Children's Books from 2017

Find 2017 books for kids and tweens age 2 through 12 right here: picture books, chapter books, young adult novels, graphic novels, and nonfiction. The most recent releases are at the top. For more great kids' books, check out our list of New Children's Books of 2018.

Browse Children's Books from 2017

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Book Poster Image
A dad's witty guide to the world his baby's been born into.
By Oliver Jeffers
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Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years Book Poster Image
Our planet tells its own history in fun, kid-friendly way.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2017)
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Princess Hair Book Poster Image
Jubilant celebration of girls' hairstyles, hair textures.
By Sharee Miller
(2017)
(2017)
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The Witch Boy Book Poster Image
Sensitive fantasy graphic novel explores gender roles.
By Molly Ostertag
(2017)
(2017)
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Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe Book Poster Image
Crushes and middle school drama continue in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2017)
(2017)
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Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke Book Poster Image
Fun, lively tale of 12-year-old girl's cool summer.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2017)
(2017)
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Beasts Made of Night Book Poster Image
Riveting, intricately detailed, Africa-influenced fantasy.
By Tochi Onyebuchi
(2017)
(2017)
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Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability Book Poster Image
Young man shares info about disability with honesty, humor.
By Shane Burcaw
(2017)
(2017)
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Book Poster Image
Inspirational bios of trailblazing African-American women.
By Vashti Harrison
(2017)
(2017)
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The Magic Misfits, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Fast-paced, fun adventure about kid magician finding home.
By Neil Patrick Harris
(2017)
(2017)
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The Witch Boy Book Poster Image
Sensitive fantasy graphic novel explores gender roles.
By Molly Ostertag
(2017)
(2017)
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The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse Book Poster Image
Kids aim to foil villain's plans in quirky retro romp.
By Nicholas Gannon
(2017)
(2017)
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Piper Book Poster Image
Dark, violent retelling of creepy legend has gorgeous art.
By Jay Asher, Jessica Freeburg
(2017)
(2017)
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Yes Day! Book Poster Image
Joyous charmer of a book celebrates a whole day of yeses.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2017)
(2009)
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Hey Black Child Book Poster Image
Motivational poem brought to life in full color.
By Useni Eugene Perkins
(2017)
(2017)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 Book Poster Image
Stunning collection spotlights more bold girls and women.
By Francesca Cavallo, Elena Favilli
(2017)
(2017)
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We're Going to Be Friends Book Poster Image
Retro art, collage bring fond school-day lyrics to life.
By Jack White
(2017)
(2017)
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook Book Poster Image
Condensed telling of movie misses some of the magic.
By Kim Smith
(2017)
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I Am Gandhi : Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
Engaging picture bio of Indian hero, nonviolence pioneer.
By Brad Meltzer
(2017)
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The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid Book Poster Image
Charming, twisty caper about kid pickpockets in France.
By Colin Meloy
(2017)
(2017)
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Renegades Book Poster Image
Slow start, but much intrigue in supervillain/hero tale.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
(2017)
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A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White Book Poster Image
Gentle bio of "Charlotte's Web" author is full of charm.
By Barbara Herkert
(2017)
(2017)
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Tumble & Blue Book Poster Image
Boy and girl team up to find new fates in magical adventure.
By Cassie Beasley
(2017)
(2017)
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This Is Our Constitution: Discover America with a Gold Star Father Book Poster Image
Inspiring, thoughtful text on American ideals, government.
By Khizr Khan
(2017)
(2017)
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Whichwood Book Poster Image
Lush, dark fantasy has magical teens, ghosts, the undead.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2017)
(2017)
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The Breadwinner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Harsh but hopeful story about brave girl defying Taliban.
By Deborah Ellis
(2017)
(2017)
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I Am Sacagawea: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
Strong Native American teen guide shines in lively history.
By Brad Meltzer
(2017)
(2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
(2017)
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The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls Book Poster Image
Helpful American Girl guide for girls starting puberty.
By Valorie Lee Schaefer
(2017)
(2012)
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Greetings from Witness Protection! Book Poster Image
Kicky tween thriller deals with themes of abandonment.
By Jake Burt
(2017)
(2017)
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Elites of Eden: Children of Eden, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Dystopian mind-control tale grows even more complicated.
By Joey Graceffa
(2017)
(2017)
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The Secret of Nightingale Wood Book Poster Image
Suspenseful WWI family drama has feel of a classic.
By Lucy Strange
(2017)
(2017)
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Unidentified Suburban Object Book Poster Image
Quirky take on identity is surprising and funny.
By Mike Jung
(2017)
(2017)
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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book Poster Image
First-rate, spellbinding story of misfit girl who's magic.
