Best Picture Books of 2013 About Family & Friends [SHOWING SLIDE 9 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.

HERE I AM by Patti Kim
Kirkus Star
by Patti Kim, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez

"Sánchez has captured a kaleidoscope of emotion and powerful sensations in a way children will grasp completely. It's The Arrival for younger readers. (Graphic novel. 5-10)"
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