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Top 20 Books of 2016: 10-6

Top 20 Books of 2016

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1

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10. The Thank You Book by Mo Willems [Disney-Hyperion | Grades K-2]

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Because it ended on a high note.

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9. It Is Not Time for Sleeping by Lisa Graff, illustrated by Lauren Castillo [Clarion Books | PreK-1]

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Because it’s the best bedtime book of the year.

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8. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill [Algonquin Young Readers | Grades 5 and Up]

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Because a fairy tale this good has to be here.

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7. The Wild Robot by Peter Brown [Little, Brown | Grades 3-6]

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Because it’s modern and timeless and great all at once.

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6. The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring by Gilbert Ford [Atheneum Books | Grades K-4]

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Because who knew the story of the Slinky could be so compelling?

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Ah. Was also the Danielson household’s Best Read-Aloud of the Year. I may or may not have cried a lot and had to put the book down at the end of a chapter.

  2. Jonathan Hunt says:

    Happy to see the love for IT IS NOT TIME FOR SLEEPING. It’s a November publication so I’m not sure if many people have had a chance to see it yet, but I think in the same league as NANA IN THE CITY.