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Best Indie Picture Books of 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE MIGHTY RIVER

    OCT. 26, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE MIGHTY RIVER

by Ginalina ; illustrated by Kelley Wills

A happy marriage of text, art, and message that’s absolutely beautiful. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SUNNE'S GIFT

    MAY 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

SUNNE'S GIFT

by Ama Karikari Yawson ; illustrated by Rashad Malik Davis

An impressive legend with the feel of an older tale and a highly relevant theme. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    A RACE AROUND THE WORLD

    OCT. 1, 2019

CHILDREN'S

A RACE AROUND THE WORLD

by Caroline Starr Rose , illustrated by Alexandra Bye

An absorbing account of a real-life adventure in a series that showcases historical accomplishments of women. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE CIRQUE DES GRAINES

CHILDREN'S

THE CIRQUE DES GRAINES

by Carrie Glenn ; illustrated by Carrie Glenn

A beautifully told and illustrated circus story that casts a potent spell. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    HEART-SHAPED FRIENDSHIP

    JUNE 20, 2020

CHILDREN'S

HEART-SHAPED FRIENDSHIP

by Andréa Barros ; illustrated by Thalita Dol

A winning story of acceptance and love, especially for those who are different. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DRAGONS CAN'T SPELL

    SEPT. 13, 2019

CHILDREN'S

DRAGONS CAN'T SPELL

by Susie Heinrichs and illustrated by Christina Grall

Young readers will sympathize with the anxious protagonist and giggle at the dragon’s well-illustrated adventures. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE TALKING BAOBAB TREE

    MARCH 25, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE TALKING BAOBAB TREE

by Nelda LaTeef ; illustrated by Nelda LaTeef

A rich, inventive rendering of a familiar folktale. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE KING'S DRAPES

    SEPT. 1, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE KING'S DRAPES

by Jocelyn Tambascio ; illustrated by Jen Born

Though the story is new, the moral and tone, accompanied by artful illustrations, make it feel like a classic. Full review >

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