Books I have read in 2016 (now including picture books* and research**):

1. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

2. The Only Child by Guojing*

3. There Is a Bird on Your Head (An Elephant and Piggie book) by Mo Willems*

4. I’m a Frog (An Elephant and Piggie book) by Mo Willems*

5. I am Going! (An Elephant and Piggie book) by Mo Willems*

6. We are in a Book (An Elephant and Piggie book) by Mo Willems*

7. Elephants Cannot Dance (An Elephant and Piggie book) by Mo Willems*

8. Stone Wall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum

9. Passionate Learners by Pernille Ripp**

10. The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

11. My Name Is Jason. Mine Too.: Our Story. Our Way. by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin

12. House Arrest by K. A. Holt

13. The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely

14. I Really Like Slop! (An Elephant and Piggie book) by Mo Willems*

15. I Broke My Trunk (An Elephant and Piggie book) by Mo Willems*

16. Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson*

17. The Marvels by Brian Selznick

18. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

19. I Love My New Toy (An Elephant and Piggie book) by Mo Willems*

20. I Will Surprise My Friend (An Elephant and Piggie book) by Mo Willems*

21. Let’s Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie book) by Mo Willems*

22. Trombone Shorty by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews*

23. Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford*

24. Little Robot by Ben Hatke

25. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

26. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

27. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems*

28. Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems*

29. Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion by Mo Willems*

30. Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie book) by Mo Willems*

31. Be a Friend by Salina Yoon*

32. Snappsy the Alligator by Julie Falatko*

33. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman

34. George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl (reread – read aloud with son and daughter)

35. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl (reread – read aloud with son and daughter)

36. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

37. These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

38. The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak by Brian Katcher

39. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

40. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

41. Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

42. Draw! by Raul Colon*

43. The Night Gardener by Terry and Eric Fan*

44. Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Leslea Newman

45. That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems*

46. Let’s Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! by Mo Willems*

47. Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! by Mo Willems*

48. Great Migrations: Whales by Laura F. Marsh*

49. Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems*

50. Every Day by David Levithan

51. Dumplin’  by Julie Murphy

52. When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano*

53. What to Do with a Box by Jane Yolen*

54. The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers*

55. Dylan the Villain by K.G. Campbell*

56. Quest by Aaron Becker*

57. Pax by Sara Pennypacker

58. Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley*

59. Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals by Jess Keating*

60. Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

61. Raymie Nightengale by Kate DiCamillo

62. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

63. Horrible Bear! by Ame Dyckman*

64. Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx by Sonia Manzano

65. Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart

66. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

67. Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat*

68. The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

69. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

70. The Thank You Book by Mo Willems*

71. Flora and the Peacocks by Molly Idle*

72. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

73. Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar

74. As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds

75. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

76. The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

77. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

78. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai


79. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

80. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

81. Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince

82. Watch Me Throw the Ball by Mo Willems*

83. Stick by Andrew Smith

84. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

85. The Last True Love Story by Brendan Kiely

86. Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

87. March: Book One by John Lewis

88. There’s a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Meyer* (reread)

89. The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp*

90. Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea*

91. What Do You Do with a Problem? by Kobi Yamada*

92. Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

93. Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

94. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

95. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

96. Boy Nobody (The Unknown Assassin series) by Allen Zadoff

97. The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown

98. The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner

99. Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

100. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

101. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

102. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

103. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

104. Prairie Chicken Little by Jackie Mims Hopkins*

105. I am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems*

106. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

107. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

108. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (reread)

109. Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley

110. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

111. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

112. Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman*

113. Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric Kimmel*

114. Pete’s Dragon: Elliot Gets Lost by Walt Disney Company*

115. School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex*

116. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

117. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

118. Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech

119. Return by Aaron Becker*

120. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

121. The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl (reread)*

122. Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson

123. Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

124. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

125. Textbook Amy Krause Rosethal by Amy Krause Rosenthal

126. Wolves by Emily Gravett*

127. Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar

128. Reality Boy by A.S. King

129. Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff

130. Writing with Mentors by Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell**

131. March: Book Two by John Lewis

132. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

133. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

134. March: Book Three by John Lewis

135. Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin

136. Ghost by Jason Reynolds

137. A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers*

138. Little Elliot, Big Fun by Mike Curato*

139. The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner

140. The Living by Matt de la Pena

141. Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick

142. Watchmen by Alan Moore

143. The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

144. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

145. Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

146. Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian*

147. Let’s Play! by Herve Tullet*

148. Kids of Appetite by David Arnold

149. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

150. Hello, My Name is Octicorn by Kevin Diller*

151. Surf’s Up by Kwame Alexander*

152. They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel*

153. We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen*

154. Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

155. A Unicorn Named Sparkle by Amy Young*

156. The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John

157. I Am Yoga by Susan Verde*

158. The Water Princess by Susan Verde*

159. Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

160. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

161. Shy by Deborah Freedman*

162. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

163. Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

164. Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

165. Stop Snoring, Bernard! by Zachariah O’Hora*

166. Until Friday Night by Abbi Gaines

167. Dorothea’s Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth by Barb Rosenstock*

168. The Bear Who Wasn’t There by LeUyen Pham*

169. How This Book Was Made by Mac Barnett*

170. The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat*

171. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

172. Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes

173. Let Me Finish! by Minh Le*

174. Steamboat School by Deborah Hopkinson*

175. The Knowing Book by Rebecca Kai Dotlich*

176. Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick

177. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz

178. The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield*

179. We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller*

180. Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie*

181. Giant Squid by Candace Fleming*

182. Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret by Bob Shea*

183. Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe*

184. Ballet Cat: Dance! Dance! Underpants! by Bob Shea*

185. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

186. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

187. Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King

188. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson