This is a listing of all my 2017 reviews roughly grouped by type (fiction or non-fiction and picture or chapter book) and then alphabetically. Board books are listed separately from other types of books. 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.
Picture Book Fiction
Best Friends in the Snow by Angela Shelf Medearis, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max.
Pizza Party by Grace Maccarone, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully.
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.
We Can! (also titled If You Can, I Can) by Gay Su Pinnell, illustrated by Barbara Duke.
We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio.
Chapter Book Fiction
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: A Novel by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Ellen Forney.
Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan.
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich.
The Buried Bones Mystery (Clubhouse Mysteries #1) by Sharon M. Draper, illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson.
The Case of the Missing Trophy by Angela Shelf Medearis, illustrated by Robert Papp.
Children of the Fire by Harriette Gillem Robinet.
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han, illustrated by Julia Kuo.
Donavan’s Double Trouble by Monalisa DeGross, illustrated by Amy Bates.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
Extra Credit by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Mark Elliott.
Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler.
George by Alex Gino.
Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go: A Novel of Haiti by Laura Rose Wagner.
Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero by Fred Chao.
A Long Walk to Water: A Novel Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park.
Malice in Ovenland by Micheline Hess.
The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork.
Monster by Walter Dean Myers.
On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis.
The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson, illustrated by Kelly Mellings.
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Jamie Hogan.
Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan.
Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger.
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett.
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon.
A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.
The Warriors by Joseph Bruchac.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin.
A Wizard Alone by Diane Duane.
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones, illustrated by Katie Kath.
Picture Book Non-Fiction
Coretta Scott by Ntozake Shange, illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
The Girls in the Circle by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson.
Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told by Walter Dean Meyers, illustrated by Bonnie Christensen.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Robin Nelson.
Mission to Space by John Herrington.
Singing for Dr. King by Angela Shelf Medearis, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu.
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip-Hop by Laban Carrick Hill, Illustrated by Theodore Taylor III.
Who Are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee, illustrated by Naomi Bardoff.
Chapter Book Non-Fiction
As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised As A Girl by John Colapinto.
Born On a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.
A Child Shall Lead Them: Martin Luther King Jr., Young People, and the Movement by Rufus Burrow Jr.
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose.
Educating All God’s Children: What Christians Can – and Should – Do to Improve Public Education for Low-Income Kids by Nicole Baker Fulgham.
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel.
Getting a Life with Asperger’s: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood by Jesse A. Saperstein.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.
I Got This: To Gold and Beyond by Lauren Hernandez.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
Lion (previously titled A Long Way Home) by Saroo Brierly.
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, and So Much More by Janet Mock.
The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran by Jennifer Klinec.
Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain – Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns by Dana Suskind, Beth Suskind, and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind.
This Kid Can Fly: It’s About Ability (Not Disability) by Aaron Philip, with Tonya Bolden.
Diverse Board Books Collection
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.
- Snow by Carol Thompson.
- I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow. Not recommended!
- Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim, illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
- Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim, illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
- Baby Dance by Ann Taylor, illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden.
- Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora.
Last updated on July 7th with Malice in Ovenland.