I love, love, love talking books with my coworkers here. One book that most of us really enjoyed this year is making not one, but two appearances on our top 10 this year! Check out what is happening in the #4 slot as King Baby makes another appearance! Be sure and check out our other Best of 2016 posts!
Ida, Always by Caron Levis
Story honoring friendship and loss.
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Set against a World War II backdrop, Annabelle and her family follow a strong set of morals where community is everything. Helping your neighbor and standing up for what is right are part of daily life. When Betty moves to town, however, all of these things are put to the test. Betty bullies everyone, even Toby, a man who roams the hills avoiding much interaction with people. When Betty’s bullying goes too far and endangers Toby as well as Betty herself, Annabelle must make tough choices in this coming-of-age story. If you like thrillers and historical fiction, this read is phenomenal middle-grade reading!
King Baby by Kate Beaton
You will laugh out loud at this funny and realistic portrayal of life with a new baby! He rules the roost… until Queen baby comes along!
The Flower by John Light
I love reading any books about librarians, so when i stumbled upon The Flower in a library blog, I was excited to read it! Not a typical children’s book, The Flower paints a story of a grim world of dystopian gray. A book changes all of that and brings color, life, and hope.