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

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“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!

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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
  • Penn GSE
  • 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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  • Amazon
  • 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



 

#BooksAuthorLists
(Titles Appear On 3 Lists Each)
39All the Way to HavanaMargarita Engle, ill. Mike CuratoEvanston Public Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
Multnomah County
40American StreetIbi ZoboiBoston Globe
Penn GSE
The New York Times 2
41American WarOmar El AkkadA Couple Of Pages
Popsugar
Tiny Letter
42Blue Sky, White StarsSarvinder NaberhausBrightly
Multnomah County
NPR Books
43Bronze and SunflowerCao Wenxuan. Translated by Helen Wang.Evanston Public Library
Penn GSE
The New York Times 2
44Dog Man: A Tale of Two KittiesDav PilkeyAmazon
Barnes & Noble
Changing Hands
45How to Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African WildKatherine RoyBoston Globe
Evanston Public Library
Multnomah County
46I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican DaughterErika L. SánchezBoston Globe
Penn GSE
The New York Times 2
47Insignificant Events in the Life of a CactusDusti BowlingEvanston Public Library
Imagination Soup
Multnomah County
48Life on MarsJon AgeeAir & Space
Mommy Shorts
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
49LinesSuzy LeeBoston Globe
Multnomah County
NPR Books
50Orphan IslandLaurel SnyderBrightly
Evanston Public Library
King County Library
51PatinaJason ReynoldsEvanston Public Library
Imagination Soup
The New York Times 2
52Professional CrocodileGiovanna Zoboli, ill. Mariachiara Di GiorgioAmazon
Evanston Public Library
Multnomah County
53Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. InequalityJonah Winter; illust. Stacy InnerstMultnomah County
Penn GSE
The New York Times
54She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the WorldChelsea ClintonBarnes & Noble
Brightly
King County Library
55The First Rule Of PunkCelia C. PérezEvanston Public Library
NPR Books
Penn GSE
56The Purloining of Prince OleomargarineMark Twain and Philip Stead, ill. Erin SteadAmazon
Barnes & Noble
Evanston Public Library
57The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Eugene YelchinEvanston Public Library
King County Library
Publishers Weekly
58The Ship of the DeadRick RiordanBarnes & Noble
Goodreads
Popsugar
59We’re All WondersR.J. PalacioAmazon
Barnes & Noble
Conversations
60Where’s Halmoni?Julie KimBoston Globe
Multnomah County
Penn GSE
(Titles Appear On 2 Lists Each)
61A Boy Called BatElana K. ArnoldBrightly
Evanston Public Library
62A Perfect DayLane SmithMr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
NPR Books
63Alfie (The Turtle That Disappeared)Thyra HederBoston Globe
Multnomah County
64Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and FriendshipDavid Elliott, illus. by Melissa SweetBrightly
Publishers Weekly
65Be Quiet!Ryan T. HigginsEvanston Public Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
66Before She Was HarrietLesa Cline-Ransome, ill. James E. RansomeBoston Globe
Evanston Public Library
67BolivarSean RubinEvanston Public Library
NPR Books
68Boo!Ben NewmanEvanston Public Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
69BraveSvetlana ChmakovaBrightly
Penn GSE
70Charlotte the Scientist Is SquishedCamille Andros and illustrated by Brianne Farley:Mommy Shorts
Multnomah County
71ChemistryWeike WangPopsugar
Tiny Letter
72ClaymatesDev Petty, ill. Lauren EldridgeBrightly
Evanston Public Library
73Creepy Pair of Underwear!Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown:Amazon
Mommy Shorts
74Danza! Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklorico de MexicoDuncan TonatiuhShelf Talk
Evanston Public Library
75Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of ConfusionChris Barton, ill. Victo NgaiEvanston Public Library
Multnomah County
76Dragons Love Tacos 2: The SequelAdam RubinBarnes & Noble
Multnomah County
77EggKevin HenkesKing County Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
78Far From the TreeRobin BenwayBoston Globe
The New York Times 2
79Felix YzLisa BunkerEvanston Public Library
NPR Books
80Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever, editedBetsy BirdChicago Tribune
Evanston Public Library
81Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the WorldReshma SaujaniConversations
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
82Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer CodeLaurie Wallmark, ill. Katy WuEvanston Public Library
Multnomah County
83Hello, UniverseErin Entrada KellyNPR Books
The Washington Post
84I’m Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense For Mischievous Kids And Immature Grown-UpsChris HarrisMultnomah County
NPR Books
