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January 17, 2018

Announcing the 2017 Sonderbooks Stand-outs!. Find out my personal favorite books out of the hundreds I read in 2017.

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, Volume One is the long-awaited prequel to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. We meet Lyra as a baby and learn about the boy who saved her from mortal danger.

Happy Reading!

—Sondra Eklund




Where the Animals Go
by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti

Christ Triumphant
by Thomas Allin
edited and annotated by Robin A. Parry



One Last Word
One Last Word
by Nikki Grimes

Grand Canyon
by Jason Chin


Precious and Grace
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Lisette Lecat

A Christmas Return
by Anne Perry



Patina
by Jason Reynolds

The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate
by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
illustrated by LeUyen Pham


La Belle Sauvage
by Philip Pullman

Gemina
by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff



The Pink Umbrella
by Amélie Callot
pictures by Geneviève Godbout

The Antlered Ship
by Dashka Slater
illustrated by The Fan Brothers


“To give those librarians, who make it their life work to serve children's reading interests, an opportunity to encourage good writing in this field.”

—Frederic Melcher, in his agreement to establish the Newbery Medal, 1922