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Best Picture Books of 2018 That Celebrate the Family

  • CHILDREN'S

    PRINCE & KNIGHT

    MAY 1, 2018

CHILDREN'S

PRINCE & KNIGHT

by Daniel Haack ; illustrated by Stevie Lewis

Victorious—it may even usurp King & King (2001) as the premier queer-friendly fairy tale for this age set. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    CARMELA FULL OF WISHES

    OCT. 9, 2018

CHILDREN'S

CARMELA FULL OF WISHES

by Matt de la Peña ; illustrated by Christian Robinson

It’s another near-perfect slice of life from a duo that has found a way to spotlight underrepresented children without... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    ALL-OF-A-KIND FAMILY HANUKKAH

    SEPT. 11, 2018

CHILDREN'S

ALL-OF-A-KIND FAMILY HANUKKAH

by Emily Jenkins ; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

Share this joyous holiday tale of a Jewish immigrant family all year long. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DRAWN TOGETHER

    JUNE 5, 2018

CHILDREN'S

DRAWN TOGETHER

by Minh Lê ; illustrated by Dan Santat

Lê’s compelling storyline is propelled forward by Santat’s illustrations, each capturing both the universal longing to... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    JULIÁN IS A MERMAID

    MAY 22, 2018

CHILDREN'S

JULIÁN IS A MERMAID

by Jessica Love ; illustrated by Jessica Love

Though it could easily feel preachy, this charmingly subversive tale instead offers a simple yet powerful story of the... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DREAMERS

    SEPT. 4, 2018

  • CHILDREN'S

    WE ARE GRATEFUL

    SEPT. 4, 2018

CHILDREN'S

WE ARE GRATEFUL

by Traci Sorell ; illustrated by Frané Lessac

A gracious, warm, and loving celebration of community and gratitude. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MOMMY'S KHIMAR

    APRIL 3, 2018

CHILDREN'S

MOMMY'S KHIMAR

by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow ; illustrated by Ebony Glenn

With a universal message of love and community, this book offers a beautiful representation of a too-often-overlooked... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DOWN BY THE RIVER

    MARCH 6, 2018

CHILDREN'S

DOWN BY THE RIVER

by Andrew Weiner ; illustrated by April Chu

No tall tale, this book delivers an authentic, heartwarming story with a focus on family and togetherness Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WHEN THE COUSINS CAME

    JULY 3, 2018

CHILDREN'S

WHEN THE COUSINS CAME

by Katie Yamasaki ; illustrated by Katie Yamasaki

A rare find about family featuring a mixed-raced protagonist. Full review >

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