Best Picture Books of 2013 About Family & Friends [SHOWING SLIDE 4 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.

GRANDMA AND THE GREAT GOURD by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
retold by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters

"This fresh new version will soon have young listeners and readers telling the story themselves. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
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