Day: January 3, 2018

2017 Top Elementary-Aged Books

Brave Red, Smart Frog by Emily Jenkins

Brave Red, Smart Frog by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Rohan Daniel Eason

Perfect for sharing classic stories with slightly older children, this book is fresh and exciting.

A Case in Any Case by Ulf Nilsson

A Case in Any Case by Ulf Nilsson

A wonderful ending to a top notch series, make sure to start from the beginning! And maybe have some cake on hand to munch along.

Charlie and Mouse by Laurel Snyder

Charlie and Mouse by Laurel Snyder

We don’t see nearly enough stories about children who love spending time with their siblings. This book celebrates that as well as the silliness of childhood. Children will look forward to the next adventures of these brothers.

Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller

Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller

A delightfully creepy Gothic read for elementary students.

The Good for Nothing Button by Charise Mericle Harper

The Good for Nothing Button by Charise Mericle Harper

A zingy riot of an early reader, this one is a winner.

Good Night, Planet by Liniers

Good Night, Planet by Liniers

It’s a great introduction to graphic novels for young children and a way to get new readers more confident.

If My Moon Was Your Sun by Andreas Steinhofel

If My Moon Was Your Sun by Andreas Steinhofel, illustrated by Nele Palmtag

A book that lingers with you, fills you up and that you want to hold onto.

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming by Chris Harris

I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups by Chris Harris

Give this one to fans of Shel Silverstein, it is sure to impress and entertain.

Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz

Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz

A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Medalist join forces in this wonderful mashup of princess tale and crocodile naughtiness.

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine by Mark Twain

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine by Mark Twain and Philip Stead

An incredible achievement in children’s books, this one is worthy of awards and I hope receives some!