Friday, January 8, 2016

Our Top Picture Books of 2015

For the past 3 days, my 7th grade students have been furiously discussing the their favorite picture books as we get ready for the Caldecott awards.  While we have not voted for our top 3 yet, I thought it would be worthwhile to share our all of our favorite picture books from 2015.  What I love the most is the care that the students are putting into their conversations surrounding their selection, looking beyond the "What a great story!" and really searching for picture books that will leave a long lasting impression instead.  Note, some of these are sadly ineligible for the award since the illustrator does not reside in the US, nor are they a citizen.  So if you are looking to boost your picture book collection, start with some of these incredible books.
I Don't Like Koala - Story by Sean Ferrell, Art by Charles Santoso
The Night World - Story and Art by Mordicai Gerstein
I cannot wait to see which books are in the top!

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