ChC 2020

Book recommendations for kids, educators, librarians, parents, and guardians of the best children’s books in 2019

 
5 Worlds Book 3: The Red Maze

5 Worlds Book 3

By: Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel
Illustrated by:
Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun
ISBN: 9781101935927
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
Apocalypse Taco

Apocalypse Taco

By: Nathan Hale
Illustrated by:
Nathan Hale
ISBN: 9781419733734
Fiction, Teen, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Babysitter from Another Planet

Babysitter from Another Planet

By: Stephen Savage
Illustrated by:
Stephen Savage
ISBN: 9780823441471
Fiction, 4-6, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Bear Came Along

Bear Came Along

By: Richard T. Morris
Illustrated by:
LeUyen Pham
ISBN: 9780316464475
Fiction, 4-6, Action / Adventure
 
Beneath the Bed and Other Scary Stories: An Acorn Book (Mister Shivers)

Beneath the Bed and Other Scary Stories

By: Max Brallier
Illustrated by:
Letizia Rubegni
ISBN: 9781338318531
Fiction, 4-6, Action / Adventure
 
Best Babysitters Ever

Best Babysitters Ever

By: Caroline Cala
ISBN: 9781328850898
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
Bruno the Standing Cat

Bruno the Standing Cat

By: Nadine Robert
Illustrated by:
Jean Jullien
ISBN: 9780525647140
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
Camp

Camp

By: Kayla Miller
ISBN: 9781328530820
Fiction, 7-12, Graphic Novel
 
Catwad #1: It’s Me

Catwad #1

By: Jim Benton
Illustrated by:
Jim Benton
ISBN: 9781338326024
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
Chapter Two Is Missing

Chapter Two Is Missing

By: Josh Lieb
Illustrated by:
Kevin Cornell
ISBN: 9781984835482
Fiction, 7-12, Mystery / Thriller
 
Click

Click

By: Kayla Miller
ISBN: 9781328911124
Fiction, 7-12, Graphic Novel
 
Crayon Man

Crayon Man

By: Natascha Biebow
Illustrated by:
Steven Salerno
ISBN: 9781328866844
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography
 
Crossover (Graphic Novel)

Crossover (Graphic Novel)

By: Kwame Alexander
Illustrated by:
Dawud Anyabwile
ISBN: 9781328575494
Fiction, 7-12, Poetry
 
Dandy

Dandy

By: Ame Dyckman
Illustrated by:
Charles Santoso
ISBN: 9780316362955
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid

By: Jeff Kinney
Illustrated by:
Jeff Kinney
ISBN: 9781419740275
Fiction, 7-12, Graphic Novel
 
Dinosaur Feathers

Dinosaur Feathers

By: Dennis Nolan
Illustrated by:
Dennis Nolan
ISBN: 9780823443307
Nonfiction, 7-12, Science
 
Does It Fart?: A Kid’s Guide to the Gas Animals Pass

Does It Fart?

By: Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti
Illustrated by:
Alex G. Griffiths
ISBN: 9780316491044
Nonfiction, 4-6, Science
 
Dog Man #7: For Whom the Ball Rolls

Dog Man #7

By: Dav Pilkey
ISBN: 9781338236590
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
Earth

Earth

By: Steve Jenkins
ISBN: 9781328851024
Nonfiction, 7-12, Science
 
Fairy Mom and Me #2: Fairy In Waiting

Fairy Mom and Me #2

By: Sophie Kinsella
Illustrated by:
Marta Kissi
ISBN: 9781524769918
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Field Trip to the Moon

Field Trip to the Moon

By: John Hare
Illustrated by:
John Hare
ISBN: 9780823442539
Fiction, 4-6, Science
 
From an Idea to Disney

From an Idea to Disney

By: Lowey Bundy Sichol
Illustrated by:
C.S. Jennings
ISBN: 9781328453617
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography
 
Glitch

Glitch

By: Sarah Graley
ISBN: 9781338174519
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Goldilocks for Dinner

Goldilocks for Dinner

By: Susan Montanari
Illustrated by:
Jake Parker
ISBN: 9780399552359
Fiction, 4-6, Action / Adventure
 
Guest: A Changeling Tale

Guest

By: Mary Downing Hahn
ISBN: 9780358067313
Fiction, Teen, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Guts

Guts

By: Raina Telgemeier
ISBN: 9780545852517
Fiction, 7-12, Novel
 
Hicotea

Hicotea

By: Lorena Alvarez
Illustrated by:
Lorena Alvarez
ISBN: 9781910620342
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Hilo Book 5: Then Everything Went Wrong

Hilo Book 5

By: Judd Winick
ISBN: 9781524714963
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Hotel Dare

Hotel Dare

By: Terry Blas
Illustrated by:
Claudia Aguirre
ISBN: 9781684152056
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
I Am a Tiger

I Am a Tiger

By: Karl Newson
Illustrated by:
Ross Collins
ISBN: 9781338349894
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
I Am Love: A Book of Compassion

