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Best of Children's Books 2017

Looking for some good books for children to read over their winter break?  Look no further!  Here is a list of some of the best books published in 2017 for children, including a few staff favorites.

Picture Books/ Easy Readers

After The Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat

The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's (the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell

The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse by Mac Barnett

A Different Pond by Bao Phi

We are Growing! by Laurie Keller

Chapter Books/ Graphic Novels

All's Faire In Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Real Friends by Shannon Hale

Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan


Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability by Shane Burcaw

How to Be an Elephant by Katherine Roy

Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws That Affect Us Today by Cynthia Levinson

Children's Department Staff Favorites

The Bad Seed by Jory John

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt

I'm Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups by Chris Harris