85In Your HandsCarole Boston Weatherford; illust. Brian PinkneyMultnomah County
Penn GSE
86It Takes a VillageHillary Rodham Clinton. Illustrations by Marla FrazeeBarnes & Noble
The Washington Post
87Jake the Fake Keeps It RealCraig Robinson and Adam MansbachBrightly
Evanston Public Library
88Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi QueenDebbi Michiko Florence, ill. Elizabet VukovicBrightly
Evanston Public Library
89Katinka’s TailJudith KerrEvening Standard
The Guardian
90Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept DrawingKay. A Haring, ill. Robert NeubeckerEvanston Public Library
Artsy
91LifeCynthia Rylant and illustrated by Brenden Wenzel:Mommy Shorts
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
92Little Fires EverywhereCeleste NgA Couple Of Pages
Tiny Letter
93Lucky Broken GirlRuth BeharEvanston Public Library
The Washington Post
94Malala’s Magic PencilMalala YousafzaiAmazon
Barnes & Noble
95Minecraft: The IslandMax BrooksBarnes & Noble
NPR Books
96NowAntoinette PortisMultnomah County
NPR Books
97One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem RenaissanceNikki Grimes, illust. various artistsEvanston Public Library
Penn GSE
98PachinkoMin Jin LeePopsugar
Tiny Letter
99PashminaNidhi ChananiAmazon
Multnomah County
100PriestdaddyPatricia LockwoodPopsugar
Tiny Letter
101Princess Cora and the CrocodileLaura Amy SchlitzEvanston Public Library
Multnomah County
102Princesses Wear PantsSavannah Guthrie and Allison OppenheimBarnes & Noble
Conversations
103Rise of the Isle of the Lost (Descendants #3)Melissa de la CruzBarnes & Noble
Goodreads
104Rise Of The JumbiesTracey BaptisteNPR Books
Penn GSE
105SatelliteNick LakeAir & Space
The Guardian
106ShelterCéline ClaireChildrens Bookroom
Shelf Talk
107Since We FellDennis LehaneA Couple Of Pages
Popsugar
108Sing, Unburied, SingJesmyn WardPopsugar
Tiny Letter
109Sputnik’s Guide to Life on EarthFrank Cottrell BoyceMultnomah County
Boston Globe
110Star-CrossedBarbara DeeGoodreads
King County Library
111Stef Soto, Taco QueenJennifer TorresEvanston Public Library
Penn GSE
112Take a Picture of Me, James VanderzeeAndrea J. Loney; illust. Keith MallettPenn GSE
Evanston Public Library
113The 12 Sleighs of ChristmasSherri Duskey Rinker and Jake ParkerCanadian Gift Guide
Chicago Tribune
114The Blue HourIsabelle SimlerEvanston Public Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
115The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way)Patrick McDonnellPublishers Weekly
The New York Times 2
116The Patchwork BikeVan T Rudd/Maxine Beneba ClarkeThe Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald
117The PowerNaomi AldermanA Couple Of Pages
Tiny Letter
118The Ring BearerFloyd CooperEvanston Public Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
119The Scariest Book EverBob SheaMultnomah County
Turnaround
120The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker: Press the Note to Hear Tchaikovsky’s Music – The Story OrchestraJessica Courtney-TickleThe Guardian
Waterstones 2
121The Three Billy Goats GruffJerry PinkneyKing County Library
Publishers Weekly
122The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights ActivistCynthia Levinson; illust. Vanessa Brantley-NewtonEvanston Public Library
Penn GSE
123Turtles All the Way DownJohn GreenBoston Globe
The New York Times 2
124Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football TeamSteve SheinkinThe New York Times 2
The Washington Post
125We’re All WondersR. J. PalacioBrightly
Mommy Shorts
126Well That Was AwkwardRachel VailChicago Tribune
Multnomah County
127What Does Baby Want?Tupera TuperaBoston Globe
Publishers Weekly
128What Makes a Monster?Jess Keating, ill. David DeGrandEvanston Public Library
Multnomah County
129Where’s Rodney?Carmen Bogan, ill. Floyd CooperEvanston Public Library
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
130WindowsJulia DenosBoston Globe
King County Library
131Wires and Nerve, Volume 1Marissa Meyer, illustrated by Douglas HolgateBoston Globe
Penn GSE
132Worlds Collide (The Land of Stories, #6)Chris ColferBarnes & Noble
Goodreads
133York: The Shadow CipherLaura RubyBrightly
Evanston Public Library
134You Bring the Distant NearMitali PerkinsBoston Globe
Penn GSE
(Titles Appear On 1 Lists Each)
135#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American WomenLisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
Boston Globe
136A Colony in a NationPopsugar
137
A Court of Wings and Ruin
Popsugar
138A Face Like GlassFrances Hardinge
Boston Globe
139A Good Day for a HatT. Nat Fuller
Multnomah County
140A Greyhound, A GroundhogEmily Jenkins, illustratedNPR Books
141A is for ActivistTurnaround
142A is for ArtPaul Thurlby
The Guardian
143
A Little House Picture Book Treasury: Six Stories of Life on the Prairie
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
144A RiverMarc Martin
The New York Times
145A-Z of Endangered AnimalsJennifer Cossins
The Sydney Morning Herald
146
ABCs from Space: A Discovered Alphabet
Air & Space
147AKATA WARRIORNnedi Okorafor.
