The best childrens books of 2017

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the best childrens books of 2017

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He manages to do this, in his latest book, Here We Are , in a simple way that belies the sheer magnitude of the task. As a mother myself of two young daughters, my favorite picture books from this year encourage environmental responsibility, tolerance, and female empowerment, all issues that have been raised by news from the headlines. In reading these with children, we hope that they gain a better understanding of the events around them, and that we may, in turn, be able to see the world through their eyes. James Patterson is a titan in the publishing world, with nearly novels to his name, including a Guinness-World-Record-holding 67 1 New York Times bestsellers. Now, his wife, Susan Patterson, is joining the game.
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Organized by grade level and age, this list includes picks for readers from preschool to high school and every reading level in between. Also, their subjects are thrillingly varied. Architecture, flight, families, fantasy, nonfiction, jazz, quilting, Renaissance fairs, social justice, and track teams are just a few of the subjects and genres found in these compelling new books. Mac Barnett turns a traditional fairy tale on its head in this winking, beautifully illustrated tale in which a mouse is eaten by a wolf—and then joins a duck who has already set up camp in the belly of the wolf. This story follows Auggie Pullman and his dog, Daisy, as they embark on a new adventure that leads them to explore kindness and belonging. Elementary-age readers will be captivated by this dip into nonfiction, a story about famed architect Zaha Hadid, her extraordinary life, groundbreaking work, and the transformative ways in which she saw and experienced the world around her. In this book, young readers will learn all about Sophie Blanchard, her life in eighteenth-century France, and the journey by which Blanchard took to the skies to become the first female pilot of a flying balloon.

In the last year young readers have been rewarded with an abundance of terrific new titles. Add to Bag. Tacos have disappeared from Earth in this story, and the dragons must undertake a time-traveling quest to recover them. Can they do it? Without any spicy funny business? Dedicated fans will remember what happened last time….

Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht. Anticipation builds throughout this rhyming, ritual account of choosing and bedecking a tree. Everyone in the blocky, soft-glowing images is beaming, from people to pets to plump Santa ornaments; by the end of the book, readers will be, too. Mopoke by Philip Bunting. The Twelve Days of Christmas. Gorgeously gilded, darkly leafy and understatedly humorous, this richly textured version of a well-loved carol features frog lords a-leaping and woodpecker drummers, as well as partridges, pears and calling birds in ink, watercolour and collage.

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Written and illustrated by Dan Santat. The Caldecott Medalist Santat offers a surprising and inspirational answer to the question, what if the shattered Humpty Dumpty decided to pull himself together and get back up on that wall? Written and illustrated by Liniers. By Ben Strouse. Illustrated by Jennifer Phelan. Margaret K. Written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell.

But, to put together this Best Books of list, I went straight to the most important people. I polled kid readers on Bookopolis. Their picks for range from magical adventures to sad and compelling historical stories to funny and poignant realistic fiction. A twist on the classic tale of Humpty Dumpty takes a look at how Humpty is getting along after his famous fall. He is now terrified of heights, which is not good for an avid bird watcher who likes to climb up to high places. Wit and charm mingle with important ideas about overcoming fear in this masterfully told story.



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