Shorts
352
Night Witches: A Novel of World War II
Air & Space
353 Niko Draws a Feeling Bob Raczka
Multnomah County
354 Noisy Night Mac Barnett
Multnomah County
355 Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki Kevin Crossley-Holland, ill. Jeffrey Alan Love
Evanston Public Library
356 Not Quite Narwhal Jessie Sima
Canadian Gift Guide
357 Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Being Disabled Shane Burcaw, ill. Matt Carr
Evanston Public Library
358
Nothing Rhymes With Orange
Chicago Tribune
359 Older Than Dirt: A Kinda-Sorta Biography of Earth Don Brown & Dr. M. Perfit
Evanston Public Library
360 On the Night of the Shooting Star Amy Hest and illustrated by Jenni Desmond:
Mommy Shorts
361 One Christmas Wish Katherine Rundell
The Guardian
362
One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter
Popsugar
363 One Mixed-up Night Catherine Newman
Multnomah County
364 One Trick Pony Nathan Hale
Evanston Public Library
365 One Would Think the Deep Claire Zorn
The Sydney Morning Herald
366 Over and Under the Pond Kate Messner
Multnomah County
367 Pandora Victoria Turnbull:
Mommy Shorts
368 Pattan’s Pumpkin : A Traditional Flood Story From Southern India Chitra Soundar, ill.
Evanston Public Library
369 Perfectly Norman Tom Percival, Tom Percival
Waterstones
370 Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie James Dean
Barnes & Noble
371 Pick a Pine Tree Patricia Toht
The Guardian
372 Piecing Me Together Renee Watson Penn GSE
373 Piper Perish Kayla Cagan
Conversations
374 Pirates Magnified David Long
The Guardian
375 Please Explain “Terrorism” to Me! Laurie Zelinger, PhD
Conversations
376 Plume Isabelle Simler
The New York Times
377 Podkin One-Ear The Legend Begins Kieran Larwood
Imagination Soup
378 Posted John David Anderson
Evanston Public Library
379 Pretty Justin Sayre
Imagination Soup
380 Princess and the Peas Himes, Rachel
Multnomah County
381 Priscilla Gorilla Barbara Bottner, illustrated NPR Books
382 Quiet! Kate Alizadeh Shelf Talk
383 Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales) Nathan Hale Brightly
384 Red and Lulu Air & Space
385 Restart Gordon Korman Brightly
386
Rocket Science for Babies
Hudson Booksellers
387 Rockhopping Trace Balla
The Sydney Morning Herald
388 Rosemarked Turnaround
389 Royal Bastards Turnaround
390 Rulers of the Playground Joseph Keufler:
Mommy Shorts
391 Runny Babbit Returns: Another Billy Sook Shel Silverstein
Barnes & Noble
392 Saint Death Marcus Sedgwick
Boston Globe
393 Saints and Misfits S.K. Ali Penn GSE
394 Salt Houses Hala Alyan Penn GSE
395 Sam & Eva Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Canadian Gift Guide
396 Scar Island Dan Gemeinhart
King County Library
397 Shaken: Young Reader’s Edition Tim Tebow
Conversations
398 Shark Lady Jess Keating
King County Library
399 Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist Jess Keating Parents
400 Silent Days, Silent Dreams Allen Say
Boston Globe
401 Slider Pete Hautman NPR Books
402 Snail and Worm Again Tina Kugler
Evanston Public Library
403 Snake and Lizard #3: Helper and Helper Joy Cowley, illustrated by Gavin Bishop The Spinoff
404 Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War Debbie Levy, illus. by Gilbert Ford
Publishers Weekly
405 Sonia Delaunay: A Life of Color Cara Manes Artsy
406 Sour Heart Popsugar
407 Spill Zone Scott Westerfeld, illustrated by Alex Puvilland
Boston Globe
408 Spunky Little Monkey Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, ill. Brian Won
Evanston Public Library
409 Spy School Secret Service Stuart Gibbs
Barnes & Noble
410 Stack the Cats Susie Ghahremani Shelf Talk
411 Star Scouts Mike Lawrence
Multnomah County
412 Stay With Me Ayobami Adabayo Tiny Letter
413 Still Life With Tornado Turnaround
414 Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers John Dougherty
Evanston Public Library
415 Strange the Dreamer Laini Taylor
Boston Globe
416 SUN AND MOON
Brain Pickings
417 Surpassing Certainty Popsugar
418 Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe Rachel Renée Russell
Barnes & Noble
419
Tell Me About Sex Grandma
Turnaround
420 The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives Dashka Slater
The Washington Post
421 The Answers Popsugar
422 The Bad Guys (Paperback) Aaron Blabey
Changing Hands
423 The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir Thi Bui Penn GSE
424 The Big Adventures of Tiny House Susan Schaefer Bernardo
Conversations
425 The Big Bad Fox Benjamin Renner
Evanston Public Library
426 The Blinds Popsugar
427 THE BLUE SONGBIRD
Brain Pickings
428 The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon
The Sydney Morning Herald
429 The Book of Joan Popsugar
430 The Boy and the Spy Felice Arena Readings
431 The Boy and the Whale Mordicai Gerstein
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
432 The Burning Girl Popsugar
433 The Carpenter Bruna Barros
Multnomah County
434 The Changeling Popsugar
435 The Clockwork Dynasty Popsugar
436 The Cool Thing About Being Yourself Ethan Wheeler
Conversations
437 The Crane Girl adapted Curtis Manley, ill. Lin Wang
Evanston Public Library
438 The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate (Paperback) Jacqueline Kelly
Changing Hands
439 The Dam Keeper Robert Kondo, ill. Dice Tsutsumi
Evanston Public Library
440 The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, #2) Rick Riordan Goodreads
441 The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold Maureen Fergus and Cale Atkinson
Canadian Gift Guide
442 The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart Stephanie Burgis, ill. Freya Hartas
Evanston Public Library
443 The Errand Turnaround
444 The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Paperback) Jacqueline Kelly
Changing Hands
445 The Explorer Katherine Rundell & Hannah Horn Readings
446 The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone Jaclyn Moriarty, illustrated by Kelly Canby The Spinoff
447 The Fall Tristan Bancks Readings
448
The Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11′s Third Man
Air & Space
449
The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
Popsugar
450 The Gauntlet Karuna Riazi
Multnomah County
451 The Getaway Jeff Kinney
Barnes & Noble
452 The Gigantic Book of Genes Lorna Hendry
The Sydney Morning Herald
453 The Girl Who Saved Christmas Matt Haig
Imagination Soup
454 The Glass Town Game
Childrens Bookroom
455 The Gold Leaf Kirsten Hall, Matthew Forsythe
Waterstones
456 The Golden House Popsugar
457 The Good for Nothing Button! Charise Mericle Harper
King County Library
458 The Graybar Hotel Popsugar
459 The Great Big Art History Colouring Book Annabelle von Sperber and Susanne Rebscher Artsy
460 The Grotlyn Benji Davies
Waterstones
461 The Hidden Life of a Toad Doug Wechsler
Evanston Public Library
462 The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Benjamin Alire Sáenz Penn GSE
463 The Island at the End of Everything Kiran Milwood Hargrave
The Guardian
464 The Last Black Unicorn Tiffany Haddish Tiny Letter
465 The Leavers Popsugar
466 The Legendary Miss Lena Horne Carole Boston Weatherford, ill.by Elizabeth Zunon
Evanston Public Library
467 The Little Red Wolf Amelie Flechais
Evanston Public Library
468 The Longest Breakfast Jenny Bornholdt, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins The Spinoff
469 The Losers Club Andrew Clements Brightly
470 The Lost Words Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
Waterstones 2
471 The Magic Misfits Neil Patrick Harris
Barnes & Noble
472 The Magician and the Spirits: Harry Houdini and the Curious Pastime of Communicating With the Dead Deborah Noyes
The Washington Post
473 The Marrow Thieves Cherie Dimaline Penn GSE
474 The Matchstick Castle Keir Graff
Evanston Public Library
475 The Mermaid Jan Brett
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
476
The Most Magnificent Thing
Turnaround
477 The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano Elizabeth Rusch
Multnomah County
478 The New Kid Karen English, ill. Laura Freeman
Evanston Public Library
479 The Night Box
Evening Standard
480 The Night Gardener Terry Fan, Eric Fan
Waterstones
481 The Nutcracker in Harlem T. E. McMorrow, illustrated by James Ransome
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
482 The Odyssey Popsugar
483 The One Memory of Flora Banks Emily Barr
Boston Globe
484 The Pants Project Cat Clarke
Evanston Public Library
485
THE PAPER-FLOWER TREE
Brain Pickings
486 The People Shall Continue Simon J Ortiz; illust. Sharol Graves Penn GSE
487 The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in the Game Called Life Kwame Alexander
Evanston Public Library
488 The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate (Hardcover) Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
Changing Hands
489 The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon Greg Pizzoli
Multnomah County
490 The Quilts of Gee’s Bend Susan Goldman Rubin
The Washington Post
491 The Real McCoys Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
Evanston Public Library
492 The River Bank: A Sequel To Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In The Willows Kij Johnson NPR Books
493 The Road Home Katie Cotton
Multnomah County
494 The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl Paige McKenzie
Conversations
495 The Sarah Book Scott McClanahan Tiny Letter
496 The Secret of Nightingale Wood Lucy Strange Amazon
497
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Popsugar
498 The Snow Angel Lauren John, Catherine Hyde
Waterstones 2
499 The Song Rising Popsugar
500
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Popsugar
501
The Sun and Her Flowers
Popsugar
502 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl beats up the Marvel Universe! Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Multnomah County
503 The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts Avi
Imagination Soup
504 The Van Gogh Deception Deron Hicks
Imagination Soup
505 THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET Karina Yan Glaser
The New York Times 2
506 The Vanishing Princess Jenny Diski Tiny Letter
507 The Watcher Nikki Grimes
Multnomah County
508 The Wedding Portrait Turnaround
509 The Wild Book Turnaround
510 The World of Moominvalley Philip Ardagh
The Guardian
511 The You I’ve Never Known Ellen Hopkins
Conversations
512 Theft By Finding Popsugar
513 There’s a Bug on My Arm That Won’t Let Go David Mackintosh The Spinoff
514 There’s a Pest in the Garden! Jan Thomas
Evanston Public Library
515
There’s a Pig Up My Nose
Evening Standard
516 They Both Die at the End Adam Silvera Penn GSE
517 They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib Tiny Letter
518 Thick As Thieves
Hudson Booksellers
519 Things a Bright Girl Can Do Sally Nicholls
The Guardian
520
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World
Smithsonian
521 This Is Just a Test Wendy Wan-Long Shang and Madelyn Rosenberg
Evanston Public Library
522 Thornhill Pam Smy
Multnomah County
523 Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me Ainsley Earhardt
Barnes & Noble
524 Timeless Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Armand Baltazar
Imagination Soup
525 Tony Ed Galing. Illustrations by Erin E. Stead.
The Washington Post
526 Too Much and Not the Mood Durga Chew-Bose Tiny Letter
527 Tower of Dawn Popsugar
528 Train I Ride Paul Mosier
King County Library
529 Triangle Mac Barnett, illustrated NPR Books
530 TUMBLE & BLUE Cassie Beasley.
The New York Times 2
531 Tyrannosaurus Rex Vs. Edna The Very First Chicken Douglas Rees, illustrated NPR Books
532 Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Barnes & Noble
533 Up Up Up Skyscraper Anastasia Suen, ill. Ryan O’Rourke
Evanston Public Library
534 Utterly Amazing Earth Air & Space
535 Warcross Marie Lu
Boston Globe
536 Warthog: A Counting Adventure Birdie Black Parents
537 Waste of Space Air & Space
538 We Are Okay Nina LaCour
Boston Globe
539
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
Popsugar
540
We’re Going to Need More Wine
Popsugar
541 Welcome to Wonderland: Beach Party Surf Monkey Chris Grabenstein
Conversations
542
WELCOME: A MO WILLEMS GUIDE FOR NEW ARRIVALS
The New York Times 2
543 What Goes Up Air & Space
544 What Happened Popsugar
545 What’s My Superpower? Aviaq Johnston, ill. Tim Mack
Evanston Public Library
546 When A Bully Is President Maya Gonzalez
Multnomah County
547 When Dimple Met Rishi Sandhya Menon Penn GSE
548
When My Sister Started Kissing
Boston Globe
549 When Santa Was a Baby Linda Bailey & Genevieve Godbout
Canadian Gift Guide
550 When the Moon Comes Paul Harbridge and Matt James
Canadian Gift Guide
551 When Your Lion Needs a Bath Susanna Leonard Hill Parents
552
Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night?
