Flyleaf's Favorite Picture Books 2022
An adorable picture book to help get your little one ready for bed! Full of cute rhymes and fun flaps that lift to reveal who's snuggling whom. Grab Your Pillow, Armadillo is the perfect way to end your busy day! --Colin
Absurd and adorable in all of the best ways a picture book can be. --Elese
Feathers Together tells the true story of a pair of bonded white storks and the "kind featherheaded man" who helps in a time of crisis. (Flip a few pages in to see the illustration of the ramp built for the injured Malena - just perfection.) Another sweet and emotional animal story from this illustrator/author powerhouse. --Elese
"This is my tummy. These are my boots." The cutest, most affirming book about being at home in one's body & and at peace with one's self. --Elese
The hilarious tale of two dachshund brothers: Augie worries, Perry instigates. They squabble, they play, they cause minor mayhem, and they look pretty darn cute while they're doing it all. --Elese
My favorite children's book this year. With reverent poetry and a dialect reflective of New Orleans and the Bayou, this book will drown you in the atmosphere of the town and the eerie worry that Mardi Gras won't be coming around as usual. Kathy Price will make you want to get out with family and explore the town you grew up in and find yourself loving more and more. --Aaron
A sweet and calming bedtime story full of garden creatures and homey mushrooms. --Elese
Mina's father is always bringing home surprises, whether it's tin cans (to make his jokes louder) or a bunch of stick bugs (to teach them to read). It's only when he brings home a few squirrels (cats, actually) that Mina thinks he's gone too far. See who does and doesn't get eaten and learn the value of reading in this book fit for fans of Mac Barnett or Adam Rubin. --Palmer
In this beautiful and heartwarming story, Blackall imagines the life of a family living in a 19th century farmhouse. The gently rhyming prose and detailed, nostalgia-laden illustrations make for a delightful read for old and young readers alike. Blackall has crafted yet another stunning picture book with Farmhouse. --Jennie
One determined witch, several unflappable frogs, and a jar of emergency pickles—who knew this was the recipe for pure picture book brilliance? --Elese
Oh my goodness! Is this a delightful, adorable, hilarious picture book about imposter syndrome?! I laughed so hard that rainbows came out my, um, nose! --Tony
Using some of my heroes growing up and heroes that I didn't yet know about, Black Boy, Black Boy is a reminder for all young children of color that they can do anything they want to, despite the odds against their favor, because who can say no to a dream? --Aaron
Lemurs are such weird, fun creatures! In this book you'll find out how these funny little animals made their way across the ocean and into people's hearts (note: some scenarios may be exaggerated). --Jamie K.
If you're like me and love fairy tale retellings, you will adore this book! Beautiful illustrations, clever rhyming, and a well-known story with plenty of twists that will keep you guessing til the end. --Jamie K.