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SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORSSCBWI READING LIST 2019TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION & LIST OF THEMES AND SUBJECTS.3BOARD BOOKS.5PICTURE BOOKS.9EARLY READERS.39CHAPTER BOOK.45MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS.51YOUNG ADULT BOOKS.67ANTHOLOGIES.72cover art by scbwi member J. Yang

Welcome to SCBWI’s Recommended Reading List, a premiere list comprised of booksthat were written and/or illustrated by our members during 2019.The List is organized into these categories: Board Books, Picture Books, Early Readers,Chapter Books, Middle Grade Books, Young Adult Books, and Anthologies.Within those categories, you can use the following keywords to search out booksby Genre and/or Theme & Subject. To search, simply enter the keyword from the listbelow into the search field in your PDF reader.Action/AdventureContemporaryFantasyGraphic onsibilityHabitatMental IllnessRomanceCoping with DeathHindu InterestScienceCreative NonfictionHistoryMexican AmericanInterestAfro-Latino InterestCrimeHistorical FantasyAlphabetCultural DiversityHistorical FictionAnimalsCurrent EventsArtDanceHistoricalNonfictionAsian & AsianAmerican InterestDealing with IllnessHolidays &CelebrationsDifferently AbledHomeMultiethnic orMythologySimilarities &DifferencesBilingual FictionDreams &AspirationsIdentityNarrative NonfictionSocial IssuesBiographyDystopiaImaginationNative AmericanInterestSpecial NeedsBiracial FamiliesEducationBreaking GenderBarriersEducational ationalRelationshipsActivityAfrican AmericanHistoryAfrican AmericanInterestBabiesBack to SchoolBedtime StoryChapter BookChinese InterestChinese AmericanInterestEnvironmentFairy TaleFamilyImmigrationInternet NavigationJapanese InterestMexican InterestScience FictionMiddle GradeScience FictionVerseMiddle Grade PoetrySelf-EsteemMuslim AmericanInterestSelf-HelpMuslim InterestShapesShort dSportsNew esOvercomingObstaclesSupernaturalChristian InterestFantasyJapanese AmericanInterestCivil RightsFictionJewish HolidaysCivicsFiction-in-VerseJewish InterestParanormalRomanceColorsFolk TalePerforming ArtsTransportationComing of AgeForgivenessKindness &CompassionPerseveranceWesternCommon ChildhoodExperiencesFractured FairyTalesLGBTQPhysical ActivityWarFree VersePoetryWritingCompare &ContrastFriendshipLearningChallengesPicture BookWomen’s RightsCommunityGirl PowerLiteracyRealistic FictionCompetitionGovernmentMagical RealismReligionConcept BookGrandparentsMaking FriendsReligious FictionLatino InterestParanormalTechnologyTheaterThriller

BOARD BOOKSAll Buckled UpAnimals on the Goby Andrea Zimmerman, illustrated by AndreaZimmerman and David ClemeshaBook Description: Whether you ride in a stroller, a bulldozer,a garbage truck, or a race car, everybody buckles up foradventures!Author’s Residence: San Diego, CaliforniaPublisher: Simon & SchusterPublication Date: May 14, 2019Author’s Website: www.andreaanddavid.comGenre: Informational FictionThemes & Subjects: Common Childhood Experiences,Concept Book, Transportationby Ruth A. MusgraveBook Description: Meet creatures that creep, crawl,hop, slither, soar, and more. Discover how fluffy and scalycreatures, both big and small, move from place to place.Author’s Residence: Portland, OregonPublisher: National Geographic Children’s BooksPublication Date: May 2019Author’s Website: www.ruthamusgrave.comGenre: NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Animals, Environment, Habitat, Nature,STEMAll Colorsby Amalia HoffmanBook Description: Blast off with Pete the Pea aboard hiscarrot spaceship and find out what he discovers outside ofthe pea pod on his cosmic adventure.Author’s Residence: Larchmont, New YorkPublisher: Schiffer PublishingPublication Date: March 28, 2019Author’s Website: www.amaliahoffman.comGenre: FantasyThemes & Subjects: Habitat, Humor, Imagination, MakingFriends, NatureAstro Peaby Amalia HoffmanBook Description: See how much fun colors can be whenadded one by one to form a little boy who discovers thatfriendship comes