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31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Science and Nature Books

I always forget how much I enjoy this particular topic. From animals to space to germs and more, enjoy this lovely long list for the scientifically inclined.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 American History

Today, we’re looking at any children’s book that highlights American history in some way, whether it’s full of fiction or facts. Take a gander in case there’s something you’ve missed . . .

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Informational Fiction

There are a lot of great books out there in a given year that mix and meld their fiction and nonfiction parts. Here’s a list that nods to some of the more stellar titles.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Science Fiction

Science Fiction, man. It’s one of my favorite genres for kids, but like Mysteries it can be hard to find a whole slew of them in a given year. To combat that problem, for today’s list I’m pulling equally from the comics as I am the middle grade fiction.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Older Funny Books

Ever since I edited Funny Girl (a collection of stories, comics, etc. from some of the funniest women writing for kids today) I’ve been keeping a sharp sharp eye on those books that I personally deem hilarious. Each and every year I make a note if I find a title significantly funny. A lot of […]

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Comics & Graphic Novels

It’s finally here! One of this month’s more popular lists. Today, there’s something for everyone. The usual suspects and a few surprises along the way . . .

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Early Chapter Books

Today, I consider a slew of different books that all fall into the no man’s land of literature. Without them, we would lose so many kids. Let us tip our caps then to the books that do our dirty work, and rarely get the thanks they deserve.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Easy Books

Call them easy books, beginning books, early readers, whatever term you prefer. Today, I’m highlighting the books that are best for new readers. Simple texts, simple sentences, simple words. None of that fancy dance chapter nonsense.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Poetry Books

A fan of poems? On this list we’ve classic poets re-illustrated, first timers, funny poems, deeply meaningful ones, poems that tie into the moon landing, nursery rhymes, and many many more. There’s something for everyone on today’s list. Don’t believe me? See for yourself

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Wordless Picture Books

Today’s selection is of those 2019 titles that manage to tell their tales without relying on vocabulary to do their dirty work. Some are funny. Some are poignant. All are interesting. All are worth seeking out.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Fairytales, Folktales, and Religious Tales

One of my favorite lists! Original and traditional tales for everyone to enjoy.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Translated Picture Books

So. Many. Translations!!! Here is a list of those titles I saw this year that I just thought were super. You probably won’t see most of them winning the major awards. You probably won’t even see most of them on the end of the year “Best of” lists. Even so, they’re stellar and they deserve our love.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Children’s Books with Fabulous Photography

You’ll find in this list that I have a fairly broad definition of what constitutes “photography”. By my thinking, it doesn’t matter if it’s a Getty Image or Nonfiction or Photoshopped or of models and silhouettes. If the book relies on the art of photography in any manner, it has a home on today’s list.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Books With a Message

here are, as it happens, a couple really good books with strong messages out each and every year. The trick is finding the best books with the right message. Consider the following books then.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Bilingual & Spanish Books for Kids

On 31 Days, 31 Lists I always include a day of celebration for “bilingual books”. What do I mean by that? Well, either these are books that were originally in English and were translated to another language, or they feature both English and another language in their text. Now enjoy a list of books that are pretty much entirely Spanish, with one notable exception