My Top Picks for Children’s Fiction in 2015

Apple and Rain Beastkeeper

Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan

Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

The Blackthorn Key Castle Hangnail

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

Cuckoo Song  The Doldrums

Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

Echo Fish In A Tree

Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

George Gone Crazy in Alabama (Gaither Sisters, #3)

George by Alex Gino

Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia

Goodbye Stranger Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Half a Creature from the Sea by David Almond

Listen, Slowly Lost in the Sun

Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff

The Marvels Moonpenny Island

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb

A Nearer Moon The Nest

A Nearer Moon by Melanie Crowder

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

Night on Fire Orbiting Jupiter

Night on Fire by Ronald Kidd

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

Red Butterfly Rules for Stealing Stars

Red Butterfly by A. L. Sonnichsen

Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu

The Sleeper and the Spindle Stella by Starlight

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

The Thing About Jellyfish The War that Saved My Life

The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Way Home Looks Now We Are All Made of Molecules

The Way Home Looks Now by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

The Wolf Wilder You Can't See the Elephants

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

You Can’t See the Elephants by Susan Kreller, translated by Elizabeth Gaffney