January 8, 2017

End-of-Year Wrap Up of Books Published in 2016

I love seeing all the lists at this time of year.  Lists of books people predict may win awards, books that people have loved, categories of books that are never ending.  I have decided to create a list of my favorites from 2016.  They are the titles that have stuck with me for various reasons.  I may have read them to my own child and/or read or book talked them to my students and they’ve been enamored. The titles may have burrowed their way into my heart all on their own. I’m keeping my choices to four categories: nonfiction picture books, picture books, middle grade books, and young adult books.  I hope you are inspired to create your own list of 2016 favorites as well. I’d love to see your picks!

***NONFICTION PICTURE BOOKS***

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Prairie Dog Song: The Key to Saving North America’s Grasslands

 by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore

mountainchef

Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service

words by Annette Bay Pimental and pictures by Rich Lo

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The Secret Subway

words by Shana Corey and pictures by Red Nose Studio

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Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

words by Jen Bryant and pictures by Boris Kulikov

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Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

words by Chris Barton and pictures by Don Tate

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Animals By the Numbers: A Book of Animal Infographics

by Steve Jenkins

somewriter

Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White

by Melissa Sweet

***PICTURE BOOKS***

howthisbookwasmade

How This Book Was Made

words by Mac Barnett and pictures by Adam Rex

schoolfirstdayofschool

School’s First Day of School

words by Adam Rex and pictures by Christian Robinson

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Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book)!

words by Julie Falatko and pictures by Tim Miller

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Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus

by John Hendrix

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Monster Trucks

words by Anika Denise and pictures by Nate Wragg

thefriendship

The Friend Ship

words by Kat Yeh and pictures by Chuck Groenink

alwaysremember

Always Remember

words by Cece Meng and pictures by Jago

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A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story about Knitting and Love

words by Michelle Edwards and pictures by G. Brian Karas

theyallsawacat

They All Saw a Cat

by Brendan Wenzel

deardragon

Dear Dragon

words by Josh Funk and pictures by Rodolfo Montalvo

***MIDDLE GRADE FICTION***

maybeafox

Maybe a Fox

by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee

wish

Wish

by Barbara O’Connor

falafel

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel

by Firoozeh Dumas

worldfromuphere

The World from Up Here

by Cecilia Galante

somekindofcourage

Some Kind of Courage

by Dan Gemeinhart

inquisitor

The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

words by Adam Gidwitz and pictures by Hatem Aly

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Pax

words by Sara Pennypacker and pictures by Jon Klassen

ers

words by Kara LaReau and pictures by Jen Hill

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Fenway and Hattie

by Victoria J. Coe

***YOUNG ADULT*** 

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Mayday

by Karen Harrington

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Lucky Strikes

by Louis Bayard

saltothesea

Salt to the Sea

by Ruta Sepetys

memoryofthings

The Memory of Things

by Gae Polisner

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First & Then

by Emma Mills

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The Gallery

by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

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A Storm Too Soon: A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80 Foot Seas

by Michael J. Tougias

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Be Light Like a Bird

by Monika Schroder

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