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Resolved to read more with your kids in 2017? Here are some books to start with

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Why do you think there is a lack of diversity in children's books?
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There's been a lot of talk about 2016 being 'the worst,' but it when it comes to children's books, it was a great year.

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to read more with your kids, some of the new books that came out in 2016 could be a great place to start.

2016 was a great year for children's literature.

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to read more with your kids, some of the new books that came out in 2016 could be a great place to start.

Joanna Fabicon, Senior Librarian for Children's Services at the Los Angeles Public Library, offered some of her favorite picks:

Picture books

  • "Flora and the Peacocks" by Molly Idle
  • "This is Not a Picture Book" by Sergio Ruzzier


Fiction

  • "Full of Beans" by Jennifer L. Holm
  • "Booked" by Kwame Alexander


Nonfiction

  • "Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph" by Roxane Orgill
  • "Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story" by Arun Ghandi
  • "Ada Lovelace: Poet of Science" by Diane Stanley
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