The turn of the new year is a time to look forward (resolutions, anyone?) and to look back. We’ve perused our reading lists from the past year and picked out our favorite reads of the year–some published in 2017, some we encountered or re-read this past year. If you’re one for resolutions, you can use this list as a guide for reading great middle grade books in the new year. Enjoy! Let us know your 2017 favorites in the comments.
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Thanks to Beth, Brigid, Suzanne, Kristi, Becky, Kate, Anne-Marie, and Kerry for their contributions.
What were your favorite reads of 2017? Let us know in the comments!
Anne-Marie Strohman (co-editor) writes picture books, middle grade novels, and young adult short stories and novels. She is trained as a teacher, an editor, and a scholar, specializing in Renaissance Literature. She is an active member of SCBWI and will graduate in July 2020 with an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Find her at amstrohman.com and on Twitter @amstrwriter.