Editor's Choice collection for 2019

These are the books that I reviewed in 2019 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!
Start with a Word: A Journal for Finding Your Voice

Start with a Word: A Journal for Finding Your Voice

Peter H. Reynolds
Activity Book
For ages 6 to 8
Abrams , 2019   ISBN: 978-1419738296
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Writers and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Authors and Their Animal Friends

Writers and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Authors and Their Animal Friends

Kathleen Krull
Illustrator:  Violet Lemay 
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
duopress, 2019   ISBN: 978-1947458529
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The Agony of Bun O'Keefe

The Agony of Bun O'Keefe

Heather Smith
Fiction
For ages 14 and up
Penguin Random House Canada, 2017   ISBN: 978-0143198659
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Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package

Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package

Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator:  Chris Van Dusen 
Fiction  Series
For ages 6 to 8
Candlewick, 2018   ISBN: 978-1536203530
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20 Recipes Kids Should Know

20 Recipes Kids Should Know

Esme Washburn
Photographer: Calista Washburn
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
Prestel Junior, 2019   ISBN: 978-3791385075
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Eeny, Meeny, Miney Mole

Eeny, Meeny, Miney Mole

Jane Yolen
Illustrator:  Kathryn Brown 
Picture Book
For ages 4 and up
Crocodile Books, 2018   ISBN: 978-1623719869
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Rosetown

Rosetown

Cynthia Rylant
Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Simon and Schuster, 2018   ISBN: 978-1534412774
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The Glass Magician

The Glass Magician

Charlie N. Holmberg
Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
47North, 2014   ISBN: 978-1477825945
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The Hunter

The Hunter

Jan Wahl
Illustrator:  Tim Jessell 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Creative Editions, 2018   ISBN: 978-1568462974
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Origami and Haiku inspired by Japanese Artwork

Origami and Haiku inspired by Japanese Artwork

From the editors at Nosy Crow, The trustees of the British Museum
Illustrator:  Nick Robinson 
Poetry and Nonfiction Book
For ages 10 and up
Candlewick Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1536202731
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Start with a Dot: A Journal for Making Your Mark

Start with a Dot: A Journal for Making Your Mark

Peter H. Reynolds
Drawing Book
For ages 6 and up
Harry N. Abrams, 2018   ISBN: 978-1419732584
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She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History

She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History

Chelsea Clinton
Illustrator:  Alexandra Boiger 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Penguin Books, 2018   ISBN: 978-0525516996
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Aim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith's Race to Complete Amelia Earhart's Quest

Aim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith's Race to Complete Amelia Earhart's Quest

Aimee Bissonette
Illustrator:  Doris Ettlinger 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Sleeping Bear Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1585363810
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The Bookshop Girl

The Bookshop Girl

Sylvia Bishop
Illustrator:  Poly Bernatene 
Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Peachtree Publishing Company, 2018   ISBN: 978-1682630457
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The One Day House

The One Day House

Julia Durango
Illustrator:  Bianca Diaz 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge, 2017   ISBN: 978-1580897099
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