Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Picture Books I Want to Read in 2021

 
The Rock from the Sky written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
A New Day written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Dan Santat
The Worm Family Had Its Picture Taken written by Jennifer Frank and illustrated by David Ezra Stein
The Farmer and the Circus written and illustrated by Marla Frazee
Fred Gets Dressed written and illustrated by Peter Brown
Bear is a Bear written by Jonathan Stutzman and illustrated by Dan Santat
Keep the City Going written and illustrated by Brian Floca
Yes & No written and illustrated by Elisha Cooper
Opposites Abstract written and illustrated by Mo Willems
Time for Kenny written and illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Outside, Inside written and illustrated by LeUyen Pham 
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners written by Joanna Ho and illustrated by Dung Ho
Survivor Tree written by Marcie Colleen and illustrated by Aaron Becker
La Selva de Zonia (Zonia's Rainforest) written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
Follow That Frog! written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Matthew Cordell
The Tree in Me written and illustrated by Corinna Luyken
Shy Willow written and illustrated by Cat Min
Milo Imagines the World written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson
 We Shall Overcome written and illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Bear Island written and illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Dreams for a Daughter written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Cat Problems written by Jory John and illustrated by Lane Smith
The Welcome Chair written by Rosemary Wells and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney


I don't want to hear you say that you can't read picture books anymore because your kids are grown. Read them anyway. Everyone knows the best books are picture books. 





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The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful montage of new children's books Deb. I have Zonia - a beautiful Earth Day treasure. Will review it in a bit.

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  2. There are so many picture books that are wonderful, be it because of the text or because of the gorgeous illustrations. I love Ruth Brown and many others whose name I just can't remember now (but I could recognize the covers !). I also remember fondly "The mousehole cat" that I read after I came back from... Mousehole ! I also adore Babette Cole because she makes me laugh and a couple of albums I read to my kids when they were little :)

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    1. Mousehole Cat is a book I found through 1001 Children's Books.

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  3. I 100% agree on continuing to read picture books! I actually have a stack to pick up at the library today -- research for a book I'm writing.

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    1. Happy I'm not the only grownup who loves picture books.

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  4. There are so many gorgeous picture books about.

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  5. Aww, I love picture books. Hope you enjoy all of these. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

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  6. so many pretties. i love picture books too
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  7. Of course you can read them. In fact, I just read one a few days ago!

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  8. I love the artwork on La Selva de Zonia. So beautiful.

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  9. Ooooo I love picture books - Neil Gaiman's The Wolves in the Wall, Abi Elphinstne's Snow Dragon, Maggie O'Farrell's Where Snow Angels Go - there are some gorgeous and funny and clever and heartbreaking ones out there! Great list. These are the books on my Spring TBR list!

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  10. That's a colorful collection. You've got some fun reading ahead of you.

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  11. I hope you get a chance to read them all. Picture books are so much fun!

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  12. I recently saw another post with picture books and between that and this... I think I need to find me some picture books. You are so right. You are never too old and these books all look amazing! I hope you get to and enjoy them all!!

    Here's my post: https://www.nbiblioholic.com/2021/03/ten-books-i-want-to-read-by-end-of-may.html

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  13. I'm now on the hunt for perfect grandma books. Let me know if any of these qualify. Thanks.

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  14. What a lovely idea to choose picture books. They must all be pretty new because I don't know any of them.

    Have fund reading them.

    My TTT.

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    1. They are all books that have been/will be published in 2021.

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    2. Aaaah, that's why I don't know any of them. I'm completely out of the loop. I'll have to read about them. Thanks.

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  15. These all look great! Fred Gets Dressed and Eyes that Kiss in the Corners particularly catch my eye.

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  16. These look fun. I love anything with dogs and cats... :)

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  17. I took a picture book, a counting book from your little free library today and put it in mine. It was Five on the Bed, and it is sooooo good.

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    1. It was a Cybils nominee. So glad you are enjoying it.

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  18. I know I CAN read picture books even though my kids are too old for them, but I DON'T read them. I should! Maybe when I have grandkids I'll read more of them. Enjoy these!

    Happy TTT!

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  19. So many pretty covers here definitely make me want to pick these up and check out the pictures inside. I'm especially drawn to Eyes that Kiss in the Corners and The Tree in Me.

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  20. These look so fun! I'm always on the lookout for books for my cousin's baby girl so I'll keep your list in mind :)

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  21. Picture books are great fun, you are never too old!

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  22. Oh my! This is a treasure-list of picture books and I know I will be adding many of these to my tbr.
    I also have Eyes that Kiss in the corners on my TTT..

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  23. I love picture books now more than when I was a kid!

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