Great Picture Books! (19)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books! In no particular order, here are the titles: Unicorn (and Horse) by David W. Miles, illustrated by Hollie Mengert, a marvelously, cleverly told story (and one that my four year old loves) about a horse who feels ordinary next to a unicorn and their magic until a moment of discovery; Run Wild by David Covell, a dynamic, singsong story- an ode to the outdoors- that positively drums, wiggles and springs off the pages; Qin Leng’s I Am Small, an amazingly lovely, gentle and thoughtful author-illustrator debut from a celebrated Canadian favourite about changing self-perceptions and younger siblings; the brilliantly conceived and illustrated Sweep by Louise Greig, art by Júlia Sardà, a story about unruly, larger-than-large emotions that readers of any age will be able to connect with; Crow Not Crow by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple, illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba, an engaging, sweet and simultaneously educational read about a young girl’s first attempts at bird watching with her father; the mightily fun and wonderfully illustrated I Am a Cat by Galia Bernstein, which will be enjoyed over and over again by feline lovers; The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan Tonatiuh, a reimagining of a Mexican legend and so very, very captivating, featuring Tonatiuh’s gorgeous, unmistakable artwork; Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna, a beautiful and emotionally resonant look at a young girl’s growing fears as she moves to a new country; and last but not least, The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros, illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte, a deeply moving and touching story about a young child seeing their beloved grandfather experience stages of memory loss- you may cry, you may smile at the loveliness or at thoughts about your own grandparents, and your heart may ache from this story, but it should not be missed.


Author: michelle@fabbookreviews

Reference & Children's Librarian. Reader. Reviewer.

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