Previous Editor’s Choice Titles

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Here readers will find a list of titles that the editor has chosen to highlight. Each month a new title is added to this list

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May and June 2017

Creekfinding: A true Story

Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Illustrated by Claudia McGehee



March and April 2017

Waiting for the Magic

Patricia MacLachlan

Illustrated by Amy Bates



January and February 2017

Book of a Thousand Days

Shannon Hale



November and December 2016

Illuminae

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff



September and October 2016

Midnight Thief

Livia Blackburne



July and August 2016

Timeline

Peter Goes



May and June 2016

The Night Gardener

Terry and Eric Fan



March and April 2016

Beetle Boy

M. G. Leonard



January and February 2016

Buddy and Earl

Maureen Fergus

Illustrated by Carey Sookocheff



November and December 2015

Sidewalk Flowers

JoArno Lawson

Illustrated by Sydney Smith



September and October 2015

Zen Socks

Jon J. Muth



July and August 2015

Fly Away

Patricia MacLachlan



May and June 2015

Beneath

Roland Smith



March and April 2015

Madame Martine

Sarah S. Brannen



January and February 2015

Sophie's Squash

Pat Zietlow MIller

Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf



November and December 2014

Guitar Notes

Mary Amato



September and October 2014

Salvage

Alexandra Duncan



July and August 2014

Hank Finds An Egg

Rebecca Dudley



May and June 2014

Big Bear Hug

Nicholas Oldland



March and April 2014

Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse

Torben Kuhlmann



January and February 2014

The Peculiar

Stefan Bachman



November and December 2013

Will in Scarlet

Matthew Cody



September and October 2013

Journey

Aaron Becker



July and August 2013

A Hero for Wondla

Tony DiTerlizzi



May and June 2013

Ribbit

Rodrigo Folgueira

Illustrated by Poly Bernatene



March and April 2013

Titanic: Voices from the disaster

Deborah Hopkinson



January and February 2013

Safekeeping

Karen Hesse



November and December 2012

Seraphina

Rachel Hartman



September and October 2012

The Sixty-Eight Rooms

Marianne Malone



July and August 2012

A Hero for Wondla

Tony DiTerlizzi



May and June 2012

Above World

Jenn Reese



March and April 2012

Pie

Sarah Weeks



January and February 2012

The Sandwich Shop

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and Kelly DiPucchio

Illustrated by Tricia Tusa



November and December 2011

In search of Mockingbird

Loretta Ellsworth



September and October 2011

The Popularity Papers

Amy Ignatow



May and June 2011

Enclave

Ann Aguirre



March and April 2011

Ten Miles Past Normal

Frances O’Roark Dowell



January and February 2011

Toby Alone

Timothee de Fomelle

Illustrated by Francois Place



November and December 2010

Flipped

Wendelin Van Draanen



September and October 2010

The Black book of Secrets

F. E. Higgins



July and August 2010

Keeping the moon

Sarah Dessen



May and June 2010

The story of Cirrus Flux

Matthew Skelton



March and April 2010

Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Hamilton

Illustrated by James McMullan



January and February 2010

The Carbon Diaries 2010

Saci Lloyd



November and December 2009

Waiting for Winter

Sebastian Meschenmoser



September and October 2009

The Cabinet of Wonders

Marie Rutkoski



June 2009

Leaf

Stephen Michael King



May 2009

Houndsley and Catina: Plink and Plunk

Marie-Louise Gay



April 2009

Trainstop

Barbara Lehman



February 2009

The Magic Thief: Book One

Sarah Prineas

Illustrated by Antonio Javier Caparo



March 2009

The year the swallows came early

Kathryn Fitzmaurice



January 2009

How to get rich in the California Gold Rush

Todd Olson

Illustrated by Scott Allred



December 2008

Sucks to be me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe)

Kimberly Pauley



November 2008

Masterpiece

Elise Broach



October 2008

A Visitor for Bear

Bonny Becker

Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton



September 2008

The Book Book

Sophie Benini Pietromarchi



August 2008

The day the world exploded

Simon Winchester



July 2008

Sand Dollar Summer

Kimberly K. Jones



June 2008

The dead and the gone

Susan Beth Pfeffer



May 2008

Buzz

Caroline Bingham, Ben Morgan, and Matthew Robertson



April 2008

Alphabet

Matthew Van Fleet



March 2008

Why war is never a good idea

Alice Walker

Illustrated by Stephano Vitale



February 2008

At Night

Jonathan Bean



January 2008

Tunnels

Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams



December 2007

The Arrival

Shaun Tan



November 2007

The Loud Silence of Francine Green

Karen Cushman



October 2007

Ida B…and her plans to Maximize fun, avoid disaster and (Possibly) save the world

Katherine Hannigan



September 2007

Mine!

Mathilde Stein

Illustrated by Mies van Hout



August 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling



July 2007

Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo



June 2007

Once Upon a Picture

Sally Swain



May 2007

The Miner's Daughter

Gretchen Moran Laskas



April 2007

Way Down Deep

Ruth White



March 2007

Courage

Bernard Waber



February 2007

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak



January 2007

The Supernaturalist

Eoin Colfer



December 20006

Shipwreck Detective

Richard Platt

Illustrated by Duncan Cameron



November 2006

The Dot

Peter H. Reynolds



October 2006

Life as we knew it

Susan Beth Pfeffer



September 2006

I had seen Castles: A Novel

Cynthia Rylant



August 2006

Endymion Spring

Matthew Skelton



July 2006

Four in all

Nina Payne

Illustrated by Adam Payne



June 2006

Septimus Heap: Book One - Magyk

Angie Sage



May 2006

The Valley of Secrets

Charmian Hussey



April 2006

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Kate DiCamillo

Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline



January and February 2006

Dickens: His work and his world

Michael Rosen

Illustrated by Robert Ingpen



December 2005

Wizardology

Dugald A. Steer

Illustrations by Anne Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Tomislav Tomic, and Helen Ward



Novermber 2005

Celandine

Steve Augarde



October 2005

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Michael Morpurgo



September 2005

Willow Run

Patricia Reilly Giff



August 2005

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

J.K. Rowling



July 2005

Mr. George Baker

Amy Hest

Illustrated by John J. Muth



May and June 2005

A quiet Place

Douglas Wood

Illustrated by Dan Andreasen



April 2005

The Quilt Maker's Journey

Jeff Brumbeau

Illustrated by Gail de Marecken



March 2005

The Truth about sparrows

Marian Hale



February 2005

Zen Short

Jon J. Muth



January 2005

A Child is a Child

Brigitte Weninger

Illustrated by Eve Tharlet



December 2004

The City of Ember

Jeanne DuPrau



November 2004

The Crow-Girl

Bodil Bredsdorff



October 2004

The end of the Beginning

Avi

Illustrated by Tricia Tusa



September 2004

The Friend

Sarah Stewart

Illustrated by David Small



August 2004

Airborn

Kenneth Oppel



July 2004

Petals in the Ashes

Mary Hooper



June 2004

The War

Anais Vaugelade



May 2004

Hard Times for Jake Smith

Aileen Kilgore Henderson



April 2004

On Sand Island

Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Illustrated by David Johnson



March 2004

The Various

Steve Augarde



February 2004

Pagan in Exile

By Catherine Jinks



March 2006

Angel on the Square

Gloria Whelan



July and August 2009

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Jacqueline Kelly




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