Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Books of the Year

Given by Kirkus Reviews

200 Works 11,202 Books 596 Reviews 4.2
Years:
All, 2023 (100), 2022 (100)
WorkYear
Breaking to the Beat! by Linda J. Acevedo
2023
9 Kilometers (Stories from Latin America) by Claudio Aguilera
2023
An American Story by Kwame Alexander
2023
How to Write a Poem by Kwame Alexander
2023
All Aboard the Schooltrain: A Little Story from the Great Migration by Glenda Armand
2023
Desert Jungle by Jeannie Baker
2023
Like Lava In My Veins by Derrick Barnes
2023
How Does Santa Go Down the Chimney? by Mac Barnett
2023
Glitter Everywhere!: Where it Came From, Where It's Found & Where It's Going by Chris Barton
2023
The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker
2023
We Go Way Back: A Book About Life on Earth and How it All Began by Idan Ben-Barak
2023
Stranded!: A Mostly True Story from Iceland by Ævar Þór Benediktsson
2023
The Walk (A Stroll to the Poll) (Abrams Books for Young Readers) by Winsome Bingham
2023
Rock, Rosetta, Rock! Roll, Rosetta, Roll!: Presenting Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock & Roll by Tonya Bolden
2023
Together We Swim by Valerie Bolling
2023
Ancient Night by David Bowles
2023
The Hospital Book by Lisa Brown
2023
Afterward, Everything was Different: A Tale From the Pleistocene (Aldana Libros) by Jairo Buitrago
2023
The Gentle Genius of Trees by Philip Bunting
2023
Greenlight by Breanna Carzoo
2023
What Happened to You? by James Catchpole
2023
We Are Here by Tami Charles
2023
How This Book Got Red by Margaret Chiu Greanias
2023
Ten-Word Tiny Tales by Joseph Coelho
2023
Evergreen by Matthew Cordell
2023
Yoshi, Sea Turtle Genius: A True Story about an Amazing Swimmer by Lynne Cox
2023
Everybody Has a Body by Molli Jackson Ehlert
2023
Friends Beyond Measure by Lalena Fisher
2023
The Green Piano: How Little Me Found Music by Roberta Flack
2023
Penny & Pip by Candace Fleming
2023
At the Drop of a Cat by Elise Fontenaille
2023
The Masjid Kamal Loves by Ashley Franklin
2023
Spanish Is the Language of My Family by Michael Genhart
2023
You and the Bowerbird by Maria Gianferrari
2023
Remembering by Xelena Gonzalez
2023
Desert Queen by Jyoti Rajan Gopal
2023
Something, Someday by Amanda Gorman
2023
The Concrete Garden by Bob Graham
2023
I’m From by Gary R. Gray Jr.
2023
A Walk in the Woods by Nikki Grimes
2023
Remember by Joy Harjo
2023
Big by Vashti Harrison
2023
The Courage of the Little Hummingbird: A Tale Told Around the World by Leah Henderson
2023
The Amazing and True Story of Tooth Mouse Pérez by Ana Cristina Herreros
2023
Sometimes It's Nice to Be Alone by Amy Hest
2023
The Voice in the Hollow by Will Hillenbrand
2023
On the Tip of a Wave: How Ai Weiwei's Art Is Changing the Tide by Joanna Ho
2023
Jumper: A Day in the Life of a Backyard Jumping Spider by Jessica Lanan
2023
Summer Is for Cousins by Rajani LaRocca
2023
The Fire of Stars: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars Are Made Of by Kirsten W Larson
2023
The Shade Tree (Aldana Libros) by Suzy Lee
2023
My Powerful Hair by Carole Lindstrom
2023
Once Upon a Book by Grace Lin
2023
Awake, Asleep by Kyle Lukoff
2023
Bridges by Majewski Marc
2023
Tomfoolery! Randolph Caldecott and the Rambunctious Coming-of-Age of Children's Books by Michelle Markel
2023
Bing! Bang! Chugga! Beep! by Bill Jr. Martin
2023
We Are Lions! by Jens Mattsson
2023
To the Other Side by Erika Meza
2023
The Book of Turtles by Sy Montgomery
2023
Boyogi: How a Wounded Family Learned to Heal by David Barclay Moore
2023
Martina Has Too Many Tías by Emma Otheguy
2023
Darwin's Super-Pooping Worm Spectacular by Polly Owen
2023
Dream Big, Laugh Often: And More Great Advice from the Bible by Hanoch Piven