I Am Love

By: Susan Verde
Illustrated by:
Peter Reynolds
ISBN: 9781419737268
Fiction, 0-3, Picture Book
 
I’m Worried

I’m Worried

By: Michael Ian Black
Illustrated by:
Debbie Ridpath Ohi
ISBN: 9781534415867
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
If I Built a School

If I Built a School

By: Chris Van Dusen
Illustrated by:
Chris Van Dusen
ISBN: 9780525552918
Fiction, 4-6, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
If You Played Hide-and-Seek With a Chameleon

If You Played Hide-and-Seek With a Chameleon

By: Bill Wise
Illustrated by:
Rebecca Evans
ISBN: 9781584696506
Nonfiction, 4-6, Science
 
It’s Not Hansel and Gretel

It’s Not Hansel and Gretel

By: Josh Funk
Illustrated by:
Edwardian Taylor
ISBN: 9781503902947
Fiction, 4-6, Action / Adventure
 
Just Jaime

Just Jaime

By: Terri Libenson
Illustrated by:
Terri Libenson
ISBN: 9780062851062
Fiction, 7-12, Novel
 
Little Taco Truck

Little Taco Truck

By: Tanya Valentine
Illustrated by:
Jorge Martin
ISBN: 9781524765859
Fiction, 4-6, Action / Adventure
 
Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board

Making Friends

By: Kristen Gudsnuk
Illustrated by:
Kristen Gudsnuk
ISBN: 9781338139266
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Max and the Midknights

Max and the Midknights

By: Lincoln Peirce
ISBN: 9781101931080
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Me and the Sky

Me and the Sky

By: Beverly Bass with Cynthia Williams
Illustrated by:
Joanie Stone
ISBN: 9780525645498
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography
 
Moth

Moth

By: Isabel Thomas
Illustrated by:
Daniel Egnéus
ISBN: 9781547600205
Fiction, 7-12, Science
 
Mr. Posey’s New Glasses

Mr. Posey’s New Glasses

By: Ted Kooser
Illustrated by:
Daniel Duncan
ISBN: 9780763696092
Fiction, 7-12, Picture Book
 
My Dog Made Me Write This Book

My Dog Made Me Write This Book

By: Elizabeth Fensham
ISBN: 9781492680864
Fiction, 7-12, Novel
 
My Teacher is a Robot

My Teacher is a Robot

By: Jeffrey Brown
ISBN: 9780553534511
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
New Kid

New Kid

By: Jerry Craft
Illustrated by:
Jerry Craft
ISBN: 9780062691200
Fiction, 7-12, Graphic Novel
 
No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

By: Ronojoy Ghosh
Illustrated by:
Ronojoy Ghosh
ISBN: 9780802855220
Fiction, 4-6, Action / Adventure
 
Noodleheads Fortress of Doom

Noodleheads Fortress of Doom

By: Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, Mitch Weiss
Illustrated by:
Tedd Arnold
ISBN: 9780823440016
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
Not If I Can Help It

Not If I Can Help It

By: Carolyn Mackler
ISBN: 9780545709484
Fiction, 7-12, Novel
 
Out to Get You

Out to Get You

By: Josh Allen
Illustrated by:
Sarah J. Coleman
ISBN: 9780823443666
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Pandora’s Legacy

Pandora’s Legacy

By: Kara Leopard
Illustrated by:
Kelly Matthews and Nichole Matthews
ISBN: 9781684152872
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Peanut Butter & Santa Claus

Peanut Butter & Santa Claus

By: Joe McGee
Illustrated by:
Charles Santoso
ISBN: 9781419736346
Fiction, 4-6, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Pilu of the Woods

Pilu of the Woods

By: Mai K. Nguyen
Illustrated by:
Mai K. Nguyen
ISBN: 9781620105634
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
Rising Water: The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue

Rising Water

By: Marc Aronson
ISBN: 9781534444133
Fiction, 7-12, Biography
 
Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself

Rumple Buttercup

By: Matthew Gray Gubler
ISBN: 9780525648444
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Science You Can Eat: 20 Activities that Put Food Under the Microscope

Science You Can Eat

By: Stefan Gates
ISBN: 9781465468437
Nonfiction, 4-6, How-to / Activity
 
Sea Sirens

Sea Sirens

By: Amy Chu
Illustrated by:
Janet K. Lee
ISBN: 9780451480163
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Sleepover at the Museum

Sleepover at the Museum

By: Karen Lefrak
Illustrated by:
David Bucs
ISBN: 9781524771409
Fiction, Teen, Science
 
Snack Attack!

Snack Attack!

