Amazon’s Best Children’s Books of 2018

Amazon has selected the Top 20 Children’s Books of 2018. One book was selected the best book of the year:

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

Here are the others in the Top 20:

Baby Monkey, Private EyeLast Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick, illustrated by David Serlin

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss

The Day You Begin Drawn Together

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Drawn Together by Minh Le, illustrated by Dan Santat

Endling #1: The LastHarbor Me

Endling: The Last by Katherine Applegate

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

The Journey of Little Charlie (National Book Award Finalist)Louisiana's Way Home

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Mixed: A Colorful Story The Night Diary

Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

The Trials of Apollo Book Three The Burning Maze

Ocean Meets Sky by The Fan Brothers

The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

The Truth as Told by Mason ButtleWe Don't Eat Our Classmates

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

The Wild Robot Escapes

The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor)

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend


This Week’s Tweets

Here are my top picks for things I shared on my Twitter feed this week:


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The Poet X wins The 2018 National Book Award for young people’s literature :

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What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA November and December 2018 — Teen Librarian Toolbox