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Read It Again!

Here I will list my kids’ favorite choices (and mine too!) for the current year.  From fun rhymes to beautiful illustrations to books that are requested again and again, these selections will be our best reads of the year.

I hope you enjoy these selections—I know my kids and I do.

2016 Selections
ABC Dream by Kim Krans
A Tower of Giraffes: Animals in Groups by Anna Wright
Be a Friend by Salina Yoon
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford
A Recipe for Bedtime by Peter Bently
What Does it Mean to be Present? by Rana DiOrio
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass by Dean Robbins
The Night Gardener by Terry Fan
Peep and Egg by Laura Gehl
Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson
Tree by Britta Teckentrup
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop  by Laban Carrick Hill
My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith
Ida, Always by Caron Levis
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller
Whose Hands are These: A Community Helper Guessing Book by Miranda Paul
Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz
The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown
The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick
Lionheart by Richard Collingridge
Dario and the Whale by Cheryl Lawton Malone
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons  by Julie Fogliano
My New Mom & Me by Renata Galindo
Have You Seen Elephant? by David Barrow
Little Red by Bethan Woollvin
Leo Can Swim by Anna McQuinn
Apples and Robins by Lucie Felix
This is the Earth by Diane Z. Shore
Miles & Mia A to Z by Michaela Alexander
Cricket Song by Anne Hunter
In a Village by the Sea by Muon Van
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton
Where’s the Elephant? by Barroux
Ron’s Big Mission by Rose Blue and Corinne Nadine
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
A Morning with Grandpa by Sylvia Liu
City Shapes by Diana Murray
Hector and Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith
The Thank You Book by Mo Willems
If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki Vansickle
Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat
Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty
More-igami by Dori Kleber
Drum City by Thea Guidone
Hannah and Sugar by Kate Berube
Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color by Julie Denos

2015 Selections
If All the Animals Came Inside
by Eric Pinder
No Sleep for the Sheep! by Karen Beaumont
You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown
Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won
The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra
Where’s My T-R-U-C-K? by Karen Beaumont
Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven
Emi’s Coily, Curly, Cotton Candy Hair by Tina Olajide
Night Time Routine by Sharee Miller
One by Kathryn Otoshi
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae
The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman
Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
Goodnight Already! by Jory John & Benji Davies
Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field
I Am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems
Let’s Go for a Drive by Mo Willems
Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Anthony
You Nest Here With Me by Jane Yolen
Animal ABC by Susi Martin
ABCs at the Store by Rebecca Rissman
The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell
Where Bear? by Sophy Henn
Tails by Matthew Van Fleet
Alpha Block by Christopher Franceschelli
New York, New York: The Big Apple from A to Z by Laura Krauss Melmed
Book-O-Beards by Donald Lemke and Bob Lentz
The Spiffiest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson
Polar Bear’s Underwear by Tupera Tupera
Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu by Ylleya Fields
Alpha Oops!  The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs
Mung Mung by Linda Sue Park
Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett
Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood
Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena
Wait by Antoinette Portis
I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn
What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss
Water is Water by Miranda Paul
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen
Dad’s First Day by Mike Wohnoutka
Alphabet Everywhere by Elliott Kaufman
Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan
A Bed for Bear by Clive McFarland
Get Out of My Bath! by Nosy Crow
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean
The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacohen
The ABC Bunny by Wanda Gag
Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa by Anna Dewdney
Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson
Baking Day at Grandma’s by Anika Denise
A B See by Elizabeth Doyle
I Can Roar! by Frank Asch
LOOK! by Edouard Manceau
Waiting by Kevin Henkes
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts
Cloudette by Tom Lichenheld
Bike On, Bear! by Cynthea Liu
The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
Rosie Goes to Preschool by Karen Katz
Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein
Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar
The Snow Globe Family by Jane O’Connor
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
Christmas Cookies: Bite Size Holiday Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky
B is for Breakdancing by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli
The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing
The 50 States by Gabrielle Balkan
Poems for the Smart, Spunky and Sensational Black Girl by Rachel Garlinghouse
Leo: A Ghost Story by Marc Barnett