Mindy's Favorite Books of 2016

Picture Books

Ideas Are All Around by Philip Stead

A simple walk turns into a work of art.

Leave Me Alone by Vera Brosgol

We all need quiet time now and then...

Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd

Look closely and you can see wildness even in the middle of the city.

Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy

Art changes a neighborhood.

Middle Grade Fiction

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

A candid coming of age story starring an endearing but imperfect character

Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet

An absorbing novel that offers a peek into the fall of the Berlin Wall

Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson

A touching and funny story about three boys and their favorite teacher

It Ain't So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

The 1970's as told by an Iranian-American tween

Teen Fiction

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston

A powerful story of sexual assault and recovery

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

A funny and endearing story of grief and guilt

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

A love story that may even charm the cynics among us
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