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Best Picture Books of 2015 for Animal Lovers

  • 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

    THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY

    JUNE 30, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY

by Kate Beaton ; illustrated by Kate Beaton

Instead of breaking bones, this warrior princess breaks the mold—and Beaton is in a class of her own. 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

    WHALE TRAILS, BEFORE AND NOW

    JAN. 13, 2015

CHILDREN'S

WHALE TRAILS, BEFORE AND NOW

by Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas

This inventive look at maritime history has significant modern child appeal. 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

    BOATS FOR PAPA

    JUNE 30, 2015

CHILDREN'S

BOATS FOR PAPA

by Jessixa Bagley ; illustrated by Jessixa Bagley

Heartbreaking and hopeful, innocent and wise, a gentle story about healing and finding connection—both in the past and... 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 >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BEAR REPORT

    OCT. 6, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE BEAR REPORT

by Thyra Heder ; illustrated by Thyra Heder

Gorgeous to look at and a tummy tickler to read, this is a very fine book indeed. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MOTHER BRUCE

    NOV. 24, 2015

CHILDREN'S

MOTHER BRUCE

by Ryan T. Higgins ; illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins

Visually beautiful, clever, edgy, and very funny. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE FUN BOOK OF SCARY STUFF

    AUG. 11, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE FUN BOOK OF SCARY STUFF

by Emily Jenkins ; illustrated by Hyewon Yum

Jenkins and Yum perfectly portray the anxiety and false bravado of this delightful cast of characters who ultimately find... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    NIGHT ANIMALS

    JULY 14, 2015

CHILDREN'S

NIGHT ANIMALS

by Gianna Marino ; illustrated by Gianna Marino

A giggle-inducing new gem for the night-fears bookshelf. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    RED SPIDER HERO

    NOV. 12, 2015

CHILDREN'S

RED SPIDER HERO

by John Miller ; illustrated by Giuliano Cucco

Just so, a story that celebrates the dreams of even the smallest of us—the really, really smallest. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    CROW MADE A FRIEND

    SEPT. 15, 2015

CHILDREN'S

CROW MADE A FRIEND

by Margaret Peot ; illustrated by Margaret Peot

A brightly illustrated story perfect for the very beginner reader. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    LIZARD FROM THE PARK

    SEPT. 8, 2015

CHILDREN'S

LIZARD FROM THE PARK

by Mark Pett ; illustrated by Mark Pett

As independent as Max and Ruby, as creative as purple-crayon–wielding Harold, and as dedicated a friend as Charlotte’s... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE GRASSHOPPER & THE ANTS

    APRIL 7, 2015

  • CHILDREN'S

    TWO MICE

    SEPT. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

TWO MICE

by Sergio Ruzzier ; illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier

One story. Two mice. Three cheers. Lots to love. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SONYA'S CHICKENS

    AUG. 11, 2015

CHILDREN'S

SONYA'S CHICKENS

by Phoebe Wahl ; illustrated by Phoebe Wahl

A reassuring story about death in the natural world, thoughtfully designed and illustrated. Full review >

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