1 SOCIETY OF CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS . SCBWI READING LIST | 2019. TABLE OF CONTENTS. INTRODUCTION & LIST OF THEMES AND BOARD PICTURE EARLY CHAPTER MIDDLE GRADE YOUNG ADULT cover art by scbwi member J. Yang Welcome to SCBWI's Recommended Reading List, a premiere list comprised of books that were written and/or illustrated by our members during 2019. The List is organized into these categories: Board Books, Picture Books, Early Readers, Chapter Books, Middle Grade Books, Young Adult Books, and Anthologies. Within those categories, you can use the following keywords to search out books by Genre and/or Theme & Subject. To search, simply enter the keyword from the list below into the search field in your PDF reader. Action/Adventure Contemporary Graphic Novel Math Respect Fantasy Activity Grief Memoir Responsibility Contemporary African American Fiction Habitat Mental Illness Romance History Coping with Death Hindu Interest Mexican American Science African American Interest Interest Creative Nonfiction History Science Fiction Mexican Interest Afro-Latino Interest Crime Historical Fantasy Science Fiction Middle Grade Verse Alphabet Cultural Diversity Historical Fiction Middle Grade Poetry Self-Esteem Animals Current Events Historical Nonfiction Muslim American Self-Help Art Dance Interest Holidays & Shapes Asian & Asian Dealing with Illness Celebrations Muslim Interest American Interest Short Story Differently Abled Home Multiethnic Interest Babies Siblings Disabilities Horror Mystery Back to School Similarities &.
2 Discrimination Humor Mythology Differences Bedtime Story Dreams & Identity Narrative Nonfiction Social Issues Bilingual Fiction Aspirations Imagination Native American Special Needs Biography Dystopia Interest Immigration Speculative Biracial Families Education Nature Adventure Informational Breaking Gender Educational Fiction Fiction Neighborhood Sports Barriers Entertainment Intergenerational New Siblings STEAM. Chapter Book Relationships Environment Nonfiction STEM. Chinese Interest Internet Navigation Fairy Tale Novel-in-Verse Superheroes Chinese American Japanese Interest Interest Family Overcoming Supernatural Japanese American Obstacles Christian Interest Fantasy Interest Technology Paranormal Civil Rights Fiction Jewish Holidays Theater Paranormal Civics Fiction-in-Verse Jewish Interest Romance Thriller Colors Folk Tale Kindness & Performing Arts Transportation Forgiveness Compassion Western Coming of Age Perseverance Fractured Fairy LGBTQ War Common Childhood Physical Activity Experiences Tales Latino Interest Picture Book Women's Rights Community Free Verse Learning Poetry Writing Friendship Challenges Compare &.
3 Contrast Literacy Realistic Fiction Girl Power Competition Magical Realism Religion Government Concept Book Making Friends Religious Fiction Grandparents BOARD BOOKS. All Buckled Up Animals on the Go by Andrea Zimmerman, illustrated by Andrea by Ruth A. Musgrave Zimmerman and David Clemesha Book Description: Meet creatures that creep, crawl, Book Description: Whether you ride in a stroller, a bulldozer, hop, slither, soar, and more. Discover how fluffy and scaly a garbage truck, or a race car, everybody buckles up for creatures, both big and small, move from place to place. adventures! Author's Residence: Portland, Oregon Author's Residence: San Diego, California Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: May 2019. Publication Date: May 14, 2019 Author's Website: Author's Website: Genre: Nonfiction Genre: Informational Fiction Themes & Subjects: Animals, Environment, Habitat, Nature, Themes & Subjects: Common Childhood Experiences, STEM.
4 Concept Book, Transportation Astro Pea All Colors by Amalia Hoffman by Amalia Hoffman Book Description: Blast off with Pete the Pea aboard his Book Description: See how much fun colors can be when carrot spaceship and find out what he discovers outside of added one by one to form a little boy who discovers that the pea pod on his cosmic adventure. friendship comes in all colors. Author's Residence: Larchmont, New York Author's Residence: Larchmont, New York Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Publication Date: March 28, 2019. Publication Date: September 28, 2019 Author's Website: Author's Website: Genre: Fantasy Genre: Concept Book Themes & Subjects: Habitat, Humor, Imagination, Making Themes & Subjects: Art, Colors, Cultural Diversity, Friends, Nature Imagination Australian Baby Animals All Kids Are Good Kids by Fran Lessac by Judy Carey Nevin, illustrated by Susie Hammer Book Description: A classic showcase of Australian baby Book Description: A poetic look at how all kids are good animals and their families for very young children.
