Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Picture Books

Because one is never too old for picture books. I would like to try to read a picture book a day for 2017.

January (21)
1. Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood. (1/1)
2. I'll Wait Mr. Panda by Steve Antony (1/2)
3.  Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow by Nick Bruel (1/4)
4. Octopus Escapes Again! by Laurie Ellen Angus (1/4)
5. Best Frints in the Whole Universe by Antoinette Portis (1/5)
6. Wolf in the Snow by Matt Cordell (1/9)*
7. Seven and a half tons of steel by Janet Nolan (1/10)*
8. Safe in a Storm by Steven R. Swinburne (1/11)
9. Where did all the dinos go? by Jim Benton (1/11)
10. Super Rawr! by Todd H. Doodler (1/11)
11. When It Snows by Richard Collingridge (1/11)
12. Will's Words by Jane Sutcliffe (1/15)
13. Now You See Them, Now You Don't by David L. Harrison (1/15)
14. Penguins Love Color by Sarah Aspinall (1/15)
15. Hungry Bird by Jeremy Tankard (1/15)
16. Doing Her Bit: a story about the Woman's Land Army of America by Erin Hagar (1/15)
17. Kai to the Rescue! by Audrey Penn (1/15)
18. Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin (1/15)
19. Are Pirates Polite by Corinne Demas & Artemis Roehrig (1/16)
20. Pirasaurs by Josh Funk (1/ 16)
21. King Baby by Kate Beaton (1/16)

February (20)
22. Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol (2/2)
23. Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds (2/3)
24. Duck, Duck, Porcupine! by Salina Yoon (2/3)*
25. XO, OX: a love story by Adam Rex (2/3)
26. 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy (2/6)*
27. Chengdu Can Do by Barry Saltzburg (2/6)
28. Chengdu Could Not Would Not Fall Asleep by Barry Saltzburg (2/7)
29. BunnyBear by Andrea J. Loney (2/7)
30. Dream by Matthew Cordell (2/10)
31. Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson (2/10)
32. Mighty Moby by Barbara Dacosta (2/11)
33. Rivers of Sunlight: how the sun moves water around the Earth by Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm (2/12)*
34. Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas by Yuyi Morales (2/14)
35. Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems (2/15)
36. Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems (2/15)
37. Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems (2/15) 
38. Be the Change: a Grandfather Gandhi story by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus (2/16)*
39. The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy (2/26)*
40. Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi and Bethan Hegedus (2/26)
41. Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner (2/28)

March (19)
42. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (3/1)
43. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss (3/1)
44. Penguin Day: a family story by Nic Bishop (3/1)*
45. Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis (3/1)
46. Life on Mars by Jon Agee (3/1)
47. Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss (3/2)
48. Hello, Mr. Dodo by Nicholas John Frith (3/3)
49. I am (Not) Scared by Anna Kang (3/6)
50. You are (Not) Small by Anna Kang (3/7)
51. That's (Not) Mine by Anna Kang (3/7)
52. This & That by Mem Fox (3/8)
53. Are We Still Friends by Ruth Horowitz (3/8)
54. How do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? by Jane Yolen (3/9)
55. Clifford's Good Deeds by Norman Bridwell (3/10)
56. Rain by Sam Usher (3/17)
57. A Greyhound, A Ground Hog by Emily Jenkins (3/18)
58. Triangle by Mac Barnett (3/18)
59. I will Love You by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (3/24)
60. Old Turtle Questions of the Heart by Douglas Wood (3/24)

April (7)
61. My First Book of Soccer by SI Kids (4/9)
62. Brave by Stacey McAnulty (4/11)
63. Pig and Goose and the First Day of Spring by Rebecca Bond (4/14)
64. I am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer (4/18)
65. Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey (4/19)
66. And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Janet Stevens (4/28)*
67. Six Dots: a story of young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant 

May (13)
68. Malala: activist for girls' education by (5/1)*
69. Pirate's Perfect Pet by Beth Ferry (5/3)*
70. The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Jane Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel (5/3)*
71. Hey, Boy by Benjamin Strouse (5/4)
72. Blip by Barnaby Richards (5/4)
73. Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket (5/4)
74. The Bear Who Wasn't There by LeUyen Pham (5/4)*
75. We're All Wonders by R. J. Palacio (5/5)
76. The Polar Bear by Jenni Desmond (5/5)
77. Shine by Patrick McDonnell (5/5)
78. The Hawk of the Castle: a story of Medieval falconry by Danna Smith (5/17)*
79. Like a Bird: the art of the American slave song by Cynthia Grady (5/18)
80. A Different Pond by Bao Phi (5/29)

