Last week you got to read all about our top 10 books of 2017. We have done a top 10 for a few years now and it is by far one of my favorite posts to share. It is also the one I agonize over the most all year. I LOVE (yes, all caps is warranted) telling people about new books. I made the tough cuts and took my list from 22 down to 10. I still wanted to tell you about the other books though! I couldn’t help myself! Therefore, I created my own honorable mention category. These books could have easily been swapped out for others that made my list. They are that good! Read on to see what you *almost* missed!
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke
Book two in the newest series and everything from the storyline to the illustrations is exciting!
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt
Amusing take on how a favorite past time came to be.
In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes
Perfect book to read with the birth to four age set to introduce fall. Large illustrations and limited text really shows off the wonders of this season and builds the vocabulary of little ones.
After The Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat
Perfect social story to talk about overcoming fears and not letting a bad eggs-perience (Yep, I went there. Sorry, not sorry!) keep you from having good ones!
Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
This hilarious tale of karma speaks loudly to the lesson that sharing is best!
Lockwood and Co, Book 5: The Empty Grave by Jonathon Stroud
The final installment in a great fantasy series follows Lucy, Lockwood, George, Holly, and Kipps as they finally find the source of “the problem” that has caused ghosts to terrorize the countryside for decades.
Poor Louie by Tony Fucile
Louie’s life goes from easy breezy with his human parents to strange as two sets of things start showing up at his home and his human mom’s tummy keeps growing. Will there still be a place in the house for Louie?