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Elissa’s Hubbub booklist


Jon Agee: It’s Only Stanley

Cece Bell: I Yam a Donkey

Raúl Colón: Draw!

Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora: Wolfie the Bunny

Marla Frazee: The Famer and the Clown

Chris Haughton: Shh! We Have a Plan

Daniel Miyares: Float


#We Need Diverse Books

Selina Alko and Sean Qualls: The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Atinuke: Anna Hibiscus series (chapter books and picture books)

Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock: My Grandfather’s Coat

Misty Copeland and Christopher Myers: Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How to Dance like the Firebird

Matt de la Peña: Last Stop on Market Street

Susan Middleton Elya and Susan Guevara: Little Roja Riding Hood

Margarita Engle and Rafael López: Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

Karen English and Laura Freeman: Nikki and Deja series and Carver Chronicles series (chapter books)

Lenore Look and LeUyen Pham: Alvin Ho series (chapter books)

Dušan Petričić: My Family Tree and Me



Chris Gall: Dinotrux

Julia Liu: Gus, the Dinosaur Bus

Bob Shea: Dinosaur vs. (Bedtime, School, The Library, Santa, Mommy)

Mo Willems: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Mo Willems: Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct

Jane Yolen and Mark Teague: How Do Dinosaurs…? books



Byron Barton: My Car, My Bus, My Bike; Trains, Boats, etc.

Brian Biggs: Everything Goes… series

Donald Crews: Freight Train (classic)

Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann: Bulldozer’s Big Day

Brian Floca: Locomotive (2014 Caldecott winner)

Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

Stephen Savage: Supertruck

Richard Scarry: Cars and Trucks and Things That Go (classic)

Alice Schertle: Little Blue Truck


New Siblings

Lauren Child: The New Small Person

Olivier Dunrea: Gemma & Gus

Maripat Perkins and Molly Idle: Rodeo Red

Jacqueline Woodson and Sophie Blackall: Pecan Pie Baby



Shannon Hale and Dean Hale: The Princess in Black (chapter book)

Mary Hoffman: Princess Grace

Taro Miura: The Big Princess

Robert Munsch: The Paper Bag Princess (classic)


Easy Readers

Dosh Archer: Urgency Emergency! series

Tedd Arnold: Fly Guy series

Philippe Coudray: Benjamin Bear series (comics)

Kevin Henkes: Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, Penny and Her Marble, etc.

Mo Willems: Elephant and Piggie series, Cat the Cat series, etc.


Animals (nonfiction)

Katherine Applegate: Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Nic Bishop: Frogs, Spiders, Snakes, and many others

Nicola Davies: Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth

Steve Jenkins: The Animal Book and many others

Cindy Trumbore and Susan L. Roth: Parrots over Puerto Rico

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Elissa Gershowitz About Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College and a BA from Oberlin College.

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