2016 — Where to begin?

I’ve been scanning the “best of” lists for 2016, looking for books I might have missed and wondering if my own instincts were right about some of what I read.  Just to keep track, I’ve pulled together my own.  See what you think.  Today?  Picture books…

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Barnacle is Bored by Jonathan Fenske

They All Saw A Cat, Brendan Wenzel

If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

Also An Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Benji Davies

The Friend Ship by Kat Yeh and Chuck Groenink

Little Red by Bethan Woolvin

King Baby by Kate Beaton

School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex & Christian Robinson

Ideas are All Around  by Philip C. Stead

I Am A Story – Dan Yaccarino

A Child of Books – Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards and G. Brian Karas

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas and Erin E. Stead

Teacup by Rebecca Young and Matt Ottley

The Journey by Francesca Sanna

Follow the Moon Home:  A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson and Meilo So

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe

Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, A Life in Nature by Cindy Jensen-Elliot and Christy Hale

Mr. Matisse and His Cutouts by Annemarie van Haeringen

Cloth Lullaby by Amy Novesky and Isabelle Arsenault

Maybe Something Beautiful:  How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy

Let Your Voice Be Heard:  The Life and Times of Pete Seeger by Anita Silvey

The Secret Subway by Shana Corey and Red Nose Studio

Esquivel! Space Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood and Duncan Tonatiuh

Preaching to the Chickens: the story of the young John Lewis by Jabari Asim

The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring:  The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation by Gilbert Ford

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas by Gwendolyn Hooks and Colin Bootman

Miss Paul and the President, Dean Robbins and Nancy Zhang

Ada Lovelace:  Poet of Science by Diane Stanley and Jessie Hartland.

I am Jane Goodall by Brad Meltzer & Christopher Eliopoulos

Animals by the Numbers:  a book of animal infographics by Steve Jenkins

 

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