Best Books of 2017: Children's books

Friday, December 8, 2017

King County librarians recommended their picks for best books of 2017.

The recommendations went to a library committee, which winnowed them down to the best 25.

Best Children’s Books 2017: (in order of author’s last name)
  1. Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander 
  2. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate 
  3. Grand Canyon by Jason Chin 
  4. She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton 
  5. Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper 
  6. Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell 
  7. Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt 
  8. Star Crossed by Barbara Dee 
  9. The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy 
  10. Windows by Julia Denos 
  11. Moto and Me by Suzi Eszterhas 
  12. When's My Birthday by Julie Fogliano 
  13. Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart 
  14. Real Friends by Shannon Hale 
  15. The Good for NOTHING Button! by Charise Mericle Harper 
  16. Egg by Kevin Henkes 
  17. All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jackson 
  18. Shark Lady by Jess Keating 
  19. Lost and Found Cat: the True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey by Doug Kuntz 
  20. Train I Ride by Paul Mosier 
  21. A Different Pond by Bao Phi 
  22. Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkey 
  23. Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder 
  24. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia 
  25. Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

Thumbnail sketches of the books here 

All Best Books 2017 are available to borrow in various formats, including print, audio, digital audio and eBook, at your local KCLS library or online to download


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