The New York Times 2
148
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Popsugar
149All Around UsXelena GonzálezShelf Talk
150All Grown UpJami AttenbergTiny Letter
151All My Friends Are Fast AsleepDavid WeinstoneParents
152All the Wind in the WorldSamantha Mabry
Boston Globe
153All the Year Round
Evening Standard
154AllegedlyTiffany D. JacksonThe Spinoff
155Alphamals A–ZBig Picture PressParents
156Also an Octopus
Evening Standard
157Amazing Animals of Australia’s National ParksGina Newton
The Sydney Morning Herald
158Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World’s Largest RainforestSy Montgomery, photographs by Keith Ellenbogen
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
159America Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America ChavezGabby Rivera, illust. Joe QuinonesPenn GSE
160Animal ArkKwame Alexander
Conversations
161
Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium
Smithsonian
162Anne at Highwood HallTurnaround
163Annual 2 editedKate de Goldi and Susan ParisThe Spinoff
164Another Castle: GrimoireAndrew Wheeler
Multnomah County
165Artists and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Artists and Their Animal FriendsSusie HodgeArtsy
166Ashes to AshevilleSarah Dooley
Evanston Public Library
167AutonomousPopsugar
168Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love To Bake!Deanna F. CookNPR Books
169Ballad For a Mad GirlTurnaround
170Bandette. [Volume three], In the house of the green maskPaul Tobin and Coleen Coover
Multnomah County
171Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down ThinkerShelley JohannesBrightly
172Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a BookJennifer DonnellyGoodreads
173
Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business
Popsugar
174Behind Her EyesPopsugar
175Ben Franklin’s in My Bathroom!Candace Fleming. Illustrations by Mark Fearing
The Washington Post
176Benny Doesn’t Like To Be HuggedZetta Elliott; illust. Purple WongPenn GSE
177BERTOLT
Brain Pickings
178Big 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
181Bird, Balloon, BearIl Sung NaNPR Books
182BlackKwanza Osajyefo; illust. Jamal Igle, Robin Riggs, Tim Smith III, Derwin Roberson, & Khary RandolphPenn GSE
183BonfirePopsugar
184Boo Who?Ben Clanton
Multnomah County
185Boring, 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 bookChicago-native, Graff.
Evanston Public Library
186BornePopsugar
187Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days in My Life So FarCatharina Valckx, illustrated by Nicholas HubeschThe Spinoff
188BunkKevin YoungTiny Letter
189CapitalTurnaround
190Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third GradeKate and Jol Temple/John Foye
The Sydney Morning Herald
191Champion ImmortalBrian Thompson
Conversations
192Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food RemixJacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee, ill. Man One
Evanston Public Library
193City of Saints and ThievesNatalie AndersonPenn GSE
194Costa 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 perfectlySutton’s intricate, luscious illustrations.
The Guardian
195Counting on SnowMaxwell Newhouse
Canadian Gift Guide
196Counting Sea Life with the Little SeahorseSheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent
Conversations
197Coyote Tales,Thomas King, ill. Byron Eggenschwile
Evanston Public Library
198CreationCynthia Rylant
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
199Dark Gifts #1: Gilded CageVic JamesThe Spinoff
200Dark HorsesTurnaround
201Dear MartinNic StonePenn GSE
202
Derek The Sheep: Let’s Bee Friends!, Useleus: A Greek Oddity and Sgt. Chip Charlton and Mr. Woofles
Turnaround
203Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The GetawayJeff Kinney
Conversations
204Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the DepressionCarole Boston WeatherfordArtsy
205Double Take: A New Look at OppositesSusan Hood, ill. Jay Fleck
Evanston Public Library
206Dragonfly SongWendy Orr
The Sydney Morning Herald
207Dragonwatch (Dragonwatch #1)Brandon MullGoodreads
208DreadnoughtApril DanielsPenn GSE
209Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama’s Inspiring and Historic PresidencyPete Souza
Barnes & Noble
210Du Iz Tak?Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis
Waterstones
211
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years
Air & Space
212Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! It’s Shoe Time! (Hardcover)Mo Willems, Bryan Collier, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
Changing Hands
213Ella Queen of JazzHelen Hancocks
Waterstones
214Every Last WordTurnaround
215Everything Is MamaJimmy Fallon
Barnes & Noble
216Explore! AotearoaBronwen Wall, illustrated by Kimberly AndrewsThe Spinoff
217Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern PhotojournalismMarc Aronson and Marina Budhos
The Washington Post
218Fairy Tale PetsTracey CorderoyParents
219Fairy TalesHilary McKay
The Guardian
220Fallen HeirPopsugar
221Family Poems for Every Day of the Week / Poemas Familiares Para Cada Dia de la SemanaFrancisco X. Alarcon, ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez
Evanston Public Library
222FeatherRémi Courgeon
The New York Times
223Feminist BabyTurnaround
224Final GirlsPopsugar
225Fires EverywherePopsugar
226First Rule of PunkCelia C. Perez
Multnomah County
227FISH GIRLDonna Jo Napoli. Illustrated by David Wiesner.
