Enchanting covers, clever titles, images that trigger long forgotten memories—who can resist the sweet indulgence of a beautiful new book? Check out our top 23 2016 children’s book covers.

 1. Aberdeen by Stacey Previn

Genre: Picture book Best for: Grades PreK-K

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2. The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Genre: Picture book Best for: Grades PreK-2

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3. Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami, Illustrated by Julianna Swaney

Genre: Cultural Fiction Best for: Grades 2-6.

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4. Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

Genre: Science Fiction Best for: Grades 4-6

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5. Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin

Genre: Realistic Fiction Best for: Grades 4-7

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6. Dave’s Cave by Frann Preston-Gannon

Genre: Picture Book Best for: Grades PreK-K

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7. Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm

Genre: Historical Fiction Best for: Grades 4-6

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8. The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Genre: Historical Art Mystery Best for: Grades 5-8

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9. Henry and the Guardians of the Lost by Jenny Nimmo

Genre: Fantasy Best for: Grades 4-6

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10. Leave Me Alone by Vera Brosgol

Genre: Picture Book Best for: Grades PreK-2

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11. Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T. Smith

Genre: Picture Book Best for: Grades PreK-K

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12. The Night Gardener by Terry Fan and Eric Fan

Genre: Picture Book Best for: Grades PreK-2

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13. One Day in the Eucalyptus Tree, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom, Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

Genre: Picture Book Best for: Grades PreK-2

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14. Pax by Sara Pennypacker, Illustrated by Jon Klassen

Genre: Animal Fiction Best for: Grades 4-7

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15. Penguin Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith

Genre: Picture Book Best for: Grades PreK-2

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16. Saving Wonder by Mary Knight

Genre: Realistic Fiction Best for: Grades 3-7

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17. Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

Genre: Fantasy Best for: Grades 4-7

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18. The Storyteller by Evan Turk

Genre: Folktale Best for: Grades 1-4

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19. Tree by Britta Teckentrup

Genre: Picture Book Best for: PreK-2

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20. We Are Giants by Amber Lee Dodd

Genre: Realistic Fiction Best for: Grades 4-7

wearegiants

21. When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin

Genre: Realistic Fiction Best for: Grades 5-8

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22. When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

Genre: Folklore Best for: Grades 3-6

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23. Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Genre: Historical Fiction Best for: Grades 5-8

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