Staff Faves 2022: Kids Picture Books
Every year we ask our staff across the library system for their favorite books published in a given year. Enjoy these picture book staff favorites - some with comments from staff, and others with annotations from professional review sources, such as Kirkus, Booklist, and School Library Journal. (Created Nov. 2022)
Can Sophie Change the World?
"A gentle picture book on the power of kindness." [Booklist]
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"A beautiful retelling of an Indigenous Hawaiian legend, by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (of "Kumu Hina" fame), this multilingual picture book celebrates Hawaiian culture, language, and māhū (non-binary) people." -Bean
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I'm A Unicorn
"Incredibly adorable! Also, rainbow poop!" -Kara
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Emile and the Field
"..a field overrun with wildflowers... is [Emile's] favorite haunt, where he and his little black dog spend countless hours undisturbed, daydreaming and communing with blossoms and insects. A charming exploration of children’s special relationship with nature.' [Kirkus Reviews]
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Some Questions About Trees
*LOCAL AUTHOR* "An inquisitive child's arboreal musings drive this whimsical picture book, narrated entirely via questions whose answers are hinted at visually." [Publishers Weekly]
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