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Best Informational Picture Books of 2015

  • CHILDREN'S

    LILLIAN'S RIGHT TO VOTE

    JULY 14, 2015

CHILDREN'S

LILLIAN'S RIGHT TO VOTE

by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans

A much-needed picture book that will enlighten a new generation about battles won and a timely call to uphold these... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    POET

    SEPT. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

POET

by Don Tate ; illustrated by Don Tate

While the author justifiably bemoans the disproportionate number of titles about African-Americans that focus on slavery,... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DRUM DREAM GIRL

    MARCH 24, 2015

CHILDREN'S

DRUM DREAM GIRL

by Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Rafael López

A beautiful account of a young girl’s bravery and her important contribution toward gender equality in the creative arts. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WILD IDEAS

    APRIL 14, 2015

  • CHILDREN'S

    EARMUFFS FOR EVERYONE!

    JAN. 6, 2015

CHILDREN'S

EARMUFFS FOR EVERYONE!

by Meghan McCarthy ; illustrated by Meghan McCarthy

While Greenwood was indeed an interesting character, the more valuable—even revolutionary—takeaway is that history isn’t... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BOOK ITCH

    NOV. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE BOOK ITCH

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

From the author’s heart to America’s readers: a tribute to a man who believed in and lived black pride. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    TRICKY VIC

    MARCH 10, 2015

CHILDREN'S

TRICKY VIC

by Greg Pizzoli ; illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

An appealingly colorful, deadpan account of a remarkably audacious and creative criminal. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MAD ABOUT MONKEYS

    AUG. 11, 2015

CHILDREN'S

MAD ABOUT MONKEYS

by Owen Davey ; illustrated by Owen Davey

A vast amount of information on monkeys is expertly delivered in both text and image without patronizing either readers or... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WHALE TRAILS, BEFORE AND NOW

    JAN. 13, 2015

CHILDREN'S

WHALE TRAILS, BEFORE AND NOW

by Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas

This inventive look at maritime history has significant modern child appeal. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE CASE FOR LOVING

    JAN. 6, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE CASE FOR LOVING

by Selina Alko ; illustrated by Sean Qualls ; Selina Alko

Despite the gentle way this book unfolds, the language and images deal a blow to racist thinking and just might inspire the... Full review >

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