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Title: Picture book recommendations?
Post by: yaara-c on August 11, 2021, 11:17 PM
Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a new stack of picture books for reference (I live too far away from English libraries or bookshops) and would love to get some recommendations for your favorite picture books, preferably from the past few years, not too old.

Thank you for your help!
Y.

Title: Re: Picture book recommendations?
Post by: dewsanddamps on August 12, 2021, 09:03 AM
I love Dev Petty's I Don't Want to Be a Frog.
Title: Re: Picture book recommendations?
Post by: yaara-c on August 12, 2021, 10:02 AM
Thank you dewsanddamps! I'll add it to my list.
Title: Re: Picture book recommendations?
Post by: JodyJS on August 12, 2021, 11:18 AM
Dashka Slater's books
Tammi Sauer's books
Nancy Paulsen's books
Neal Porter's books
Candlewick's books
Title: Re: Picture book recommendations?
Post by: yaara-c on August 12, 2021, 11:57 AM
Thank you Jody!
Will check them out.
Title: Re: Picture book recommendations?
Post by: andi-chitty on August 12, 2021, 01:32 PM
I just read "Rissy, No Kissies!" (written by Katey Howes, and illustrated by Jess Engle) for the first time this morning, and absolutely loved it! If you like rhyming texts, I highly recommend it :)
Title: Re: Picture book recommendations?
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on August 12, 2021, 09:36 PM
If you want humor, I love Ame Dykman. (I hope I'm spelling that right.)
Title: Re: Picture book recommendations?
Post by: yaara-c on August 12, 2021, 09:39 PM
Thank you Andrea and Debbie!
Title: Re: Picture book recommendations?
Post by: Vijaya on August 13, 2021, 07:18 AM
Recent favorites include PBs by Tammi Sauer, Nicola Davies, Yuyi Morales, Salina Yoon, Lita Judge, Linda Ashman, Kevan Atteberry and so many more. How fun you're going shopping! Enjoy!
Title: Re: Picture book recommendations?
Post by: StephCampisi on August 13, 2021, 07:46 AM
Some recent favourites:

William & the Missing Masterpiece
The Sound of Silence
Charlotte and the Rock
The Scarecrow
Quiet Down, Loud Town!
Turtle in a Tree

Also anything from Flying Eye Books - everything they do is gorgeous! - along with Barefoot Books, Familius and Chronicle. :)

And, you know, my books ;)
Title: Re: Picture book recommendations?
Post by: yaara-c on August 13, 2021, 10:48 AM
Thank you Vijaya and Steph for all the suggestions!
By the way I am surprised there isn't a topic or a section dedicated to recommendations already? Or maybe it's somewhere and I just couldn't find it?
Title: Re: Picture book recommendations?
Post by: HaroldU on August 21, 2021, 03:38 PM
Have you been through the ALA Notable Books for the past few years? I assume you've checked out the Caldecott Medal and Honor Books?
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Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on August 30, 2021, 07:21 PM
Hi Yaara. You've received tons of great suggestions. I hope you've discovered some amazing picture books!

I share a monthly list of new picture books and what I like/love about them in addition to a photo of their cover and the book blurb.

You can also enter to win critiques and Zoom chats (unfortunately, the book giveaways are US only because postage is so expensive).

Here's the August PB Buzz: https://mindyalyseweiss.com/pb-buzz-giveaways-august-2021/

And here's a link to all my monthly PB Buzz lists: https://mindyalyseweiss.com/pb-buzz/
Title: Re: Picture book recommendations?
Post by: yaara-c on August 30, 2021, 09:46 PM
Thank you so much Harold and Mindy for your great suggestions!
Mindy, I'll definitely take a look at your links, sounds great. Thanks!