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Best Imported Picture Books of 2013

  • CHILDREN'S

    POMELO'S OPPOSITES

    JULY 15, 2013

CHILDREN'S

POMELO'S OPPOSITES

by Ramona Badescu ; illustrated by Benjamin Chaud ; translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick

Simple, sunny, silly illustrations brilliantly convey the complexities and joys one can unearth when tilling a garden of... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    AKISSI

    MAY 14, 2013

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

AKISSI

by Marguerite Abouet ; illustrated by Mathieu Sapin ; translated by J. Taboy

Strong stomachs are a prerequisite. Even the strongest will be left both queasy and sore from laughter. (Graphic short... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BEAR'S SONG

    SEPT. 17, 2013

CHILDREN'S

THE BEAR'S SONG

by Benjamin Chaud ; illustrated by Benjamin Chaud

This extraordinary picture book, first published in France as Une chanson d’ours (2011), is as happy a surprise as finding a... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    NIGHT SKY WHEEL RIDE

    FEB. 15, 2013

CHILDREN'S

NIGHT SKY WHEEL RIDE

by Sheree Fitch ; illustrated by Yayo

A giddy, intense, hugely fun ride that will propel listening audiences large or small into spinning tizzies of their own. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WILD BERRIES

    SEPT. 1, 2013

CHILDREN'S

WILD BERRIES

by Julie Flett ; illustrated by Julie Flett

A sweet commemoration of a shared experience, presented with care and infused with intimacy. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    LITTLE NAOMI, LITTLE CHICK

    SEPT. 1, 2013

CHILDREN'S

LITTLE NAOMI, LITTLE CHICK

by Avirama Golan ; illustrated by Raaya Karas ; translated by Annette Appel

The true essence of a picture book: a unique balance of visual and written narrative sure to enchant young and old alike. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE TINY MOUSE

    OCT. 1, 2013

CHILDREN'S

THE TINY MOUSE

by Janis Ian ; illustrated by Ingrid Schubert ; Dieter Schubert

A thoroughgoing success from these trans-Atlantic collaborators. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WAIT! WAIT!

    JULY 22, 2013

  • CHILDREN'S

    KENTA AND THE BIG WAVE

    OCT. 1, 2013

CHILDREN'S

KENTA AND THE BIG WAVE

by Ruth Ohi ; illustrated by Ruth Ohi

An eminently child-friendly treatment of the devastation that follows disaster. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LONG, LONG LINE

    AUG. 15, 2013

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE ENDURING ARK

    MAY 14, 2013

CHILDREN'S

THE ENDURING ARK

retold by Gita Wolf ; illustrated by Joydeb Chitrakar

A gorgeous re-envisioning of an old, old story. Full review >

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