This is a listing of all my 2016 reviews roughly grouped by type (fiction or non-fiction and picture or chapter book) and then alphabetically. Please keep in mind that this is NOT a recommendation list, I review many books that I either do not like, or do not recommend to others. If you are looking to browse reviews by other characteristics, I have a more comprehensive listing of my commonly used tags broken down by category.
In 2016 I reviewed 26 books from a variety of categories.
Click for the list of my favorite books reviewed in 2016.
Picture Book Fiction (2 books)
A Country Far Away by Nigel Gray and Phillippe Dupasquier.
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Caroline Binch.
Chapter Book Fiction (12 books)
Abby Takes a Stand (Scraps of Time 1960) by Patricia C. McKissack, illustrated by Gordon James.
awkward by Svetlana Chmakova, coloring assistance by Ru Xu and Melissa McCommon, lettering by JuYoun Lee.
Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything In It by Sundee T. Frazier.
Dara Palmer’s Major Drama by Emma Shevah.
Little Shaq, written by Shaquille O’Neal, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III.
Pedro: First Grade Hero by Fran Manushkin, Illustrated by Tammie Lyon.
Perfect by Natasha Friend.
Pink by Lili Wilkinson.
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan.
Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.
Witness by Karen Hesse.
Picture Book Non-Fiction (8 books)
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World by Charles R. Smith Jr., Illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet by Nancy I. Sanders, illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
Great African Americans (Dover Coloring Books) by Taylor Oughton.
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo, illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney.
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Man Who Changed Things by Carol Greene.
My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth by Ann Turner, illustrated by James Ransome.
On Her Own: The Life of Betty Brinn, written by Priscilla Pardini, illustrated by Joanne Scholler Bowring.
Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story by Ruby Bridges.
Chapter Book Non-Fiction (4 books)
Black Soldiers in the Civil War (America’s National Parks Press Series) by Rick Beard. (Not technically a chapter book.)
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.
Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance by Simone Biles, with Michelle Burford.
El Deafo by Cece Bell.
Last Updated on March 23rd, 2017.