June (4)
81. Snappsy the Alligator and his Best Friend Forever by Julie Falatko (6/2)
82. Before She was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome (6/2)
83. The Nutcracker in Harlem by T.E. McMorrow (6/2)
84. Welcome: a Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals (6/2)

July (13)
85.  Melvin the Mouth: Young Mel Blanc...before he was the Man of 1000 Voices by Katherine Blanc 
86. Strong as Sandow: how Eugen Sandow became the Strongest Man on Earth by Don Tate (7/10)
87. The Secret Project by Jonah Winter and Jeanette Winter (7/11)
88. Not Quite Narwal by Jessie Sima (7/11)
89. Life by Cynthia Rylant (7/11)
90. Pocket Full of Colors: the magical world of Mary Blair, Disney artist extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville (7/11)
91. The World is Not a Rectangle: a portrait of architect Zaha Hadid (7/11)
92. Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds (7/11)
93. Why am I Me? by Paige Britt (7/14)*
94. Olivia the Spy by Ian Falconer (7/14)
95. Bizzy Mizz Lizzie by David Shannon (7/14)
96. The World is not a Rectangle: a portrait of architect Zaha Hadid by Jeanette Winter (7/14)
97. ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest by Lulu Deacre (7/18)

August (8)
98. Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Walker Harvey (8/6)
99. Shark Lady: the true story of how Eugenie Clark became the ocean's most fearless scientist by Jess Keating (8/6)*
100. Abraham by Frank Keating (8/6)
101. Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins (8/8)*
102. Billy Bloo is Stuck in Goo by Jennifer Hamburg (8/18)
103.  Karl, Get Out of the Garden: Carolus Linnaeus and the naming of everything by Anita Sanchez (8/31)*
104. The Sound of Silence by Katrina Goldsaito (8/31)*
105. Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat by Sue Lowell Gallion (8/31)(90)*

September (9)
106. Frederick Douglass: the lion who wrote history by Walter Dean Myers (9/1)(92)*
107. Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the power of a protest song by Gary Golio (9/1)(93)*
108. Trudy's Big Swim: how Gerturde Ederle swam the English Channel and took the world by storm by Sue Macy (9/1)(94)*
109. A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy's Big speech by Shana Corey (9/13)
110. The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Adam Rex (9/14)
111. Our Food by Grace Lin and Ranida T. McKneally (9/14)
112. Balderdash! John Newbery and the boisterous birth of children's books by Michelle Markel (9/18)
113. Bear and Chicken by Jannie Ho (9/20)
114. Listen: how Pete Seeger got America singing by Leda Schubert (9/24)

October (4)
115. This is a Good Story by Adam Lehrhaupt (10/1)
116. Polly and Her Duck Costume: the true story of a little blind rescue goat by Leanne Lauricella (10/27)
117. I am Peace by Susan Verde (10/17)*
118. The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney (10/28)*

November (Picture Book Month) (14)
119. After the Fall: how Humpty Dumpty got back up again by Dan Santat (11/1)*
120. Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey (11/2)
121. Red & Lulu by Matt Tavares (11/3)*
122. Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon by Annette Bay Pimentel (11/3)
123. Love by Matt de la Peña (11/3)
124. Plankton is Pushy by Jonathan Fenske (11/6)*
125. The One Day House by Julia Durango (11/7)
126. Jack B. Ninja by Tim McCanna (11/8)
127. Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey (11/8)*Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key taught the world about kindness by Donna Janell Bowman (11/21)*
128. The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His Lesson the Hard Way by Patrick McDonnell (11/22)*
129. Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht (11/27)
130.  Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone by Alice Briere-Haquet (11/30)
131. Around the World in a Bathtub by Wade Bradford (11/30)

132. Big Machines: the story of Virginia Lee Burton by Sherri Duskey Rinker (12/27)*
133. How to Say I Love You in Five Languages by Kenard Pak
134. The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon by Frances Polietti & Kristina Yee (12/27)
135. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the case of R.B.G vs. inequality by Jonah Winter (12/27)
136. Dangerous Jane by Suzanne Slade (12/27)
137. The Good for Nothing Button! by Cherise Mericle Harper (12/31)
138. Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say (12/31)*
139. Mama Lion Wins the Race by Jon J. Muth (12/31)
140. Robinson by Peter Sís (12/31)*

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