The Best Books for 2016, (IN THE ORDER NOMINATED), are the best of the best reviewed on Kid Lit Reviews this year. All have earned a 6-Star Review here on Kid Lit Reviews. Only books reviewed by Kid Lit Reviews, including Guest Reviews, between December 1, 2015 through November 30, 2016, AND released in 2015 or 2016 are eligible to participate .   CLICK TITLE FOR REVIEW

Top Books for 2016

Board Books

Picture Books

Chapter Books

Middle Grade Novels




Top Books for 2015

Board Books

WINNERBLACK & WHITE NIGHTY-NIGHT by Sarah Jones – Blue Manatee Press

Picture Books

WINNERBEAR AND BUNNY by Daniel Pinkwater & Will Hillenbrand – Candlewick Press

Middle Grade Novels

WINNERBOOK SCAVENGER by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman & Sarah Watts – Christy Ottaviano Books (Henry Holt)


WINNER — BIGFOOT IS MISSING by J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt & MinaLima – Chronicle Books


Top Books for 2014

Picture Books

WINNER — THE GRUDGE KEEPER  by Mara Rockliff & Eliza Wheeler – Peachtree Publishers

Middle Grade Novels

WINNER — THE GUARDIAN HERD #1: STARFIRE  by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez – HarperCollins Children’s Books


WINNER — JOSEPHINE: THE DAZZLING LIFE OF JOSEPHINE BAKER  by Patricia Hruby Powell & Christian Robinson – Chronicle Books


WINNER — RHYME SCHEMER  by K.A. Holt – Chronicle Books

Holiday Books

WINNER LOBO’S HOWLIDAY  by C. L. Murphy — Peanut Butter Prose


Top Books for 2013

NEW FOR 2013! The Top 10, (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER), are the best of the best reviewed on Kid Lit Reviews this year and released in 2012 or 2013.  CLICK TITLE FOR REVIEW

Picture Books

WINNER — HOW TO TRAIN A TRAIN  by Jason Carter Eaton & John Rocco – Candlewick Press   

Middle Grade Books

WINNER — HOUSE OF SECRETS  by Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini – Balzer + Bray

Non-Fiction Books

WINNER — ANN AND NAN ARE ANAGRAMS  by Mark Shulman & Adam McCauley – Chronicle Kids



8 thoughts on “BEST BOOKS ON KLR

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  5. Okay, Sue, I did my civic duty and voted! This was more difficult than voting for the Prez. Each book had attributes that I really liked, so to bring it down to numbers. Well I don’t like it! I went to B & N to check out 5 of the 12 they had in stock. I purchased my favorite. I was very familiar with several of the books, but relied on your unbiased review for the remaining. There you have it, an educated vote!


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