in all colors.Author’s Residence: Larchmont, New YorkPublisher: Schiffer PublishingPublication Date: September 28, 2019Author’s Website: www.amaliahoffman.comGenre: Concept BookThemes & Subjects: Art, Colors, Cultural Diversity,ImaginationAustralian Baby AnimalsAll Kids Are Good Kidsby Frané LessacBook Description: A classic showcase of Australian babyanimals and their families for very young children.Author’s Residence: Fremantle, Western Australia,AustraliaPublisher: Walker BooksPublication Date: December 1, 2019Author’s Website: www.franelessac.comGenre: Creative NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Animals, Babies, Habitat, Nature, STEMby Judy Carey Nevin, illustrated by Susie HammerBook Description: A poetic look at how all kids are goodkids, whether shy, adventurous, short, freckled, mad, or fullof belly laughs.Author’s Residence: Pickerington, OhioPublisher: Little Simon / Simon & SchusterPublication Date: March 2019Author’s Website: www.Judycareynevin.comGenre: FictionThemes & Subjects: Friendship, Identity, Making Friends,Similarities & DifferencesBaby Loves the Five Sense: Hearing!by Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Irene ChanBook Description: Accurate enough for experts yet simpleenough for baby, this clever board book explores the scienceof sound and how our sense of sound works.Author’s Residence: Deerfield, IllinoisPublisher: Charlesbridge PublishingPublication Date: September 24, 2019Author’s Website: www.RuthSpiro.comGenre: NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Babies, Differently Abled, Science(Animals of Israel series) A Hoopoe Says,“Oop!”by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, illustrated by Ivana KumanBook Description: This rhyming story introduces Israel’snative animals in their natural habitats, the ways they moveand the sounds they make.Author’s Residence: Los Angeles, CaliforniaPublisher: Kar-Ben / Lerner PublishingPublication Date: March, 2019Author’s Website: www.jamiekiffelalcheh.comGenre: NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Animals, Cultural Diversity, JewishInterest, Multiethnic Interest, NatureBaby Loves the Five Senses: Sight!by Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Irene ChanBook Description: Accurate enough for experts yet simple5

SCBWI Reading List 2019The Goodnight Train Rolls On!enough for baby, this clever board book explores the scienceof optics and how our sense of sight works.Author’s Residence: Deerfield, IllinoisPublisher: Charlesbridge PublishingPublication Date: September 24, 2019Author’s Website: www.RuthSpiro.comGenre: NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Babies, Differently Abled, Scienceby June Sobel, illustrated by Laura Huliska-BeithBook Description: Climb aboard for a sleepy, sheep-filledbedtime ride to Dreamland!Author’s Residence: Westlake Village, CaliforniaPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtPublication Date: September 3, 2019Author’s Website: www.junesobel.comGenre: Bedtime StoryThemes & Subjects: Animals, Babies, Bedtime, Poetry,TransportationBear’s Scareby Jacob GrantBook Description: When Bear finds spiderwebs in his tidyhome, he searches everywhere for the messy guest, butwhat he finally discovers might be an unlikely friend.Author’s Residence: Oak Park, IllinoisPublisher: Bloomsbury Children’s BooksPublication Date: June 4, 2019Author’s Website: www.jacobgrantbooks.comGenre: FictionThemes & Subjects: Animals, Friendship, Making Friends,Respect, Similarities & DifferencesGrandma’s Christmas Wishby Helen Foster James, illustrated by Petra BrownBook Description: There is nothing like a grandmother’slove. This sweet story celebrates the special bond betweengrandma and grandchild at Christmas time.Author’s Residence: San Diego, CaliforniaPublisher: Sleeping Bear PressPublication Date: September 1, 2019Author’s Website: www.HelenFosterJames.comGenre: FictionThemes & Subjects: Family, Grandparents, Holidays &Celebrations, Intergenerational RelationshipsBedtimeby Ruth A. MusgraveBook Description: From orangutans