Best books of 2016

Here are the best middle grade (for ages 8-12) books of this year, as determined by Publishers Weekly, the "weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business."  PW is read by publishers, authors, bookstores, and librarians. The magazine reviews about 9,000 books (from picture books to adult non-fiction) each year. 

 Two of these books are on next year's Bluebonnet list.

Sing Out Loud: Music Encourages Brain Development

This week, during my storytime, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. There are many wonderful books that you can read with your children, and I have shared two of my favorites below.

Top Arts books of the last year

These great books about the arts, from ballet to paper sculpture, the new books will bring the studio, concert hall, or gallery to your home. 


Books for pre-schoolers through 2nd graders: 


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