This is a listing of all my 2019 reviews roughly grouped by type (fiction or non-fiction and picture or chapter book) and then alphabetically. Board books are listed separately. 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 2019 I reviewed 34 books, mostly chapter book fiction, and 4 board books. I did not compile a favorite list for this year because I completed so few reviews.
Picture Book Fiction (3 books)
Putuguq & Kublu and the Qalupalik! by Roselynn Akulukjuk and Danny Christopher, illustrated by Astrid Arijanto.
The Shadow in the Moon: A Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival by Christina Matula, illustrated by Pearl Law.
Worm Loves Worm by J. J. Austrian, illustrated by Mike Curato.
Chapter Book Fiction (19 books)
Amal Unbound: A Novel by Aisha Saeed.
Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Series #1) by Roshani Chokshi.
Fire from the Rock by Sharon Draper.
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi.
Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford, illustrated by Jaime Zollars.
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig.
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson.
Greenglass House by Kate Milford, illustrated by Jaime Zollars.
Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith.
Hooray for Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia.
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin.
Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson.
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes.
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu, illustrated by Erin McGuire.
The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda.
Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin.
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, coloring by Lark Pien.
Un Lun Dun by China Mieville.
Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi.
Picture Book Non-Fiction (4 books)
Giving Thanks: The 1621 Harvest Feast by Kate Waters, photographs by Russ Kendall, in cooperation with the Plimoth Plantation.
Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year by Kate Waters and Madeline Slovenz-Low, photographs by Martha Cooper.
My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Christine King Farris, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet.
Bessie Coleman: Trailblazing Pilot (Rookie Biographies) by Carol Alexander.
Chapter Book Non-Fiction (8 books)
A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer.
Civil Rights in America by Rick Beard. (Not technically a chapter book.)
Forever Mom: What to Expect When You’re Adopting by Mary Ostyn.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself by Harriet Jacobs, edited by Lisa Barsky.
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Hadish.
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child’s Search for the Love of a Family by Dave Pelzer.
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi.
Yes, Chef: a memoir by Marcus Samuelsson.
Diverse Board Books can be found on their page.
Cradle Me by Debby Slier.
Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison.
Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle.
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole.
At the end of the year I added a list of the board books I reviewed in 2019.
Last updated on February 26th, 2020.