The Best Illustrated Books of 2020

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We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruptiona bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.

Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all . . .


Our Little Kitchen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419746550
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

A lively celebration of food and community from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki
 
Tie on your apron!


Gustavo, the Shy Ghost Cover Image
By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536211146
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Published: Candlewick - July 14th, 2020

This winning debut picture book from Mexican artist Flavia Z. Drago about finding the courage to make friends is perfect for the spooky season — or anytime.


My Best Friend Cover Image
By Julie Fogliano, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534427228
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

An NPR Best Book of the Year!

New York Times bestselling author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Honor winner Jillian Tamaki come together to tell a delightful story of first friendship.

she is my best friend i think
i never had a best friend so i’m not sure
but i think she is a really good best friend
because when we were drawing
she drew m


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Soaked! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984836625
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 14th, 2020

A Hula-Hooping moose, a badger with a bumblebee umbrella, a rabbit in a cashmere sweater, and a very wet bear star in this unpredictable and laugh-out-loud picture book in which having fun gets the best of a grumpy bear.


Julián at the Wedding Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536212389
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Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020

The star of Julián Is a Mermaid makes a joyful return—and finds a new friend—at a wedding to be remembered.


Girl on a Motorcycle Cover Image
By Amy Novesky, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593116296
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2020

A picture book biography by an award-winning team about the first woman to ride a motorcycle around the world


While We Can't Hug Cover Image
By Eoin McLaughlin, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780571365586
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Published: Faber & Faber - August 18th, 2020

Every Night Is Pizza Night Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324005254
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Bestseller

Best-selling author J. Kenji López-Alt introduces Pipo, a girl on a quest to prove that pizza is the best food in the world.