Flyleaf's Favorite Picture Books 2019

Llama Destroys the World (A Llama Book #1) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250303172
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 7th, 2019

A hilarious read-aloud about a blissfully oblivious, food-motivated little llama. Lots of giggles to be had along the way as llama's over-zealous cake consumption sets of a chain of events that eventually results in the end of the world. (Have no fear, all ends well for llama.) Dat.  - Elese

Here and Now Cover Image
By Julia Denos, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781328465641
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

A beautiful message of mindfulness for the youngest of kids to the oldest among us. The simple-yet-evocative text paired with gorgeous illustrations makes for a read-aloud that calms, centers and soothes. A perfect addition to any bedtime routine. - Elese

How Do You Dance? Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419734182
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 6th, 2019

A pure celebration--of movement, family, friendship, being yourself, and dancing like no one's watching. In her joyous watercolor illustrations, Thyra Heder brings the freedom of dance to the page with effortless style. After reading this, you'll want to MOVE! - Talia

Nobody Hugs a Cactus Cover Image
By Carter Goodrich, Carter Goodrich (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534400900
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 16th, 2019

The tale of Hank, a grumpy cactus all alone in the desert, a perky tumbleweed named Rosie, and a wayward styrofoam cup. Sure to be a hit at storytime. - Elese

¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328557261
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

I Love My Colorful Nails Cover Image
By Alicia Acosta, Luis Amavisca, Gusti (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9788417123598
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Published: Nubeocho - April 2nd, 2019

Colorful nails are the best!  - Lucia

The Thing about Bees: A Love Letter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998047799
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Published: Readers to Eaters - August 1st, 2019

A breathtakingly illustrated love letter from a father to his sons about the importance of bees.  - Elese

Anna & Samia: The True Story of Saving a Black Rhino Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374305772
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 15th, 2019

A heartwarming story of interspecies friendship that drives home the importance of conserving our wild spaces and non-human neighbors. -Talia

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534411333
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Published: Aladdin - October 1st, 2019

Join Amy on her journey to achieve bao greatness. She's got a plan for success ... will she master the technique? A mouth-watering food tale of triumph.  - Elese

Tomorrow Most Likely (Read Aloud Family Books, Mindfulness Books for Kids, Bedtime Books for Young Children, Bedtime Picture Books) Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452172781
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 2nd, 2019

A book about wonder and joy and the possibilities of tomorrow. (Oh, and a squirrel named Stu, too.) Giggles and magic abound.  - Elese

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity Cover Image
By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250302953
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 2019

Explains the language of gender identity in a clear and concise way, making it well-suited to inform from ages 4/5 to 10. Heck, some adults could probably learn something from it. And the conversation I had with my children afterward? A gift. … This is right there next to Sex Is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg in the pantheon of important books on bodies, respect & health for children.  - Elese

Maybe Tomorrow? Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338214888
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 26th, 2019

One of the most accurate and accessible representations of grief and depression I have ever encountered. A truly heartwarming and beautiful book. -Zach

Pokko and the Drum Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481480390
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 1st, 2019

Hilarious, beautiful, and bizarre (think Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett at their best), this book is a winner in every way. Here's hoping POKKO makes it all the way to classic status--it's that good.  - Talia