The New York Times 2
228Flowers for Sarajevo
Chicago Tribune
229Flying Lessons & Other StoriesEdited by Ellen OhPenn GSE
230Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers SoaredAlison Wilgus
Multnomah County
231Forest DarkPopsugar
232Franklin’s Flying BookshopJen Campbell, Katie Harnett
Waterstones
233Frazzled: Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable CatastrophesBooki Vivat
Conversations
234Fred Korematsu Speaks UpLaura Atkins and Stan Yogi
Multnomah County
235Frog lords … The Twelve Days of ChristmasAnna 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
238Garcia & Colette Go ExploringHannah Barnaby and illustrated by Andrew Joiner:
Mommy Shorts
239GaryLeila Rudge
The Sydney Morning Herald
240Genuine FraudE. Lockhart
Boston Globe
241Germs: Fact and Fiction, Friends and FoesLesa Cline- Ransome, ill. James Ransome
Evanston Public Library
242Get 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 bookthe author of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
Evanston Public Library
243Go Home, Cheeky Animals!Johanna Bell/Dion Beasley
The Sydney Morning Herald
244Goldfish GhostLemony Snicket
Multnomah County
245Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2Elena Favilli
Barnes & Noble
246Good Night, Baby MoonAir & Space
247GOOD NIGHT, PLANET
The New York Times 2
248
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2
Smithsonian
249Goodnight, Numbers
Smithsonian
250Grandma’s Tiny House: A Counting StoryJaNay Brown-Wood
Multnomah County
251Grandmother ThornKatey Howes and illustrated by Rebecca Hahn:
Mommy Shorts
252Greetings from Witness Protection!Jake BurtBrightly
253Harry Miller’s RunDavid Almond
Boston Globe
254Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanJK Rowling
The Guardian
255
Her Body and Other Parties
Popsugar
256Hey Black ChildUseni Eugene Perkins; illust. Bryan CollierPenn GSE
257HEY, BOYBen Strouse. Illustrated by Jennifer Phelan.
The New York Times 2
258Hilde Cracks the CaseHilde Lysiak with Matthew LysiakParents
259History Is All You Left MeAdam SilveraPenn GSE
260Home in the RainBob Graham
The Sydney Morning Herald
261HomegoingPopsugar
262
Homesick For Another World
Popsugar
263Hortense and the ShadowNatalia and Lauren O’Hara
Waterstones 2
264How Many Guinea Pigs Can Fit On a Plane? Answers to Your Most Clever Math QuestionsLaura Overdeck
Evanston Public Library
265How To Be A HeroFlorence Parry Heide
Multnomah County
266
How to Make Friends with a Ghost
Childrens Bookroom
267HungerPopsugar
268I Am Alfonso JonesTony Medina; illust. Stacey Robinson & John JenningsPenn GSE
269I Am BatMorag Hood
Multnomah County
270I Am SacagaweaBrad Meltzer
Conversations
271I Am, I Am, I AmMaggie O’Farrell
A Couple Of Pages
272I Believe in a Thing Called LoveMaurene Goo
Boston Globe
273I Have a BalloonAriel Bernstein and illustrated by Ariel Bernstein and illustrated by Scott Magoon:
Mommy Shorts
274I Just Ate My FriendHeidi McKinnonThe Spinoff
275I Love My PurseBelle DeMontShelf Talk
276I Survived The American Revolution, 1776Lauren TarshisNPR Books
277If My Moon Was your SunAndreas Steinhöfel
Multnomah County
278If Sharks DisappearedLily Williams
Evanston Public Library
279If you lived during the Harlem Renaissance, odds are you would have had your studio portrait takenJames VanDerZee. A fun glimpse into the past through art.
