Books I have read in 2017 (including picture books* and research**):

1. Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz

2. That’s Me Loving You by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Teagan White*

3. The Terrible Two Get Worse by Mac Barnett and Jory John

4. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

5. Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings

6. Dog Man: Unleashed by Dav Pilkey

7. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

8. American Street by Ibi Zoboi

9. Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet

10. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

11. The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale

12. Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan

13. The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell

14. The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith

15. Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson

16. Flying Lessons and Other Stories edited by Elleh Oh

17. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

18. Penguin Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith*

19. Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol*

20. Ballet Cat: What’s Your Favorite Favorite? by Bob Shea*

21. You Don’t Want a Unicorn! by Ame Dyckman*

22. It’s Not Time for Sleeping by Lisa Graff and Lauren Castillo*

23. The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game We Call Life by Kwame Alexander

24. Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis*

25. Quit Calling Me a Monster by Jory John*

26. Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton*

27. Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson

28. Sidekicks by Dan Santat

29. Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. King

30. The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

31. Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin

32. Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee

33. Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima*

34. Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

35. Preaching to the Chickens by Jabari Asim*

36. This House, Once by Deborah Freedman*

37. Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe*

38. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

39. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

40. Triangle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen*

41. My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King

42. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

43. Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman

44. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White (reread)

45. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

46. All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor

47. Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell

48. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle*

49. Barnacle Is Bored by Jonathan Fenske*

50. Dad and the Dinosaur by Geniffer Choldenko*

51. Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal*

52. The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy*

53. Princess Cora and the Crocodile by  Laura Amy Schlitz*

54. The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt*

55. The Case of the Stinky Stench (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, #2) by Josh Funk*

56. Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar

57. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

58. Ellie by Mike Wu*

59. I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony*

60. My First Book of Girl Power by Julie Merberg*

61. Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton*

62. The Good For Nothing Button by Charise Mericle Harper*

63. Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

64. Frostblood (Frostblood Saga, #1) by Elly Blake

65. Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel by Adam Rubin*

66. Bang by Barry Lyga

67. The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems*

68. The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor, #1) by Katharine McGee

69. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

70. She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton*

71. Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

72. Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst**

73. Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

74. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

75. Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus*

76. Pandora by Victoria Turnbull*

77. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (reread)


78. Ghost by Jason Reynolds (reread)

79. Michelle by Deborah Hopkinson*

80. Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman*

81. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

82. Read Write Teach Linda Rief**

83. Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

84. Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez

85. Can an Aardvark Bark? by Melissa Stewart*

86. Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall*

87. Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev*

88. Claymates by Dev Petty*

89. Life by Cynthia Rylant*

90. Lessons That Change Writers by Nancie Atwell**

91. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

92. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

93. The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1) by Dav Pilkey

94. No More Telling as Teaching: Less Lecture, More Engaged Learning by Cris Tovani**

95. The Author’s Apprentice:Developing Writing Fluency, Stamina, and Motivation Through Authentic Publication by Vicki Meigs-Kahlenberg**

96. Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo*

97. The Shadow Cipher (York #1) by Laura Ruby

98. Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride (Mercy Watson #2) by Kate DiCamillo*

99. Mercy Watson Fights Crime (Mercy Watson #3) by Kate DiCamillo*

100. Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig (Mercy Watson #5) by Kate DiCamillo*

101. Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise (Mercy Watson #4) by Kate DiCamillo*

102. Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon

103. Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes (Mercy Watson #6) by Kate DiCamillo*

104. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

105. Countdown (The Sixties Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Wiles

106. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy*

107. Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson

108. The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

109. Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon (Tales from Deckawoo Drive) by Kate DiCamillo

110. Boy21 by Matthew Quick

111. Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (Tales from Deckawoo Drive, #1) by Kate DiCamillo*

112. Blue and Bertie by Kristyna Litten*

113. My Little Fox by Rick Chrustowski*

114. Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy, #2) by Deborah Wiles

115. My Name Is Not Friday by Jon Walter

116. Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo*

117. Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space by Margot Lee Shetterfly

118. Solo by Kwame Alexander

119. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

120. How Many Guinea Pigs Can Fit on a Plane?: Answers to Your Most Clever Math Questions by Laura Overdeck

121. Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey*

122. Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive! by Ammi-Joan Paquette

123. Dear Martin by Nic Stone

124. Why Am I Here? by Constance Orbeck-Nilssen*

125. Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds

126. One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale

127. What Is Chasing Duck? by Jan Thomas*

128. There’s a Pest in the Garden! by Jan Thomas*

129. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

130. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

131. Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown*

132. Nursery Time by Mij Kelly*

133. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (reread)

134. Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown*

135. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

136. Dory and the Real True Friend by Abby Hanlon*

137. Refugee by Alan Gratz

138. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

139. Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt*

140. Be Quiet! by Ryan T. Higgins*

141. We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio*

142. Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson*

143. Renew!: Become a Better and More Authentic Writing Teacher by Shawna Coppola**

144. Feed by M.T. Anderson

145. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

146. Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey*

147. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin

148. Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True by Amy Krouse Rosenthal*

149. Little Elliot, Fall Friends by Mike Curato*

150. Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert


151. Patina by Jason Reynolds

152. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

153. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

154. Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson

155. It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk by Josh Funk*

156. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

157. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

158. Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes

159. Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever by Julie Falako*

160. The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate by Shannon Hale*

161. After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat*

162. Draw the Line by Kathryn Otoshi*

163. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

164. A List of Cages by Robin Roe

165. The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett*

166. Flashlight Night by Matt Forrest Esenwine*

167. Warcross by Marie Lu

168. Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package by Kate DiCamillo

169. The King of Too Many Things by Laurel Snyder*

170. Love by Matt de la Peña*

171. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erica L. Sánchez

172. Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo

173. I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina

174. A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold

175. Miguel and the Grand Harmony by Matt de la Peña*

176. Nothing Rhymes with Orange by Adam Rex*

177. Dear Dragon by Josh Funk*

178. Faith, the Ugly Dog by Kelly Davis Beckley*

179. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

180. Ostrich and Lark by Marilyn Nelson*

181. Calling My Name by Liara Tamani

182. A Small Blue Whale by Beth Ferry*

183. The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson*

184. Fox and the Jumping Contest by Corey R. Tabor*

185. You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

186. Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers*

187. It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton*

188. Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers*

189. Where Oliver Fits by Cale Atkinson*

190. That Is My Dream! by Langston Hughes with Daniel Miyares*

191. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

192. Come with Me by Holly M. McGhee*

193. A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider–the Story of E. B. White by Barbara Herkert*

194. Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty*

195. Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales*

196. Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty*

197. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

198. Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey

199. In Sight of Stars by Gae Polisner

200. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater