Growing Reader


We Love These New York Times’ Best Children’s Books of 2019

by the Brightly Editors

Illustration: Penelope Dullaghan

We’re approaching the end of the year, which means it’s time for many publications to compile their best-of-the-year lists. We love combing through these lists (and nodding in approval at having read a few of the books already, while also happily adding a title or two to our TBR list). The New York Times Book Review just released their list of the Best Children’s Books of 2019 and we were thrilled to see a few of our favorites recognized.

Here are some of the books we loved seeing on this year’s — and past years’ — lists of Notable Kids’ Books from NYTBR.