Evanston Public Library
280IllegalEoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin
The Guardian
281
Imagine Wanting Only This
Popsugar
282Into the WaterPopsugar
283Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton Reveal’dMary Losure
Evanston Public Library
284It All Comes Down to ThisKaren EnglishPenn GSE
285Jack London and the Klondike Gold RushPeter 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
288Killers of the Flower MoonDavid GrannTiny Letter
289Kindred: A Graphic Novel AdaptationOctavia E. Butler; illust. John Jennings & Damian DuffyPenn GSE
290King 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
291King of the SkyNicola Davies
The New York Times
292LA BELLE SAUVAGEPhilip Pullman
The New York Times 2
293La Princesa and the PeaSusan Middleton Elya, ill. Juana Martinez-Neal
Evanston Public Library
294Landscape With Invisible HandM.T. Anderson
Boston Globe
295Larry the Alligator Makes FriendsLaDonna Marie
Conversations
296Last Day on MarsKevin Emerson
Evanston Public Library
297Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout, Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American ChildhoodPatricia McKissack, ill. Brian Pinkney
Evanston Public Library
298Let’s Pretend We Never MetMelissa Walker
The Washington Post
299Life on Surtsey: Iceland’s Upstart IslandLoree Griffin Burns
Boston Globe
300
Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot
Air & Space
301Lincoln in the BardoPopsugar
302Lint BoyAileen Liejta
Multnomah County
303Lintang and the Pirate QueenTamara MossReadings
304ListenLeda Schubert
Conversations
305Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black HistoryVashti HarrisonPenn GSE
306
Little Plane Learns to Write
Air & Space
307Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCS (the hard way)Patrick McDonnell
Multnomah County
308Lockwood & Co #5: The Empty GraveJonathan StroudThe Spinoff
309London & Sydney Explore the World: TexasKellen & Berthina Coleman
Conversations
310Long Way DownJason Reynolds
Boston Globe
311Lord of ShadowsPopsugar
312Lost and Found CatDoug Kuntz
King County Library
313
Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth
Evening Standard
314Love Is LoveMarc Andreyko; edited by Sarah Gaydos & Jamie S. RichPenn GSE
315Love, SantaMartha Brockenbrough, illustratedNPR Books
316LovelyJess Hong
Multnomah County
317Made For LovePopsugar
318Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The…Rick RiordanAmazon
319Mama Lion Wins the RaceJon J Muth
Publishers Weekly
320Mango DelightFracaswell Hyman
Evanston Public Library
321Manhattan BeachPopsugar
322
Many Moons: Learn about the different phases of the moon
Air & Space
323Margaret and the MoonAir & Space
324MarlenaJulie BuntinTiny Letter
325Mars OneAir & Space
326Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of SportsPhil Bildner, ill. Brett Helquist
Evanston Public Library
327Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, Designer of the Vietnam Veterans MemorialJeanne Walker Harvey, ill. Dow Phumiruk
Evanston Public Library
328Me and Marvin GardensAmy Sarig King
The Washington Post
329Me Tall, You SmallLilli L’Arronge
Multnomah County
330MeanMyriam GurbaTiny Letter
331MechanicaLance Balchin
The Sydney Morning Herald
332Meet Cindy Sherman: Artist, Photographer, ChameleonJan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
Evanston Public Library
333Meet Me in the BathroomLizzy GoodmanTiny Letter
334Meet Triangle
Hudson Booksellers
335Meet Woof & QuackJamie A. Swenson, ill.
Evanston Public Library
336Meow!Victoria YingShelf Talk
337Midnight Without a MoonLinda Williams JacksonPenn GSE
338Mighty Jack and the Goblin King, Vol. 2 of the Mighty Jack seriesBen Hatke; illust. Ben Hatke, Alex Campbell & Hilary SycamorePenn GSE
339Mighty MobyEd Young
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
340Mighty, Mighty Construction SiteTom Lichtenheld, Sherri Duskey RinkerAmazon
341Mine!Jeff Mack
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
342MopokePhilip Bunting
The Guardian
343Moto and MeSuzi Eszterhas
King County Library
344Motor Mix: FlightAir & Space
345Mud Book: How to Make Pies and CakesJohn Cage and Lois LongArtsy
346MY BEAUTIFUL BIRDS
The New York Times 2
347My First Book of PatternsBobby George and‎ June GeorgeArtsy
348My MuseumJoanne LiuArtsy
349My Pictures After the StormVeillé, Éric
Multnomah County
350Nannie LovesKylie Dunstan
The Sydney Morning Herald
351Nerdy Birdy TweetsAaron Reynolds and illustrated by Matt Davies:
Mommy Shorts
352
Night Witches: A Novel of World War II
Air & Space
353Niko Draws a FeelingBob Raczka
Multnomah County
354Noisy NightMac Barnett
Multnomah County
355Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and LokiKevin Crossley-Holland, ill. Jeffrey Alan Love
Evanston Public Library
356Not Quite NarwhalJessie Sima
Canadian Gift Guide
357Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Being DisabledShane Burcaw, ill. Matt Carr
Evanston Public Library
358
Nothing Rhymes With Orange
Chicago Tribune
359Older Than Dirt: A Kinda-Sorta Biography of EarthDon Brown & Dr. M. Perfit
Evanston Public Library
360On the Night of the Shooting StarAmy Hest and illustrated by Jenni Desmond:
Mommy Shorts
361One Christmas WishKatherine Rundell
The Guardian
362
One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter
Popsugar
363One Mixed-up NightCatherine Newman
Multnomah County
364One Trick PonyNathan Hale
Evanston Public Library
365One Would Think the DeepClaire Zorn
The Sydney Morning Herald
366Over and Under the PondKate Messner
Multnomah County
367PandoraVictoria Turnbull:
Mommy Shorts
368Pattan’s Pumpkin : A Traditional Flood Story From Southern IndiaChitra Soundar, ill.