By Jessica Townsend
(2017)
(2017)
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Nightfall: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 6 Book Poster Image
Teen elves face cosmic peril, crushes in epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2017)
(2017)
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The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora Book Poster Image
Vibrant, touching story of lovelorn teen finding his voice.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2017)
(2017)
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Long Way Down Book Poster Image
Gripping, unnerving story of teen boy contemplating revenge.
By Jason Reynolds
(2017)
(2017)
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The Adventurers Guild Book Poster Image
Kids battle monsters in fun, heroic, action-packed saga.
By Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos
(2017)
(2017)
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I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups Book Poster Image
Wordplay and cleverness abound in funny poems for kids.
By Chris Harris
(2017)
(2017)
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Little Bigfoot, Big City: The Littlest Bigfoot, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Tender, wise look at tested friendship amid paranormal plot.
By Jennifer Weiner
(2017)
(2017)
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The Wizards of Once Book Poster Image
Winning combination of action and humor in fun fantasy.
By Cressida Cowell
(2017)
(2017)
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The Wonderling Book Poster Image
Peril, appealing characters fill rich, imaginative fantasy.
By Mira Bartok
(2017)
(2017)
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You Bring the Distant Near Book Poster Image
Empowering tale of pursuing dreams, honoring heritage.
By Mitali Perkins
(2017)
(2017)
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Santa, Please Bring Me a Gnome Book Poster Image
Girl hopes for tiny live gift in gentle holiday story.
By An Swerts
(2017)
(2017)
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Everything Is Mama Book Poster Image
Baby animals call all things Mama in cute word lesson.
By Jimmy Fallon
(2017)
(2017)
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Santa Rex Book Poster Image
Holiday havoc and merry mayhem when dinosaurs are guests.
By Molly Idle
(2017)
(2017)
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The 12 Sleighs of Christmas Book Poster Image
Elves compete to make Santa new sleigh in imaginative tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2017)
(2017)
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Good Night, Reindeer Book Poster Image
Rudolph can't turn off his light in cute bedtime tale.
By Denise Brennan-Nelson
(2017)
(2017)
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Jingle Bells Book Poster Image
Pretty art, wordless ride are fun backdrop to famous carol.
By Susan Jeffers
(2017)
(2017)
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The Nutcracker in Harlem Book Poster Image
Nutcracker and girl are drummers in jazzy holiday update.
By T. E. McMorrow
(2017)
(2017)
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Robots & Repeats: Secret Coders, Book 4 Book Poster Image
Heavy on the coding, lighter on the action this time.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2017)
(2017)
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Predator vs. Prey (Going Wild, Book 2) Book Poster Image
Superpowered tweens vs. mad scientist in exciting sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2017)
(2017)
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The Ship of the Dead: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Doomsday-thwarting excitement in a banana-yellow ship.
By Rick Riordan
(2017)
(2017)
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The Bad Mood and the Stick Book Poster Image
Quirky, whimsical, insightful look at passing moods.
By Lemony Snicket
(2017)
(2017)
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Nativity Book Poster Image
Simple, kid-friendly rendering of Jesus' birth and message.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2017)
(2017)
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Rory the Dinosaur Needs a Christmas Tree Book Poster Image
Dad comes through in sweet Christmas tale.
By Liz Climo
(2017)
(2017)
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Malala's Magic Pencil Book Poster Image
Nobel winner tells what inspired activism in relatable tale.
By Malala Yousafzai
(2017)
(2017)
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My Journey to the Stars Book Poster Image
Exciting memoir rockets future astronauts to space.
By Scott Kelly
(2017)
(2017)
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My Brigadista Year Book Poster Image
Compelling tale of teen literacy volunteer in 1961 Cuba.
By Katherine Paterson
(2017)
(2017)
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Spy School Secret Service: Spy School, Book 5 Book Poster Image
Distrust and nonstop peril make for thrilling adventure.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2017)
(2017)
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After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) Book Poster Image
Encouraging Humpty Dumpty story helps kids face fears.
By Dan Santat
(2017)
(2017)
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La La La: A Story of Hope Book Poster Image
Girl serenades the moon in dreamy, nearly wordless book.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2017)
(2017)
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The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse Book Poster Image
Quirky and drily witty tale of animals swallowed by wolf.
By Mac Barnett
(2017)
(2017)
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The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird Book Poster Image
Cute but thin picture book inspired by sci-fi TV series.
By Jason Rekulak
(2017)
(2017)
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EngiNerds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Rogue robots, realistic friendships in smart series launch.
By Jarrett Lerner
(2017)
(2017)
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Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race Book Poster Image
Kids battle fake-news-posting villains in exciting episode.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2017)
(2017)
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Marge in Charge Book Poster Image
Babysitter stories are wacky but weird.
By Isla Fisher
(2017)
(2017)
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Mighty Jack and the Goblin King: Mighty Jack, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Thrilling end hints at more adventures for brave friends.
