Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth2022

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71 Works 7,941 Books 459 Reviews 4.2

Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as its

show more most-recommended nonfiction, fiction, and picture-book offerings of the year. Our Top of the List YA fiction, middle-grade fiction, picture-book, and nonfiction selections can be found below, as well as individual book recommendations from Booklist editors and select reviewers, highlighting their personal favorite titles.
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WorkYear
Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert
2022
Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta
2022
Unbreakable: The Spies Who Cracked the Nazis' Secret Code by Rebecca E. F. Barone
2022
Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall
2022
Going Places: Victor Hugo Green and His Glorious Book by Tonya Bolden
2022
Together We Ride by Valerie Bolling
2022
Unfadeable by Maurice Broaddus
2022
Serengeti: Plains of Grass by Leslie Bulion
2022
The Epic Story of Every Living Thing by Deb Caletti
2022
Little Monarchs by Jonathan Case
2022
Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas
2022
Diamond Park by Phillippe Diederich
2022
The Patron Thief of Bread by Lindsay Eagar
2022
Murder Among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime by Candace Fleming
2022
A Bear Far from Home by Susan Fletcher
2022
Mina by Matthew Forsythe
2022
Tiny Dino by Deborah Freedman
2022
Berry Song by Michaela Goade
2022
Bottle Tops by Alison Goldberg
2022
A Is for Bee: An Alphabet Book in Translation by Ellen Heck
2022
Oh, Sal by Kevin Henkes
2022
Better Than We Found It: Conversations to Help Save the World by Frederick Joseph
2022
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee (Young Readers Adaptation): Life in Native America by Sheila Keenan
2022
Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone by Tae Keller
2022
Those Kids from Fawn Creek by Erin Entrada Kelly
2022
Heartbreak Symphony by Laekan Zea Kemp
2022
Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram
2022
The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky by Jihyun Kim
2022
Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe
2022
Luminous: Living Things That Light Up the Night by Julia Kuo
2022
Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle by Nina LaCour
2022
Lily and the Night Creatures by Nick Lake
2022
Just a Girl: A True Story of World War II by Lia Levi
2022
Different Kinds of Fruit by Kyle Lukoff
2022
Butterfly Child by Majewski Marc
2022
All Four Quarters of the Moon by Shirley Marr
2022
Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party by Jetta Grace Martin
2022
Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix by Anna-Marie McLemore
2022
Torch by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
2022
Agatha May and the Anglerfish by Nora Morrison
2022
The Woman Who Split the Atom: The Life of Lise Meitner by Marissa Moss
2022
Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams's Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration by Elizabeth Partridge
2022
The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck by Matt Phelan
2022
Kat Hats by Daniel Pinkwater
2022
Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate
2022
A Perfect Fit: How Lena “Lane” Bryant Changed the Shape of Fashion by Mara Rockliff
2022
Man-Made Monsters: Man Made Monsters by Andrea L. Rogers
2022
Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem by Sojourner Kincaid Rolle
2022
And They Lived . . . by Steven Salvatore
2022
The Queen in the Cave by Julia Sarda
2022
Ellen Outside the Lines by A. J. Sass
2022
Queer Ducks and Other Animals: The Natural World of Animal Sexuality by Eliot Schrefer
2022
Squire by Nadia Shammas
2022
How Science Saved the Eiffel Tower by Emma Bland Smith
2022
Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith
2022
The Tower of Life: How Yaffa Eliach Rebuilt Her Town in Stories and Photographs by Chana Stiefel
2022
Sir Ladybug by Corey R. Tabor
2022
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
2022
Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America: The Young Adult Adaptation by Candacy Taylor
2022
This Place Is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian
2022
Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
2022
With Lots of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez
2022
Luli and the Language of Tea by Andrea Wang
2022
A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga
2022
Maya’s Song by RenĂ©e Watson
2022
Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White
2022
Nothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk
2022
Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee
2022
My Aunt Is a Monster by Reimena Yee
2022
Just Like Jesse Owens by Andrew Young
2022
Worser by Jennifer Ziegler
2022

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