Best of 2016: Children’s Fiction

KABUNGO Is a Book-of-the Year Pick!

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Another tremendous year of reading! A year in which middle grade fiction, with its incredible and nuanced tales and characters, really floored me. Bravo! Thank you to all of the authors for bringing such wonderful stories to us readers.

In no particular order, I present my picks for best of children’s fiction- including middle grade lit and graphic novels- of 2016:

A Boy Named Queen by Sara Cassidy
Once Was a Time by Leila Sales
Kabungo by Rolli
It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
A Blind Guide to Stinkville by Beth Vrabel

Booked by Kwame Alexander
The Best Man by Richard Peck
The Summer We Saved the Bees by Robin Stevenson
Mayday by Karen Harrington
Avenging the Owl by Melissa Hart

The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have (Timmy Failure #5) by Stephan Pastis
Double Down (Diary of A Wimpy Kid #11) by Jeff Kinney
Royal Wedding Disaster…

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