If you follow my blog, you have a sense of the kid’s books I am eager to share. Taking a look back at the tremendous and wonderful titles that debuted in 2015, I’d like to highlight a few.
- Funniest by far was “Mother Bruce” followed by “Wolfie the Bunny” and “Gaston.” Clever and humorous, they provide instructive tales.
- Sweetest picture book was “Waiting.” Enough said.
- Most stunning picture books were “Story of Snowflake and Inkdrop” and “How to Draw a Dragon.” Exquisitely illustrated!
- Best wordless books were “Draw!,” “The Girl and the Bicycle” and “Sidewalk Flowers.” These original books offer so much to stimulate discussion.
- Most helpful book for parents and caregivers: “The Goodbye Book.” This is an exceptional sensitive and honest book dealing with death.
- Enlightened stories. “Lenny and Lucy” approaches the uneasiness of moving and overcoming fear and worry. “Last Stop on Market Street” is a stunning book. It’s a tale of cross-generational bonding and finding beauty in what you have. “The Snow Rabbit” is a gorgeous, wordless tale revealing two sisters, one in a wheelchair, and a rabbit who they rescue and befriend, who in turn, saves them.
Stay tuned for 2016 outstanding picture books.