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Best Books: The Final Edition

I consulted the following lists: BOOKLIST, BULLETIN, HORN BOOK, KIRKUS REVIEWS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL.  Please let me know if I have missed something.

 

Six lists–9780544319592_p0_v3_s192x300

SOME WRITER!

 

Five lists–

THE BEST MAN

THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON

THE INQUISITOR’S TALE

THE LIE TREE

MARCH, BOOK THREE

SCHOOL’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

 

Four lists–

AS BRAVE AS YOU

BEFORE MORNING

BURN BABY BURN

DU IZ TAK?

FREEDOM IN CONGO SQUARE

GHOST

JAZZ DAY

THE JOURNEY

THE PASSION OF DOLSSA

THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR

RADIANT CHILD

SAMURAI RISING

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

THUNDER BOY, JR.

THE WILD ROBOT

 

Three lists–

THE AIRPORT BOOK

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR

FRANK AND LUCKY GET SCHOOLED

FREEDOM OVER ME

GHOSTS

I HEAR A PICKLE

JUANA & LUCAS

MS. BIXBY’S LAST DAY

MY SISTER ROSA

PAX

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

SCYTHE

STILL LIFE WITH TORNADO

VIETNAM

WE FOUND A HAT

WHEN GREEN BECOMES TOMATOES

WHEN THE SEA TURNED TO SILVER

WOLF HOLLOW

 

Two lists–

ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN

BEAST

BEST FRINTS IN THE UNIVERSE

BEST IN SNOW

BUBONIC PANIC

GARVEY’S CHOICE

THE GREAT AMERICAN WHATEVER

IDEAS ARE ALL AROUND

IF I WAS YOUR GIRL

IT AIN’T SO AWFUL, FALAFEL

LEAVE ME ALONE

LUCY

MAKOONS

MY LADY JANE

NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN

A POEM FOR PETER

THE READER

SALT TO THE SEA

THE SERPENT KING

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

STEAMBOAT SCHOOL

STEEPLEJACK

THEY ALL SAW A CAT

THIS IS NOT A PICTURE BOOK

THE TRAGIC TALE OF THE GREAT AUK

UNBECOMING

UPROOTED

A WELL-MANNERED YOUNG WOLF

 

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Jonathan Hunt About Jonathan Hunt

Jonathan Hunt is the Coordinator of Library Media Services at the San Diego County Office of Education. He served on the 2006 Newbery committee, and has also judged the Caldecott Medal, the Printz Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. You can reach him at hunt_yellow@yahoo.com

Comments

  1. Kate McCue-Day says:

    I just finished Gertie’s Leap to Greatness and The Wild Robot..thanks to a sick day!! I would never ever have thought I would like Robot because I am all about character. I now think it is at the top of my list for the year. Who would ever think a book about a robot would have such love and tenderness. I think I had tears in my eyes the whole time I was reading it.

    I love Gertie too, what a cool kid.

  2. Jonathan Hunt Jonathan Hunt says:

    FULL OF BEANS wins the Scott O’Dell!

    http://www.hbook.com/2017/01/blogs/read-roger/the-2017-scott-odell-award-for-historical-fiction/

    THE INQUISITOR’S TALE and ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN win Sydney Taylor Book Awards!

    http://www.hbook.com/2017/01/blogs/out-of-the-box/2017-sydney-taylor-book-awards-announced/

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