Friday, December 18, 2015

Dog on Good Books 2015

'Tis the season for many things . . . including end-of-the-year lists.  You'll want to check these lists twice to make sure you didn't miss any of the year's best.

Horn Book Fanfare

Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Books

School Library Journal's Best of 2015

Publisher's Weekly's Best Children's Books

The New York Times Notable Children's Books
The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books

National Book Awards

And, finally, here are our favorites of 2015.  These are books that we read, loved, and shared again and again.   We whole-heartily recommend these doggone good books.

Picture Books:


  • The Nest by Kenneth Oppel, illustrated by Jon Klassen
  • Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Audacity by Melanie Crowder
  • The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt



  • Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes collected by Elizabeth Hammill, illustrated by more than 70 artists