2019 Reads

Please note: Not all picture books read are listed here, just the ones featured for review are on this list. All adult, YA and other children’s fiction and non-fiction are listed!

        1. Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood
        2. I Lost My Tooth! (Unlimited Squirrels) by Mo Willems
        3. Mother Is Coming: A FoxTrot Collection by Bill Amend
        4. Braced by Alyson Gerber
        5. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
        6. The Itchy Book! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! #5) by LeUyen Pham
        7. We Are Growing! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! #2) by Laurie Keller
        8. Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
        9. The Current by Tim Johnston
        10. Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin
        11. It’s Shoe Time! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! #4) by Bryan Collier
        12. The Good for Nothing Button! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! #3) by Charise Mericle Harper
        13. My Friends Make Me Happy! (The Giggle Gang #3) by Jan Thomas
        14. Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood, various illustrators
        15. The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond
        16. The Polar Bear by Jenni Desmond
        17. The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid by Jeanette Winter
        18. Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark, illus. Katy Wu
        19. Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement by Stephanie Roth Sisson
        20. Maya Angelou (Little People, Big Dreams) by Lisbeth Kaiser, illus. Leire Salaberria
        21. Mama Dug a Little Den by Jennifer Ward, illus. Steve Jenkins
        22. Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo & Jacqueline Tourville, illus. Brigette Barrager
        23. Cute as an Axolotl: Discovering the World’s Most Adorable Animals (The World of Weird Animals) by Jess Keating, illus. David DeGrand
        24. Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay Haring, illus. Robert Neubecker
        25. Drawn from Nature by Helen Ahpornsiri
        26. Slug Days by Sara Leach, illus. Rebecca Bender
        27. Penguin Days by Sara Leach, illus. Rebecca Bender
        28. James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes by James Acaster [audiobook]
        29. Abridged Classics by John Atkinson
        30. Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri
        31. This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kacen Callender
        32. Bird and Squirrel All Tangled Up (Bird & Squirrel #5) by James Burks
        33. Big Nate: Silent by Deadly by Lincoln Peirce
        34. Big Nate: Goes Bananas! by Lincoln Peirce
        35. Dear Sister by Alison McGhee, illus. Joe Bluhm
        36. Meet Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi, illus. Hatem Aly
        37. Worth A Thousand Words by Brigit Young
        38. Giraffe and Bird Together Again by Rebecca Bender
        39. Our New Kittens by Theo Heras, illus. Alice Carter
        40. You Owe Me A Murder by Eileen Cook
        41. Dr. Jo by Monica Kulling, illus. Julianna Swaney
        42. Past Due for Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #3) by Victoria Gilbert
        43. P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter, illus. Maria Beddia
        44. Little Bear’s Big House by Benjamin Chaud
        45. Door by JiHyeon Lee
        46. The Forest by Riccardo Bozzi
        47. The Elephant by Jenni Desmond
        48. Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker by Mara Rockliff, illus. Simona Ciraola
        49. Duck, Death and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch
        50. The True Tale of a Giantess: The Story of Anna Swan by Anne Renaud, illus. Marie Lafrance
        51. Emmeline Pankhurst (Little People, Big Dreams) by Lisbeth Kaiser, illus. Ana Sanfelippo
        52. Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by  Anika Aldamuy Denise, illus. by Paola Escobar
        53. The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and the First Book of Photographs by Fiona Robinson
        54. Click by Kayla Miller
        55. Running Through Sprinklers by Michelle Kim
        56. Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
        57. Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce
        58. Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition by Julia Kaye
        59. Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal
        60. Spinning by Tillie Walden
        61. Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) by Ben Clanton
        62. Narwhal’s Otter Friend (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #4) by Ben Clanton
        63. Waiting Is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie #22) by Mo Willems
        64. There Is a Bird On Your Head! (Elephant & Piggie #4) by Mo Willems
        65. The Cookie Fiasco (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! #1) by Dan Santat
        66. Queenie Quail Can’t Keep Up by Jane Whittingham, illus. Emma Pedersen
        67. Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
        68. Here to Stay by Sara Farizan
        69. Flowers and Foul Play (A Magic Garden Mystery #1) by Amanda Flower
        70. Cicada by Shaun Tan
        71. The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman
        72. New Kid by Jerry Craft
        73. Hicotea (Nightlights #2) by Lorena Alvarez Gomez
        74. Unicorn Bowling (Phoebe and Her Unicorn #9) by Dana Simpson
        75. Awkward (Awkward #1) by Svetlana Chmakova
        76. Brave (Awkward #2) by Svetlana Chmakova
        77. Crush (Awkward #3) by Svetlana Chmakova
        78. Big Nate: Payback Time! by Lincoln Peirce
        79. Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley
        80. Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley
        81. Dodo by Felipe Nunes
