Each year, our staff has read their agreed upon favorites ranging from picture books to novels, fiction and non fiction-- and come up with a title that stands out as the one we can't stop talking about.

Hicklebee's Book of the Year! Fall 2021

Winners ~ 2021

This year we are proud to announce that we have two new winners--one a novel and one an illustrated book. And the winners are ...

Novel - The Elephant in the Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan

The Elephant in the Room, by Holly Goldberg Sloan, is a moving story of family separation and the importance of the connection between animals and humans, this novel has the enormous heart and uplifting humor that readers have come to expect from the beloved author of Counting by 7s.












Illustrated Book - The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess by Tom Gauld

This is acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Gauld's first picture book for children, inspired by a bedtime story he made up for his daughters. In his words, "I was trying to make a book inspired by three different sets of books: The books that I remember enjoying as a child, the books that I watched my daughters enjoying, and the books I enjoy now as an adult. I wanted the book to have its own quirky feeling but also to function like a classic bedtime story."










The Elephant in the Room By Holly Goldberg Sloan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735229945
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rocky Pond Books - March 2nd, 2021

The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess By Tom Gauld Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823446988
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - August 24th, 2021