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Top Reads for 2019 for Kids and Adults

A Seattle-area bookstore owner's top picks for your reading list this year


Published on: December 21, 2018

Top Reads for 2019 for Kids and Adults


For the dreamer

Virgil Wander
by Leif Enger

Publisher's description: A remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their defunct industrial district.

Middle Reader: 
by R.J. Palacio

Publisher's description: August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting fifth grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid — but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face ... a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

Picture/Board Book: 
Sometimes You Fly
by Katherine Applegate

Publisher's description: An inspirational tribute to the universal struggles and achievements of childhood.

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