        82. Goodnight, Anne by Kallie George, illus. Geneviève Godbout
        83. Circle (Shapes Trilogy #3) by Mac Barnett, illus. Jon Klassen
        84. I Want My Hat Back (board book) by Jon Klassen
        85. Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. Jay Fleck
        86. My Heart by Corinna Luyken
        87. Anne Arrives (An Anne Chapter Book #1) adapted Kallie George, illus. Abigail Halpin
        88. Megabat and Fancy Cat (Megabat #2) by Anna Humphrey, illus. Kass Reich
        89. Sad Animal Babies by Brooke Barker
        90. Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths (Peter & Ernesto #2) by Graham Annable
        91. Camp by Kayla Miller
        92. Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen
        93. Annie’s Life in Lists by Kristin Mahoney
        94. You Are New by Lucy Knisley
        95. Hooray for Babies! by Susan Meyers, illus. Sue Cornelison
        96. Not Your Nest! by Gideon Sterer, illus. Andrea Tsurumi
        97. Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish by Beth Ferry, illus. Tom Lichtenheld
        98. Great Job, Mom! by Holman Wang
        99. Little Fish and Mommy by Lucy Cousins
        100. The Piñata That The Farm Maiden Hung by Samantha R. Vamos, illus. Sebastià Serra
        101. Harold & Hog Pretend for Real (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! #6) by Dan Santat
        102. Brave Molly by Brooke Boynton-Hughes
        103. Fergal and the Bad Temper by Robert Starling
        104. The Happy Book by Andy Rash
        105. Hilda and the Troll (Hilda #1) by Luke Pearson
        106. Hilda and the Midnight Giant (Hilda #2) by Luke Pearson
        107. Copper by Kazu Kabuishi
        108. Sticks & Stone by Abby Cooper
        109. Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith
        110. Birthday by Meredith Russo
        111. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
        112. How to Walk an Ant by Cindy Derby
        113. Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure by Camille Andros, illus. Brianne Farley
        114. Tomorrow Most Likely by Dave Eggers, illus. Lane Smith
        115. When I Am Big by Maria Dek
        116. Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael James Mahin, illus. Evan Turk
        117. Seeing Stars: A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations by Sara Gillingham
        118. Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge by Rachel Dougherty
        119. Jane Goodall (Little People, Big Dreams) by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara, illus. Beatrice Cerocchi
        120. The Origin of Day and Night by Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt, illus. by Lenny Lishchenko
        121. A Poem for Peter by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
        122. Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis
        123. Embrace by Chicken by Mahtab Narsimhan
        124. Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
        125. Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai
        126. To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer
        127. Shout Out Comic Anthology
        128. The Van Apfel girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean
        129. Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
        130. Quid Pro Quo by Vicki Grant
        131. Halfway Normal by Barbara Dee
        132. My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby by Matthew Inman
        133. Coyote Doggirl by Lisa Hanawalt
        134. I Am Invited to a Party! (Elephant & Piggie #3) by Mo Willems
        135. A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo, illus. Chris Van Dusen
        136. The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
        137. Are You Ready to Play Outside? (Elephant & Piggie #7) by Mo Willems
        138. Silver Meadows Summer by Emma Otheguy
        139. Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajanni LaRocca
        140. Bridal Bootcamp by Meg Cabot
        141. Glitch by Sarah Graley
        142. Summer of Salt by Katrino Leno
        143. Princess in Theory (Reluctant Royals #1) by Alyssa Cole
        144. Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalalludin
        145. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
        146. Apex Predators by Steve Jenkins
        147. Witches in Training (Hex Vet #1) by Sam Davies
        148. Stories of the Night by Kitty Crowther
        149. Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
        150. Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy (Charlie & Mouse #2) by Laurel Snyder, illus. Emily Hughes
        151. The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illus. Kadir Nelson
        152. Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
        153. Pickles vs. the Zombies by Angela Misri
        154. The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo
        155. The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson
        156. The Proposal (The Wedding Date #2) by Jasmine Guillory
        157. I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán
        158. Like Magic by Elaine Vickers
        159. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
        160. For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama J. Lockington
        161. Masters of Mischief (Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3) by Rachel Renée Russell
        162. Small World by Ishta Mercurio, illus. Jen Corace
        163. The Wedding Party (The Wedding Date #3) by Jasmine Guillory
        164. Anne’s Kindred Spirits (An Anne Chapter Book #2) by Kallie George, illus. Abigail Halpin
        165. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki, illus. Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

Read in 2018, reviewed in 2019:

  1. Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo (read in 2018)
  2. The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter (read in 2018)