Evanston Public Library
369Perfectly NormanTom Percival, Tom Percival
Waterstones
370Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat BoogieJames Dean
Barnes & Noble
371Pick a Pine TreePatricia Toht
The Guardian
372Piecing Me TogetherRenee WatsonPenn GSE
373Piper PerishKayla Cagan
Conversations
374Pirates MagnifiedDavid Long
The Guardian
375Please Explain “Terrorism” to Me!Laurie Zelinger, PhD
Conversations
376PlumeIsabelle Simler
The New York Times
377Podkin One-Ear The Legend BeginsKieran Larwood
Imagination Soup
378PostedJohn David Anderson
Evanston Public Library
379PrettyJustin Sayre
Imagination Soup
380Princess and the PeasHimes, Rachel
Multnomah County
381Priscilla GorillaBarbara Bottner, illustratedNPR Books
382Quiet!Kate AlizadehShelf Talk
383Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales)Nathan HaleBrightly
384Red and LuluAir & Space
385RestartGordon KormanBrightly
386
Rocket Science for Babies
Hudson Booksellers
387RockhoppingTrace Balla
The Sydney Morning Herald
388RosemarkedTurnaround
389Royal BastardsTurnaround
390Rulers of the PlaygroundJoseph Keufler:
Mommy Shorts
391Runny Babbit Returns: Another Billy SookShel Silverstein
Barnes & Noble
392Saint DeathMarcus Sedgwick
Boston Globe
393Saints and MisfitsS.K. AliPenn GSE
394Salt HousesHala AlyanPenn GSE
395Sam & EvaDebbie Ridpath Ohi
Canadian Gift Guide
396Scar IslandDan Gemeinhart
King County Library
397Shaken: Young Reader’s EditionTim Tebow
Conversations
398Shark LadyJess Keating
King County Library
399Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless ScientistJess KeatingParents
400Silent Days, Silent DreamsAllen Say
Boston Globe
401SliderPete HautmanNPR Books
402Snail and Worm AgainTina Kugler
Evanston Public Library
403Snake and Lizard #3: Helper and HelperJoy Cowley, illustrated by Gavin BishopThe Spinoff
404Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil WarDebbie Levy, illus. by Gilbert Ford
Publishers Weekly
405Sonia Delaunay: A Life of ColorCara ManesArtsy
406Sour HeartPopsugar
407Spill ZoneScott Westerfeld, illustrated by Alex Puvilland
Boston Globe
408Spunky Little MonkeyBill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, ill. Brian Won
Evanston Public Library
409Spy School Secret ServiceStuart Gibbs
Barnes & Noble
410Stack the CatsSusie GhahremaniShelf Talk
411Star ScoutsMike Lawrence
Multnomah County
412Stay With MeAyobami AdabayoTiny Letter
413Still Life With TornadoTurnaround
414Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Badness of BadgersJohn Dougherty
Evanston Public Library
415Strange the DreamerLaini Taylor
Boston Globe
416SUN AND MOON
Brain Pickings
417Surpassing CertaintyPopsugar
418Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush CatastropheRachel Renée Russell
Barnes & Noble
419
Tell Me About Sex Grandma
Turnaround
420The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their LivesDashka Slater
The Washington Post
421The AnswersPopsugar
422The Bad Guys (Paperback)Aaron Blabey
Changing Hands
423The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated MemoirThi BuiPenn GSE
424The Big Adventures of Tiny HouseSusan Schaefer Bernardo
Conversations
425The Big Bad FoxBenjamin Renner
Evanston Public Library
426The BlindsPopsugar
427THE BLUE SONGBIRD
Brain Pickings
428The Bone SparrowZana Fraillon
The Sydney Morning Herald
429The Book of JoanPopsugar
430The Boy and the SpyFelice ArenaReadings
431The Boy and the WhaleMordicai Gerstein
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
432The Burning GirlPopsugar
433The CarpenterBruna Barros
Multnomah County
434The ChangelingPopsugar
435The Clockwork DynastyPopsugar
436The Cool Thing About Being YourselfEthan Wheeler
Conversations
437The Crane Girl adaptedCurtis Manley, ill. Lin Wang
Evanston Public Library
438The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate (Paperback)Jacqueline Kelly
Changing Hands
439The Dam KeeperRobert Kondo, ill. Dice Tsutsumi
Evanston Public Library
440The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, #2)Rick RiordanGoodreads
441The Day Santa Stopped Believing in HaroldMaureen Fergus and Cale Atkinson
Canadian Gift Guide
