Time flies when you're keeping track of excellence in children's literature! As I write, it's the first day of summer, BookExpo has already gotten us excited about fall releases, and ALA Annual will take place over the weekend.
Why don't we pause for just a moment and appreciate some of the great new books that have been published in the first half of 2017? Think of these titles as staff picks here at NoveList -- the books we're discussing around the water cooler with an eye toward collection development, awards season, and plain old kid appeal.
Do you have any favorites so far this year? Let us know!