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Best Nonfiction Picture Books of 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    CAVES

    OCT. 4, 2022

CHILDREN'S

CAVES

by Nell Cross Beckerman ; illustrated by Kalen Chock

Tantalizing glimpses of hidden natural treasures, with breathtaking art. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BLUE

    FEB. 15, 2022

CHILDREN'S

BLUE

by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond ; illustrated by Daniel Minter

Stunning and informative—and as profoundly rich as the color blue. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE UNIVERSE IN YOU

    DEC. 13, 2022

CHILDREN'S

THE UNIVERSE IN YOU

by Jason Chin ; illustrated by Jason Chin

Another fantastic voyage from an accomplished author/illustrator, creatively presented. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    H IS FOR HARLEM

    JULY 19, 2022

CHILDREN'S

H IS FOR HARLEM

by Dinah Johnson ; illustrated by April Harrison

A gem that whets the appetite to learn more about a city where art is as alive as the people who live there. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A KUNWINJKU COUNTING BOOK

    MAY 31, 2022

CHILDREN'S

A KUNWINJKU COUNTING BOOK

by Gabriel Maralngurra & Felicity Wright ; illustrated by Gabriel Maralngurra

Handsome bookmaking, integral cultural information, and dynamic illustrations interact perfectly. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ACTION!

    AUG. 23, 2022

CHILDREN'S

ACTION!

by Meghan McCarthy ; illustrated by Meghan McCarthy

Movie history deserves no less than this stunning encapsulation, cleverly designed and gorgeously rendered. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A RIVER'S GIFTS

    SEPT. 6, 2022

CHILDREN'S

A RIVER'S GIFTS

by Patricia Newman ; illustrated by Natasha Donovan

An illuminating glimpse at the Elwha River and its gifts. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    DIGESTION! THE MUSICAL

    OCT. 25, 2022

CHILDREN'S

DIGESTION! THE MUSICAL

by Adam Rex ; illustrated by Laura Park

As “gross and amazing” as its topic, certain to receive thunderous ovations—standing or otherwise. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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