2018 Contenders

Ah yes, and so my reading begins for 2018.  Which books will connect the world next year?

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Picture Book Author Study:

Pat Zietlow Miller

Josh Funk

Dan Santat

Julie Flett and Monique Gray Smith 

Early Readers:

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold

The Unicorn Rescue Society by Adam Gidwitz

Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes

Enginerds by Jarrett Lerner

Middle Grade:

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

Three Pennies by Melanie Crowder

Rump by Liesl Shurtliff 

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed


Middle School/Junior High:

Restart by Gordon Korman

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Escape from Aleppo by N.H.Senzai

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani


Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

Moxie: A Novel by Jenifer Mathieu

Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed