Chicago Public Library Best of the Best: Kids2015

Given by Chicago Public Library

Other Names: Chicago Public Library Kids Best of the Best Books
141 Works 50,298 Books 3,610 Reviews 4.2
Each year, a team of CPL librarians evaluates the year’s new books and selects the best books for Chicago's kids. Check out our lists to find your next favorite book.
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All, 2023 (174), 2022 (184), 2021 (120), 2020 (219), 2019 (138), 2018 (148), 2017 (155), 2016 (131), 2015 (141), 2014 (125), 2013 (80), 2012 (107), 2011 (114), 2010 (93)
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Finding Serendipity by Angelica BanksFiction for Older Readers2015
The Terrible Two by Mac BarnettFiction for Older Readers2015
The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali BenjaminFiction for Older Readers2015
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss BertmanFiction for Older Readers2015
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker BradleyFiction for Older Readers2015
Awkward by Svetlana ChmakovaFiction for Older Readers2015
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. DraperFiction for Older Readers2015
The Detective's Assistant by Kate HanniganFiction for Older Readers2015
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn HiltonFiction for Older Readers2015
Nightbird by Alice HoffmanFiction for Older Readers2015
Roller Girl by Victoria JamiesonFiction for Older Readers2015
Wish Girl by Nikki LoftinFiction for Older Readers2015
A Handful of Stars by Cynthia LordFiction for Older Readers2015
The Lunch Witch by Deb LuckeFiction for Older Readers2015
Baba Yaga's Assistant by Marika McCoolaFiction for Older Readers2015
Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougallFiction for Older Readers2015
All the Answers by Kate MessnerFiction for Older Readers2015
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. NielsenFiction for Older Readers2015
The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other) by Geoff RodkeyFiction for Older Readers2015
The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York by Geoff RodkeyFiction for Older Readers2015
Echo by Pam Muñoz RyanFiction for Older Readers2015
Fuzzy Mud by Louis SacharFiction for Older Readers2015
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin SandsFiction for Older Readers2015
The Way Home Looks Now by Wendy Wan Long ShangFiction for Older Readers2015
Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis SmithFiction for Older Readers2015
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca SteadFiction for Older Readers2015
Secret Coders by Gene Luen YangFiction for Older Readers2015
The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat YehFiction for Older Readers2015
Don't Throw It to Mo! by David A. AdlerFiction for Younger Readers2015
The Pirate Who's Afraid of Everything (Shivers!) by Annabeth Bondor-StoneFiction for Younger Readers2015
The Lost Kitten by Katherine CoxFiction for Younger Readers2015
The Missing Fox (Scholastic Reader, Level 2: Katie Fry, Private Eye #2) by Katherine CoxFiction for Younger Readers2015
The Best Friend Battle (Sylvie Scruggs, Book 1) by Lindsay EyreFiction for Younger Readers2015
A Pig, a Fox, and a Box (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) by Jonathan FenskeFiction for Younger Readers2015
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon HaleFiction for Younger Readers2015
Little Robot by Ben HatkeFiction for Younger Readers2015
The Marigold Mess (Sofia Martinez) by Jacqueline JulesFiction for Younger Readers2015
My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez) by Jacqueline JulesFiction for Younger Readers2015
Green Thumbs-Up! (The Friendship Garden) by Jenny MeyerhoffFiction for Younger Readers2015
Pumpkin Spice (The Friendship Garden) by Jenny MeyerhoffFiction for Younger Readers2015
Detective Gordon: The First Case by Ulf NilssonFiction for Younger Readers2015
Bradford Street Buddies: Backyard Camp-Out (Green Light Readers Level 3) by Jerdine NolenFiction for Younger Readers2015
Bradford Street Buddies: Block Party Surprise (Green Light Readers Level 3) by Jerdine NolenFiction for Younger Readers2015
Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen PotterFiction for Younger Readers2015
Too Much Good Luck by Ellen PotterFiction for Younger Readers2015
The Totally Secret Secret by Bob SheaFiction for Younger Readers2015
Lana's World: Let's Go Fishing! by Erica SilvermanFiction for Younger Readers2015
My Pet Human by Yasmine SurovecFiction for Younger Readers2015
Harriet the Invincible (Hamster Princess) by Ursula VernonFiction for Younger Readers2015
What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig (A Pig in a Wig Book) by Emma J. VirjanFiction for Younger Readers2015
The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo WillemsFiction for Younger Readers2015
Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd WinickFiction for Younger Readers2015
Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet by Buzz AldrinInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Frozen Wild: How Animals Survive in the Coldest Places on Earth by Jim ArnoskyInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America by Susan Campbell BartolettiInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Tommy: The Gun That Changed America by Karen BlumenthalInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don BrownInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Superstats: Amazing Body by Moira ButterfieldInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War by Michel ChikwanineInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita EngleInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Curious Critters Marine by David FitzsimmonsInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts by Nikki GrimesInformational Books for Older Readers2015
First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race by Tim GroveInformational Books for Older Readers2015
In the New World: A Family in Two Centuries by Christa HolteiInformational Books for Older Readers2015
