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Best International Picture Books of 2015

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE POTATO KING

    APRIL 15, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE POTATO KING

by Christoph Niemann ; illustrated by Christoph Niemann

Witty and provocative, the tale provides food for thought in behavior management and governance as well as a great story. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE TEA PARTY IN THE WOODS

    AUG. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE TEA PARTY IN THE WOODS

by Akiko Miyakoshi ; illustrated by Akiko Miyakoshi

As beguilingly surreal as the Mad Hatter’s party, with its own enigmatic appeal. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WHEN DAD SHOWED ME THE UNIVERSE

    SEPT. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

WHEN DAD SHOWED ME THE UNIVERSE

by Ulf Stark ; illustrated by Eva Eriksson ; translated by Julia Marshall

Gentle humor pervades this father-son tale in the nicest way. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE WORLD IN A SECOND

    APRIL 15, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE WORLD IN A SECOND

by Isabel Minhós Martins ; illustrated by Bernardo P. Carvalho ; translated by Lyn Miller-Lachmann

The book’s extra-large trim is the perfect format for this mesmerizing vision of a thrillingly expansive world. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WAY BACK THEN

    NOV. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

WAY BACK THEN

by Neil Christopher ; illustrated by Germaine Arnaktauyok

A bilingual sampler—cold of setting but warm of spirit. 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

    MR. POSTMOUSE'S ROUNDS

    AUG. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

MR. POSTMOUSE'S ROUNDS

by Marianne Dubuc ; illustrated by Marianne Dubuc

Like a mailbox overstuffed with gifts, Dubuc's animal scenes are a delight and well worth the wait. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    TWO WHITE RABBITS

    OCT. 13, 2015

CHILDREN'S

TWO WHITE RABBITS

by Jairo Buitrago ; illustrated by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado

In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT

    AUG. 25, 2015

CHILDREN'S

BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT

by Silvia Borando ; illustrated by Silvia Borando

Borando creates a genuine affinity between the two felines, her art and text, and readers and page. Simply captivating. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR ANNA HIBISCUS!

    SEPT. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR ANNA HIBISCUS!

by Atinuke ; illustrated by Lauren Tobia

A double pleasure for old friends and new readers alike. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE ONLY CHILD

    DEC. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE ONLY CHILD

by Guojing ; illustrated by Guojing

Rare is the book containing great emotional depth that truly resonates across a span of ages: this is one such. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MY BEDTIME MONSTER

    NOV. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

MY BEDTIME MONSTER

by Annelies Schwarz ; illustrated by Kveta Pacovská

This title feeds and calms listeners’ imaginations in the most delightful way. Full review >

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