I once read that parents tend to show their kids only the books they personally cherished as children. And with the deep emotional connection we make with our books, it makes perfect sense. But, boy! are we missing out when we so limit ourselves (and our kids)!
I’m frankly astonished at the fact that new authors and illustrators manage to keep filling the world with simply wonderful books, year after year after year.
2017 was no exception. Here are my favorites so far!
#1: The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
#2: Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot by Matthew Clark Smith and Matt Tavares
#3: Triangle: by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
#4: The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex
#5: The Rooster Who Would Not be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy and Eugene Yelchin
#6: The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling by Timothy Basil Ering
#7: A Greyhound, a Groundhog by Emily Jenkins and Chris Applelhans
#8: Grand Canyon by Jason Chin
#9: XO, OX A Love Story by Adam Rex and Scott Campbell
#10: The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Putting 2 books on my list from the same author/illustrator duo in no way has anything to do with the fact that we attended their AuthorLink at our local library and got our copy signed and geeked out in general…ahem.
Bonus: Leave Me Alone! (ok this was published in 2016, but it got a Caldecott Honor in 2017, and is definitely worth mentioning again).
What have been your favorites? Please share!!
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