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Best Children's Books of 2018

We are coming to the end of another year FILLED with amazing new additions to our Youth Services collections!  Here are some of the many notable new books for children published in 2018!



We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

Julian is A Mermaid by Jessica Love

The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin

Drawn Together by Minh Le

Love by Matt De La Pena

Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel



Meet Yasmin! By Saadia Faruqi (series)

Mr. Monkey by Jeff Mack (series)



Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

Sunny by Jason Reynolds

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

The Night Diary by Veera Hirandandani

The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor


Graphic Novels:

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

Sanity and Tallulah by Molly Brooks


Non-Fiction and Biographies

Martin Rising by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Start Now! By Chelsea Clinton

We Are Grateful by Traci Sorell

Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak

The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix

A History of Pictures for Children by David Hockney

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices by Wade Hudson

Fur, Feather, Fin: All Of Us Are Kin by Diane Lang

Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone

Can I Touch Your Hair? By Irene Latham