PW’s Best Books Summer 2019

Here are the books for youth that Publisher’s Weekly has chosen as the best books for this summer.


Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer

Hum and Swish by Matt Myers


The Last Peach by Gus Gordon

Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Heather Fox

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Pena

Vroom! by Barbara McClintock

You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks by Evan Turk



All the Greys on Greene Street by Laura Tucker

Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel Jose Older

Knights vs. Monsters by Matt Phelan

Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse by Susan Vaught

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi

Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Up for Air by Laurie Morrison



Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Brave Face: A Memoir by Shaun David Hutchinson

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo