1.1.2017: A Year of Reading

What did you read in 2016? Here are the books that shaped my year, not including picture books, books read in part, or books I wrote (more news on that topic coming soon!).

In the final weeks of 2016, I sent more than four-hundred Anna, Banana books to classrooms and libraries in high-poverty elementary schools in twenty-three states. Thanks to all who helped spread the word about that giveaway.

If you're looking for a pup-tastic, purple-covered paperback start to 2017, I've got good news: the paperback of Anna, Banana, and the Puppy Parade hits stores on January 3rd--and it contains a sneak peek at Anna, Banana book five, Anna, Banana, and the Little Lost Kitten, which comes out in hardcover, ebook, and paperback this May (for pre-order links, please click here). 2017 is also the year of The Teacher's Pet, my first picture book, illustrated by the wonderful Zachariah OHora (available in June, and pre-orderable now).

Whatever's on your TBR, I hope the story of your year will be a good one.