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Picture Books 2018

A list of MPL Youth Services Librarians' favorite recent Picture Books

Cover of We're All Wonders
R.J.
Palacio
Knopf
2017

This adaptation of the bestselling book (and movie!) will inspire the youngest of readers.

Cover of Malala's Magic Pencil
Malala
Tousafzai
Kerascoet
Little Brown
2017

Education activist Malala's story told in a beautiful picture book format.

Cover of The Legend of Rock Paper S
Drew
Daywalt
Adam Rex
Balzer + Bray
2017

The origin story of this age-old game is finally told in this hilarious and colorful picture book.

Cover of Be Quiet!
Ryan T.
Higgins
Disney-Hyperion
2017

All Rupert the mouse wants is to star in a beautiful picture books with no words. But the other mice won't. stop. talking.

Cover of I Am (Not) Scared
Anna
Kang
Christopher Weyant
Two Lions
2017

Two bears face down a roller-coaster and learn that being scared can sometimes be fun.

Cover of Hello Goodbye Dog
Maria
Gianferrari
Patrice Barton
Roaring Brook
2017

Zara's devoted pup, Moose, is determined to follow her to school. The two come up with a way to be together all day.

Cover of A Greyhound, A Groundhog
Emily
Jenkins
Chris Appelhans
Schwartz & Wade
2017

Inventive wordplay and top notch rhyming meter make this simple book an addicting read.

Cover of After the Fall
Dan
Santat
Roaring Brook
2017

Humpty Dumpty did eventually get back up... but then what?

Cover of I Am Jim Henson
Brad
Meltzer
Chris Eliopoulous
Dial
2017

A lively biography of Muppet creator Jim Henson for the youngest of readers .

Cover of The Thing Lou Couldn't Do
Ashley
Spires
Kids Can Press
2017

Lou's friends want to play in the treetops, but Lou can't climb. A sweet, fun book about friendship, trying, and failing.