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Best Informational Picture Books of 2014

  • CHILDREN'S

    BURIED SUNLIGHT

    SEPT. 30, 2014

CHILDREN'S

BURIED SUNLIGHT

by Molly Bang ; Penny Chisholm ; illustrated by Molly Bang

Gorgeous illustrations and impressive, urgent scientific explanation. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE RIGHT WORD

    SEPT. 15, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THE RIGHT WORD

by Jen Bryant ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet

In a word: marvelous! (Picture book/biography. 6-10) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    EDWARD HOPPER PAINTS HIS WORLD

    AUG. 19, 2014

CHILDREN'S

EDWARD HOPPER PAINTS HIS WORLD

by Robert Burleigh ; illustrated by Wendell Minor

Well-researched and carefully paced, this is an enduring and inspiring book that will help kids to understand the why and... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    EYE TO EYE

    APRIL 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

EYE TO EYE

by Steve Jenkins ; illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Another impressive presentation from a master craftsman. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    TINY CREATURES

    AUG. 26, 2014

CHILDREN'S

TINY CREATURES

by Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Emily Sutton

Very little information is available for this age group about these microscopic creatures, making this an especially welcome... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    GRANDFATHER GANDHI

    MARCH 11, 2014

CHILDREN'S

GRANDFATHER GANDHI

by Arun Gandhi ; Bethany Hegedus ; illustrated by Evan Turk

Never burdened by its message, this exceptional title works on multiple levels; it is both a striking introduction to a... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    GRAVITY

    APRIL 29, 2014

CHILDREN'S

GRAVITY

by Jason Chin ; illustrated by Jason Chin

With an elegant, spare text and playful, daring pictures, Chin’s latest opus exerts a powerful pull all its own. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THOMAS JEFFERSON

    JAN. 7, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THOMAS JEFFERSON

by Maira Kalman ; illustrated by Maira Kalman

Impressive complexity put artfully and respectfully within the grasps of young readers. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    GUS & ME

    SEPT. 9, 2014

CHILDREN'S

GUS & ME

by Keith Richards with Barnaby Harris with Bill Shapiro ; illustrated by Theodora Richards

A beautiful example of artistic bookmaking, a story of family love and lore, and the magic of music personified in a way... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE NOISY PAINT BOX

    FEB. 11, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THE NOISY PAINT BOX

by Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Mary GrandPré

A rich, accomplished piece about a pioneer in the art world. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    NEIGHBORHOOD SHARKS

    SEPT. 30, 2014

CHILDREN'S

NEIGHBORHOOD SHARKS

by Katherine Roy ; illustrated by Katherine Roy

Full of the eww factor, up-to-date facts and kid appeal, this splendid, gory introduction is not for the faint of heart!... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL

    MAY 6, 2014

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