Top 10 of 2018: #10



I Got a Chicken for My Birthday 

by Laura Gehl

This is a fun, crazy book about a girl who asked for tickets to go to the amusement park and got a chicken instead. Who gets a chicken for a birthday? And that’s not all, the chicken has absolutely no time for the birthday girl as it creates a special surprise. The pictures and text are creative and fun. A great book to share for preschool to 2nd grade.



Don’t Blink! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

This is a stay-up-past-your-bedtime book if you can avoid blinking! Each time you blink you have to turn to the next page.  Owl tries to help and has great suggestions to avoid blinking.  The illustrations are cure and this title is a lot of fun.


She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History

by Chelsea Clinton

I’ve noticed there has been a rise in kids’ books about activism and women’s history this past year which I am THRILLED about. She Persisted Around the World is a global follow-up to Clinton’s She Persisted and briefly discusses the lives of 13 women around the world who have made their mark on history.


Norse Myths: Tales Of Odin, Thor And Loki

by Keven Crossley-Holland

I am such a huge fan of mythology, and Norse mythology in particular.  You can read my blog about it here!

In this book, the bold ink illustrations highlight the action of the stories perfectly.  I was happy to see some familiar favorites, like Thor Goes Fishing, and some I had never read before, like Alvis Outwitted.

This book would be perfect for anyone interested in Viking lore or a young Marvel fan.


Drawn Together

by Minh Le

A grandfather and grandson overcome a language and cultural barrier through art and storytelling in this exciting picture book.  I have always been a huge fan of Dan Santat’s illustrations but I love the voice he gives both the grandfather and grandson in this story.  The way he weaves their personalities (which are drastically different) together as the book progresses is so well done through the illustrations.  This read would be wonderful for kids in elementary school who can pick up on the story the pictures tell as well as the words.




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