Kelsy's Favorite Books of 2018

Kelsy April is the children's book buyer and the store manager for Savoy Bookshop & Café

Estranged Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062653864
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Published: HarperCollins - August 7th, 2018

Estranged is for ages 8-12

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

Children of Blood and Bone is for ages 12 and up

Seafire Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451478801
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Published: Razorbill - August 28th, 2018

A warlord killed Caledonia's parents and kidnapped her brother. Now, on the deadly Bullet seas, Captain Caledonia Styx and her all-female crew are ready for revenge.

"This is Mad Max by way of Davy Jones, a high-energy, breathless adventure [about] a group of damaged girls who find home in one another." --Booklist

Heavy Vinyl: Riot on the Radio Cover Image
By Carly Usdin, Nina Vakueva (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781684151417
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Published: BOOM! Box - April 24th, 2018

When Chris joins the staff at her local record store, she’s surprised to find out that her co-workers share a secret: they’re all members of a secret fight club that take on the patriarchy and fight crime!

Starry-eyed Chris has just started the dream job every outcast kid in town wants: working at Vinyl Mayhem.

Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse Cover Image
By Marcy Campbell, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735230378
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Published: Dial Books - August 14th, 2018

A classic in the making, this heartwarming story about empathy and imagination is one that families will treasure for years to come.

Adrian Simcox tells anyone who will listen that he has a horse--the best and most beautiful horse anywhere.

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City of Ghosts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338111002
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 28th, 2018

A New York Times bestseller!

Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn't like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost.

So things are already pretty strange. But they're about to get much stranger.

Ayobami and the Names of the Animals Cover Image
By Pilar Lopez Avila, Mar Azabal (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9788416733422
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Published: Cuento de Luz SL - April 2018

Winner at The 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Books

I Lost My Tooth! (An Unlimited Squirrels Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781368024570
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - October 2nd, 2018

Mo Willems, creator of the revolutionary, award-winning, best-selling Elephant & Piggie books, is back with another breakout beginning-reader series. An ensemble cast of Squirrels, Acorns, and pop-in guests host a page-turning extravaganza. Each book features a funny, furry adventure AND bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty facts, and so, so many Squirrels.

Will Ladybug Hug? Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338215601
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Published: Cartwheel Books - October 30th, 2018

One ladybug.
Many friends.
One timeless question: Will Ladybug Hug?

Meet Ladybug. Ladybug loves to hug! Now Ladybug is getting ready to go on a trip and wants to say good-bye to her friends. . . but will her friends want to receive a hug? Find out in this surprising and memorable storybook all about friendship, high-fives, consent, and of course, hugs.

Good Morning, Snowplow! Cover Image
By Deborah Bruss, Steve Johnson (Illustrator), Lou Fancher, Lou Fancher (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338089493
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 30th, 2018

As the rest of the town settles in to bed, one man, his dog, and a trusty snowplow get ready for a night's work. Follow them through slick roads and swirling drifts in this sweet, rhyming book by Deborah Bruss and New York Times bestselling illustrators Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson.

Mission Defrostable (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #3) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781454928119
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 25th, 2018

Our favorite breakfast food friends are back and all bready for their next adventure Can they save the fridge before all the food is iced? It's mission . . . defrostable.

"And now with the two of you out of the fold,

I've got my revenge and I'm serving it cold "

Stack the Cats Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419727061
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 8th, 2018