Children Book Lists: Best Books of 2016

[Printable book list]

Picture Books

Sherman Alexie / E ALEXIE
Thunder Boy, Jr.

Jo Ellen Bogart / E BOGART
The White Cat and the Monk: a Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán"

Margaret Wise Brown / E BROWN
The Dead Bird

Ben Clanton / E CLANTON
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

Michelle Cuevas / E CUEVAS
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

Carson Ellis / E ELLIS
Du Iz Tak?

Laura Godwin / E GODWIN
Owl Sees Owl

Jon Klassen / E KLASSEN
We Found a Hat

Lynne Rae Perkins / E PERKINS
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled

Adam Rex / E REX
School's First Day of School

April Sayre / E SAYRE
Best in Snow

Joyce Sidman / E SIDMAN
Before Morning

Phillip Stead / E STEAD
Ideas Are All Around

Carole Weatherford / E WEATHERFORD
Freedom in Congo Square

Brendan Wenzel / E WENZEL
They All Saw a Cat

Fiction

John David Anderson / J FIC ANDERSON
Ms. Bixby's Last Day

Kelly Barnhill / J FIC BARNHILL
The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Peter Brown / J FIC BROWN
The Wild Robot (Also available in audiobook and ebook)

Kate Dicamillo / J FIC DICAMILLO
Raymie Nightingale (Also available in audiobook and ebook)

Adam Gidwitz / J FIC GIDWITZ
The Inquisitor's Tale

Paul Griffin / J FIC GRIFFIN
When Friendship Followed Me Home (Also available in audiobook)

Grace Lin / J FIC LIN
When the Sea Turned to Silver (Also available in audiobook and ebook)

Richard Peck / J FIC PECK
The Best Man (Also available in audiobook and ebook)

Sara Pennypacker / J FIC PENNYPACKER
Pax

Jason Reynolds / J FIC REYNOLDS
Ghost

Jason Reynolds / J FIC REYNOLDS
As Brave As You

Raina Telgemeier / J FIC TELGEMEIER
Ghosts

Lauren Wolk / J FIC WOLK
Wolf Hollow (Also available in audiobook)

Nonfiction

Roxane Orgill / J 781.65092 ORGILL
Jazz Day

Julie Fogliano / J 811.6 FOGLIANO
Rules

Chris Raczka / J 811.6 RACZKA
Wet Cement

Russell Freedman / J 943.0860922 FREEDMAN
We Will Not Be Silent: the White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler

Russel Freedman / J 959.7043 FREEDMAN
Vietnam: a History of a War

Javaka Steptoe / J B BASQUIAT
Radiant Child: the Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Melissa Sweet / J B WHITE
Some Writer!: the Story of E. B. White