Here are some of the ManaTeam's favorite books of 2019. Update your bookshelves with these great picks and remember for every book you purchase, BMLP will donate one to a disadvantaged reader!
Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal
A 2020 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.
Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life$17.99ISBN: 9781936669776Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: blue manatee press - September 3rd, 2019“There’s a party at Mr. Pumpkin’s tonight. A banquet with friends in the autumn twilight. And at this soiree we’ll see and we’ll find ghoulish delights of every kind.” You are cordially invited to Mr.$18.99ISBN: 9781626727465Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Roaring Brook Press - October 22nd, 2019
Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
A 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Winner
“A wonderful and sweet book . . . Lovely stuff.” —The New York Times Book Review$17.99ISBN: 9780316525213Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019
In this hilarious tale of blame, compassion, and forgiveness, a very embarrassed bear is reminded that accidents can happen--but with the support of good friends, life goes on.$7.99ISBN: 9780544641013Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves—inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what!$17.99ISBN: 9781534425361Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019
A New York Times bestseller!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.
Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family.$14.99ISBN: 9781419737268Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harry N. Abrams - September 17th, 2019$18.99ISBN: 9780316431248Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018
A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book
Winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award
In this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street and Extra Yarn, a generous woman is rewarded by her community.$7.99ISBN: 9781534432048Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little Simon - March 12th, 2019
This sweet board book celebrates different types of children that have one important thing in common: they’re all good kids—and every kid is one of a kind.
Tall kids, short kids,
Build a pillow fort kids.
Shy kids, glad kids,
Love to belly laugh kids.
No two kids are alike and this charming story celebrates those special differences t$17.99ISBN: 9780763696801Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Candlewick - September 10th, 2019
Curious minds are rewarded with curious answers in a fantastical bedtime book by Mac Barnett and Isabelle Arsenault.$17.99ISBN: 9780525553410Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Kokila - May 14th, 2019
A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.
When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.$17.99ISBN: 9781534432376Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Aladdin - October 1st, 2019
A 2020 ALA Notable Children’s Book
A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2019
Barbara Dee explores the subject of #MeToo for the middle grade audience in this heart-wrenching—and ultimately uplifting—novel about experiencing harassment and unwanted attention from classmates.$16.99ISBN: 9781623541088Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Charlesbridge - October 8th, 2019
One creative middle-schooler discovers that the best friend a girl can have is the one she makes herself in this charming magical realism read.$21.99ISBN: 9781250183873Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: First Second - September 10th, 2019
Stargazing is a heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel in the spirit of Real Friends and El Deafo, from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Jen Wang.
A 2019 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids Selection
One of FORBES Best Graphic Novels of 2019
One of NPR's Best Books of 2019$16.99ISBN: 9780062473073Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Balzer + Bray - October 1st, 2019
The first middle grade novel from Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’ (now a popular Netflix film), is a funny, heartwarming story perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead, Ali Benjamin, and Holly Goldberg Sloan.$17.99ISBN: 9781481438285Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019
A National Book Award Finalist!
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019
A Time Best Children’s Book of 2019
A Today Show Best Kids’ Book of 2019
A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2019
A School$16.99ISBN: 9780062747808Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019
Newbery Honor Book!
A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed.$17.99ISBN: 9780593108178Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019
A People magazine Best Book of Fall 2019
An Amazon Best Young Adult Book of 2019
"F***ing outstanding."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author$28.00ISBN: 9780316420013Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown and Company - June 18th, 2019Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of the '60s summer when everything changed in Elin Hilderbrand's #1 New York Times bestselling historical novel.$26.00ISBN: 9780525535270Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
One of OPRAH MAGAZINE’S "BEST BOOKS OF 2019"
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
"An exquisite tale of family legacy….The power and poetry of Woodson’s writing conjures up Toni Morrison." – People
$17.99ISBN: 9780062229212Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - September 3rd, 2019
Winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction! Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Erika L. Sanchez, this gorgeously written and deeply moving own voices novel is the YA debut from the award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again. 4 starred reviews!$27.99ISBN: 9781635765861Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Diversion Books - September 3rd, 2019
On the 100th anniversary of The Volstead Act comes the epic, definitive story of the man who cracked the Prohibition system, became one of the world's richest criminal masterminds, and helped inspire The Great Gatsby.$27.00ISBN: 9781524798628Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ballantine Books - March 5th, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.$28.00ISBN: 9780399590597Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: One World - September 24th, 2019
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.$27.99ISBN: 9780062963673Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper - September 24th, 2019
New York Times Bestseller | A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick | A New York Times Book Review Notable Book | TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019$26.00ISBN: 9781644450031Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019
A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties$28.00ISBN: 9781501133480Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atria Books - June 11th, 2019
A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION
ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019
THE WASHINGTON POST’S 50 NOTABLE WORKS OF FICTION IN 2019
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING’S 50 BEST BOOKS OF 2019
An instant New York Times bestseller
“A multigenerational narrative that’s n