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Cover Reveal: Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life

Choosing Kindness: Picture Books to Read Aloud

Photos Tell the Story

Good Rosie by DiCamillo | SLJ Review

Picture Books from Madeleine L'Engle, Jane Yolen, & More | July 2018 Xpress Reviews

Imagine! by Raúl Colón | SLJ Review

Bowwow Powwow by Brenda J. Child | SLJ Review

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets by Hena Khan | SLJ Review

When the Cousins Came by Katie Yamasaki | SLJ Review

Drawn Together by Minh Lê | SLJ Review

Great Books: Summer Adventures

The Turtle Ship by Helena Ku | SLJ Review

New Shoes by Chris Raschka | SLJ Review

The Itchy Book! by Mo Willems & LeUyen Pham | SLJ Review


That's MY Blanket, Baby!

Bella's special blanket has become "sparkly, muddy, painty, smelly" from their adventures together...

Wolfie Paints the Town

Readers get a tour of Little Wood, "the tiniest town around," during which they meet the all-animal citizenry, including Mayor Owl and local artist Wolfie...

Little Iffy Learns To Fly

Little Iffy, a young griffin, prefers to be "down" on the ground rather than "up" in the sky...

Yuyi Morales Has an Immigration Story to Tell, Her Own | SLJ Day of Dialog 2018

Forever or a Day by Sarah Jacoby | SLJ Review

Vernon Is On His Way by Philip C. Stead | SLJ Review

6 Picture Books: Castles in the Sand | SLJ Spotlight

The Rough Patch by Brian Lies | SLJ Review

A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano | SLJ Review

Fox & Chick by Sergio Ruzzier | SLJ Review

Picture Book Police Officers

With My Hands: Poems About Making Things

Pip & Pup by Eugene Yelchin | SLJ Review


Great Books: Things That Go!

20 Books for Young Readers To Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month & Year-Round

20 Picture Books About Empowerment, Friendship, & More | May 2018 Xpress Reviews

Aquarium by Cynthia Alonso | SLJ Review

A Busy Creature’s Day Eating by Mo Willems | SLJ Review

Fall in Line, Holden! by Daniel W. Vandever | SLJ Review

Bear and Wolf by Daniel Salmieri | SLJ Review

Geraldine by Elizabeth Lilly | SLJ Review

Review of the Day: A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano, ill. Lane Smith

A Stone for Sascha by Aaron Becker | SLJ Review


Every Day Is Earth Day | Books to Celebrate

A Place to Start a Family: Poems About Creatures That Build

Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh | SLJ Review

Square by Mac Barnett | SLJ Review

Picture Books: A Bunny's "Staycation" and a Big Brother Dinosaur | April 2018 Xpress Reviews

Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal | SLJ Review

Review of the Day: It’s Springtime, Mr. Squirrel! by Sebastian Meschenmoser


Pignic by Matt Phelan | SLJ Review

2018 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award: La Princesa and the Pea

Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love | SLJ Review

Yo, Bro! Hey, Sis! Sibling Picture Books | SLJ Spotlight

A Most Unusual Day by Sydra Mallery | SLJ Review

The Word Collector

Ocean Meets Sky by Terry & Eric Fan | SLJ Review

New Picture Books from Dav Pilkey, Ellie Sandall, & More | March 2018 Xpress Reviews


The Field

The place: a verdant Caribbean islandscape...

Never Too Old: Embracing Picture Books To Teach Older Students

Black Bird Yellow Sun by Steve Light | SLJ Review

I Got It! by David Wiesner | SLJ Review

They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki | SLJ Review

Islandborn/Lola by Junot Díaz | SLJ Review

Picture Books: Pioneer Tales, Princess Tresses, and Tantrums | February 2018 Xpress Reviews

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

The Funeral by Matt James | SLJ Review

Momma, Did You Hear the News? by Sanya Whittaker Gragg | SLJ Review

Celebrate Black History Month Every Month with Picture Books

On the Other Side of the Garden by Jairo Buitrago | SLJ Review

Review of the Day: Hazelnut Days by Emmanuel Bourdier, ill. ZAÜ


The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell: Based on the Childhood of a Great American Artist

Though Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) "never had an art lesson," as Fleming quotes in her opening author's note, he became a celebrated artist renowned for shadow boxes of carefully curated and assembled objects...

Picture Books in the Dorm Room?

Floaty by John Himmelman | SLJ Review

Love by Matt de la Peña | SLJ Review


Review of the Day: Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Honey by David Ezra Stein | SLJ Review

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall | SLJ Review


This Is the Nest That Robin Built

A handsome choice to welcome spring and new life that will read aloud well with a group or in an intimate setting.

Trio: The Tale of a Three-legged Cat

A sweet and fun farm story for storytimes and early independent reading.

I Am Enough

Teachers and librarians who tend to the self-esteem of young girls may wish to consider this title to introduce concepts and spark discussion.

Bad Call

An engaging thriller that will find a strong readership. A solid first purchase.


This brilliant homage to the classic will enamor fans of the original and intrigue newcomers. A strong choice for graphic novel collections.

The Fantastic Body: What Makes You Tick & How You Get Sick

A fresh perspective on health and wellness and a useful resource or browsing selection for nonfiction collections.

Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama's Inspiring and Historic Presidency

A powerful and intimate photo diary of President Obama that will empower onlookers to "be their best and do their best."

The Three Little Pugs

Purchase where fairy tale variations are in demand. Otherwise, an additional purchase.

When I Was a Dinosaur

An appealingly illustrated dinosaur adventure book with a short text. A supplementary addition where concise dinosaur books are in high demand.

Cool Cat Versus Top Dog

An exciting choice for children who are fans of car races and readers who have outgrown Penny Dale's Dinosaur Zoom.

Mommy, Baby, and Me

With expressive illustrations and a narrative told from the canine's point of view, this book has plenty of read-aloud appeal. A worthwhile addition to picture book collections.

Little Mouse's Big Breakfast

The straightforward text and bright illustrations will hold the attention of preschoolers, while older kids will enjoy the fun food alliterations and the hint of another adventure in the last line of the story.

Bizarre Space: A Kid's Guide to Our Strange, Unusual Universe

This funny yet informative title would be a useful addition to any collection serving space enthusiasts.

The Pie Contest: A Story with a Recipe

The stilted and uninspired writing does little to make the story or the characters' interactions interesting or engaging. Not recommended.

This Is It

This well-crafted book celebrates the joy of dance and shows a girl gaining confidence in herself—an important message for all children. Recommended for purchase for all picture book collections.

The Town of Turtle

Elegant language, childlike logic, and enthralling art invite readers into a marvelous community.

Love, Mama

A poignant and high-quality picture book for special collections dealing with separation anxiety and a must for public and school libraries.


As a read-aloud, it is unlikely to hold the interest of a group, and the target audience age seems unclear. For animal-themed silly suspense stories, Jan Thomas takes the cake.

Be Brave, Little Penguin

A welcome addition to the wealth of stories for young children on overcoming fears. The pleasant rhyme scheme makes it an excellent storytime or classroom read-aloud.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car

A unique twist on a pleasantly familiar tune and an appealing bedtime read-aloud, especially for vehicle lovers.

The Best Tailor in Pinbauê

Pair this engaging read-aloud with Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House and Jane Yolen's Letting Swift River Go to spark needed discussions on ecojustice.

Los secretos de Alba

Recommended for libraries with a Spanish-language collection for young adults.

The Bronze Dog: Stories of the Chinese Zodiac, A Story in English and Chinese

: This book would be a strong addition to any folktale collection or bilingual collection.

Hello, Door

The mischievous character and his comeuppance can be used to spark conversation with children. They will love to pore over the fun and energetic cartoon artwork.

Rabbit Moon

A calming and refreshing bedtime selection that explores themes of friendship, imagination, and exploration.

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