2016 Staff Picks: K-3rd Grade

Our favorite 2016 books for K-3rd graders.

  • Juana & Lucas

    2016 by Juana Medina

    It's easy to relate to the Columbian girl in this humorous early chapter book. She loves to read, has a hard time with math, and is struggling with her English. This book includes some Spanish words and is perfect for kids transitioning from early readers.

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  • The Tree In the Courtyard : looking through Anne Frank's window

    2016 by Jeff Gottesfeld

    It's never easy to talk about the Holocaust with younger children. This lovely book approaches the subject from the tree outside of Anne Frank's window.

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  • The Highest Mountain of Books In the World

    2016 by Rocio Bonilla

    Books really do have the power to help your imagination soar! This captivating book was originally published in Spain.

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  • Echo Echo : reverso poems about Greek myths

    2016 by Marilyn Singer

    The poems in this beautiful book can be read from top to bottom, and bottom to top, with extra insights gained both ways. Learn about Greek mythology in this unusual format.

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  • Death is Stupid

    2016 by Anastasia Higginbotham

    For all ages, this book does a terrific job answering tough questions and respecting our complicated feelings about death.

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  • The Thank You Book

    2016 by Mo Willems

    Mo Willems says goodbye with the final Elephant and Piggie book. We are very thankful to you, Mr. Willems--it's been quite a wonderful ride!

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