442The Dragon with a Chocolate HeartStephanie Burgis, ill. Freya Hartas
Evanston Public Library
443The ErrandTurnaround
444The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Paperback)Jacqueline Kelly
Changing Hands
445The ExplorerKatherine Rundell & Hannah HornReadings
446The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte MettlestoneJaclyn Moriarty, illustrated by Kelly CanbyThe Spinoff
447The FallTristan BancksReadings
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
450The GauntletKaruna Riazi
Multnomah County
451The GetawayJeff Kinney
Barnes & Noble
452The Gigantic Book of GenesLorna Hendry
The Sydney Morning Herald
453The Girl Who Saved ChristmasMatt Haig
Imagination Soup
454The Glass Town Game
Childrens Bookroom
455The Gold LeafKirsten Hall, Matthew Forsythe
Waterstones
456The Golden HousePopsugar
457The Good for Nothing Button!Charise Mericle Harper
King County Library
458The Graybar HotelPopsugar
459The Great Big Art History Colouring BookAnnabelle von Sperber and Susanne RebscherArtsy
460The GrotlynBenji Davies
Waterstones
461The Hidden Life of a ToadDoug Wechsler
Evanston Public Library
462The Inexplicable Logic of My LifeBenjamin Alire SáenzPenn GSE
463The Island at the End of EverythingKiran Milwood Hargrave
The Guardian
464The Last Black UnicornTiffany HaddishTiny Letter
465The LeaversPopsugar
466The Legendary Miss Lena HorneCarole Boston Weatherford, ill.by Elizabeth Zunon
Evanston Public Library
467The Little Red WolfAmelie Flechais
Evanston Public Library
468The Longest BreakfastJenny Bornholdt, illustrated by Sarah WilkinsThe Spinoff
469The Losers ClubAndrew ClementsBrightly
470The Lost WordsRobert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
Waterstones 2
471The Magic MisfitsNeil Patrick Harris
Barnes & Noble
472The Magician and the Spirits: Harry Houdini and the Curious Pastime of Communicating With the DeadDeborah Noyes
The Washington Post
473The Marrow ThievesCherie DimalinePenn GSE
474The Matchstick CastleKeir Graff
Evanston Public Library
475The MermaidJan Brett
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
476
The Most Magnificent Thing
Turnaround
477The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the PianoElizabeth Rusch
Multnomah County
478The New KidKaren English, ill. Laura Freeman
Evanston Public Library
479The Night Box
Evening Standard
480The Night GardenerTerry Fan, Eric Fan
Waterstones
481The Nutcracker in HarlemT. E. McMorrow, illustrated by James Ransome
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
482The OdysseyPopsugar
483The One Memory of Flora BanksEmily Barr
Boston Globe
484The Pants ProjectCat Clarke
Evanston Public Library
485
THE PAPER-FLOWER TREE
Brain Pickings
486The People Shall ContinueSimon J Ortiz; illust. Sharol GravesPenn GSE
487The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in the Game Called LifeKwame Alexander
Evanston Public Library
488The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate (Hardcover)Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
Changing Hands
489The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the AmazonGreg Pizzoli
Multnomah County
490The Quilts of Gee’s BendSusan Goldman Rubin
The Washington Post
491The Real McCoysMatthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
Evanston Public Library
492The River Bank: A Sequel To Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In The WillowsKij JohnsonNPR Books
493The Road HomeKatie Cotton
Multnomah County
494The Sacrifice of Sunshine GirlPaige McKenzie
Conversations
495The Sarah BookScott McClanahanTiny Letter
496The Secret of Nightingale WoodLucy StrangeAmazon
497
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Popsugar
498The Snow AngelLauren John, Catherine Hyde
Waterstones 2
499The Song RisingPopsugar
500
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Popsugar
501
The Sun and Her Flowers
Popsugar
502The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl beats up the Marvel Universe!Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Multnomah County
503The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell PittsAvi
Imagination Soup
