Best Picture Books of 2016

Each year, I do the difficult work of selecting the very best picture books. These books are outstanding in both prose and illustrations. Without further ado, here are my top picks for the best picture books published in 2016. A Bike Like Sergio’s written by Maribeth Boelts; illustrated by Noah Z. Jones Ruben, the oldest child of four kids, wants a bike like his friend Sergio’s. One day, a woman at the grocery store drops a hundred dollar bill and Sergio {Read More}

Best Children’s Books about Albert Einstein

Mathematician Albert Einstein was anything but ordinary. In fact, he began his life with a number of people questioning his intelligence. As such, his story can serve as an inspiration to young children who dance to a different drum. These stories also encourage kids to appreciate the wonders of math. Below are our top picks for picture books about Albert Einstein (listed in alphabetical order). Albie’s First Word written by Jacqueline Tourville; illustrated by Wynne Evans Although it is unknown what Albert Einstein’s first word was, {Read More}

Best Children’s Books About Animals

There are thousands of picture books about animals so this was a very hard category to pare down to only the best. The following titles are worthy of that distinction. Below are our top picks for books that feature animals in all their beauty and diversity (listed in alphabetical order). All the Awake Animals are almost asleep written by Crescent Dragonwagon; illustrated by David McPhail A mother tucks in her “not sleepy” son with a sweet and soothing lullaby. She {Read More}

Best Children’s Book about the Alphabet

Learning the alphabet shouldn’t be a chore! Make it an Awesome, Blissful, and Carefree experience with these Delightful picture books. We are pleased to present the very best children’s books about the alphabet (in – what else? – alphabetical order). ABC A Child’s First Alphabet Book Written and Illustrated by Alison Jay You’ll enjoy the magical process of learning the alphabet in this classic picture book. It has a “vintage” feel, but with unexpected and enchanting illustrations. Available in hardcover or as {Read More}

Best Children’s Books About Cinderella

With the recent release of Disney’s new motion-action film version of Cinderella, little girls everywhere are all aflutter with dreams of glass slippers, courage, and kindness. Let them imagine the story from a variety of perspectives with our picks for the best picture books about Cinderella (in alphabetical order). Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story Written and Illustrated by Tomie dePaola This bilingual book is set in the heart of Mexico and follows the plight of the kind-hearted and beautiful Adelita. The emphasis is {Read More}