Kelsy's Top 12 Books of 2019

Sorcery of Thorns Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481497619
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 4th, 2019

This is everything I wanted in a YA fantasy novel—magical books, libraries, monsters, and more!


Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534430655
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 7th, 2019

A book about self-discovery, where the main character Nima experiences crushes, unexpected friendships, and a whole new world of confidence!


The Last True Poets of the Sea Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368048088
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 1st, 2019

Gorgeous contemporary YA book about family, friendship, and starting over. Set in a small coastal town in Maine over the course of one summer.


A Drop of Hope Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338233209
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 26th, 2019

Incredible story about three friends on a quest to grant wishes in a rural, middle-American town. Themes of friendship, family, and not judging people.


Glitch Cover Image
By Sarah Graley, Sarah Graley (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338174519
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Published: Graphix - May 14th, 2019

A relevant graphic novel about a girl named Izzy and her best friend Erik who get sucked into a video game and have to play their way out.


Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot! Cover Image
By Cece Bell, Cece Bell (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763679361
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Published: Candlewick - September 3rd, 2019

A different take on the classic Dick and Jane books for kids and a much sillier way to learn how to read. Goofy Brain and rational Chick learn about manners!


Llamas with Lemonade: An Unusual Animal ABC Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781773213217
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Published: Annick Press - September 10th, 2019

An amazing alliterative alphabet book!


The Ranger Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781773061283
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Published: Groundwood Books - August 6th, 2019

With sparse prose and gorgeous illustrations, this book is about a young girl and the injured fox she encounters in the woods.


Who Wet My Pants? Cover Image
By Bob Shea, Zachariah OHora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316525213
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

Absolutely laugh-out-loud hilarious. Bear’s pants are wet, and he has to find the culprit in this whodunnit story for kids of all ages.


Spencer's New Pet Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534418776
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

A truly delightful wordless picture book illustrated like an old-fashioned black-and-white movie, with a surprising twist at the end!


Strange but True: 10 of the world's greatest mysteries explained Cover Image
By Kathryn Hulick, Mr. Gordy Wright (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781786037848
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - October 1st, 2019

Aliens, Bigfoot, sea monsters, and more! This book will introduce young readers to the scientific method and satisfy their curiosity about popular myths and legends.


Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy Cover Image
By The School Life, Alain de Botton (Editor), Anna Doherty (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781999747145
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Published: School of Life - September 3rd, 2019

A great introduction to big philosophical concepts for young readers—this book is multicultural and varied in the concepts it presents.