Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Dog on Good Books 2016

2016 is quickly coming to an end, and one of our favorite things to do is scour all of the end-of-the-year lists for any favorite books we may have missed.  Are there any hidden gems that have escaped your notice?

Before the year closes, be sure to check out these "Best of" Lists:

Publisher's Weekly's Best Children's and YA Books 2016

The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2016
The New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2016

Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Books of 2016
Kirkus Best Picture Books of 2016

Horn Book Fanfare

School Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2016
School Library Journal's Best Chapter Books of 2016
School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2016
School Library Journal's Best Middle Grade Books of 2016

NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children

National Book Awards

And, if that didn't quench your thirst for top books of the year, let us throw our vote it!  These are some of our favorite doggone good books from 2016.

Picture Books:
  • They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzal
  • A Well Mannered Young Wolf by Jean Leroy, illustrated by Matthieu Maudet
  • Owl Sees Owl by Laura Godwin and Rob Dunlavey
  • Before Morning by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes
  • The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh
Non-Fiction Picture Books:
  • A Poem for Peter by Andrea Davis Pinkney by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
  • Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White by Melissa Sweet
  • Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre
  • Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
  • We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman
  • Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela S. Turner, illustrated by Gareth Hinds

  • When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Julie Morstad
  • Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems by Bob Raczka