2019 Picture Books We're Avid About


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The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062393449
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 21st, 2019

The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown is important for bookworms of all ages, Goodnight Moon repeat readers, librarians, children's literature lovers, aspiring writers, bunnies, teachers, adventurers, dreamers, anyone who has ever felt strange or different, and anyone who has ever been a kid. — Julie 

 


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Birdsong Cover Image
By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771644730
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Published: Greystone Kids - October 8th, 2019

Birdsong is a beautiful ode to seasonal shifts in our lives and in the natural world. As a young girl moves to a new home and befriends her elderly neighbor, she finds a wise friend and fellow artist who opens her eyes to new ways of seeing (and creating). Flett's gentle illustrations and a sincere story make this book a tender way to explore life and death--truly a poem for the heart. — Hannah 


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Pokko and the Drum Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480390
Availability: Backordered
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 1st, 2019

For all kids who march to their own beat, this beautifully illustrated and quietly hilarious book will keep you stomping along on your own unique path. — Julie 


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It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062447623
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Published: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2019

It Began With a Page sheds brilliant light on one of America's most forward-thinking artists and children's book makers, showing a woman who used her art to create a more inclusive and bright world. Morstad, whose illustrations often evoke the soft vibrancy of Fujikawa's, is a perfect fit in visualizing her story. Maclear's engaging paean conjures an image of Fujikawa that fits solidly in the present, making her work all the more relevant to readers today. This is an exquisite, immersive biography that will delight anyone who loves books. — Hannah 


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Hungry Jim: (Children's Emotion Books, Animal Books for Kids, Funny Children Books) Cover Image
By Laurel Snyder, Chuck Groenink (By (artist))
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452149875
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 3rd, 2019

Everyone, especially children, need language to describe the feelings and emotions that swirl in their heads and hearts. Hungry Jim  will help with that, as Snyder's fable-like tale cleverly addresses how a sour mood can spoil a day. — Rachel