Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: K-2 Honorable Mentions for Best Books 2021

Gorman, Amanda

"As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have th...

Handy, Bruce

"Starting from the happiness of waking up into a brand-new day, the picture book goes on to ex...

Jonkey, Travis

Little Blue is very close to his iceberg parents so when he suddenly breaks away from them, he prom...

Karcher, Angie

Together a ghost and a girl make it their mission to save the local library that is scheduled for d...

Richards, Doyin

When Joe came to America from Africa, he worked hard in school, made friends, and embraced his new ...

Sanders, Rob

Two wedding cake toppers tell the love story of the men they represent, Michael McConnell and Jake ...

Shanté, Angela

"Every summer a young girl looks forward to her cousins coming to town. All the cousins have n...

Sima, Jessie

When a house believes she is haunted, she tries everything in her power to stop it in order to get ...

Soontornvat, Christina

"Five siblings worry that their shabby old house isn't 'proper' enough, but com...

Tariq, Ambreen

Excitedly joining her family for an outdoor camping trip in a Midwestern state park, Fatima Khazi h...

Wang, Andrea

Embarrassed about gathering watercress from a roadside ditch, a girl learns to appreciate her Chine...

Fang, Vicky

"Meet the robots Blink and Block in this STEM-inspired story by debut author-illustrator Vicky...

Gravel, Elise

"Like most crows, Arlo has a big brain. But Arlo has something else: a little pal who's n...

Lyons, Kelly

"Ty turns an ordinary day in the sandbox into a fun beach day. He wiggles his toes in the sand...

Rinker, Jessica

"Brenda Berkman was often told that she couldn't do certain things because she was a girl...

Parachini, Jodie

"A biography of astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who helped build a radio telescope that h...