Hopefully you have enjoyed reading our favorite reads of 2016. And now *insert drum roll here* our what we thought were the BEST 2016 had to offer…
Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian
This book celebrates the fact that love is love is love!
Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm
This is one of the best, most entertaining, kid-accessible historical fiction books I have read in a long time. The chapters read quickly and are packed with action or information to put the story together. This book is so well written that it will capture even your most reluctant reader. Beans Curry and his marble-playing gang The Keepsies had me rooting for them as they work with the New Dealers to rebuild Key West after the Depression while dealing with fires, illness, mobsters, and friendships.
There’s a Bear On My Chair by Ross Collins
Mouse complains, with escalating rage, that there’s a (polar) bear on his chair. When his words fail, mouse leaves and gets his revenge. Sure to be a classic read-aloud!
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Like all great fairy tales, this book shows the light in a work filled with darkness and woe. Several stories in one, this magical tale weaves separate narratives together to a riveting conclusion that will leave even the most seasoned reader enthralled.