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Best Picture Books of 2014 That Confound Expectations

  • CHILDREN'S

    AVIARY WONDERS INC.

    MARCH 4, 2014

CHILDREN'S

AVIARY WONDERS INC.

by Kate Samworth ; illustrated by Kate Samworth

For children and their bird-watching parents, who will appreciate the clever premise and the message of admiration. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    A POND FULL OF INK

    MARCH 7, 2014

CHILDREN'S

A POND FULL OF INK

by Annie M.G. Schmidt ; illustrated by Sieb Posthuma ; translated by David Colmer

Heartwarming creative genius abounds here, offering visual and aural pleasures aplenty: not to be missed. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    TAKE AWAY THE A

    SEPT. 12, 2014

CHILDREN'S

TAKE AWAY THE A

by Michaël Escoffier ; illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo

Without a doubt, these inventive images are imaginative and engaging—chock full of inspiration for kids to try their own... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    ANY QUESTIONS?

    AUG. 12, 2014

CHILDREN'S

ANY QUESTIONS?

by Marie-Louise Gay ; illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay

A delightful and interactive step into the world of creating engaging picture books for children. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THIS IS A MOOSE

    MAY 6, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THIS IS A MOOSE

by Richard T. Morris ; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

A humorous—make that hysterical—homage to movies and big dreams. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WEDNESDAY

    SEPT. 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

WEDNESDAY

by Anne Bertier ; illustrated by Anne Bertier ; translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick

Bertier presents a marvelous springboard for using formal elements to create individual or collaborative narratives. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

    NOV. 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

by The Brothers Grimm ; illustrated by Sybille Schenker ; translated by Anthea Bell

Schenker’s illustrations and design combine with Bell’s graceful translation to take the breath away. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    RULES OF SUMMER

    APRIL 29, 2014

CHILDREN'S

RULES OF SUMMER

by Shaun Tan ; illustrated by Shaun Tan

Evocative, enthralling and with absolutely astounding artwork so good readers will wish that, like summer, it would last... Full review >

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