Top 20 Books of 2016 (#15-11)

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1

Happy Tuesday! Please visit Travis Jonker's blog to read the blurbs. 

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe 

Listen to Javaka Steptoe's interview on The Yarn. 

Pax by Sara Pennypacker 

Pax has one of the best book trailers of the year. 

The best swag of 2016! 

Shy by Deborah Freedman 

I love Shy's case! A+! 

Margie Myers-Culver reviewed Shy on September 23. 

A timeless tale of being afraid but finally willing to follow what you want most, Shy written and illustrated by Deborah Freedman will resonate with readers of all ages.  It's the desire to express your love of something or someone which will give you the confidence you need.  You can't put a price on the reward which fills your heart. The pacing in the text and illustrations and the manner in which they enhance one another is stunning. Click here to read the full review.

"I’m obsessed with books. Obviously. I’m in the club, after all, and isn’t an obsession with books our only membership requirement?" -Deborah Freedman | Click here to read the rest of Deborah's nerdy essay. 

Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet 

You don't want to miss this video. 

Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol 


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