by Andrea Beaty
The latest in a series of pictures books that does a great job of disrupting gender stereotypes and makes passions for different ways of exploring the world a great deal of rhyming fun.
A Piece of Cake
by LeUyen Pham
This is great for non-traditional problem-solving. The mouse trades many things for a piece of cake. What he ends up using them for is a great surprise.
by Tony Wilson
Tired of the same old fairy tales that depict princesses as passive and weak? This is a great antidote.
by Jacqueline Kelly
Kelly has written two middle readers: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate and The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate about a young girl living at the turn of the century who wants to be a scientist. Skunked is an easy reader that introduces Calpurnia to a younger audience.
by Trenton Lee Stewart
Great adventures to be had by a new character from the author of The Mysterious Benedict Society. I must admit, I missed the old characters, but this was still a lot of fun. For anyone who likes to figure things out.
by Nicola Yoon
I know I emphasized Everything, Everything in my best of 2016, but this one is also great. Follows the unfolding of a new love using 36 questions that lead to love. Also addresses immigration. The ending made me cry.
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A great reminder of the joy that can be found in parenting. I liked this one so much, I immediately gifted it when done.