Berry Song by Michaela Goade
In her debut as an author, Caldecott Medalist Goade imbues nature with an enchanting, otherworldly beauty.
Emile and the Field by Kevin Young, illustrated by Chioma Ebinama
This impressionistic story highlights the importance of having a place to relax, roam and be yourself.
Everywhere With You by Carlie Sorosiak, illustrated by Devon Holzwarth
Carlie Sorosiak and Devon Holzwarth’s flawless picture book rings with a tender truth: When you are with the ones you love, everywhere you go is home.
Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall
Two-time Caldecott Medalist Blackall offers a sophisticated, openhearted ode to what truly makes a house a home.
John’s Turn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Kate Berube
This wise, warm picture book explores the abundant and everyday courage of children with a light touch.
Knight Owl by Christopher Denise
In this tale of dreams, dragons and determination, a tiny owl becomes an unexpected hero.
The Legend of Gravity by Charly Palmer
This riveting rocket of a tall tale makes readers feel like they have courtside seats to an epic basketball game.
Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Yas Imamura
Based on the life of the author’s grandparents, this exquisite piece of historical fiction is a love story for the ages.
Maya’s Song by Renée Watson, illustrated by Bryan Collier
Through lyrical poems and lavish artwork, Maya’s Song creates a moving biography of Maya Angelou.
Monsters in the Fog by Ali Bahrampour
Understated humor has never been so laugh-out-loud funny as in this perfectly paced, playful picture book.