504The Van Gogh DeceptionDeron Hicks
Imagination Soup
505THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREETKarina Yan Glaser
The New York Times 2
506The Vanishing PrincessJenny DiskiTiny Letter
507The WatcherNikki Grimes
Multnomah County
508The Wedding PortraitTurnaround
509The Wild BookTurnaround
510The World of MoominvalleyPhilip Ardagh
The Guardian
511The You I’ve Never KnownEllen Hopkins
Conversations
512Theft By FindingPopsugar
513There’s a Bug on My Arm That Won’t Let GoDavid MackintoshThe Spinoff
514There’s a Pest in the Garden!Jan Thomas
Evanston Public Library
515
There’s a Pig Up My Nose
Evening Standard
516They Both Die at the EndAdam SilveraPenn GSE
517They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill UsHanif Willis-AbdurraqibTiny Letter
518Thick As Thieves
Hudson Booksellers
519Things a Bright Girl Can DoSally Nicholls
The Guardian
520
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World
Smithsonian
521This Is Just a TestWendy Wan-Long Shang and Madelyn Rosenberg
Evanston Public Library
522ThornhillPam Smy
Multnomah County
523Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to MeAinsley Earhardt
Barnes & Noble
524Timeless Diego and the Rangers of the VastlanticArmand Baltazar
Imagination Soup
525TonyEd Galing. Illustrations by Erin E. Stead.
The Washington Post
526Too Much and Not the MoodDurga Chew-BoseTiny Letter
527Tower of DawnPopsugar
528Train I RidePaul Mosier
King County Library
529TriangleMac Barnett, illustratedNPR Books
530TUMBLE & BLUECassie Beasley.
The New York Times 2
531Tyrannosaurus Rex Vs. Edna The Very First ChickenDouglas Rees, illustratedNPR Books
532Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come TrueAmy Krouse Rosenthal
Barnes & Noble
533Up Up Up SkyscraperAnastasia Suen, ill. Ryan O’Rourke
Evanston Public Library
534Utterly Amazing EarthAir & Space
535WarcrossMarie Lu
Boston Globe
536Warthog: A Counting AdventureBirdie BlackParents
537Waste of SpaceAir & Space
538We Are OkayNina LaCour
Boston Globe
539
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
Popsugar
540
We’re Going to Need More Wine
Popsugar
541Welcome to Wonderland: Beach Party Surf MonkeyChris Grabenstein
Conversations
542
WELCOME: A MO WILLEMS GUIDE FOR NEW ARRIVALS
The New York Times 2
543What Goes UpAir & Space
544What HappenedPopsugar
545What’s My Superpower?Aviaq Johnston, ill. Tim Mack
Evanston Public Library
546When A Bully Is PresidentMaya Gonzalez
Multnomah County
547When Dimple Met RishiSandhya MenonPenn GSE
548
When My Sister Started Kissing
Boston Globe
549When Santa Was a BabyLinda Bailey & Genevieve Godbout
Canadian Gift Guide
550When the Moon ComesPaul Harbridge and Matt James
Canadian Gift Guide
551When Your Lion Needs a BathSusanna Leonard HillParents
552
Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night?
Air & Space
553Where Oliver FitsCale Atkinson
Canadian Gift Guide
554WhichwoodTahereh Mafi
Imagination Soup
555Whimsy & WoeRebecca McRitchie & Sonia KretschmarReadings
556
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
Popsugar
557Why Am I Me?Paige Britt, illus. by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko
Publishers Weekly
558Wild Things: The Joy Of Reading Children’s Literature As An AdultBruce HandyNPR Books
559Woman No. 17Popsugar
560Wonder Woman: WarbringerLeigh Bardugo
Boston Globe
561
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries
Popsugar
562Words in Deep BlueCath Crowley
The Sydney Morning Herald
563Worldquake #1: Dragon’s GreenScarlett ThomasThe Spinoff
564Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great StoriesJack Gantos
Evanston Public Library
565Yak and DoveKyo Maclear and Esme Shapiro
Canadian Gift Guide
566Yayoi Kusama: From Here to InfinitySarah SuzukiArtsy
567Yo Soy Muslim: A Father’s Letter to His DaughterMark Gonzales; illust. Mehrdokht AminiPenn GSE
568You’re Amazing, Anna Hibiscus!Atinuke
Evanston Public Library
569Zeustian LogicSabrina MalcolmThe Spinoff
570Zoey and Sassasfras: Dragons and MarshmallowsAsia Citro
Imagination Soup


41 Best Childrens Book Sources/Lists Of 2017



SourceArticle
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