Clarion Books - But there’s no room for a garden in the city. Or is there? mae’s story, gorgeously illustrated in watercolor, is a celebration of friendship, resilience in the face of change, and the magic of the natural world. She’ll miss the apple trees, the daffodils, and chasing butterflies in the wavy grass. A 2018 new york times and new york public library best Illustrated Picture Book When Mae’s family moves to a new home, she wishes she could bring her garden with her.

A House That Once Was

Roaring Brook Press - A new york times best illustrated book!a boston globe best children's Book of 2018“Accompanied by Lane's evocative art that suggests layers of history, Fogliano's story turns this childhood scenario into a radiant poem about the mysteries of other people and the wonderfulness of home. New york timesdeep in the woodsis a housejust a housethat once wasbut now isn’t a home.

Who lived in that house? who walked down its hallways? why did they leave it, and where did they go?Two children set off to find the answers by piecing together clues found, books left behind, forgotten photos, creating their own vision of those who came before, and discarded toys, in this deeply moving tale of imagination by Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Award–winning illustrator Lane Smith.

Ayobami and the Names of the Animals

Cuento de Luz - Winner at the 2018 new york times/new york public Library Best Illustrated Children’s BooksAyobami is an African girl who dreams of going to school. This is a tale about the importance of education, the difficulties that many children have to overcome to go to school, and the perseverance and enthusiasm of those who want to learn.

Guided reading level: n, lexile level: 550L Don't miss the booktrailer! Read the first pages:. After war comes to an end, she can finally return to the schoolhouse. Armed only with a piece of paper and a worn-out pencil, she embarks on a hazardous journey to fulfil her unweaving desire to learn and write.

Ayobami and the Names of the Animals - But in order to do so, she has to take a dangerous path through the jungle.

Run Wild

Viking Books for Young Readers - Get back to nature in this gorgeous sunlit filled book that celebrates the joy of being outdoors. Hey, you! sky's blue!" a girl shouts as she runs by the window of a boy bent over his digital device. Filled with the pleasures of being alive in the natural world, Run Wild is an exquisite and kid-friendly reminder of how wonderful life can be beyond doors and screens.

Intrigued, and into a world of sunshine, the boy runs out after her, leaving his shoes and phone behind, dewey grass, and warm sand.

The Forest

Enchanted Lion Books - He is a journalist for the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Violeta lópiz is an illustrator from the Spanish island of Ibiza. Here, embossing, sensory experience and the textures of the material world are rendered through die-cuts, cutouts, and two gatefolds. A beautifully considered work. Riccardo bozzi was born in Milan in 1966.

Vidali enjoys botanical gardens and spends his spare time building kites that rarely fly. A lyrical book about the adventure of life, The Forest is also a magnificent visual work, both painterly and a technical feat of paper engineering. Her beautifully textured work is filled with personality and playfulness.

The Forest - Valerio vidali is an Italian illustrator based in Berlin.

Our Car

Roaring Brook Press - There's nothing better than taking a drive in Dad's car. Join our protagonist and his dad as they go to the carwash, his dad, are tickled by the wind, drive through a rainstorm, and more in this bold and sweet story of a boy, and their car. From graphic artist Jan Bajtlik comes a vibrant and simple tale with surprising heart.

She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein

Knopf Books for Young Readers - The next day was the deadline that her friend, the poet Lord Byron, had set for writing the best ghost story. He was a monster. This fascinating story gives readers insight into the tale behind one of the world's most celebrated novels and the creation of an indelible figure that is recognizable to readers of all ages.

Eye-catching artwork and engaging storytelling give this biography of a fascinating woman even more appeal. Booklist. She longed to follow the path her own mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, had started down, but young Mary Shelley had yet to be inspired. As the night wore on, Mary grew more anxious. But as she drifted off to sleep, she dreamed of a man that was not a man.

She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein - A 2018 new york times/new york public library best illustrated Children's Books On the bicentennial of Frankenstein, join Mary Shelley on the night she created the most frightening monster the world has ever seen. On a stormy night two hundred years ago, a young woman sat in a dark house and dreamed of her life as a writer.

After much talk of science and the secrets of life, Mary had gone to bed exhausted and frustrated that nothing she could think of was scary enough.


Neal Porter Books - But together, they found an unexpected, unbelievable place: the public library. A parallel spanish-language edition, Soñadores, is also available. A 2019 boston globe - horn book honor recipientan anna dewdney read together honor bookan instant new York Times bestseller, Shelf Awareness, with seven starred reviewsNamed a Best Book of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Salon.

Com-- and many more!a junior library guild selectionA Eureka! Nonfiction HonoreeA Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon title. And her stories. Also included are a brief autobiographical essay about Yuyi's own experience, textures, and a description of the beautiful images, a list of books that inspired her and still do, and mementos she used to create this book.

Dreamers - It's a story about family. Yuyi and her son kelly's passage was not easy, and Yuyi spoke no English whatsoever at the time. Caldecott honor artist and six-time Pura Belpré winner Yuyi Morales's gorgeous picture book Dreamers is about making a home in a new place. And it's a story to remind us that we are all dreamers, bringing our own gifts wherever we roam.

She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed. She brought her strength, her work, her passion, her hopes and dreams. Beautiful and powerful at any time but given particular urgency as the status of our own Dreamers becomes uncertain, this is a story that is both topical and timeless.

The Visitor

Gecko Press - So she never went out, night or day. Elise has a visitor who will change everything. The unique artwork has a doll's house appeal. And then there comes a knock at the door. Elise was frightened―of spiders, people, even trees. A new york times best Illustrated Children's Book! The visitor is a story about friendship and shyness that plays out in a mini theatre, as a child unwittingly brings light and color―literally―into a lonely person's life.

Damm creates a diorama from cardboard and photographs the scenes, giving the illustrations a special luminosity and depth. One day a strange thing flies in through the window and lands at her feet.

The Funeral

Groundwood Books - She is looking forward to playing with her favorite cousin, Ray, but when she arrives at the church, she is confronted with rituals and ideas that have never occurred to her before. While not all questions can be answered, when the day is over Norma is certain of one thing ― Uncle Frank would have enjoyed his funeral.

This sensitive and life-affirming story will lead young readers to ask their own questions about life, death and how we remember those who have gone before us. Norma and her parents are going to her great-uncle Frank’s funeral, and Norma is more excited than sad.


Chronicle Books - Here she takes readers on another journey into an unexpected world. Delicate drawings transform from grays to vivid color as a curious child goes through a mysterious door and discovers that open-mindedness is the key to adventure and friendship. A new york times editors' choice book!>"this remarkable wordless picture book bursts with buoyant energy as a boy finds the key to a long-unopened door and makes his way from drabness to a joyful, magical land.

The new york times book reviewwhat's on the other side of the door? There's only one way to find out: You'll have to go through it. Jihyeon lee's debut book, Pool, was lauded as a wordless masterpiece.