Best of Children's Literature 2018

Unbelievably lucky to have Children's Literature expert Betsy Bird present what can only be described as a rollicking evening covering her recommendations for the Best of Kid Lit 2018! It ran the gamut from laughs -- Betsy's props for the sheer amount of spit in one illustration-- to actual gasps -- are you afraid of scarecrows? Run! -- to the pathos of a rabbit who listens when a child needs it most.  You can see all 101 of the Evanston Public Library Great Books for Kids 2018 at this link:…/ 

And here are the books Betsy picks as "Best of..." the Best:



Picture Books

The Funeral by Matt James

The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

We Don’t Eat our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

Folktales and Fairy Tales

The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America by Jaime Hernandez

The Frog Prince by The Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Sybille Schenker

The King of Birds (Gamayun Tales) by Alexander Utkin

Easy Books and Early Chapter Books

Houndsley and Catina and Cousin Wagster by James Howe

The Party and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzler


The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Comics and Graphic Novels

Monster Mayhem by Christopher Eliopoulos

The Prince and The Dressmaker by Jen Wang


Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler by John Hendrix

Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey