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December 3, 2017

A Different Pond, by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui, is a hauntingly lovely picture book about a boy fishing with his father in America, just like his father used to fish on a different pond back in Vietnam.

Happy Reading!

—Sondra Eklund

Simply Enough
by Tim Timmons

Dear Fahrenheit 451
by Annie Spence

The True Story of Bass Reeves
by Joel Christian Gill

The Skydiving Beavers
by Susan Wood
illustrated by Gÿsbert van Frankenhuyzen

by Ann Leckie

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Lisette Lecat

The War I Finally Won
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Beyond the Bright Sea
by Lauren Wolk
read by Jorjeana Marie

Landscape with Invisible Hand
by M. T. Anderson

Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds

A Different Pond
by Bao Phi
illustrated by Thi Bui

Baabwaa and Wooliam
by David Elliott
illustrated by Melissa Sweet

“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