Best Imported Picture Books of 2013 [SHOWING SLIDE 2 OF 13]

Don't have money in the budget for a round-the-world trip? Among this year's best picture books are some amazing imports. They give readers opportunities to visit a child's neighborhood in the Ivory Coast, an Israeli preschool, the Canadian blueberry barrens and more. Their range of illustration styles will delight and challenge, inviting children to share not only geographic adventures, but aesthetic ones as well.

AKISSI by Marguerite Abouet
Kirkus Star
by Marguerite Abouet, illustrated by Mathieu Sapin, translated by J. Taboy

"Strong stomachs are a prerequisite. Even the strongest will be left both queasy and sore from laughter. (Graphic short stories. 7-10)"
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