MG and Children's Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2016

I love Middle Grade and Children's book so I've been searching them up in a storm to find the one's I would love to read in 2016. Here are the MG and Children's Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2016:

Where You'll Find Me by Natasha Friend (Publication Date: March 8th, 2016) - Just me kind of family + one dysfunctional family life. 
That's Not Hay in My Hair by Juliette Turner (Publication Date: May 8th, 2016) - Love the concept of a city girl becoming a country girl. The title makes it sound like it's going to be pretty hilarious too.
Sticks and Stones by Abby Cooper (Publication Date: July 19th, 2016) - I love that this girl who's been bullied is going to have her life changed around by a new friend.
The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price (Publication Date: February 23rd, 2016) - Kids learning how to grieve and let go.
The Distance to Home by Jenn Bishop (Publication Date: June 28th, 2016) - Really sad but sure to be a memorable baseball story. Love the cover. 
Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin (Publication Date: April 12th, 2016) - I like stories that make me cry okay? 
Fenway and Hattie by Victoria J. Coe (Publication Date: February 9th, 2016) - I love that this story is narrated by a dog.
Pax by Sara Pennypacker (Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016) - Really, sweet story about a fox and his boy. Nothing bad better happen to that fox!
Ravenous by MarcyKate Connolly (Publication Date: February 9th, 2016) - Hansel and Gretel retelling.

The Voyage to Magical North by Claire Fayers (Publication Date: July 5th, 2016) - A pirate book.
The Classy Crooks Clubs by Alison Cherry (Publication Date: March 29th, 2016) - Grandmas and thievery. 
Saving Wonder by Mary Knight (Publication Date: February 23rd, 2016) - Sweet cover and environmentalism!
Pilfer Academy by Lauren Magaziner (Publication Date: February 16th, 2016) - A school for mischiefs and thieves in training.
Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt (Publication Date: March 8th, 2016) - Another fox but this one is in the spirit world. 
Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff (Publication Date: April 12th, 2016) - Red Rising Hood retelling - love it!
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (Publication Date: April 12th, 2016) - Such a sad premise plus Kate DiCamillo.
Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand (Publication Date: May 17th, 2016) - This girl freaked me out with the Cavendish children, but this is completely different and looks like a great book.
The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary (Publication Date: January 5th, 2016) - Liking that this is steeped in mythology. 

The Lonely Ones by Kelsey Sutton (Publication Date: April 26th, 2016) - This is going to hurt me, but it's worth it.
OCDaniel by Wesley King (Publication Date: February 9th, 2016) - I've never read a book about someone with OCD and I  love that someone's reached out to him. 
Fortune Falls by Jenny Goebel (Publication Date: January 5th, 2016) - Superstitions are real in this story. Adorable cover.
The Trouble with Twins by Kathyrn Siebel (Publication Date: August 9th, 2016) - Two twins who are totally different and are at odds. Super into this premise.
The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers (Publication Date: March 15th, 2016) - A girl who is bullied reflects.
The Seven Princesses by Smiljana Coh (Publication Date: May 24th, 2016) - Sisters coming together to save their kingdom.
Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color by Julia Denos (Publication Date: March 15th, 2016) - Cute story about a wild girl.
Noni Speaks Up by Heather Hartt-Sussman (Publication Date: February 9th, 2016) - Learning to speak up.
If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle (Publication Date: February 9th, 2016) - It's about griffins so of course I want to read it.

What middle grade and children's books are you excited for in 2016?


  1. Wow, what a great list! I will have to check out some of the MG titles.

    1. Thanks! I hope you get to read some of these in the new year.

  2. I need to read more MG; thanks for sharing these. I don't think I knew about any of them. haha


    1. I didn't either until I looked them so no worries (:
      MG can be really wonderful reads if you give them a shot.

  3. Great list Adriana! I cannot even begin to express how much love middle-grade books. Ravenous is on my TBR for 2016 :) Have you by chance heard of Baker's Magic? It's due to be released February 1, 2016 - it's oh so good!

    1. Have you read Monstrous? I still need to read it! I think it's a separate story from Ravenous though.
      I have heard of Baker's Magic, but I'll have to take a look again because I can't recall what it's about. I love food and magic so I'm not surprised you liked it.

  4. A lot of these sound very good! Middle grade books have the best/cutest covers! :D I am going to read only middle grade for the first bout of books challenge of the year. What is one of your favorite middle grade books?

    1. I know! All the covers in general coming out in 2016 look amazing. I feel like Publisher's constantly put out better and better covers.
      I love A Week in the Woods (sentimental childhood reasons), Journey to the River Sea, and the Lightning Thief series is the best. I know that's more than one (;

  5. I'm so excited with everything on this list. I'm really curious about Raymie Nightingale as Kate DiCamillo is popular with the kids I work with at the library.

    1. She's pretty popular everywhere! It feels like a book where you want to say to the MC - girl you know it's not your fault right? And give her a big hug.

  6. Lots of amazing books! I want to read them all. I am always on the lookout for new MG reads and this post is a great place to look. :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. I'm so excited by all of these books too! So much potential for great reads :D


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