I may have saved the best for last, since I love a good nonfiction book. This is my final wrap-up of 2019 books. Now I’ll take a “break” for a few weeks, but don’t worry: I already have ten 2020 books on hold at the library.
Published by Beach Lane Books
This is kind of nonfiction lite. Sure, you’ll learn a bit about the planets, but the information is well-disguised in this hilarious picture book about Pluto’s search for meaning after being downgraded from a planet.
Published by Norton Young Readers
Politicians everywhere should read Rex Ogle’s disturbing memoir of his first few months of middle school for a real-life taste of how poverty affects kids and families.
Published by Neal Porter Books
I love pretty much everything both Miranda Paul and Jason Chin do, so this was a perfect pairing to show kids of all ages what’s going on during those nine months before a baby is born.
Published by Roaring Brook Press
And speaking of authors who can do no wrong, Steve Sheinkin gave us another compelling nonfiction book to read this year, as hard to put down as any novel I can think of.
Published by Harry N. Abrams
If maps are your thing, you’ll want to reserve a good chunk of time to see how the island of Manhattan has changed over time. A celebration of all things New York.