Picture Book Round-Up

My picture book reviews took over my blog. It was inevitable. They’re quick books to read and quick to write up in a recommendation. So I’ve been hemming and hawing about what to do. I still want to mention good picture books that I’ve read. I’m still writing a few of my own. But this blog has always been about more than just picture books and children’s literature so I don’t want it to reflect that focus to first-time visitors to the site. What to do? What to do?

First I’m going to wrap up all the posts from 2017 in this post. Below are the books I’ve recommended in my Saturday Snuggles this year (and one that I posted on Instagram during my sabbatical that I just love all-around so I want to give it a shout-out here, too). That gets us caught up. And then I’ll likely pursue a monthly post of several that I’ve read and enjoyed. We’ll see how that goes. Either way, you still get some picture book reading ideas, I still get to enjoy finding good ones, and the blog has space for other entries and topics. So, the next time you stop by the library, take a minute to look for a few of these titles!

The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau

The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter

Monster Trouble by Lane Fredrickson

The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine

The Beckoning Cat by Koko Nishizuka

The Bravest Woman in America Marissa Moss

Rooster Can’t Cock-A-Doodle-Doo by Karen Rostoker-Gruber

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

Mary Walker Wears the Pants by Cheryl Harness

A Shelter in our Car by Monica Gunning

Elizabeti’s Doll by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

The Sound of Silence by Katrina Goldsaito

Flowers for Sarajevo by John McCutcheon

Seven Spools of Thread by Angela Shelf Medearis

A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts

One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul

When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires

Worstย of Friends by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain

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