TAB Picks

Each spring, TAB members vote for their favorite TAB books for that school year. TAB Picks are the top 10 (or 11) reads as voted on by TAB members and pulled from our meetings’ discussions.

Here are some of Williamsburg’s recent TAB Picks:

2022-2023 TAB Picks

  • Keepers of the Lost Cities series, by Shannon Messenger
  • Front Desk, by Kelly Yang
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, by Rick Riordan
  • Wings of Fire series, by Tui T. Sutherland
  • Arc of a Scythe series, by Neal Shusterman
  • Finally Seen, by Kelly Yang
  • The Maze Runner series, by James Dashner
  • Warriors series, by Erin Hunter
  • Land of Stories series, by Chris Colfer
  • The Hate U Give, by Angie Johnson

2021 – 2022 TAB Picks

  • Finding Junie Kim, by Ellen Oh
  • Born Behind Bars, by Padma Venkatraman
  • The Shape of Thunder, by Jasmine Warga
  • Rez Dogs, by Joseph Bruchac
  • Not all Heroes, by Josephine Cameron
  • Friends Forever, by Shannon Hale
  • Linked, by Gordon Korman
  • Room to Dream, by Kelly Yang
  • Cuba in My Pocket, by Adrianna Cuevas
  • The Last Cuentista, by Donna Barba Higuera

2020-2021 TAB Picks

  • Fighting Words, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Class Act, by Jerry Craft
  • Dress Coded, by Carrie Firestone
  • displacement, by Kiku Hughes
  • Twins, by Varian Johnson
  • Unplugged, by Gordon Korman
  • Elatsoe, by Darcie Little Badger
  • Primer, by Jennifer Muro
  • Not Your All-American Girl, by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang
  • Three Keys, by Kelly Yang

2018-2019 TAB Picks

  • Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish, by Pablo Cartaya
  • Front Desk, by Kelly Yang
  • Ghost Boys, by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Crush, by Svetlana Chmakova
  • My Family Divided, by Diane Guerrero
  • Catwoman: Soulstealer, by Sarah J. Maas
  • My Year in the Middle, by Lila Quintero Weaver
  • Rebound, by Kwame Alexander
  • Chasing King’s Killer, by James L. Swanson
  • Harbor Me, by Jaqueline Woodson

2017-2018 TAB Picks

  • Posted, by John David Anderson
  • The War I Finally Won, by Kimberly Brubaker Badley
  • Felix Yz, by Lisa Bunker
  • The Lotterys Plus One, by Emma Donohue
  • Refugee, by Alan Gratz
  • Swing It, Sunny, by Jennifer Holm
  • All’s Faire in Middle School, by Victoria Jamieson
  • In the Shadow of the Sun, by Anne Sibley O’Brien
  • Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds
  • The Dark Prophecy, The Trials of Apollo, Book Two, by Rick Riordan

2016-2017 TAB Picks

  • Fuzzy, by Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger
  • Not as We Know It, by Tom Avery
  • My Life with the Liars, by Caela Carter
  • Peas and Carrots, by Tanita S. Davis
  • Unplugged, by Donna Freitas
  • Lily and Dunkin, by Donna Gephart
  • Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II, by Albert Marrin
  • The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1, by Rick Riordan
  • Eleven and Holding, by Mary Penney
  • P.S. I Like You, by Kasie West

2015-2016 TAB Picks

  • The Six, by Mark Alpert
  • Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans, by Don Brown
  • The Phantom Bully: Jedi Academy Series, Vol. 3, by Jeffrey Brown
  • The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club, by Philip M. Hoose
  • Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson
  • I Am Princess X, by Cherie Priest
  • The Boy in the Black Suit, by Jason Reynolds
  • The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series, Book 1, by Rick Riordan
  • Fuzzy Mud, by Louis Sachar
  • Goodbye Stranger, by Rebecca Stead

2014-2015 TAB Picks

  • Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey, by Nick Bertozzi
  • A Mad, Wicked Folly, by Sharon Biggs
  • The Iron Trial, by Holly Black
  • Prince of Shadows, by Rachel Caine
  • Half Bad, by Sally Green
  • The Young Elites, by Mary Lu
  • West of the  Moon, by Margi Preus
  • The Blood of Olympus, by Rick Riordan
  • She is Not Invisible, by Marcus Sedgwick
  • Sisters, by Raina Telgemeier


2013-2014 TAB Picks

  • 45 Pounds (More or Less), by Kelly Barson
  • Mila 2.0, by Debra Driza
  • Emerald Green, by Kerstin Grier
  • Champion, by Marie Lu
  • Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer
  • Heaven is Paved with Oreos, by Catherine Murdock
  • The Runaway King, by Jennifer Nielsen
  • The House of Hades, By Rick Riordan
  • Allegiant, by Veronia Roth
  • Counting by 7s, by Holly Sloan
  • Pivot Point, by Kasie West

2012-2013 TAB Picks

  • Wonder, by RJ Palacio
  • Temple Grandin: How the Girl who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World, by Cy Montgomery
  • Take a Bow, by Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Steve Jobs: The Man who Thought Different, by Karen Blumenthal
  • See You at Harry’s, by Jo Knowles
  • One for the Murphys, by Lynda Hunt
  • The Mark of Athena, by Rick Riordan
  • The False Prince, by Jennifer Nielsen
  • The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict, by Lee Trenton Stewart
  • Cinder, by Melissa Meyer
  • Chomp, by Carl Hiaasen

2011 – 2012 TAB Picks

  • Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan
  • Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
  • Fat Cat, by Robin Brande
  • Scumble, by Ingrid Law
  • Plain Kate, by Erin Bow
  • Chasing Orion, by Kathryn Lasky
  • Countdown, by Deborah Wiles
  • The Mysterious Howling, by Maryrose Wood
  • Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher
  • The Maze Runner, James Dashner