Staff Picks: 70 Favourite Children Books

Staff Picks: 70 Favourite Children Books

By the staff at Powell’s Books, an independent bookseller serving Portland, Oregon, since 1971

1. Short Con by Pete Toms, Aleks Sennwald

2. My Little Half-Moon by Douglas Todd Jennerich and Kate Berube

3. Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

5. Rebel Genius by Michael Dante DiMartino

6. Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean

7. The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

8. Big and Small, Room for All by Jo Ellen Bogart

9. Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky

10. Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani

11. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

12. Pete with No Pants by Rowboat Watkins

13. Land of Stories 06 Worlds Collide by Chris Colfer

14. Haiku Night by Betsy E Snyder

15. Now by Antoinette Portis

16. Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals by Mo Willems

17. Life by Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel

18. Lights, Camera, Middle School!: Babymouse, Tales from the Locker #1 by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm

19. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

20. Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Tasha Tudor

21. Witchs Boy by Kelly Barnhill

22. Enchanted Forest 01 Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C Wrede

23. An Authors Odyssey: The Land of Stories #5 by Chris Colfer

24. The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library by Linda Bailey, Victoria Jamieson

25. Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce

26. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

27. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

28. Ill Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

29. Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, Caroline Hadilaksono

30. The Road to Epoli: Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo #1 by James Parks, Ben Costa

31. Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker

32. She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger

33. Princess Princess Ever After by Katie ONeill

34. The Shadow Cipher: York #1 by Laura Ruby

35. Dragons Love Tacos 2 The Sequel by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri

36. Adventures with Barefoot Critters by Teagan White

37. Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt: A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2 by Ben Clanton

38. The Dark Prophecy: The Trials of Apollo #2 by Rick Riordan

39. Miss Peregrine 03 Library of Souls Third Novel of Miss Peregrines Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

40. Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon

41. Library of Souls (Miss Peregrines Peculiar Children #3) by Ransom Riggs

42. Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt, Adam Rex

43. Mission Moon: Catstronauts #1 by Drew Brockington

44. Power Up by Kate Leth, Matt Cummings

45. The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White

46. The Littlest Family’s Big Day by Emily Winfield Martin

47. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One & Two, Special Rehearsal Edition Script by J K Rowling

48. All My Treasures: A Book of Joy by Jo Witek, Christine Roussey

49. Chesters Way by Kevin Henkes

50. Lego Chain Reactions: Design and Build Amazing Moving Machines by Pat Murphy and the Scientists of Klutz Labs

51. Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen

52. Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

53. On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

54. Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales

55. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

56. Wrath & the Dawn 01 by Ahdieh, Renee

57. Calamity (Reckoners #3) by Brandon Sanderson

58. The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts by Maja Säfström

59. The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough

60. Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asgard 01 the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

61. Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

62. Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Stevenson, Noelle and Watters, Shannon and Allen, Brooke A.

63. Howls Moving Castle 03 House Of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones

64. Black Panther A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 by Ta Nehisi Coates

65. See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

66. Unicorn Crossing: Phoebe and Her Unicorn #5 by Dana Simpson

67. Triangle by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen

68. Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

69. Sailor Moon Codename Sailor 01 by Naoko Takeuchi

70. Polar Bear by Jenni Desmond


Categories: Literature & Fiction

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