MORE 'BEST-BOOKS' POSTS
I review the latest from Kyle Lukoff and, yes, there will be spoilers. A brave title for a time when we need brave books for kids more than ever.
Today we consider a picture book that will convince you that while the state of the world may go up in flames shortly, at least the state of some contemporary and current picture books is just fine.
It is the easiest thing in the world to write a mediocre picture book biography. Writing one that’s as good as Out of the Shadows, that knows precisely where to cut the story, how to present the art, and then allows you to fall in love with the subject? Such books are uncommon little gems.
Ellen Heck has redefined the very notion of an abecedarian text. Redefine what it means to be an alphabet book with this gorgeous trip through 70 different languages.
Today's list represents just a handful of the titles published this year. This is some, but surely not all, of the finest. If you need a starting place where you can get a sense of what the year entailed, use this list.
We don't go halfsies on the comics around here. Here is what may well be called an epic post of comics published for kids in the year 2021.
Today, I'm tipping a hat to the audiobooks I discovered in 2021 that really just knocked it out of the park. Each and every last one of them, a star.
These are the Nonfiction Picture Books of the year that I just feel went above and beyond the call of duty. Many you've seen on previous lists. Some will be entirely new to you.
Here's a brief smattering of some of the books that I think are deserving of your time and attention. If you know a kid that loves their informational texts, something on this list is bound to whet their whistle.
It's Biography Day! Here are the books that I feel did the greatest justice to their subjects. You'll see some familiar faces and some folks you've never even heard of. As it should be.