Paideia Librarian Suggests Some Of 2017’s Best Children’s Literature

Paideia School librarian Natalie Bernstein talked about some of her favorite children's books that came out in 2017.
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For any procrastinating holiday shopper, Paideia School librarian Natalie Bernstein has some suggestions.

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She stopped by WABE to discuss some of her favorite children’s books that came out in 2017. Here are some of her picks.

Picture books for ages 4 and up:

  • “In Plain Sight” by Jerry Pinkney
  • “The Night Gardener” by Terry and Eric Fan
  • “A Well Mannered Young Wolf” by Jean Leroy
  • “Charlie and Mouse” by Laurel Snyder
  • “The Not So Quiet Library” by Zachariah OHora
  • “The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” by Drew Daywalt
  • “Creepy Pair of Underwear” by Aaron Reynolds

Picture books for ages 7 and up:

  • “The William Hoy Story” by Nancy Churnin
  • “The Banana-Leaf Ball: How Play Can Change the World” by Katie Smith Milway
  • “Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story” by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus
  • “Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness” by Donna Janell Bowman
  • “A Different Pond” by Bao Phi
  • “The Youngest Marcher” by Cynthia Levinson
  • “The Legendary Miss Lena Horne” by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • “Flowers for Sarajevo” by John McCutcheon

Books for ages 7 and up:

  • “The Princess and the Crocodile” by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • “See You When I See You” from the series “My Happy Life” by Rose Lagercrantz

Novels for ages 9 and up:

  • “Wishtree” by Katherine Applegate
  • “Orphan Island” by Laurel Snyder
  • “The Best Man” by Richard Peck
  • “Real Friends” by Shannon Hale
  • “Clayton Byrd Goes Underground” by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • “Mango Delight” by Fracaswell Hyman
  • “Amina’s Voice” by Hena Khan