Hello, Thanks checking out my blog :) I absolutely love picture books! I am so excited to embark on this new journey of writing and illustrating for kids. Here are some of my favorite picture books that I read this year.
My brother Charlie : a sister's story of autism / by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete ; illustrated by Shane Evans.
A girl tells what it is like living with her twin brother who has
autism and sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but in
most ways, is just like any other boy.
Spork/ by Kyo Maclear; Illustratd by Isabelle Arenault
His mum is a spoon. His dad is a fork. And he's a bit of both. He's
Spork! Spork sticks out in the regimented world of the cutlery drawer.
My feet are laughing / Lissette Norman ; pictures by Frank Morrison.
an imaginative young Dominican American, relates her experiences
growing up in her grandmother's brownstone house in Harlem.
Sometime My Mommy Gets Angry / by Bebe Moore Campbell; Illustrated by E.B lewis
A little girl copes with her mother's mental illness, with the help of her grandmother and friends.
Please, Louise / Toni Morrison ; Slade Morrison ; illustrated by Shadra Strickland.
a gray, rainy day, everything seems particularly frightening and bad to
Louise until she enters a library and finds books that help her to know
and imagine the beauty and wonder that have been there all along.
Erik the red sees green / by Julie Anderson; illustrated by David Lopez.
When Erik begins having problems in school and on the soccer field, he discovers that he's color blind.
Some monsters are different / David Milgrim
Monsters celebrate their individuality.
It's okay to be different / by Todd Parr.
and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are "okay," such
as "It's Okay to be a different color," "It's Okay to need some help,"
"It's Okay to be adopted," and "It's Okay to have a Different nose."
Same, same, but different / Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw.
pals Elliott and Kailash discover that even though they live in
different countries--America and India--they both love to climb trees,
own pets, and ride school buses.
A funny little bird/ by Jennifer Yerkes
lonely, invisible bird adorns himself with brightly-colored feathers
and flowers hoping to attract friends, but after catching the eye of a
fox he runs so fast he loses his treasures and learns a lesson about
Spike the Mixed-up Monster/ by Susan Hood; Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Spike, a tiny axolotl salamander, practices being the monster he
believes he is, other animals call him cute and funny but when a gila
monster arrives and the other creatures hide, Spike shows his true
The Curious Garden /by Peter Brown
Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city.
Buzz /by Eileen Spinelli; Illustated by Vincent Nguyen
learning that a bee's body is too chunky for flight, Buzz the bumblebee
defies the laws of aerodynamics to save a friend in need.
A bad case of stripes/ by David Shannon
order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is
expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself.
Cuckoo!/ By Fiona Roberton
Cuckoo hatches and does not speak the same language as the rest of his
family, he bravely sets out to find someone who can understand him.
Pecan Baby/ by Jacqueline Woodson; Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Mama's pregnancy draws attention away from Gia, she worries that the
special bond they share will disappear forever once the baby is born.
Ron’s big mission /by Rose Blue & Corinne J. Naden; Illustrated by Don Tate
story of how nine-year-old Ron McNair, later a real-life scientist and
Challenger astronaut, desegregated his Lake City, South Carolina, public
library in the 1950s through peaceful resistance.