Children’s Choices 2017 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

Are We There Yet?

by Dan Santat

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by Kwame Alexander

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Gorillas Up Close

by Christena Nippert-Eng



by Patricia Reilly Giff


Panda Pants

by Jacqueline Davies / Sydney Hanson

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by Joan Bauer

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The Hole Story of the Doughnut

by Pat Miller / Vincent X. Kirsch

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The Poet’s Dog

by Patricia MacLachlan


The Terrible Two Get Worse

by Mac Barnett / Kevin Cornell

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When Spring Comes

by Kevin Henkes / Laura Dronzek

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