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Staff Picks 2018 -- Picture Books

Themes of kindness and finding your place in the larger world are woven throughout many of our favorite picture books this year.  We also clearly love to laugh when we read.  And be blown away by amazing art.  The list is long.  100 titles exactly.  View the printable list here.

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex
The Backup Bunny by Abigail Rayner
Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
Bear and Wolf by Daniel Salmieri
The Big Bed by Bunmi Laditan
Big Bunny by Rowboat Watkins 
The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates
Bob's Blue Period by Marion Denchers
The Boy and the Giant by David Litchfield
A Busy Creature's Day Eating by Mo Willems
Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
Cock-a-doodle-poo! by Steve Smallman
A Couch for Llama by Leah Gilbert
Crash, Splash, or Moo? by Bob Shea
Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
Dino Duckling by Alison Murray
A Dog Called Bear by Diane Fox
Drawn Together by Minh Lê
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
Dude! by Aaron Reynolds
The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick by Drew Daywalt
Every Color Soup by Jorey Hurley
Everything You Need for a Treehouse by Carter Higgins
A Fall Ball for All by Jamie A. Swenson
Finn's Feather by Rachel Noble
Fox and the Bike Ride by Corey R. Tabor
Friends Stick Together by Hannah E. Harrison
Giraffe Problems by Jory John
The Great Dictionary Caper by Judy Sierra
Harold Loves His Woolly Hat by Vern Kousky
Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima
Hello, Door by Alastair Heim
Honey by David Ezra Stein
The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall
A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano
I Am a Cat by Galia Bernstein
I Am the Boss of This Chair by Carolyn Crimi
I Got a Chicken for My Birthday by Laura Gehl
I Love You More Than . . . by Taye Diggs
I Say OOH, You Say AAH by John Kane
I Sleep in a Big Bed by Maria Van Lieshout
I Walk with Vanessa by Kerascoët
Idea Jar by Adam Lehrhaupt
I'm Sad by Michael Ian Black
Islandborn by Junot Díaz
Jerome by Heart by Thomas Scott
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Knock Knock by Tammi Sauer
The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright
Lazybones by Claire Messer
Little Robot Alone by Patricia MacLachlan
Look by Fiona Woodcock
Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude by Josh Funk
Love by Matt de la Peña
Mae's First Day of School by Kate Berube
Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung
My Dog Laughs by Rachel Isadora
My Pet Wants a Pet by Elise Broach
Niblet and Ralph by Zachariah O'Hora
Night Out by Daniel Miyares
Night Train, Night Train by Robert Burleigh & Wendell Minor
Nobody's Duck by Mary Sullivan
Now That I'm Here by Aaron Meshon
Octopus Escapes! by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
Old Hat by Emily Gravett
A Page in the Wind by José Sanabria & María Laura Díaz Domínguez
A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes
Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival
Petra by Marianna Coppo
A Place for Pluto by Stef Wade
Play This Book by Jessica Young
Pretty Kitty by Karen Beaumonth
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
Ready to Ride by Sébastian Pelon
Ready, Set, Sail! by Meg Fleming
Rock What Ya Got by Samantha Berger
The Sasquatch and the Lumberjack by Crix Sheridan
Shake the Tree! by Chiara Vignocchi
Sheep 101 by Richard T. Morris
Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy by Drew Daywalt
The Snow Lion by Jim Helmore
Stegothesaurus by Bridget Heos
A Stone for Sascha by Aaron Becker
The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer
Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora
There's a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
There's a Hole in the Log in the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long
They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki
Tiny Little Rocket by Richard Collingridge
Trampoline Boy by Nana Forler
We Don't Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins
What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers
What If . . . by Samantha Berger
With Your Paw in Mine by Jane Chapman
The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds
Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer
Zola's Elephant by Randall de Sève

 

 

 

 

 

Target Age: 
Katiem's picture
Author: 
Katiem