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Top 20 Books of 2019: 10-6

20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1

10. Truman by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins [Atheneum (Simon & Schuster) | Grades K-3]

Because a small journey can still be epic. -Travis

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9. Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds [Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (Simon & Schuster) | Grades 5-9]

Because Jason Reynolds reels you in on the first page and keeps you glued to the book until the last page. -John

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8. Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal [Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan) | Grades K-2]

Because it contains the best endpapers and author’s note of 2019. -John

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7. Stargazing by Jen Wang [First Second (Macmillan) | Grades 3-7]

Because friendship can come in unexpected ways. -Travis

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6. Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga [Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins) | Grades 3-7]

Because Jude’s poetic voice is powerful, memorable, and stays with you forever. -John

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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.

Comments

  1. Kathy Ryan says:

    Just for the fun of it, I’m predicting your top 5:

    1. Another – Christian Robinson 2. Saturday – Oge Mora 3. The New Kid – Jerry Craft

    4 & 5 A bit uncertain — could include, The Undefeated, Little In the City, Tristan Strong (dark horse)

  2. Andre Beskrowni says:

    FYI, the link to 5 through 1 is broken. Instead of http://100scopenotes.com/2019/12/11/top-20-books-of-2019-5-1/ it should be http://100scopenotes.com/2019/12/12/top-20-books-of-2019-5-1/ (Note the date in the path is 2019/12/11 instead of 2019/12/12)