Editor's Choice Collection for 2016

These are the books that I reviewed in 2016 that I found particularly entertaining and engaging, and some of them taught me things that I did not know. Many of these titles were published recently, while others have been in print for some time. They are all either stand-alone titles, or the first title in a series, and all of them would make wonderful gifts for a birthday or for the holiday season. Enjoy!
The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen

C.J. Redwine
Fiction
For ages 13 and up
HarperCollins, 2016   ISBN: 978-0062360243
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Illuminae

Illuminae

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Fiction  Series
For ages 13 and up
Random House, 2015   ISBN: 978-0553499117
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The Best Bear in All the World

The Best Bear in All the World

Jeanne Willis, Kate Saunders, Paul Bright, Brian Sibley
Illustrator:  Mark Burgess 
Fiction  Series
For ages 6 and up
Penguin, 2016   ISBN: 978-0399187476
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We Found a Hat

We Found a Hat

Jon Klassen
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Candlewick Press, 2016   ISBN: 978-0763656003
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Pond

Pond

Jim LaMarche
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2016   ISBN: 978-1481447355
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Du Iz Tak?

Du Iz Tak?

Carson Ellis
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Candlewick Press, 2016   ISBN: 978-0763665302
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Love That Dog

Love That Dog

Sharon Creech
Poetry
For ages 8 to 12
HarperCollins, 2001   ISBN: 978-0060292874
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The Amazing Animal Adventure: An Around-the-World Spotting Expedition

The Amazing Animal Adventure: An Around-the-World Spotting Expedition

Anna Claybourne
Illustrator:  Brendan Kearney 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Laurence King Publishing, 2016   ISBN: 978-1780678450
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The Silence of Six

The Silence of Six

E.C. Myers
Fiction  Series
For ages 13 and up
Adaptive Books, 2016   ISBN: 978-0986448416
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Shy

Shy

Deborah Freedman
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Penguin Random House, 2016   ISBN: 978-0451474964
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They All Saw a Cat

They All Saw a Cat

Brendan Wenzel
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Chronicle Books, 2016   ISBN: 978-1452150130
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The Witch Hunter

The Witch Hunter

Virginia Boecker
Fiction
For ages 13 and up
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015   ISBN: 978-0316327008
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Midnight Thief

Midnight Thief

Livia Blackburne
Fiction
For ages 13 and up
Disney-Hyperion, 2015   ISBN: 978-1423194613
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Book Uncle and Me

Book Uncle and Me

Uma Krishnaswami
Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Groundwood Books, 2016   ISBN: 978-1554988082
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Science Comics: Dinosaurs - Fossils and Feathers

Science Comics: Dinosaurs - Fossils and Feathers

MK Reed
Illustrator:  Joe Flood 
Nonfiction graphic novel
For ages 9 and up
First Second, 2016   ISBN: 978-1626721432
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