napping in treetopnests to lions cuddling for a snooze, find out how othercreatures get ready for bed.Author’s Residence: Portland, OregonPublisher: National Geographic Children’s BooksPublication Date: February 2019Author’s Website: www.ruthamusgrave.comGenre: NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Animals, Bedtime, Environment,Nature, STEMHide ‘n’ Sheepby Jennifer Sattler, illustrated by Benson ShumBook Description: Join the fun as the sheep tries toconvince us that he’s all the other animals on the farm—frompigs to chicks!Illustrator’s Residence: Los Angeles, CaliforniaPublisher: Little Simon / Simon & SchusterPublication Date: July 30, 2019Illustrator’s Website: www.bensonshum.comGenre: FictionThemes & Subjects: Activity, Animals, Babies, Friendship,HumorEaster is Coming!by Tama Fortner, illustrated by Wazza PinkBook Description: Mommy and her little ones are settlingin for story time, and this time it’s the biblical story of Easterthat she’s telling.Author’s Residence: Nashville, TennesseePublisher: B&H KidsPublication Date: February 1, 2019Author’s Website: www.TamaFortner.comGenre: ReligionThemes & Subjects: Christian Interest, Holidays &Celebrations, ReligionIf You’re Scary and You Know Itby Carole Gerber, illustrated by Noël IllBook Description: This adorable adaptation of “If You’reHappy and You Know It” features, in verse, a multiculturalgroup of trick-or-treaters pretending their Halloweencharacters are real.Author’s Residence: Mount Pleasant, South CarolinaPublisher: FamiliusPublication Date: August 1, 2019Author’s Website: www.carolegerber.comGenre: FictionThemes & Subjects: Common Childhood Experiences,Family, Holidays & Celebrations, Humor, NeighborhoodGo to Sheepby Jennifer Sattler, illustrated by Benson ShumBook Description: There are many ways to go to “sheep”with this delightful bedtime board book that’s perfect forreading aloud.Illustrator’s Residence: Los Angeles, CaliforniaPublisher: Little Simon / Simon & SchusterPublication Date: January 22, 2019Illustrator’s Website: www.bensonshum.comGenre: Bedtime StoryThemes & Subjects: Animals, Babies, Bedtime Story,Family, FriendshipListen: Israel’s All Aroundby Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, illustrated by Steve MackBook Description: This immersive, sound-based rhymingstory takes readers on a tour of famous Israeli sites in aunique sensory way: by mimicking the noises heard there.Author’s Residence: Los Angeles, CaliforniaPublisher: Kar-Ben / Lerner PublishingPublication Date: March, 2019Author’s Website: www.jamiekiffelalcheh.com6

SCBWI Reading List 2019Genre: FictionThemes & Subjects: Cultural Diversity, Jewish Interest,Multiethnic InterestPublication Date: October 1, 2019Author’s Website: www.tammisauer.comGenre: FictionThemes & Subjects: Animals, Concept Book, Friendship,Humor, MathMerbaby’s Lullabyeby Jane Yolen, illustrated by Elizabeth DulembaBook Description: Board book starring a delightful merbabywhose mermaid mother finally gets him to sleep. Told inrhyme.Author’s Residence: Hatfield, MassachusettsPublisher: Little Simon / Simon & SchusterPublication Date: June 25, 2019Author’s Website: www.janeyolen.comGenre: VerseThemes & Subjects: Babies, Bedtime, FamilyThe Obamas: A Lift-the-Flap Bookby Violet LemayBook Description: A cool lift-the-flap book filled with peace,hope, love, and dreams of a green, healthy, equal world.Author’s Residence: St. Louis, MissouriPublisher: DuoPressPublication Date: October 11, 2019Author’s Website: www.violetlemay.comGenre: NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Civil Rights, Concept Book,Environment, History, Kindness & CompassionMindful Tots: Loving Kindnessby Whitney Stewart, illustrated by Rocio AlejandroBook Description: This companion to Mindful Tots: TummyRide, introduces infants to a mindfulness practice designedto manage early emotions and nurture compassion.Author’s Residence: New Orleans, LouisianaPublisher: Barefoot BooksPublication Date: May 2, 2019Author’s Website: www.whitneystewart.comGenre: NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Activity, Common ChildhoodExperiences, Family, Making FriendsSanta’s Christmas Trainby Helen Foster James, illustrated by Bill BoltonBook Description: All aboard! Santa’s Christmas train iscoming to town. Young travelers embark on a festive trainride to Santa’s village.Author’s Residence: San Diego, CaliforniaPublisher: WorthyKids / Hatchette Book GroupPublication Date: October 1, 2019Author’s Website: www.HelenFosterJames.comGenre: FictionThemes & Subjects: Family, Holidays & CelebrationsMindful Tots: Tummy RideSleeping Snoozy Comfy Coozyby Whitney Stewart, illustrated by Rocio AlejandroBook Description: Outlines a simple breathing exercisedesigned to help toddlers manage first emotions andestablish self-soothing skills.Author’s Residence: New Orleans, LouisianaPublisher: Barefoot BooksPublication Date: May 2, 2019Author’s Website: www.whitneystewart.comGenre: NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Activity, Bedtime Story, Familyby Judy Young, illustrated by Michael Glenn MonroeBook Description: Rhythmic poems and delightfulillustrations tell young readers where animals make theirbeds before they are gently guided back to their own cozybed.Author’s Residence: Preston, IdahoPublisher: Sleeping Bear PressPublication Date: April 15, 2019Author’s Website: www.JudyYoungPoetry.comGenre: PoetryThemes & Subjects: Animals, Bedtime, Habitat, Nature,PoetryMy Hair Is Beautifulby Shauntay GrantBook Description: A celebration of natural hair, from afrosto cornrows and everything in between. A joyful baby boardbook with a powerful message of self-love.Author’s Residence: Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaPublisher: Nimbus PublishingPublication Date: October 31, 2019Author’s Website: www.shauntaygrant.comGenre: PoetryThemes & Subjects: African American Interest, Babies,Identity, PoetrySpaceby Ruth A. MusgraveBook Description: With stunning photos of the Earth andother planets, this beautiful book introduces the youngestexplorers to the wonders of the space.Author’s Residence: Portland, OregonPublisher: National Geographic Children’s BooksPublication Date: May 2019Author’s Website: www.ruthamusgrave.comGenre: NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Nonfiction, Science, STEMNugget & Fang Race Around the Reefby Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Michael SlackBook Description: Counting and subtraction alongsidehands-on elements immerse readers in this fun-filledunderwater world featuring best pals Nugget and Fang.Author’s Residence: Edmond, OklahomaPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtUpsy-Daisy, Baby! How Families Around theWorld Carry Their Little Onesby Susan Hughes, illustrated by Ashley BarronBook Description: Around the world, little ones are carriedin many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks,7

SCBWI Reading List 2019on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms.Author’s Residence: Toronto, Ontario, CanadaPublisher: Owl Kids BooksPublication Date: September 15, 2019Author’s Website: www.susanhughes.caGenre: NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Babies, Common ChildhoodExperiences, Cultural Diversity, Family, GrandparentsThe View at the Zooby Kathleen Long Bostrom, illustrated by Guy FrancisBook Description: A day at the zoo reveals some surprises.Who are the watchers, and who are the ones beingobserved?Author’s Residence: Carlsbad, CaliforniaPublisher: Worthy Kids / Hachette Book GroupPublication Date: April 2019Author’s Website: www.kathleenlongbostrom.comGenre: FictionThemes & Subjects: Animals, Family, Humor, PoetryWhat Is America?by Michelle Medlock Adams, illustrated by Amy WummerBook Description: What Is America? introduces youngreaders to the beliefs and ideals that make America uniquewith heartfelt and humorous rhyming verse.Author’s Residence: Bedford, IndianaPublisher: WorthyKids / Hachette Book GroupPublication Date: April 23, 2019Author’s Website: www.michellemedlockadams.comGenre: Holidays & CelebrationsThemes & Subjects: Christian Interest, Education, History,Holidays & Celebrations8

