books, picture books

Best Books of 2019 So Far

Today marks my last school day with students and as we gathered many asked me what my favorite book of the year was. As you can see, I cannot just pick one. So here it is; all the books I have loved since January 1st. While most of these are out, some of these are only available for pre-orders. These books moved me, changed me, delighted me, and impacted the reading journey I am. Thank you to all of the creators.

Picture Books

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The Bell Rang by [Ransome, James E.]

Early Readers

Middle Grade

My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder
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Redwood and Ponytail by KA Holt

Young Adult


6 thoughts on “Best Books of 2019 So Far”

  1. Love your book list. Gives me more to add to my lovely summer reading stack. I’ve read and loved several of these books. Eager to try others. Thanks so much for including The Paris Project. I’m eager to have it out in the world this October.

  2. So many new and inclusive and wonderful books! All of our classrooms need everyone. Thank you for sharing, Pernelle.

    Also – I shared another of your posts for a director of schools in LA to know better what we need in classrooms. 10/20/30 year old whole class titles just don’t cut it.

    Your support of our community is appreciated. Have a great summer.

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