School Library Journal Best Book of the Year2023

Given by School Library Journal

Other Names: School Library Journal Best Books
153 Works 8,208 Books 442 Reviews 4.2
Categories:
All, Chapter Book (6), Illus: Barbara McClintock (2), Middle Grade (13), Nonfiction (17), Picture Book (24), No Category (1,744)
Years:
All, 2023 (153), 2022 (149), 2021 (139), 2020 (92), 2019 (90), 2018 (80), 2017 (70), 2016 (66), 2015 (65), 2014 (70), 2013 (68), 2012 (65), 2011 (66), 2010 (60), 2009 (53), 2008 (67), 2007 (61), 2006 (86), 2005 (63), 2004 (57), 2003 (60), 2002 (77), 2000 (2), 1999 (3), 1998 (1), 1996 (1), 1995 (1), 1993 (1), 1992 (1), 1991 (1), 1990 (1), 1988 (1), 1986 (1), 1985 (1), 1983 (1), 1980 (1), 1979 (1), 1977 (1), 1974 (1), 1970 (1)
Announced:
November 2023: 2023 Recent
WorkYear
Stand Up and Speak Out Against Racism by Yassmin Abdel-Magied
2023
America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History by Ariel Aberg-Riger
2023
A Spoonful of Time: A Novel by Flora Ahn
2023
Imogen, Obviously by Becky Albertalli
2023
Hamra and the Jungle of Memories by Hanna Alkaf
2023
Cooking with Monsters (Book One): The Beginner's Guide to Culinary Combat (Cooking With Monsters, 1) by Jordan Alsaqa
2023
Eerie Tales from the School of Screams by Graham Annable
2023
Mr. S by Monica Arnaldo
2023
The Blood Years by Elana K. Arnold
2023
Champion Chompers, Super Stinkers and Other Poems by Extraordinary Animals by Linda Ashman
2023
Grizzly Bears: Guardians of the Wilderness (Orca Wild, 10) by Frances Backhouse
2023
Henry, Like Always: Book 1 by Jenn Bailey
2023
The Scarlet Alchemist by Kylie Lee Baker
2023
The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker
2023
No Place Like Home by James Bird
2023
Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley
2023
Simon Sort of Says by Erin Bow
2023
Opinions and Opossums by Ann Braden
2023
Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II by Daniel James Brown
2023
83 Days in Mariupol: A War Diary by Don Brown
2023
That Flag by Tameka Fryer Brown
2023
The Very Unfortunate Wish of Melony Yoshimura by Waka T. Brown
2023
Plan A by Deb Caletti
2023
Spin by Rebecca Caprara
2023
Squire & Knight by Scott Chantler
2023
Ketanji Brown Jackson: A Justice for All by Tami Charles
2023
We Are Here by Tami Charles
2023
Loud and Proud: The Life of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm by Lesa Cline-Ransome
2023
Two Tribes by Emily Bowen Cohen
2023
Dear Medusa: (A Novel in Verse) by Olivia A. Cole
2023
Evergreen by Matthew Cordell
2023
School Trip by Jerry Craft
2023
It Found Us by Lindsay Currie
2023
The Girl from Earth's End by Tara Dairman
2023
Who Will Win? (I Like to Read) by Arihhonni David
2023
The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity by Nicholas Day
2023
Total Garbage: A Messy Dive into Trash, Waste, and Our World by Rebecca Donnelly
2023
Welcome to the Wonder House by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
2023
The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: A True Story of Family and Survival by Jeremy Dronfield
2023
My Bollywood Dream by Avani Dwivedi
2023
Tilly in Technicolor by Mazey Eddings
2023
Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself by Monica Edinger
2023
Will on the Inside by Andrew Eliopulos
2023
Pardalita by Joana Estrela
2023
A Human for Kingsley by Gabriel Evans
2023
The Probability of Everything by Sarah Everett
2023
A Pie for Us! by Vicky Fang
2023
Ali the Great and the Market Mishap by Saadia Faruqi
2023
Plague-Busters!: Medicine's Battles with History's Deadliest Diseases by Lindsey Fitzharris
2023
Doomed: Sacco, Vanzetti, and the End of the American Dream by John Florio
2023
Where You See Yourself by Claire Forrest
2023
Constellations by Kate Glasheen
2023
Remembering by Xelena Gonzalez
2023
Something, Someday by Amanda Gorman
2023
Dear Mothman by Robin Gow
2023
The Rescues Finding Home (The Rescues, 1) by Tommy Greenwald
2023
The River That Flows Beside Me (Look Closer) by Charlotte Guillain
2023
The Princess in Black and the Prince in Pink by Shannon Hale
2023
Remember by Joy Harjo
2023
My Head Has a Bellyache: And More Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups (Mischievous Nonsense, 2) by Chris Harris
2023
Big by Vashti Harrison
2023
Things in the Basement by Ben Hatke
2023
Threads That Bind by Kika Hatzopoulou
2023
Indigenous Ingenuity: A Celebration of Traditional North American Knowledge by Deidre Havrelock
2023
Race Against Death: The Greatest POW Rescue of World War II (Scholastic Focus) by Deborah Hopkinson
2023
What the River Knows by Isabel IbaƱez
2023
What's Inside a Caterpillar Cocoon?: And Other Questions About Moths & Butterflies by Rachel Ignotofsky
2023
Ellie Engle Saves Herself by Leah Johnson
2023
Moon's Ramadan by Natasha Khan Kazi
2023
Sunshine by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
2023
Good Different by Meg Eden Kuyatt
2023
See the Ghost: Three Stories About Things You Cannot See by David LaRochelle
2023