By: Terry Border
Illustrated by:
Terry Border
ISBN: 9781524740115
Fiction, 4-6, Action / Adventure
 
Snowmen at Halloween

Snowmen at Halloween

By: Caralyn M. Buehner
Illustrated by:
Mark E. Buehner
ISBN: 9780525554684
Fiction, 4-6, Mystery / Thriller
 
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by:
David Roberts
ISBN: 9781419737046
Fiction, 4-6, Action / Adventure
 
Stig & Tilde: Vanisher’s Island

Stig & Tilde

By: Max de Radiguès
Illustrated by:
Max de Radiguès
ISBN: 9781910620649
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
Sunny Rolls the Dice

Sunny Rolls the Dice

By: Jennifer L. Holm
Illustrated by:
Matthew Holm
ISBN: 9781338233148
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
Superbuns! Kindness Is Her Superpower

Superbuns! Kindness Is Her Superpower

By: Diane Kredensor
Illustrated by:
Diane Kredensor
ISBN: 9781481490689
Fiction, 4-6, Action / Adventure
 
Superpower Dogs

Superpower Dogs

By: Cosmic
ISBN: 9780316453592
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography
 
Survivors of the Holocaust: True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children

Survivors of the Holocaust

By: edited by Kath Shackleton
Illustrated by:
Zane Whittingham
ISBN: 9781492688921
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography
 
Take Your Pet to School Day

Take Your Pet to School Day

By: Linda Ashman
Illustrated by:
Suzanne Kaufman
ISBN: 9781524765590
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
Team Taekwondo: How to be Cheeri

Team Taekwondo

By: Master Taekwon Lee and Jeffrey Nodelman
Illustrated by:
Ethen Beavers
ISBN: 9781623369507
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
The Eternal Soldier: The True Story of How a Dog Became a Civil War Hero

The Eternal Soldier

By: Allison Crotzer Kimmel
Illustrated by:
Rotem Teplow
ISBN: 9781499808636
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography
 
The Girl Who Named Pluto

The Girl Who Named Pluto

By: Alice B. McGinty
Illustrated by:
Elizabeth Haidle
ISBN: 9781524768317
Nonfiction, 4-6, Science
 
The Good Egg

The Good Egg

By: Jory John
Illustrated by:
Pete Oswald
ISBN: 9780062866004
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
The Immortal Jellyfish

The Immortal Jellyfish

By: Sang Miao
Illustrated by:
Sang Miao
ISBN: 9781911171799
Fiction, 4-6, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

By: John G. Avildsen, Kim Smith, Robert Mark Kamen
Illustrated by:
Kim Smith
ISBN: 9781683690924
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
The Luckiest Snowball

The Luckiest Snowball

By: Elliot Kreloff
Illustrated by:
Elliot Kreloff
ISBN: 9780823441051
Fiction, 4-6, Science
 
The Moviemaking Magic of Marvel Studios: Heroes & Villains

The Moviemaking Magic of Marvel Studios

By: Eleni Roussos
ISBN: 9781419735875
Nonfiction, 4-6, How-to / Activity
 
The Perfect Sofa

The Perfect Sofa

By: Fifi Kuo
Illustrated by:
Fifi Kuo
ISBN: 9781499807424
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
The Sad Little Fact

The Sad Little Fact

By: Jonah Winter
Illustrated by:
Pete Oswald
ISBN: 9780525581796
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
The Second Sky

The Second Sky

By: Patrick Guest
Illustrated by:
Jonathan Bentley
ISBN: 9780802855206
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
The Seekers

The Seekers

By: Hari Panicker & Deepti Nair
ISBN: 9781524701529
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
The Woods

The Woods

By: R. L. Toalson
ISBN: 9781499809572
Fiction, Teen, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
There are No Bears in the Bakery

There are No Bears in the Bakery

By: Julia Sarcone-Roach
ISBN: 9780399556654
Fiction, 4-6, Mystery / Thriller
 
Undefeated

Undefeated

By: Kwame Alexander
Illustrated by:
Kadir Nelson
ISBN: 9781328780966
Nonfiction, 7-12, History
 
Unicorn Day

Unicorn Day

By: Diana Murray
Illustrated by:
Luke Flowers
ISBN: 9781492667223
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
Unplugged and Unpopular

Unplugged and Unpopular

By: Mat Heagerty
Illustrated by:
Tintin Pantoja and Mike Amante
ISBN: 9781620106693
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Vlad the Rad

Vlad the Rad

By: Brigette Barrager
ISBN: 9780553513455
Fiction, 4-6, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
WeirDo

WeirDo

By: Anh Do
ISBN: 9781338305586
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
When Pencil Met Eraser

When Pencil Met Eraser

By: Karen Kilpatrick
ISBN: 9781250309396
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
White Bird

White Bird

By: R. J. Palacio
ISBN: 9780525645535
Fiction, Teen, Historical Fiction
 
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

By: Tim Flach
ISBN: 9781419736469
Nonfiction, 4-6 Science
 
Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #2: The Lost Heir

Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #2

By: Tui T. Sutherland
Illustrated by:
Mike Holmes
ISBN: 9780545942201
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
 
Wordy Birdy Meets Mr. Cougarpants

Wordy Birdy Meets Mr. Cougarpants

By: Tammi Sauer
Illustrated by:
Dave Mottram
ISBN: 9781524719333
Fiction, 4-6, Action / Adventure
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