Flyleaf's Favorite Picture Books of 2017

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) Cover Image
By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626726826
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 3rd, 2017

A story of what happened after Humpty Dumpty fell off that wall … Kids will love rooting for Mr. Dumpty as he faces his fears, and all readers will get a kick out of the ah-ha ending. (Ages 3-6)

On the Night of the Shooting Star Cover Image
By Amy Hest, Jenni Desmond (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763691547
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 12th, 2017

This quiet story of two introverts who discover the power of friendship is like a warm hug. And it includes the most adorably drawn bunny in recent memory. (Ages 2-5)

Windows Cover Image
By Julia Denos, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763690359
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 17th, 2017

A bedtime story with endless re-readability - one of those magical picture books that will please both adults and children equally. (Ages 0-5)

All the Way to Havana Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781627796422
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 29th, 2017

Gorgeous illustrations celebrate the classic cars of Cuba. An excellent choice for the things-that-go enthusiast in your life. (Ages 2-5)

Creepy Pair of Underwear! Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442402980
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2017

The best read-aloud of the year - it’s catnip for kids and pretty fun for adults, too, ’cause no matter where Jasper Rabbit hides his creepy underwear, they KEEP COMING BACK! (Have no fear! It ends in a pleasantly non-spooky way.) (Ages 3-6)

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781572842243
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Published: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017

"You’re a star. A brilliant, blazing star. … They’re going to have to wear shades when they look up to catch your shine." A book of pure joy. (Ages 3-7)

Life Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481451628
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Published: Beach Lane Books - June 27th, 2017

Rylant and Wenzel explore the beauty and complexity of life, both in good times and bad, from the perspective of Earth's creatures. With stunning illustrations and simple, stirring prose, this book is a joy to read for people of all ages.

Stack the Cats Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419723490
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - May 2nd, 2017

The title and cover say it all: This is a book about stacking (really cute) cats. So much fun to read with the littlest of kids they might not even realize all of the basic math skills they’re absorbing. (Ages 1 to 4)

Jabari Jumps Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763678388
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 9th, 2017

A boy confronts the high dive, but what makes this excellent is the unobtrusive yet supportive presence of his father, who allows Jabari to conquer his fears on his own terms. (Ages 2-5)

A New Friend for Sparkle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374305536
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - June 27th, 2017

Sparkle is back (don’t miss the first Sparkle book - A Unicorn Named Sparkle) and this time the issue at hand is the perilous world of playdates. (Ages 2-5)