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Top 20 Books of 2017: 15-11

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#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1

Unicorn

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15. You Don’t Want a Unicorn! by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Liz Climo [Little, Brown | Grades K-2]

Because you will never look at a pink cupcake the same way again. -John

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One Last Word

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14. One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes [Bloomsbury | Grades 4-7]

Because it is the most unique and inspiring poetry collection of the year. -John

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House

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13. This House, Once by Deborah Freedman [Atheneum | Grades K-2]

Because this book, wow. -John

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Hey

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12. Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins, illustrated by Bryan Collier [Little, Brown | Grades K-3]

Because Collier’s illustrations illuminate Perkins’s powerful poem. -John

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Princess Cora

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11. Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Brian Floca [Candlewick Press | Grades 1-3]

Because being a princess (or a kid, for that matter) means that sometimes you need to let your inner crocodile out. -Travis

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#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1

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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.