2017 Contenders

I am amazed at how many great books there are in the world!  As I furiously read as many as I can, I will update this list as well. If you would like to suggest books, go here.

If you are an author or publisher and you would like to suggest your books, go here.

Picture Book Author/Illustrator Study:

Susan Hood
Christian Robinson
Mem Fox
Duncan Tonatiuh
Julia Donaldson
Erin E Stead

Early Grades:

Fenway and Hattie by Victoria J. Coe
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Micawber by John Lithgow
Poppy by Avi
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Middle Grades:

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm
Maxi’s Secrets by Lynn Plourde
Wish by Barbara O’Connor
Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz
I Am Malala (Young Readers Edition) by Malala Yousafzai
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Middle School/High School:

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
The Ballad of a Broken Nose by Arne Svingen
Ghost by Jason Reynolds