By Ben Hatke
(2017)
(2017)
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The Period Book: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up Book Poster Image
Very informative -- but limited -- sex ed book for girls.
By Karen Gravelle
(2017)
(2017)
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Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 Book Poster Image
Readers choose heroes' fate in wildly creative fantasy.
By James Riley
(2017)
(2017)
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Who Was Alexander Hamilton? Book Poster Image
Exciting, easy-to-read bio expands on Broadway hit.
By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
(2017)
(2017)
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The War I Finally Won Book Poster Image
Ada shows courage in riveting English wartime sequel.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2017)
(2017)
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The Way to Bea Book Poster Image
Charming, must-read story of friendship and self-acceptance.
By Kat Yeh
(2017)
(2017)
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Ghosts of Greenglass House Book Poster Image
Engaging, spooky sequel has lots of charm and chills.
By Kate Milford
(2017)
(2017)
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Pashmina Book Poster Image
Big-hearted graphic novel explores Indian culture.
By Nidhi Chanani
(2017)
(2017)
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It Takes a Village Book Poster Image
Neighbors build playground together in cheery teamwork tale.
By Hillary Clinton
(2017)
(2017)
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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters Book Poster Image
Picture book bio of blues great has dazzling art.
By Michael James Mahin
(2017)
(2017)
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Nerdy Birdy Tweets Book Poster Image
Screen-addicted bird ignores real-life pal in funny story.
By Aaron Reynolds
(2017)
(2017)
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Robinson Book Poster Image
Magical story and art take readers on island adventure.
By Peter Sis
(2017)
(2017)
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Runny Babbit Returns: Another Billy Sook Book Poster Image
Scrambled letters make funny poems even sillier.
By Shel Silverstein
(2017)
(2017)
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Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter Book Poster Image
Poetic call to be proud of your heritage in a diverse world.
By Mark Gonzales
(2017)
(2017)
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Her Right Foot Book Poster Image
Inspiring, fresh take on the welcoming Statue of Liberty.
By Dave Eggers
(2017)
(2017)
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The Exact Location of Home Book Poster Image
Moving story of boy losing his home and finding resilience.
By Kate Messner
(2017)
(2017)
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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine Book Poster Image
Found Mark Twain fairy tale made vibrantly new and classic.
By Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead
(2017)
(2017)
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Wishtree Book Poster Image
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
(2017)
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What's Going on Down There? A Boy's Guide to Growing Up Book Poster Image
Modern update improves empowering sex ed classic.
By Karen Gravelle
(2017)
(2017)
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The Assassin's Curse: Blackthorn Key, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Teen heroes spy on court of Louis XIV in gripping volume.
By Kevin Sands
(2017)
(2017)
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Patina: Track, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Girl learns teamwork on track, at home in engaging sequel.
By Jason Reynolds
(2017)
(2017)
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Little Elliot, Fall Friends Book Poster Image
Sweet tale of friendship in luscious fall country setting.
By Mike Curato
(2017)
(2017)
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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate Book Poster Image
Princesses team up to fight sneaky monster in funny romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2017)
(2017)
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Swing It, Sunny Book Poster Image
Funny, affecting graphic novel shows power of positivity.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2017)
(2017)
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The Empty Grave: Lockwood & Co., Book 5 Book Poster Image
Rousing finale to scary ghost series sure to satisfy fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2017)
(2017)
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When's My Birthday? Book Poster Image
Jubilant book conveys giddy anticipation of a birthday.
By Julie Fogliano
(2017)
(2017)
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Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys Book Poster Image
Frank, funny boys' guide to growing up is packed with tips.
By Dr. Cara Natterson
(2017)
(2017)
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All's Faire in Middle School Book Poster Image
Fun graphic novel about Ren Faire girl has great messages.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2017)
(2017)
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The Glass Town Game Book Poster Image
Fairyland author channels Brontë kids in wild fantasy tale.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2017)
(2017)
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Say Zoop! Book Poster Image
Joyfully noisy book sparkles with creative energy.
By Hervé Tullet
(2017)
(2017)
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Princesses Wear Pants Book Poster Image
Spunky tale of active princess dressed to get the job done.
By Savannah Guthrie, Allison Oppenheim
(2017)
(2017)
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The Only Fish in the Sea Book Poster Image
Strong, spunky girl takes lead in quirky rescue tale.
By Philip C. Stead
(2017)
(2017)
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All the Way to Havana Book Poster Image
Celebration of Cuban family and ingenuity has gorgeous art.
By Margarita Engle
(2017)
(2017)
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Creepy Pair of Underwear! Book Poster Image
Hilarious tale of a rabbit afraid of his scary underpants.
By Aaron Reynolds
(2017)
(2017)
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The Mermaid Book Poster Image