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Best Picture Books of 2020 That Celebrate Family

  • CHILDREN'S

    UNCLE BOBBY'S WEDDING

    MAY 5, 2020

CHILDREN'S

UNCLE BOBBY'S WEDDING

by Sarah S. Brannen ; illustrated by Lucia Soto

A joyous, heartwarming, sweet—and essential—update. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    A STOPWATCH FROM GRAMPA

    APRIL 7, 2020

CHILDREN'S

A STOPWATCH FROM GRAMPA

by Loretta Garbutt ; illustrated by Carmen Mok

An excellent and understated portrayal of grief from a child’s perspective Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WEEKEND DAD

    MAY 1, 2020

CHILDREN'S

WEEKEND DAD

by Naseem Hrab ; illustrated by Frank Viva

Unsparingly compassionate; an excellent addition to the collection of books about separation and divorce. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    ‘OHANA MEANS FAMILY

    FEB. 4, 2020

CHILDREN'S

‘OHANA MEANS FAMILY

by Ilima Loomis ; illustrated by Kenard Pak

An incredible book to share with every member of your ‘ohana. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    RITU WEDS CHANDNI

    DEC. 1, 2020

CHILDREN'S

RITU WEDS CHANDNI

by Ameya Narvankar ; illustrated by Ameya Narvankar

Simultaneously confronts homophobia and celebrates child-powered change in Hindu communities: a delight. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE OLD TRUCK

    JAN. 7, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE OLD TRUCK

by Jerome Pumphrey & Jarrett Pumphrey ; illustrated by Jerome Pumphrey & Jarrett Pumphrey

As the old truck stays with its family, this charming book will stay with readers. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE PAPER KINGDOM

    FEB. 18, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE PAPER KINGDOM

by Helena Ku Rhee ; illustrated by Pascal Campion

A beautiful, must-read tribute to hardworking families and the magic they create. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    I TALK LIKE A RIVER

    SEPT. 1, 2020

CHILDREN'S

I TALK LIKE A RIVER

by Jordan Scott ; illustrated by Sydney Smith

An astounding articulation of both what it feels like to be different and how to make peace with it. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BLUE HOUSE

    AUG. 11, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE BLUE HOUSE

by Phoebe Wahl ; illustrated by Phoebe Wahl

An absolute treasure for anyone who has ever moved. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    NANA AKUA GOES TO SCHOOL

    JUNE 16, 2020

CHILDREN'S

NANA AKUA GOES TO SCHOOL

by Patricia Elam Walker ; illustrated by April Harrison

A wonderful springboard for cross-cultural understanding conveyed through deeply symbolic art. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SATURDAYS ARE FOR STELLA

    AUG. 11, 2020

CHILDREN'S

SATURDAYS ARE FOR STELLA

by Candy Wellins ; illustrated by Charlie Eve Ryan

A beautiful story of remembering the departed by passing on traditions. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING

    OCT. 6, 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    MY DAY WITH GONG GONG

    SEPT. 8, 2020

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