2023
Oh No, the Aunts Are Here by Adam Rex
2023
There Was a Party for Langston by Jason Reynolds
2023
A Letter for Bob by Kim Rogers
2023
Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter by Aida Salazar
2023
Ancestory: The Mystery and Majesty of Ancient Cave Art by Hannah Salyer
2023
The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish by Chloe Savage
2023
In Between by April Pulley Sayre
2023
My Baba's Garden by Jordan Scott
2023
Yellow Butterfly: A story from Ukraine by Oleksandr Shatokhin
2023
Stickler Loves the World by Lane Smith
2023
The Artivist by Nikkolas Smith
2023
Do You Remember? by Sydney Smith
2023
Papa's Home by David Soman
2023
Contenders: Two Native Baseball Players, One World Series by Traci Sorell
2023
Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport by Caren Stelson
2023
Jump In! by Shadra Strickland
2023
Little Land by Diana Sudyka
2023
My Strange Shrinking Parents by Zeno Sworder
2023
Simon and the Better Bone by Corey R. Tabor
2023
Mole Is Not Alone by Maya Tatsukawa
2023
The Indestructible Tom Crean: Heroic Explorer of the Antarctic by Jennifer Thermes
2023
A Place Called America: A Story of the Land and People by Jennifer Thermes
2023
Salat in Secret by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
2023
Holding Her Own: The Exceptional Life of Jackie Ormes by Traci N. Todd
2023
Papá's Magical Water-Jug Clock by Jesús Trejo
2023
The Good Hair Day by Christian Trimmer
2023
The Shape of You by Muon Thi Van
2023
The World's Best Class Plant by Audrey Vernick
2023
How Do You Spell Unfair? MacNolia Cox and the National Spelling Bee by Carole Boston Weatherford
2023
Every Dreaming Creature by Brendan Wenzel
2023
Not He or She, I'm Me by A. M. Wild
2023
Zora, the Story Keeper by Ebony Joy Wilkins
2023
When You Can Swim by Jack Wong
2023
Nell Plants a Tree by Anne Wynter
2023
The Bear and the Wildcat by Kazumi Yumoto
2023
Corner by Zoo
2023
Fire Chief Fran by Linda Ashman
2022
Because Claudette by Tracey Baptiste
2022
The Great Zapfino by Mac Barnett
2022
One Sky by Aaron Becker
2022
Caves by Nell Cross Beckerman
2022
Tía Fortuna's New Home: A Jewish Cuban Journey by Ruth Behar
2022
Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall
2022
Going Places: Victor Hugo Green and His Glorious Book by Tonya Bolden
2022
Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
2022
Not Done Yet: Shirley Chisholm's Fight for Change by Tameka Fryer Brown
2022
Drawing Outdoors by Jairo Buitrago
2022
Honeybee Rescue: A Backyard Drama by Loree Burns
2022
My Uncle Is Coming Tomorrow / Mañana viene mi tío (English-Spanish Bilingual Edition) by Sebastian Santana Camargo
2022
Arab Arab All Year Long! by Cathy Camper
2022
Abuelita and Me by Leonarda Carranza
2022
Lou by Breanna Carzoo
2022
I Am Golden by Eva Chen
2022
The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey by Jason Chin
2022
Forever Home: A Dog and Boy Love Story by Henry Cole
2022
Music Is a Rainbow by Bryan Collier
2022
Everything in Its Place: A Story of Books and Belonging by Pauline David-Sax
2022
How We Eat (We Are Little Feminists, 5) by Shuli de la Fuente-Lau
2022
Patchwork by Matt de la Peña
2022
Knight Owl by Christopher Denise
2022
Will It Be Okay? by Crescent Dragonwagon
2022
On Baba's Back by Marianne Dubuc
2022
Yellow Dog Blues by Alice Faye Duncan
2022
Bumblebee Grumblebee by David Elliot
2022
Two Dogs by Ian Falconer
2022
Mina by Matthew Forsythe
2022
The Curiosities by Zana Fraillon Fraillon
2022
Tiny Dino by Deborah Freedman
2022
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
2022
Apple and Magnolia by Laura Gehl
2022
Odd Birds: Meet Nature's Weirdest Flock by Laura Gehl
2022
Berry Song by Michaela Goade
2022