Air & Space
553 Where Oliver Fits Cale Atkinson
Canadian Gift Guide
554 Whichwood Tahereh Mafi
Imagination Soup
555 Whimsy & Woe Rebecca McRitchie & Sonia Kretschmar Readings
556
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
Popsugar
557 Why Am I Me? Paige Britt, illus. by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko
Publishers Weekly
558 Wild Things: The Joy Of Reading Children’s Literature As An Adult Bruce Handy NPR Books
559 Woman No. 17 Popsugar
560 Wonder Woman: Warbringer Leigh Bardugo
Boston Globe
561
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries
Popsugar
562 Words in Deep Blue Cath Crowley
The Sydney Morning Herald
563 Worldquake #1: Dragon’s Green Scarlett Thomas The Spinoff
564 Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories Jack Gantos
Evanston Public Library
565 Yak and Dove Kyo Maclear and Esme Shapiro
Canadian Gift Guide
566 Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity Sarah Suzuki Artsy
567 Yo Soy Muslim: A Father’s Letter to His Daughter Mark Gonzales; illust. Mehrdokht Amini Penn GSE
568 You’re Amazing, Anna Hibiscus! Atinuke
Evanston Public Library
569 Zeustian Logic Sabrina Malcolm The Spinoff
570 Zoey and Sassasfras: Dragons and Marshmallows Asia Citro
Imagination Soup


41 Best Childrens Book Sources/Lists Of 2017



Source Article
A Couple Of Pages My Top 5 Reads for 2017
Air & Space Best Children’s Books of 2017
Amazon Best children’s books of 2017
Artsy The Best New Children’s Books for Budding Art Lovers
Barnes & Noble The Best Books of 2017
Boston Globe Best children’s and YA books of 2017
Brain Pickings The 7 Loveliest Children’s Books of 2017
Brightly The Best Children’s Books of 2017, According to Kids
Canadian Gift Guide HOLIDAY READS: BEST BOOKS FOR KIDS 2017
Changing Hands Best Kids’ Books 2017
Chicago Tribune The best children’s books of 2017
Childrens Bookroom Best of 2017
Conversations Conversations’ Top 20 Books for Young Readers in 2017
Evanston Public Library Announcing the Debut of Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids List (2017)
Evening Standard The best picture books for children
Goodreads Best Middle Grade & Children’s
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2017
Imagination Soup Best Children’s Chapter Books of 2017
King County Library Best Children’s Books 2017
Mommy Shorts THE TOP 20 PICTURE BOOKS OF 2017
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks My favorite 25 picture books of 2017 (alphabetical by title)
Multnomah County The Best Books of 2017
NPR Books NPR’s Book Concierge Our Guide To 2017’s Great Reads
Parents Parents’ 10 Best Children’s Books of 2017
Penn GSE The Best Books of 2017 for Young Readers
Popsugar The 58 Best Books of 2017
Publishers Weekly Picture Books
Readings The best middle fiction books of 2017
Shelf Talk Our Top 10 Children’s Picture Books of 2017
Smithsonian The Ten Best Children’s Books of 2017
The Guardian The best children’s books of 2017
The New York Times The Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017
The New York Times 2 Notable Children’s Books of 2017
The Spinoff The best books of 2017: the 15 best books for kids
The Sydney Morning Herald Children’s Book Council of Australia reveal the best books of 2017
The Washington Post Best children’s books of 2017
Tiny Letter My Top 20 Books of 2017
Turnaround Best Children’s and YA List of 2017
Twin Cities Pioneer Press 8 books for the young’uns on your Christmas list
Waterstones The Bear and The Piano’s David Litchfield Picks The Best Picture Books of 2017
Waterstones 2 Katherine Rundell Recommends her Favourite Children’s Books of 2017

 

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