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Best Books of 2017

Chicago Public Library recommends the Best of the Best, our selections of the very best books published in 2017. Every year, our librarians evaluate the year’s new books and select the very best for Chicagoans—making these the only booklists for Chicago, by Chicago. Happy reading!

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Far from the Tree

by: Robin Benway

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5.1 Lexile: HL780L

ISBN: 9780062330628 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Mar 2018 Page Count: 384

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The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse

by: Mac Barnett

illustrated by: Jon Klassen

Hardcover - Candlewick

Dewey: E AR: 2.2 Lexile: AD470L

ISBN: 9780763677541 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Feb 2018 Page Count: 40

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Life on Surtsey, Iceland's Upstart Island

by: Loree Griffin Burns

Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Dewey: 577.5/2094912 AR: 7.2 Lexile: 1090L

ISBN: 9780544687233 Genre: Nonfic

JLG Release: Feb 2018 Page Count: 80

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Wild Beauty

by: Anna-Marie McLemore

Hardcover - Macmillan

Dewey: F AR: 5.5 Lexile: 830L

ISBN: 9781250124555 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jan 2018 Page Count: 352

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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

by: Mark Twain

Philip C. Stead

illustrated by: Erin E. Stead

Library edition with trade jacket added - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 5.3 Lexile: 740L

ISBN: 9780553523232 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jan 2018 Page Count: 160

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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

by: Mackenzi Lee

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5.8 Lexile: 900L

ISBN: 9780062382801 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Oct 2017 Page Count: 528

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Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

by: Sarah Prager

illustrated by: Zoe More O’Ferrall

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: 306.76092/2 B AR: 8 Lexile: 1090L

ISBN: 9780062474315 Genre: Nonfic

JLG Release: Sep 2017 Page Count: 272

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The Upside of Unrequited

by: Becky Albertalli

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 0 Lexile: HL490L

ISBN: 9780062348708 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jul 2017 Page Count: 352

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When Dimple Met Rishi

by: Sandhya Menon

Hardcover - Simon & Schuster

Dewey: F AR: 0 Lexile: HL700L

ISBN: 9781481478687 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jul 2017 Page Count: 384

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The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry

by: Danna Smith

illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline

Hardcover - Candlewick

Dewey: E AR: 0 Lexile: 760L

ISBN: 9780763679927 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jul 2017 Page Count: 40

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Exit West: A Novel

by: Mohsin Hamid

Hardcover - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 0

ISBN: 9780735212176 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 240

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Radio Silence

by: Alice Oseman

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5 Lexile: HL760L

ISBN: 9780062335715 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 496

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Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports

by: Phil Bildner

illustrated by: Brett Helquist

Hardcover - Candlewick

Dewey: 796.342092/2 B AR: 3.5 Lexile: 570L

ISBN: 9780763673086 Genre: Nonfic

JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 40

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Strange the Dreamer

by: Laini Taylor

Hardcover - Hachette Book Group

Dewey: F AR: 6.1 Lexile: HL820L

ISBN: 9780316341684 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: May 2017 Page Count: 544

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At the Edge of the Universe

by: Shaun David Hutchinson

Hardcover - Simon & Schuster

Dewey: F AR: 5.2 Lexile: HL790L

ISBN: 9781481449663 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Apr 2017 Page Count: 496

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City of Saints & Thieves

by: Natalie C. Anderson

Hardcover - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 4.4

ISBN: 9780399547584 Genre: Fiction

JLG Release: Mar 2017 Page Count: 432

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Far from the Tree

by: Robin Benway

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5.1 Lexile: HL780L ISBN: 9780062330628

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Mar 2018 Page Count: 384

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The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse

by: Mac Barnett

illustrated by: Jon Klassen

Hardcover - Candlewick

Dewey: E AR: 2.2 Lexile: AD470L ISBN: 9780763677541

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Feb 2018 Page Count: 40

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Life on Surtsey, Iceland's Upstart Island

by: Loree Griffin Burns

Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Dewey: 577.5/2094912 AR: 7.2 Lexile: 1090L ISBN: 9780544687233

Genre: Nonfic JLG Release: Feb 2018 Page Count: 80

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Wild Beauty

by: Anna-Marie McLemore

Hardcover - Macmillan

Dewey: F AR: 5.5 Lexile: 830L ISBN: 9781250124555

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jan 2018 Page Count: 352

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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

by: Mark Twain

Philip C. Stead

illustrated by: Erin E. Stead

Library edition with trade jacket added - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 5.3 Lexile: 740L ISBN: 9780553523232

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jan 2018 Page Count: 160

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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

by: Mackenzi Lee

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5.8 Lexile: 900L ISBN: 9780062382801

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Oct 2017 Page Count: 528

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Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

by: Sarah Prager

illustrated by: Zoe More O’Ferrall

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: 306.76092/2 B AR: 8 Lexile: 1090L ISBN: 9780062474315

Genre: Nonfic JLG Release: Sep 2017 Page Count: 272

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The Upside of Unrequited

by: Becky Albertalli

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 0 Lexile: HL490L ISBN: 9780062348708

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

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When Dimple Met Rishi

by: Sandhya Menon

Hardcover - Simon & Schuster

Dewey: F AR: 0 Lexile: HL700L ISBN: 9781481478687

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jul 2017 Page Count: 384

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The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry

by: Danna Smith

illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline

Hardcover - Candlewick

Dewey: E AR: 0 Lexile: 760L ISBN: 9780763679927

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

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Exit West: A Novel

by: Mohsin Hamid

Hardcover - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 0 ISBN: 9780735212176

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 240

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Radio Silence

by: Alice Oseman

Hardcover - HarperCollins

Dewey: F AR: 5 Lexile: HL760L ISBN: 9780062335715

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 496

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Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports

by: Phil Bildner

illustrated by: Brett Helquist

Hardcover - Candlewick

Dewey: 796.342092/2 B AR: 3.5 Lexile: 570L ISBN: 9780763673086

Genre: Nonfic JLG Release: Jun 2017 Page Count: 40

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Strange the Dreamer

by: Laini Taylor

Hardcover - Hachette Book Group

Dewey: F AR: 6.1 Lexile: HL820L ISBN: 9780316341684

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: May 2017 Page Count: 544

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At the Edge of the Universe

by: Shaun David Hutchinson

Hardcover - Simon & Schuster

Dewey: F AR: 5.2 Lexile: HL790L ISBN: 9781481449663

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Apr 2017 Page Count: 496

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City of Saints & Thieves

by: Natalie C. Anderson

Hardcover - Penguin Random House

Dewey: F AR: 4.4 ISBN: 9780399547584

Genre: Fiction JLG Release: Mar 2017 Page Count: 432

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