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Best Kids Books of 2015 December 16, 2015

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Season’s Readings! Here are some of the best kids books of 2015:

Picture Books:

beekle.jpgThe Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Dewalt

Waiting by Kevin Henkes

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally Walker

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (Caldecott Award Winner)

I will Take a Nap! By Mo Willems

The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton

Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson

I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young by Michael Rosen

Lenny & Lucy by Philip Stead

Chapter Books:

crossover.jpgThe Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

George by Alex Gino

The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Lockwood and Company by Jonathan Stroud

Circus Mirandas by Cassie Beasley

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Newbury Award Winner)

The Best Reads for 2015 – Adult Fiction December 8, 2015

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There have been lots of choices this year for intriguing reading; from the predominant authors to independent releases, there is no end of new stories to enjoy.

fatesandfuriesThe best of the year (all are in no particular order):

Lauren Groff – Fates and Furies

Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train

Susan Barker – The Incarnations

Kathleen Alcott – Infinite Home

Hanya Yanagihara – A Little Life

M.O. Walsh – My Sunshine Away

Ludmila Ulitskaya – The Big Green Tent


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The best from the popular authors:

Harlan Coben – The Stranger

Jonathan Franzen – Purity

Sue Grafton – X

David Mitchell – Slade House

Toni Morrison – God Help the Child

Louise Penny – The Nature of the Beast

Salman Rushdie – Two Years Eight Months Twenty-Eight Nights


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The best from debut authors:

Katherine Heiny – Single, Carefree, Mellow

James E. McTeer II – Minnow

Bill Clegg – Did You Ever Have a Family

Angela Flournoy – The Turner House

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