Thursday, December 31, 2015

Favorite Children's Books of 2015 (Plus My Top 5 Old School and Historical Fiction Titles!)

It's the last day of the year, so in keeping with tradition, I'm sharing my favorite books of the year. These are all titles which were published during 2015 that I read and reviewed. Links are to my posts.

Board Books and Picture Books

Board books and picture books are favorites in our house, since we have a 2-year-old and a new baby, but we have pretty high standards. These are the ones that made the cut this year!

Easy Readers and Beginning Chapter Books

Because I chair the Easy Reader/Early Chapter Book category of the Cybils, I read a lot of beginning reader books. There were lots of good ones this year, but these are the ones I reviewed that I enjoyed the most.

Middle Grade

I read middle grade as much for my own pleasure as I do to keep up professionally. There were plenty of disappointing reads early in 2015, but later on, I discovered some new favorites, which appear below:

“Old School” Favorites


Every Sunday for years now I have been reviewing vintage kids' books. This year,  I discovered the following five old/new favorites:

Reading Through History Favorites

In 2015, I challenged myself to read 52 historical fiction novels for kids in chronological order based on setting. The full challenge list can be found here, but the books below are titles I really loved that I can't wait to share with my own kids.

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