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Best Picture-Book Biography of 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE OLDEST STUDENT

    JAN. 7, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE OLDEST STUDENT

by Rita Lorraine Hubbard ; illustrated by Oge Mora

Enjoy this book with every child you know; let Mary Walker become a household name. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA

    MARCH 24, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA

by Heather Sanche ; illustrated by Tara di Gesu

A succinct, beautifully crafted documentation of the origin of Buddhism. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    PERKIN'S PERFECT PURPLE

    OCT. 6, 2020

CHILDREN'S

PERKIN'S PERFECT PURPLE

by Tami Lewis Brown & Debbie Loren Dunn ; illustrated by Francesca Sanna

Perfect for STEAM-infused reading and for grasping the value of serendipity. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    NACHO'S NACHOS

    AUG. 11, 2020

CHILDREN'S

NACHO'S NACHOS

by Sandra Nickel ; illustrated by Oliver Dominguez

Nickel’s homage to this congenial, hardworking man and his renowned snack is a celebration of ingenuity and kismet. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DRAWING ON WALLS

    MAY 19, 2020

CHILDREN'S

DRAWING ON WALLS

by Matthew Burgess ; illustrated by Josh Cochran

An inspired, and inspiring, continuation of Haring’s intention. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SHE WAS THE FIRST!

    AUG. 4, 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    DARK WAS THE NIGHT

    AUG. 25, 2020

CHILDREN'S

DARK WAS THE NIGHT

by Gary Golio ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis

An ode to a too-little-discussed musician and an excellent introduction to his amazing musical talent. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WILLIAM STILL AND HIS FREEDOM STORIES

    NOV. 1, 2020

CHILDREN'S

WILLIAM STILL AND HIS FREEDOM STORIES

by Don Tate ; illustrated by Don Tate

Brings deserved attention to the life of a man who dedicated himself to recording the lives of others. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    DIGGING FOR WORDS

    SEPT. 8, 2020

CHILDREN'S

DIGGING FOR WORDS

by Angela Burke Kunkel ; illustrated by Paola Escobar

The inspiring story of a man who believes in the power of books and the importance of community. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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