Editor's Choice Collection for 2018

These are the books that I reviewed in 2018 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!
A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky

Steve Jenkins
Illustrator:  Robbin Gourley 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge, 2018   ISBN: 978-1580897808
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The Game

The Game

Monica Hughes
Fiction
For ages 13 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2010   ISBN: 978-1442409392
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What I Leave Behind

What I Leave Behind

Alison McGhee
Fiction
For ages 13 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2018   ISBN: 978-1481476560
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A Long Line of Cakes

A Long Line of Cakes

Deborah Wiles
Fiction  Series
For ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1338150490
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Ocean Meets Sky

Ocean Meets Sky

The Fan Brothers
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018   ISBN: 978-1481470377
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Flowers for Sarajevo

Flowers for Sarajevo

John McCutcheon
Illustrator:  Kristy Caldwell 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Peachtree Publishers, 2017   ISBN: 978-1561459438
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Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet

Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet

April Pulley Sayre
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
HarperCollins, 2018   ISBN: 978-0062697349
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Run Wild

Run Wild

David Covell
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Penguin, 2018   ISBN: 978-0670014118
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Journeys: Tales of Travel and Trailblazers

Journeys: Tales of Travel and Trailblazers

Jonathan Litton
Illustrator:  Chris Chalik , Dave Shephard , Jon Davis , Leo Hartas 
Nonfiction
For ages 8 and up
360 Degrees, 2018   ISBN: 978-1944530136
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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

Laura Veirs
Illustrator:  Tatyana Fazlalizadeh 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books, 2018   ISBN: 978-1452148571
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Annie's Life in Lists

Annie's Life in Lists

Kristin Mahoney
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Random House, 2018   ISBN: 978-1524765095
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Write On, Irving Berlin!

Write On, Irving Berlin!

Leslie Kimmelman
Illustrator:  David C. Gardner 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Sleeping Bear Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1585363803
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A Place to Start a Family: Poems About Creatures That Build

A Place to Start a Family: Poems About Creatures That Build

David L. Harrison
Illustrator:  Giles Laroche 
Nonfiction Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge, 2018   ISBN: 978-1580897488
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I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness

I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness

Kerascoet
Wordless Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Random House, 2018   ISBN: 978-1524769550
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W is for Welcome: A Celebration of America's Diversity

W is for Welcome: A Celebration of America's Diversity

Brad Herzog
Illustrator:  A collection of illustrators 
Poetry and Nonfiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 6 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1585364022
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