17 FOR 2017!

It’s been a wonderful year in books! We wanted to present you with the titles that our staff has been raving about and that the kids in our libraries want to read again and again. A number of excellent books were published in 2017, and we hope this selection will inspire you to explore books you’ve yet to try and to branch beyond our picks.

Happy Reading!

after the fal
After the Fall

Written and Illustrated by Dan Santat
Ages 4-8

city moon
City Moon

Written by Rachael Cole, Illustrated by Blanca  Gómez
Ages 3-7

creepy underwear
Creepy Pair of Underwear

Written by Aaron Reynolds, Illustrated by Peter Brown
Ages 4-8

crowd ode to fresh cut
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Written by Derrick Barnes, Illustrated by Gordon C. James
Ages 4-8

here we are
Here We Are

Written and Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Ages 3-7

i wanna be a cowgirl
I Wanna Be a Cowgirl

Written by Angela DiTerlizzi, Illustrated by Elizabet Vucovic
Ages 3-7

jabari jumps.jpg
Jabari Jumps

Written and Illustrated by Gaia Cornwall
Ages 4-8

little leaders
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Written and Illustrated by Vashti Harrison
Ages 4-10

mighty construction
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

Written Sherri Duskey Rinker, Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Ages 2-5

noisy night.jpg
Noisy Night

Written by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Brian Biggs
Ages 2-6

not quite narwhal
Not Quite Narwhal

Written and Illustrated by Jessie Sima
Ages 3-7

magical do nothing day
On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

Written and Illustrated by Beatrice Alemagna
Ages 4-8

sam scared
Sam, the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World

Written and Illustrated by Mo Willems
Ages 3-7

sarabella thinking cap
Sarabella’s Thinking Cap

Written and Illustrated by Judy Schachner
Ages 5-8

she persisted
She Persisted

Written by Chelsea Clinton, Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Ages 4-8

sleep well siba saba
Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

Written by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, Illustrated by Sandra van Doorn
Ages 3-7

windows
Windows

Written by Julia Denos, Illustrated by E.B. Goodale
Ages 3-7

peppa and pete
Bonus Books: Peppa and Pete!

It’s no secret: Kids love Peppa Pig and Pete the Cat! So we wanted to dedicate a special spot on this list to the characters our library bookworms adore so much. These familiar characters found themselves in some new and groovy adventures this year, so if you’re looking for a book that’s sure to please young readers, be sure to check out any of the following: Peppa Pig and the Library VisitThe School Play (Peppa)Peppa’s Storybook CollectionPete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, and Pete the Cat Treasury: Five Groovy Stories.

If your favorite didn’t make the list, let us know in the comments below!

 

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