BEST PICTURE BOOKS OF 2013 ABOUT FAMILY & FRIENDS [SHOWING SLIDE 3 OF 15]

Children's early relationships with first family and then friends are some of the most important—and sometimes the thorniest—of their lives. Picture books can help children reinforce those bonds and negotiate them when times are hard. We're pleased, therefore, to put forward some of the best picture books of 2013 that center on these critical ties.

Kirkus Star
by Kelly Cunnane, illustrated by Hoda Hadadi

"Poetic language, attractive illustrations and a positive message about Islam, without any didacticism: a wonderful combination. (Picture book. 5-7)"
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