• New Picture Books Released March 2021 - great new picture book releases
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    New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: March 2021

    March is another great month for new picture book releases! I have enjoyed making these monthly lists again this year. In case you missed it, you can see the picture books I have been excited to read with my kids from previous months: New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: January 2021 New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: February 2021 And if you have kids that read middle grade (or are an adult that reads middle grade, I am!) here are some new releases for middle grade books as well. If you know of any good books being published this year I would love it if you…

  • The Best Picture Books of 2020 - the best picture books for kids published in 2020
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    The Best Picture Books Published in 2020

    It’s time for one of my favorite book lists of the year: The Best Picture Books Published in 2020! Well, okay, this is my first time every writing this particular post but I’ve made lists for the past number of years and it’s a fun annual one to write. In case you are curious, here are are favorites from previous years: The Best Picture Books of 2016 The Best Picture Books of 2017 The Best Picture Books of 2018 The Best Picture Books of 2019     I also like to do a mid-year version of this post, here’s The Best Picture Books of 2020 (so far) from a few…

  • 2021 New Picture Book Releases - great sounding picture books that are being released February 2021
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    New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: February 2021

    I’m excited to share a list of books that are coming out in February that sound really good! In case you missed it, I recently shared a post that had January’s new picture book releases as well as middle grade novels that are being released in the first few months of 2021. Once again, I’ve spent quite a bit of time sifting through picture books that are being released and I think I’ve found some really good winners! Obviously, I haven’t actually been able to read these books yet so I can’t promise they are going to be amazing but I hope so. I hope to read as many of…

  • January 2021 New Picture Book Releases - Anticipated Picture Book Releases we are excited about!
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    New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: January 2021

    Last week I shared a list of middle grade books coming at in the first few months of the year and this week I thought I would share some new picture book releases that sound really good. Originally I was going to make this list include picture books that were coming out January through to March but I got started with the list and realized there were enough good sounding books to make separate monthly lists! I actually did this a few years ago and so I guess this year I am bringing back the monthly picture book releases lists. I’ve spent quite a bit of time sifting through picture…

  • The Best Picture Books of 2020 - so far! Great picture books to read with kids
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    The Best Picture Books of 2020 (so far)

    I feel like we are behind in our picture book reading this year. I blame it (mostly) on the fact that the libraries were closed for a few months. But now that our library is back up and running we are taking full advantage of it again. (If you are curious, you can see inside a few of the books from our library hauls here.)   These are the best picture books that have been published in 2020 that we have read so far. We’ve got a lot more that came out this year that we want to read yet so like most years I plan on doing this round…

  • Classic Picture Books that are still good today - a list of classic picture books that have stood the test of time
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    14 Classic Picture Books That Have Stood The Test of Time

    There are some picture books that have just proven themselves over and over again. Of course, everyone has a slightly different opinion on which books are actually good classic picture books. Truthfully, my kids even have different opinions than me (if they had made this list Curious George would have been included). When trying to decide the criteria for what made a picture book a classic I decided to go will anything published in 1986 (the year of my birth) or before that. I think that makes me a classic in this definition. That’s one way to feel old. Next week I plan on coming back with a list of what…