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The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2017 Edition

THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COMMITTEE at Bank Street College of Education strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year.

The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Edition includes more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book Committee as the best of the best published in 2016. In choosing books for the annual list, reviewers consider literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. Other criteria include credibility of characterization and plot, authenticity of time and place, age suitability, positive treatment of ethnic and religious differences, and the absence of stereotypes.

Nonfiction titles are further evaluated for accuracy and clarity. Each book accepted for the list is read and reviewed by at least two committee members and then discussed by the committee as a whole.

* Denotes outstanding merit.

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Lucy and Linh

by: Alice Pung

Library edition with trade jacket added - Penguin

Dewey: F AR: 6.2 Lexile: 900L

ISBN: 9780399550492 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Feb 2017 Page Count: 352

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When the Moon Was Ours

by: Anna-Marie McLemore

Hardcover - St. Martins Press

Dewey: F AR: 5.9 Lexile: 920L

ISBN: 9781250058669 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Feb 2017 Page Count: 288

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My Name Is James Madison Hemings

by: Jonah Winter

illustrated by: Terry Widener

Library - Random House

Dewey: F AR: 4.9 Lexile: 910L

ISBN: 9780385383431 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jan 2017 Page Count: 40

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A Torch Against the Night

by: Sabaa Tahir

Hardcover - Penguin

AR: 5 Lexile: HL670L

ISBN: 9781101998878 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Dec 2016 Page Count: 464

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Still Life with Tornado

by: A. S. King

Hardcover - Penguin

Dewey: F AR: 4.1 Lexile: 620L

ISBN: 9781101994887 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Dec 2016 Page Count: 304

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Unscripted Joss Byrd: A Novel

by: Lygia Day Peñaflor

Hardcover - Macmillan

Dewey: F AR: 4.2 Lexile: HL620L

ISBN: 9781626723696 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Dec 2016 Page Count: 224

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Riverkeep

by: Martin Stewart

Hardcover - Penguin

AR: 5.9 Lexile: 920L

ISBN: 9781101998298 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Nov 2016 Page Count: 416

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Kids of Appetite

by: David Arnold

Hardcover - Penguin

Dewey: F AR: 5.2 Lexile: HL760L

ISBN: 9780451470782 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Nov 2016 Page Count: 352

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As I Descended

by: Robin Talley

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 4.5 Lexile: HL670L

ISBN: 9780062409232 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Nov 2016 Page Count: 384

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Sea Change

written and illustrated by: Frank Viva

Hardcover - TOON

Dewey: F AR: 4.7 Lexile: GN740L

ISBN: 9781935179924 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jul 2016 Page Count: 120

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Lucy and Linh

by: Alice Pung

Library edition with trade jacket added - Penguin

Dewey: F AR: 6.2 Lexile: 900L ISBN: 9780399550492

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Feb 2017 Page Count: 352

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When the Moon Was Ours

by: Anna-Marie McLemore

Hardcover - St. Martins Press

Dewey: F AR: 5.9 Lexile: 920L ISBN: 9781250058669

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Feb 2017 Page Count: 288

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My Name Is James Madison Hemings

by: Jonah Winter

illustrated by: Terry Widener

Library - Random House

Dewey: F AR: 4.9 Lexile: 910L ISBN: 9780385383431

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jan 2017 Page Count: 40

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A Torch Against the Night

by: Sabaa Tahir

Hardcover - Penguin

AR: 5 Lexile: HL670L ISBN: 9781101998878

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Dec 2016 Page Count: 464

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Still Life with Tornado

by: A. S. King

Hardcover - Penguin

Dewey: F AR: 4.1 Lexile: 620L ISBN: 9781101994887

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Dec 2016 Page Count: 304

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Unscripted Joss Byrd: A Novel

by: Lygia Day Peñaflor

Hardcover - Macmillan

Dewey: F AR: 4.2 Lexile: HL620L ISBN: 9781626723696

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Dec 2016 Page Count: 224

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Riverkeep

by: Martin Stewart

Hardcover - Penguin

AR: 5.9 Lexile: 920L ISBN: 9781101998298

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Nov 2016 Page Count: 416

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Kids of Appetite

by: David Arnold

Hardcover - Penguin

Dewey: F AR: 5.2 Lexile: HL760L ISBN: 9780451470782

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Nov 2016 Page Count: 352

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As I Descended

by: Robin Talley

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 4.5 Lexile: HL670L ISBN: 9780062409232

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Nov 2016 Page Count: 384

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Sea Change

written and illustrated by: Frank Viva

Hardcover - TOON

Dewey: F AR: 4.7 Lexile: GN740L ISBN: 9781935179924

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jul 2016 Page Count: 120

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