Top 10 childrens books 2017
Best Picture Books 2017 — Goodreads Choice Awards
Parents' 10 Best Children's Books of 2017
Organized by grade level and age, this list includes picks for readers from preschool to high school and every reading level in between. Also, their subjects are thrillingly varied. Architecture, flight, families, fantasy, nonfiction, jazz, quilting, Renaissance fairs, social justice, and track teams are just a few of the subjects and genres found in these compelling new books. Mac Barnett turns a traditional fairy tale on its head in this winking, beautifully illustrated tale in which a mouse is eaten by a wolf—and then joins a duck who has already set up camp in the belly of the wolf. This story follows Auggie Pullman and his dog, Daisy, as they embark on a new adventure that leads them to explore kindness and belonging. Elementary-age readers will be captivated by this dip into nonfiction, a story about famed architect Zaha Hadid, her extraordinary life, groundbreaking work, and the transformative ways in which she saw and experienced the world around her. In this book, young readers will learn all about Sophie Blanchard, her life in eighteenth-century France, and the journey by which Blanchard took to the skies to become the first female pilot of a flying balloon.
From tigers to tapirs, rebels to refugees, high-fantasy fiction to high-school dramas - we live in a golden age of literary choice. An epoch where no matter the content or concept of a book it can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. As an avid reader I find it a tragedy that children and families are missing out on amazing books that can spark the imagination. There are enough books here to keep even the busiest reader occupied for a while to come. It's bedtime, but Ted's not ready to go just yet - he's busy splashing with some flappy penguins in the bath, brushing his teeth with a snappy crocodile and slurping his milk with a stripy tiger. Finally, after jumping out the final fidgets, Ted yawns, and it's time to snuggle up with his cuddly friends in bed.
When Your Lion Needs a Bath. Toddlers roared with laughter as they listened to this tale about a boy who tries and tries to coax his smelly pet lion into the tub, finally casting him in on a fishing line. If the bath struggle is real with your kid, the last page may help him take the plunge. Warthog: A Counting Adventure. With the highest rating among preschool testers of any book on our list, this tale focuses on a cute warthog who wanders far away from home. The counting begins on his journey as he encounters one scoop of honey, two angry bees, and so forth until reaching ten footprints. Some numbers are behind sturdy flaps that testers loved to open.
Written and illustrated by Dan Santat. The Caldecott Medalist Santat offers a surprising and inspirational answer to the question, what if the shattered Humpty Dumpty decided to pull himself together and get back up on that wall? Written and illustrated by Liniers. By Ben Strouse. Illustrated by Jennifer Phelan.