Before I jump too fast into 2019 titles, I requested a stack of books from the library in order to read a few more 2018 titles before ALA’s Youth Media Awards. Below you will find a combination of titles from this year and from past years.
Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face by Larissa Theule, Illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley (Abrams Books for Young Readers, March 2019) - I enjoyed the lively voice and fun in this book. However, don’t miss the information in the back about the importance of bicycles to the women’s rights movement.
If You Were the Moon by Laura Purdie Salas, Illustrated by Jaime Kim (Millbrook Press, 2017) - Not sure how I missed this one in 2017 but excited to finally read it.
Sun! One in a Billion by Stacy McNulty, Illustrated by David Litchfield (Henry Holt & Co., 2018) - For some reason, I didn’t have high expectations about this book. However, once I got my hands on the book, I really enjoyed it.
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McNulty, Illustrated by David Litchfield (Henry Holt & Co., 2017) - This book came out before SUN! And I loved them both.
Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonara Carrington by Michelle Markel, Illustrated by Amanda Hall (Balzer & Bray, 2019) - I really loved the pairing of the text and illustrations in this book.
Mary, Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey, Illustrated by Julia Sarda (Tundra Books, 2018) - Fascinating book about Mary Shelly and how she ended up writing Frankenstein.
Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone, Illustrated by Steve Salerno (Henry Holt & Co, 2018) This was another book from 2018 that I was excited to finally get to read.
Look for these and other titles at your local indie bookstore or community library.
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