The Best Children’s Books of 2017, According to Kids


With over 30,000 new children’s books published each year, it’s hard to know which ones your child MUST read. I am constantly scanning awards lists, review journals, local bookstore picks, and online reviews to figure out what to add to my “to be read” pile.

But, to put together this Best Books of 2017 list, I went straight to the most important people. I polled kid readers on, a social network and book discovery tool for young readers, and their educators and parents to find out what books young readers love so much that they recommend them to their friends. Their picks for 2017 range from magical adventures to sad and compelling historical stories to funny and poignant realistic fiction.


Check out the full list of picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade books on Brightly.

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