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Shelf Awareness's Best Children's & Teen Books of 2019

This year has brought us some truly outstanding children's and teen books! Here are our top titles for 2019; scroll down to read our reviews of these impressive books. (Shelf Awareness's Best Adult Books will be announced December 3.)

Picture Books
Camp Tiger by Susan Choi, illus. by John Rocco (Putnam)
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illus. by Juana Martinez-Neal (Roaring Brook Press)
Small in the City by Sydney Smith (Neal Porter/Holiday House)
Moth by Isabel Thomas, illus. by Daniel Egnéus (Bloomsbury)
The Moose of Ewenki by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, trans. by Helen Mixter, illus. by Jiu Er (Greystone Kids)
The Fisherman & the Whale by Jessica Lanan (Simon & Schuster)

Middle Grade Books
Stargazing by Jen Wang (First Second/Macmillan)
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace by Ashley Bryan (Caitlyn Dlouhy/Atheneum)
The Line Tender by Kate Allen (Dutton)
New Kid by Jerry Craft (HarperCollins)
Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly (Greenwillow)

Young Adult Books
Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby (Balzer + Bray)
Lovely War by Julie Berry (Viking)
Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir by Nikki Grimes (Wordsong/Boyds Mill)
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson (Viking)
The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce by Angie Manfredi, editor (Amulet Books/Abrams)
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray)
Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali (Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster)