Friday, January 1, 2016

2015 Top Picks for Children's Picture Books

Snapshot of Lizzy reading in the park- in December!
This week we're wrapping up 2015. We've enjoyed reading all the books we've reviewed this year, and here are a few of Margo's top picks for children's picture books. Happy reading! ~ F & L

Flora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall

Have you ever been frustrated by a brother or sister and wanted to get rid of them for a little while? If so, you will be able to relate to Flora’s annoyance with her little brother, Crispin...read more

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The Dinosaur Disaster by Matthew McElligott 

Starting at a new school is always exciting, but following along with a group of monstrous students on their first day at The Mad Scientist Academy is sure to be an adventure! read more.

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Miracle Mud by David A. Kelly

This is the true story of how a special mud became the standard by which professional baseballs got prepared for games. Lena Blackburne wanted to play professional baseball...read more.  

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45 comments:

  1. These all sound cute :)

    Happy New Year!

    betty

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    1. Betty- They really are great! Happy New Year! :)

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  2. Thanks for the list! I don't read a lot of picture books now that my kids are grown, and I'm always looking for recommendations to share in a writing class I teach at a local community college. I'll check these out.

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  3. I have one that would like that mad scientist book.

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    1. Lisa- We loved it and hope they do too! :)

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    2. Dianne- You are welcome! Picture books are wonderful. So easy to lose ourselves in the words and picture. Hope you enjoy these! :)

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  4. Flora's adventures look the most delightful to me :) Such fun would it be picking up a picture book again!

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    1. Flora is a lot of fun. The illustrations are beautiful. :)

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  5. Books are the gift which keeps on giving.
    A very happy New Year to you all.

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    1. Elephant's Child- They most certainly do keep on giving. Happy New Year to you too! :)

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  6. Happy New Year! I'll have to check out Flora's Very Windy Day from my library this year. It looks and sounds so good. Hope you have a great reading year girls (:

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    1. Happy New Year, Adriana! We hope you have a great reading year too and that you enjoy Flora's Very Windy Day! :)

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  7. thanks for the recommendations, happy new year!

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    1. You are welcome, Gaby! Happy New Year to you! :)

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  8. Aquela paleta é incrível! ;D

    Adorei o seu top de livros ilustrados!

    Muito obrigada. Te desejo o dobro! Feliz 2016.

    Ótima sexta!

    Beijo! ^^

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    1. Amanda- Thanks for the compliment on the top illustration. :) Wishing you a Happy 2016! :)

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  9. I honestly don't really read picture books anymore but every now and again I read a few while I am babysitting and I think those that rhyme are the most effective in my opinion and I tend to enjoy them too! Which may be why I love Dr. Seuss so much. Love the picks!

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    1. Olivia- Savannah- It is nice to get lost in a picture book. Glad you get to read some while you are babysitting. Dr. Seuss is amazing! :)

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  10. These sound great, I'm going to get Valentina to look over the list and see if there is a book or two that sfe'd like xox Happy New Year ♡

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    1. Launna- Picture books are tons of fun at any age! Hope Valentina finds one she likes. Happy New Year! :)

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  11. They sound really good! Happy New Year to you! :)

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    1. Linda- We loved them! Happy New Year to you, too! :)

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  12. These books sound very interesting! Happy New Year!

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    1. Christine- Thanks! We hope you have a Happy 2016! :)

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  13. Happy New Year! I love the New Year's drawing of you two:)

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    1. Sandra- So glad you love the drawing. Thanks! Happy New Year to you, too! :)

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  14. Thanks for the recommendations! The grandboys are always looking for new reads. :)
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Cate- You are welcome! Enjoy! Happy 2016! :)

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  15. Happy New Year! I think all three of these sound like good books.

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    1. Janet- So glad these sound good to you. Wishing you a Happy 2016! :)

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  16. I would love to read these books and specially Flora's Very Windy Day:) Have a great Sunday!:) Hugs:))

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  17. I have Flora's Very Windy Day on my table and am looking forward to reading it. I will look for the others as well. Thanks for the post.

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  18. Great choices. I love the artistry that goes into picture books. They're so beautiful to look at!

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  19. Those are just the sort of books Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar, likes to read to me.

    I'm going now....

    Gary :)

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  20. Based on the premise, Flora's Very Windy Day sounds like the type of book my children could glean a lot of inspiration from :) I love the Happy New Year drawing too, do you ladies draw these pictures yourselves? I'm curious!

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  21. These books all look great - they make me wish my kids were still young! Happy New Year!

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  22. Hope you had great holidays! Happy New Year!

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  23. They all look adorable. Will have to keep these in mind for my nephew when he gets a little older.

    Happy New Year!

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  24. Those look like some fun reads for kids.

    I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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  25. Happy New Year! The first book looks adorable!

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  26. For some reason we can't reply directly under the rest of the comments. So we are commenting here. :)

    ToTylkoJa- We are glad these look so good to you. We hope you are having a great week!


    Rosi- enjoy Flora's Very Windy Day!

    Stephanie- We agree. The illustrations often tell their own story.

    Kelly- Thanks!


    klahanie- You are lucky to be read such great book by a superstar!

    Claudia- Flora's Very Windy Day could definitely be inspiring. Jess draws the pictures on our blog. She drew the one at the top of the post. Aren't her drawing awesome! ~Stephanie

    Brandi- We loved them!

    Beth- We love falling into picture books. Happy New Year!

    Nas- We did and hope you did too! Happy 2016!

    TBM- Buying books for nieces and nephews is such fun!

    Misha- They are fun reads for sure. Happy 2016!

    Anna- It is great! Happy New Year to you, too!
    ~Stephanie and Jess

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  27. Great choices. I look forward to reading Flora's Very Windy Day soon! Happy 2016, Jess and Stephanie!

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