5 Kids, whether shy, adventurous, short, freckled, mad, or full Author's Residence: Fremantle, Western Australia, of belly laughs. Australia Author's Residence: Pickerington, Ohio Publisher: Walker Books Publisher: Little Simon / Simon & Schuster Publication Date: December 1, 2019. Publication Date: March 2019 Author's Website: Author's Website: Genre: Creative Nonfiction Genre: Fiction Themes & Subjects: Animals, Babies, Habitat, Nature, STEM. Themes & Subjects: Friendship, Identity, Making Friends, Similarities & Differences Baby Loves the Five Sense: Hearing! by Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Irene Chan (Animals of Israel series) A Hoopoe Says, Book Description: Accurate enough for experts yet simple Oop! enough for baby, this clever board book explores the science by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, illustrated by Ivana Kuman of sound and how our sense of sound works.
6 Book Description: This rhyming story introduces Israel's Author's Residence: Deerfield, Illinois native animals in their natural habitats, the ways they move Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing and the sounds they make. Publication Date: September 24, 2019. Author's Residence: Los Angeles, California Author's Website: Publisher: Kar-Ben / Lerner Publishing Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: March, 2019 Themes & Subjects: Babies, Differently Abled, Science Author's Website: Genre: Nonfiction Baby Loves the Five Senses: Sight! Themes & Subjects: Animals, Cultural Diversity, Jewish by Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Irene Chan Interest, Multiethnic Interest, Nature Book Description: Accurate enough for experts yet simple 5. SCBWI Reading List 2019. enough for baby, this clever board book explores the science The Goodnight Train Rolls On!
7 Of optics and how our sense of sight works. by June Sobel, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith Author's Residence: Deerfield, Illinois Book Description: Climb aboard for a sleepy, sheep-filled Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing bedtime ride to Dreamland! Publication Date: September 24, 2019 Author's Residence: Westlake Village, California Author's Website: Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: September 3, 2019. Themes & Subjects: Babies, Differently Abled, Science Author's Website: Genre: Bedtime Story Bear's Scare Themes & Subjects: Animals, Babies, Bedtime, Poetry, by Jacob Grant Transportation Book Description: When Bear finds spiderwebs in his tidy home, he searches everywhere for the messy guest, but Grandma's Christmas Wish what he finally discovers might be an unlikely friend. by Helen Foster James, illustrated by Petra Brown Author's Residence: Oak Park, Illinois Book Description: There is nothing like a grandmother's Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books love.
8 This sweet story celebrates the special bond between Publication Date: June 4, 2019 grandma and grandchild at Christmas time. Author's Website: Author's Residence: San Diego, California Genre: Fiction Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press Themes & Subjects: Animals, Friendship, Making Friends, Publication Date: September 1, 2019. Respect, Similarities & Differences Author's Website: Genre: Fiction Bedtime Themes & Subjects: Family, Grandparents, Holidays &. by Ruth A. Musgrave Celebrations, Intergenerational Relationships Book Description: From orangutans napping in treetop nests to lions cuddling for a snooze, find out how other Hide n' Sheep creatures get ready for bed. by Jennifer Sattler, illustrated by Benson Shum Author's Residence: Portland, Oregon Book Description: Join the fun as the sheep tries to Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books convince us that he's all the other animals on the farm from Publication Date: February 2019 pigs to chicks!
9 Author's Website: Illustrator's Residence: Los Angeles, California Genre: Nonfiction Publisher: Little Simon / Simon & Schuster Themes & Subjects: Animals, Bedtime, Environment, Publication Date: July 30, 2019. Nature, STEM Illustrator's Website: Genre: Fiction Easter is Coming! Themes & Subjects: Activity, Animals, Babies, Friendship, by Tama Fortner, illustrated by Wazza Pink Humor Book Description: Mommy and her little ones are settling in for story time, and this time it's the biblical story of Easter If You're Scary and You Know It that she's telling. by Carole Gerber, illustrated by No l Ill Author's Residence: Nashville, Tennessee Book Description: This adorable adaptation of If You're Publisher: B&H Kids Happy and You Know It features, in verse, a multicultural Publication Date: February 1, 2019 group of trick-or-treaters pretending their Halloween Author's Website: characters are real.
10 Genre: Religion Author's Residence: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Themes & Subjects: Christian Interest, Holidays & Publisher: Familius Celebrations, Religion Publication Date: August 1, 2019. Author's Website: Go to Sheep Genre: Fiction by Jennifer Sattler, illustrated by Benson Shum Themes & Subjects: Common Childhood Experiences, Book Description: There are many ways to go to sheep Family, Holidays & Celebrations, Humor, Neighborhood with this delightful bedtime board book that's perfect for reading aloud. Listen: Israel's All Around Illustrator's Residence: Los Angeles, California by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, illustrated by Steve Mack Publisher: Little Simon / Simon & Schuster Book Description: This immersive, sound-based rhyming Publication Date: January 22, 2019 story takes readers on a tour of famous Israeli sites in a Illustrator's Website: unique sensory way: by mimicking the noises heard there.