The Fire of Stars: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars Are Made Of by Kirsten W Larson
2023
Beholder by Ryan La Sala
2023
In Limbo: A Graphic Memoir by Deb JJ Lee
2023
Lolo's Sari-sari Store by Sophia N. Lee
2023
Nat the Cat Takes a Bath: Ready-to-Read Pre-Level 1 by Jarrett Lerner
2023
The Truth About Dragons by Julie Leung
2023
Ryan and Avery by David Levithan
2023
Breaking the Mold: Changing the Face of Climate Science by Dana Alison Levy
2023
My Powerful Hair by Carole Lindstrom
2023
The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine by Katherine Marsh
2023
Lei and the Fire Goddess by Malia Maunakea
2023
Where Are the Aliens?: The Search for Life Beyond Earth by Stacy McAnulty
2023
We Are All So Good at Smiling by Amber McBride
2023
Enter the Body by Joy McCullough
2023
The Sum of Us (Adapted for Young Readers): How Racism Hurts Everyone by Heather McGhee
2023
Elena Rides by Juana Medina
2023
Aniana del Mar Jumps In by Jasminne Mendez
2023
A Guide to the Dark by Meriam Metoui
2023
To the Other Side by Erika Meza
2023
The Big Backyard: The Solar System beyond Pluto by Ron Miller
2023
Run for Your Life by Jane Mitchell
2023
Baking with Mi Abuelita (Step into Reading) by Julissa Mora
2023
From Here by Luma Mufleh
2023
Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story by Sarah Myer
2023
The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams by Daniel Nayeri
2023
Saving H'non: Chang and the Elephant by Trang Nguyen
2023
Mina Belongs Here by Sandra Niebuhr-Siebert
2023
Plátanos Go with Everything by Lissette Norman
2023
How Birds Sleep by David Obuchowski
2023
Into the Light by Mark Oshiro
2023
Painted Devils by Margaret Owen
2023
Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim by Patricia Park
2023
Virginia Wouldn't Slow Down!: The Unstoppable Dr. Apgar and Her Life-Saving Invention by Carrie A. Pearson
2023
Leeva at Last by Sara Pennypacker
2023
Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam by Thien Pham
2023
Just Jerry: How Drawing Shaped My Life by Jerry Pinkney
2023
Frankie and Friends: Breaking News by Christine Platt
2023
World Made of Glass by Ami Polonsky
2023
My Grandfather's Song by Phung Nguyen Quang
2023
Jo Jo Makoons: Snow Day (Jo Jo, 3) by Dawn Quigley
2023
You Are a Story by Bob Raczka
2023
Batcat (Volume 1) by Meggie Ramm
2023
Graduation Day! (Step into Reading) by Candice Ransom
2023
¡Vamos! Let's Go Read (World of ¡Vamos!) by Raúl The Third Iii
2023
There Was a Party for Langston by Jason Reynolds
2023
We Need to Talk About Vaginas: An IMPORTANT Book About Vulvas, Periods, Puberty, and Sex! by Dr. Allison K. Rodgers
2023
Making More: How Life Begins by Katherine Roy
2023
The Royal Recipe: A Purim Story (Saralee Siegel, 4) by Elana Rubinstein
2023
Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter by Aida Salazar
2023
The Monkey Trial: John Scopes and the Battle over Teaching Evolution by Anita Sanchez
2023
Shipwrecked!: Diving for Hidden Time Capsules on the Ocean Floor by Martin W. Sandler
2023
A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat
2023
My Baba's Garden by Jordan Scott
2023
You: The Story: A Writer's Guide to Craft Through Memory by Ruta Sepetys
2023
Impossible Escape: A True Story of Survival and Heroism in Nazi Germany by Steve Sheinkin
2023
A Long Time Coming: A Lyrical Biography of Race in America from Ona Judge to Barack Obama by Ray Anthony Shepard
2023
The Next New Syrian Girl by Ream Shukairy
2023
What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why by David Allen Sibley
2023
Shakti by S. J. Sindu
2023
Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed by Dashka Slater
2023
Unseen Jungle: The Microbes That Secretly Control Our World by Eleanor Spicer Rice
2023
Nell of Gumbling: My Extremely Normal Fairy-Tale Life by Emma Steinkellner
2023
Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport by Caren Stelson
2023
Mabuhay!: A Graphic Novel by Zachary Sterling
2023
What Happened to Rachel Riley? by Claire Swinarski
2023
Tokyo Night Parade by J.P. Takahashi
2023
Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel by Betty C. Tang
2023
Wearing My Mother's Heart by Sophia Thakur
2023
The Manifestor Prophecy by Angie Thomas
2023
Greenwild: The World Behind the Door by Pari Thomson
2023
Saints of the Household by Ari Tison
2023
The Mystery of the Painted Fan by Linda Trinh
2023
National Monuments of the USA (National Parks of the USA, 4) by Cameron Walker
2023
How Do You Spell Unfair? MacNolia Cox and the National Spelling Bee by Carole Boston Weatherford
2023
Hanukkah Upside Down by Elissa Brent Weissman
2023
Mission: Arctic: A Scientifc Adventure to a Changing North Pole by Katharina Weiss-Tuider
2023
Their Vicious Games by Joelle Wellington
2023
Team Trash: A Time Traveler's Guide to Sustainability by Kate Wheeler
2023
Zora, the Story Keeper by Ebony Joy Wilkins
2023
What Stays Buried by Suzanne Young
2023
Just Do This One Thing for Me by Laura Zimmermann
2023

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