2016 Blue Ribbons

The Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books has announced their 2016 Blue Ribbons. These are books they consider the best of the year and wonderfully their list contains a lot of books that I haven’t seen on other ones. Here are the books that received ribbons:

FICTION

Afterward Anna and the Swallow Man

Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

The Call The Door by the Staircase

The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

The Door by the Staircase by Katherine Marsh

Ghosts The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

My Sister Rosa Riverkeep

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

Riverkeep by Martin Stewart

The Sun Is Also a Star Weekends with Max and His Dad

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Weekends with Max and His Dad by Linda Urban

 

NONFICTION

Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Animals by the Numbers by Steve Jenkins

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science be Jeannine Atkins

Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph 26240705

Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill, illustrated by Francis Vellajo

Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus by John Hendrix

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White

Samurai Rising by Pamela S. Turner

Some Writer: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet

24945405 The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk

This Bridge Will Not Be Gray by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Tucker Nichols

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk by Jan Thornhill

When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons

When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Julie Morstad

 

PICTURE BOOKS

The Airport Book Frank and Lucky Get Schooled

The Airport Book by Lisa Brown

Frank and Lucky Get Schooled by Lynne Rae Perkins

25774391 Goodnight Everyone

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

Goodnight Everyone be Chris Haughton

I Hear a Pickle: and Smell, See, Touch, & Taste It, Too! 25689038

I Hear a Pickle (and Smell, See, Touch, and Taste It, Too!) by Rachel Isadora

Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke

Old Dog Baby Baby 28118479

Old Dog Baby Baby by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Chris Raschka

The Sound of Silence by Katrina Goldsaito, illustrated by Julia Kuo

Super Happy Magic Forest Thunder Boy Jr.

Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long

Thunder Boy, Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

 

FOLKLORE

The Heartless Troll 28818354

The Heartless Troll by Øyvind Torseter

The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh

The Singing Bones Snow White: A Graphic Novel

The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan

Snow White by Matt Phelan