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Best Picture-Book Readalouds of 2014

  • CHILDREN'S

    I'M A DIRTY DINOSAUR

    SEPT. 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

I'M A DIRTY DINOSAUR

by Janeen Brian ; illustrated by Ann James

It is nearly impossible to look at without reading aloud, chanting aloud, and even tapping and stamping and sliding: extreme... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE MERMAID AND THE SHOE

    APRIL 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THE MERMAID AND THE SHOE

by K.G. Campbell ; illustrated by K.G. Campbell

Although this luminous tale of self-discovery has echoes of “The Little Mermaid,” like Minnow, it sings its own strong song. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SHARE

    MARCH 15, 2014

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE GREAT BIG GREEN

    APRIL 1, 2014

  • CHILDREN'S

    ALL DIFFERENT NOW

    MAY 6, 2014

CHILDREN'S

ALL DIFFERENT NOW

by Angela Johnson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis

The richness of this book’s words and images will inspire readers to learn more about this holiday that never should have... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BREATHE

    APRIL 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

BREATHE

by Scott Magoon ; illustrated by Scott Magoon

Richly composed and sweetly appealing—just right for baby storytimes as well as one-to-one sharing. 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

    BLIZZARD

    OCT. 30, 2014

CHILDREN'S

BLIZZARD

by John Rocco ; illustrated by John Rocco

A kid is the hero in this tale of ingenuity and bravery. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    HANNAH'S NIGHT

    APRIL 1, 2014

  • CHILDREN'S

    KID SHERIFF AND THE TERRIBLE TOADS

    OCT. 7, 2014

CHILDREN'S

KID SHERIFF AND THE TERRIBLE TOADS

by Bob Shea ; illustrated by Lane Smith

A crowd-pleasin’ knee-slapper that’ll have ’em rolling in the aisles, yessirree. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THREE BEARS IN A BOAT

    MAY 20, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THREE BEARS IN A BOAT

by David Soman ; illustrated by David Soman

Humorous and intelligent—and with watercolor seascapes so luminous that readers will want to jump in—this is a book to be... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SEBASTIAN AND THE BALLOON

    OCT. 7, 2014

CHILDREN'S

SEBASTIAN AND THE BALLOON

by Philip C. Stead ; illustrated by Philip C. Stead

Stead does not disappoint, giving readers another beautifully rendered picture book full of whimsy, heart and delight. Full review >

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