MORE 'BEST-BOOKS-OF-2021' POSTS
On today's round-up of some of the best wordless titles of 2021 we examine a fascinating collection of different styles, tastes, storylines, and methods. Put another way, some of my favorites of the year.
I think we all feel a little browbeaten by the books that prefer to thwack young readers bluntly over the head with their messages. These books, picture books and board books one and all, are more adept.
Each year I keep a keen eye out for math books. This year, it was hard to pick between them! Come for the numbers. Stay for the numerals.
Of the hundreds and hundreds of children's books that go out of print every year, only a small handful find themselves reprinted later. And of THOSE, only a very few make it to this list.
They're beautiful. Sublime. True award-winner quality . . . and they'll get bupkiss this year. Celebrate the beautiful books that don't fit our current Caldecott criteria.
Serious is easy. Making people laugh? That's a challenge that only a few take on. Let's reward the few then.
A plethora of delightful rhyming tales from 2021. From trees to pets, from monkeys to the invention of the traffic light, enjoy!
For today's books, these are the titles that I think would do particularly well in front of a group. Any picture book can be a lapsit title. It takes a singular flair, and special oomph to be a Picture Book Readaloud.
Eid, the Cherokee National Holiday, Chinese New Year, Nowruz, and more are front and center in this round-up of the best holiday books of 2021.
Introducing Board Book Reprints and Adaptations! I've always enjoyed seeing which picture books find new life in a board book format and successfully make the transition.