Children’s Choices 2016 Reading List

Each year, 12,500 school children from different regions of the United States read newly published children’s and young adults’ trade books and vote for the ones they like best. These Children’s Choices, selected from more than 600 titles, can be counted on as books children really enjoy reading. This list, a project of a joint committee supported by the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC), is designed for use not only by teachers, librarians, administrators, and booksellers, but also by parents, grandparents, caregivers, and everyone else who wishes to encourage young people to read for pleasure.
* Denotes books that received the highest number of votes

Baba Yaga’s Assistant

by Marika McCoola / Emily Carroll

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Blackbird Fly

by Erin Entrada Kelly



by Pam Muñoz Ryan

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by Cynthia DeFelice

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by Sarah Weeks

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Meet the Dullards

by Sara Pennypacker / Daniel Salmieri

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Roller Girl

by Victoria Jamieson

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Sunny Side Up

by Jennifer L. Holm / Lark Pien

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The Secret Galaxy

by Fran Hodgkins / Mike Taylor

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The Tale of Rescue

by Michael J. Rosen / Stan Fellows

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The Terrible Two

by Mac Barnett / Kevin Cornell

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