Best of 2016 #8

Sharing our #8 spot picks today and there are some really exciting selections on this list!  We love variety around here!  If you missed our #9 picks, check them out here!  Now on with the show…



What Do You Do With A Problem? by Kobi Yamada

A child learns that problems are not as bad if you face them.


This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

This YA read was definitely a stand out for me.  I love books that are told from varying perspectives and this story is told through the voices of different students during a school shooting.  The topic is intense as is, but then as you discover each character, what brought them to where they are and how they are all intertwined in an explosive moment, you end up completely emotionally-invested in the story and characters.  This story is one you can’t walk away from.


Booked by Kwame Alexander

In this follow-up to the Newbery winning novel, The Crossover, 12 year old Nick learns about the power of words as he simultaneously struggles with problems at home, dealing with a bully and trying to impress the girl of his dreams.  This novel-told-in-verse by poet Alexander captured me – maybe because it features a librarian named “The Mac” who gives Nick inspiring books to read!


Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz

Thoroughly inspiring, this amazing book chronicles the lives and impact of women around the world from artists to political activists.  It also features a further reading list in the back featuring women from every country on the globe.


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