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Picture Books 2019

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

Cover of A Lion Is a Lion
Polly
Dunbar
Candlewick
2018

“Is a lion still a lion if he…” A clever lion uses manners and charm to claim a place at a family’s table. But even in a dapper hat, a lion is a lion...

Cover of Potato Pants!
Laurie
Keller
Holt
2018

A perfectly silly story about a potato and an eggplant who want the same pair of pants.

Cover of Ocean Meets Sky
Terry and Eric
Fan
Simon and Schuester
2018

This beautiful picture book evokes a dream, and gives the reader plenty to look at and imagine.

Cover of They Say Blue
Jillian
Tamaki
Abrams
2018

A playful and philosophical book about how the colors around us can be surprising.

Cover of A Big Mooncake for Little
Grace
Lin
Little, Brown and Co.
2017

The phases of the moon are explored with each nibble of Little Star's mooncake.

Cover of The Book About Nothing
Mike
Bender
Hugh Murphy
Crown
2018

Nothing is always something...

Cover of The Word Collector
Peter
Reynolds
Orchard
2018

"Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. Some people collect art. And Jerome? Jerome collected words . . ."

Cover of Truck Full of Ducks
Ross
Burach
Scholastic
2018

WHO ORDERED THIS TRUCK FULL OF DUCKS? Silliness on every page.

Cover of What If...?
Samantha
Berger
Little, Brown and Co.
2018

Art, beauty, and resilience are celebrated in this dreamy, breathtaking book.

Cover of Hip-Hop Lollipop
Susan
Montanari
Brian Pinkney
Schwartz and Wade
2018

Lollipop bops her way through her bedtime routine.