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Best Picture Books of 2017 from HUFFINGTON POST

December 11, 2017

Huffington Post has released its list of Best Picture Books for 2017. The categories remind me of the Oscars: Best Adventure, Best Family, Best Design, Best Concept. Without further ado, here are the winners:

 

  1. You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith, ill. Danielle Daniel 

  2. Most Charming: Crown: An Ode to a Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, ill. Gordon C. James 

  3. Best Surprise: After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat 

  4. Best Family: A Different Pond by Bao Phi, ill. Thi Bui  

  5. Best Adventure: Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin 

  6. Best History: Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton, ill. Victo Ngai  

  7. Funniest: Be Quiet! by Ryan Higgins ( I love Ryan Higgins :-)

  8. Most Clever: A Perfect Day by Lane Smith 

  9. Best On Creativity: Lines by Suzy Lee

  10. Best Concept: Round by Joyce Sidman, ill. Taeeun Yoo 

  11. Best (Auto)Biography: Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai, ill. Kerascoët 

  12. Most Beautiful: Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz, ill. Sydney Smith

  13. Best Nature/Environment: Grand Canyon by Jason Chin 

  14. Best Read Aloud: The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy, ill. Eugene Yelchin

  15. Most Exuberant/Fun: When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano, ill. Christian Robinson

  16. Most Powerful: Yo Soy Muslim: A Father’s Letter to His Daughter by Mark Gonzales, ill. Mehrdokht Amini

  17. Best Friendship/Kindness: Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell 

  18. Best Design: What Does Baby Want? by Tupera Tupera 

  19. Best Friendship/Kindness: Best Bedtime: Now by Antoinette Portis

  20. Best Design: What Does Baby Want? by Tupera Tupera 

 

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