Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Doggone Good Books 2017


We're excited to recommend our favorite twenty books of 2017.  These are the books that we have read and re-read, thought about, talked about, and shared.   We hope you'll love them, too.

Picture Books:
  • The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
  • Walk with Me by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng
  • Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
  • The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
  • When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Christian Robinson
  • Egg by Kevin Henkes
  • A Greyhound, a Groundhog by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Chris Appelhans
  • The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell
  • After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat
  • Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Sydney Smith

 Fiction:
  • Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
  • Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan, translated by Helen Wang
  • Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Brian Floca
  • Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

 Nonfiction:
  • Dazzle: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton, illustrated by Victo Ngai
  • Grand Canyon by Jason Chin
  • Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman
  • Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinken
  • The Secret Project by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Jeanette Winter

 Poetry:
  • I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups by Chris Harris, illustrated by Lane Smith

And if you're looking for more end-of-the-year lists and award winners, the links below are a great place to start.