Where Wonder Grows by Xelena Gonzalez
2022
Jigsaw: Mystery in the Mail by Bob Graham
2022
My Fade Is Fresh by Shauntay Grant
2022
Keepunumuk: Weeâchumun's Thanksgiving Story by Danielle Greendeer
2022
Playtime for Restless Rascals by Nikki Grimes
2022
If You’re a Kid Like Gavin by Gavin Grimm
2022
Sal Boat: (A Boat by Sal) by Thyra Heder
2022
Magnolia Flower by Zora Neale Hurston
2022
H Is for Harlem by Dinah Johnson
2022
Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Angela Joy
2022
Until Someone Listens: A Story About Borders, Family, and One Girl's Mission by Estela Juarez
2022
Listen to the Language of the Trees: A Story of How Forests Communicate Underground by Tera Kelley
2022
The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky by Jihyun Kim
2022
Mushroom Lullaby by Kenneth Kraegel
2022
A Day for Sandcastles by JonArno Lawson
2022
Marcel's Masterpiece: How a Toilet Shaped the History of Art by Jeff Mack
2022
Tomatoes in My Lunchbox by Costantia Manoli
2022
A Kunwinjku Counting Book by Gabriel Maralngurra
2022
Sandor Katz and the Tiny Wild (Food Heroes, 4) by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
2022
Hope Is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese-American Poet Khalil Gibran by Cory McCarthy
2022
Action!: How Movies Began by Meghan McCarthy
2022
Sanctuary: Kip Tiernan and Rosie's Place, the Nation's First Shelter for Women by Christine McDonnell
2022
People Are Wild by Margaux Meganck
2022
João by a Thread by Roger Mello
2022
The Circles in the Sky by Karl James Mountford
2022
The Rainbow Parade by Emily Neilson
2022
A River's Gifts: The Mighty Elwha River Reborn by Patricia Newman
2022
Black Gold by Laura Obuobi
2022
So Much Snow by Hyunmin Park
2022
Growing an Artist: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son by John Parra
2022
Paradise Sands: A Story of Enchantment by Levi Pinfold
2022
Because of You, John Lewis by Andrea Davis Pinkney
2022
Beauty Woke by NoNieqa Ramos
2022
Digestion! The Musical by Adam Rex
2022
Creepy Crayon! by Aaron Reynolds
2022
Celia Planted a Garden: The Story of Celia Thaxter and Her Island Garden by Phyllis Root
2022
NO! Said Custard the Squirrel by Sergio Ruzzier
2022
Still This Love Goes On by Buffy Sainte-Marie
2022
Hot Dog by Doug Salati
2022
Moonlight by Stephen Savage
2022
The Moon from Dehradun: A Story of Partition by Shirin Shamsi
2022
A Gift for Nana by Lane Smith
2022
Powwow Day by Traci Sorell
2022
The Sun Is Late and So Is The Farmer by Philip C. Stead
2022
Off the Wall by III Theodore Taylor
2022
A Blue Kind of Day by Rachel Tomlinson
2022
A Land of Books: Dreams of Young Mexihcah Word Painters by Duncan Tonatiuh
2022
Sometimes I Grumblesquinch (A Big Feelings Book) by Rachel Vail
2022
Big Truck Little Island by Chris Van Dusen
2022
Lionel Poops by Éric Veillé
2022
Gibberish by Young Vo
2022
Maya’s Song by Renée Watson
2022
The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice by Carole Boston Weatherford
2022
Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual by Carole Boston Weatherford
2022
Dark on Light by Dianne White
2022
The Talk by Alicia D. Williams
2022
Big Cats (A Day in the Life): What Do Lions, Tigers, and Panthers Get up to All Day? by Tyus D. Williams
2022
Kapaemahu by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
2022
The World Belonged to Us by Jacqueline Woodson
2022
The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson
2022
Snow Angel, Sand Angel by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
2022
Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country by Kelly Yang
2022
Mama's Home by Shay Youngblood
2022
See You Someday Soon by Pat Zietlow-Miller
2022

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