Garren’s Year of 1,000 Picture Books

In 2016, my personal reading challenge was to read 1,000 picture books. Then of course I wanted to share the best books I discovered, some older and some newer. At this website, you can find a categorized list of 115 of the books that I’m most excited about:

We don’t have most of these available at Valley Public Library (yet). Here are the ones we do have:

The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge
H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination by Christopher Myers
Girls A to Z by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Suzanne Bloom
A Prairie Alphabet by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, illustrated by Yvette Moore
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story about Knitting and Love by Michelle Edwards, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
More-Igami by Dori Kleber, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Heather Ross
Nightsong by Ari Berk, illustrated by Loren Long
Goyangi Means Cat by Christine McDonnell, illustrated by Steve Johnson
Do You Know Dewey? by Brian P. Cleary, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
The Grannyman by Judy Schachner
Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!: A Sonic Adventure by Wynton Marsalis, illustrated by Paul Rogers
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Happy to be Nappy by bell hooks, illustrated by Chris Raschka
I Am a Story by Dan Yaccarino

Come check one out, and we have many more great picture books as well!

— Garren

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