PICTURE BOOKS1, 2, 3, Jump!Alis the Aviator: An ABC Aviation Adventureby Lisl H. Detlefsen, illustrated by Madeline ValentineBook Description: First swimming lessons can be excitingand terrifying, but this joyful and imaginative guide showsyoung readers how to conquer the pool.Author’s Residence: Wisconsin Rapids, WisconsinPublisher: Roaring Brook Press / MacmillanPublication Date: May 14, 2019Author’s Website: www.lislhdbooks.comGenre: FictionThemes & Subjects: Common Childhood Experiences,Humor, Imagination, Physical Activityby Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, illustrated by KalpnaPatelBook Description: Indigenous pilot Dr. Alis Kennedy willtake you on an aviation tour from the Avro Arrow to theZeppelin and everything in between.Author’s Residence: Missouri City, TexasPublisher: Tundra Books / Penguin Random HousePublication Date: July 2, 2019Author’s Website: www.daniellemc.comGenre: NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Biography, Girl Power, History, NativeAmerican Interest16 Words: William Carlos Williams and“The Red Wheelbarrow”Alpaca Pati’s Fancy Fleeceby Lisa Rogers, illustrated by Chuck GroeninkBook Description: the creation of Williams’s famoussixteen-word poem and the doctor-poet’s friendship withthe wheelbarrow’s owner, an African American vegetablevendor.Author’s Residence: Wellesley, MassachusettsPublisher: Schwartz & Wade / Penguin Random HousePublication Date: September 24, 2019Author’s Website: www.lisarogerswrites.comGenre: BiographyThemes & Subjects: African American Interest, Biography,Friendship, Imagination, Poetryby Tracey Kyle, illustrated by Yoss SánchezBook Description: Alpaca Pati has the most beautiful fleeceon the mountain, but she is devastated to learn it will beshorn off in the spring.Author’s Residence: Woodbridge, VirginiaPublisher: Running Press Inc.Publication Date: September 2019Author’s Website: www.traceykyle.comGenre: Realistic FictionThemes & Subjects: Animals, Habitat, Kindness &Compassion, Overcoming ObstaclesAbra, Cadabra, & Bobby Marta Magellan, photographed by Merlin TuttleBook Description: Bats are associated with vampiresand Halloween, but the real horror story would be if batsdisappeared. These important animals are necessary toecosystems.Publisher: Eifrig PublishingPublication Date: May 2019Author’s Website: www.martamagellan.comGenre: NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Animals, Environment, Habitat,Nonfiction, STEMAmazing, Misunderstood Batsby Christyne Morrell, illustrated by Jay GuidaBook Description: When a magician changes Bob thebunny’s name and puts him onstage, chaos ensues. In thishumorous story about identity, Bob struggles to be Bob.Author’s Residence: Decatur, GeorgiaPublisher: Clear Fork PublishingPublication Date: March 12, 2019Author’s Website: www.christynewrites.wordpress.comGenre: FantasyThemes & Subjects: Animals, Bedtime, Friendship, Humor,IdentityAnd the Bullfrogs SingAliana Reaches for the Moonby David L. Harrison, illustrated by Kate CosgroveBook Description: “It is spring. Time to find a mate. A malebullfrog sings loud and deep. Rumm rumm rumm.” And so alife cycle begins.Author’s Residence: Springfield, MissouriPublisher: Holiday HousePublication Date: May 21, 2019Author’s Website: www.davidlharrison.comGenre: NonfictionThemes & Subjects: Animals, Nature, Scienceby Laura Roettiger, illustrated by Ariel BoroffBook Description: Creative and curious, Aliana experimentswith light and reflection to create a birthday surprise for herlittle brother on the night of the full moon.Author’s Residence: Nederland, ColoradoPublisher: Eifrig PublishingPublica

Welcome to SCBWI’s Recommended Reading List, a premiere list comprised of books that were written and/or illustrated by our members during 2019. The List is organized into these categories: Board Books, Picture Books, Early Readers, Chapter Books, Middle Grade Books, Young Adult Books, and Anthologies. Within those categories, you can use the following keywords to search out books