The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects by Paul B. JaneczkoInformational Books for Older Readers2015
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World by Charles R. Smith Jr.Informational Books for Older Readers2015
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon LoweryInformational Books for Older Readers2015
The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk by Sy MontgomeryInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever by Jim MurphyInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People by S.D. NelsonInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound by Andrea Davis PinkneyInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower by Greg PizzoliInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara RockliffInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita SilveyInformational Books for Older Readers2015
National Geographic Kids Brain Games: The Mind-Blowing Science of Your Amazing Brain by Jennifer SwansonInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan TonatiuhInformational Books for Older Readers2015
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston WeatherfordInformational Books for Older Readers2015
The Case for Loving by Selina AlkoInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Ira's Shakespeare Dream by Glenda ArmandInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch by Chris BartonInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
The Innings and Outs of Baseball (Science of Fun Stuff) by Jordan D. BrownInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks (Science of Fun Stuff) by Jordan D. BrownInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Where Did My Clothes Come From? by Chris ButterworthInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
I (Don't) Like Snakes by Nicola DaviesInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita EngleInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist by Barbara HerkertInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Pulling Back the Curtain on Magic! (Science of Fun Stuff) by Sheila Sweeny HigginsonInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
How to Swallow a Pig: Step-by-Step Advice from the Animal Kingdom by Steve JenkinsInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Hippos are Huge! by Jonathan LondonInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs by Meghan McCarthyInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
We Dig Worms! by Kevin McCloskeyInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate MessnerInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux NelsonInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy (Science of Fun Stuff) by Ellie O'RyanInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda PaulInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
The Cool Story Behind Snow (Science of Fun Stuff) by Joe RaoInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Families by Shelley RotnerInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
National Parks of the USA by Kate SiberInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford by Suzanne SladeInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams by Tanya Lee StoneInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don TateInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues by Matt TavaresInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann ThompsonInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. WalkerInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Simple Machines by D. J. WardInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America by Carole Boston WeatherfordInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz by Jonah WinterInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah WinterInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
Beastly Verse by JooHee YoonInformational Books for Younger Readers2015
It's Only Stanley by Jon AgeePicture Books2015
When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi AppeltPicture Books2015
Fire Engine No. 9 by Mike AustinPicture Books2015
Boats for Papa by Jessixa BagleyPicture Books2015
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box by Michael S. BandyPicture Books2015
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep by Jane CabreraPicture Books2015
The New Small Person by Lauren ChildPicture Books2015
Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge DanticatPicture Books2015
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la PeñaPicture Books2015
Mixed Me! by Taye DiggsPicture Books2015
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame DyckmanPicture Books2015
Waiting by Kevin HenkesPicture Books2015
Goodnight Already! by Jory JohnPicture Books2015
Stay! A Top Dog Story by Alex LatimerPicture Books2015
Happy in Our Skin by Fran ManushkinPicture Books2015
Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg MedinaPicture Books2015
New Shoes by Susan Lynn MeyerPicture Books2015
Float by Daniel MiyaresPicture Books2015
My Pen by Christopher MyersPicture Books2015
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir NelsonPicture Books2015
I'm New Here by Anne Sibley O'BrienPicture Books2015
P. Zonka Lays An Egg by Julie PaschkisPicture Books2015
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie RobertsonPicture Books2015
Where's Walrus? and Penguin? by Stephen SavagePicture Books2015
Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. SchifferPicture Books2015
Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! by Todd TarpleyPicture Books2015
Finding the Music: En pos de la música by Jennifer TorresPicture Books2015
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure by Refe TumaPicture Books2015
Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah UnderwoodPicture Books2015
Little Red Henry by Linda UrbanPicture Books2015
Sun and Moon by Lindsey YankeyPicture Books2015
The Whisper by Pamela ZagarenskiPicture Books2015


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