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


Source: http://www.powells.com/staff-picks/childrens/



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