Celebrating picture books, their creators,

& all who champion them

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Author Spotlight
Charlotte Agell
Winners Announced!
Picture Book Spotlight Awards
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Picture Book Spotlight Awards

January 16, 2020

2019 Picture Book Spotlight

Award Winners

Happy Thursday and welcome to Picture Book Spotlight!

Today I have the pleasure of announcing the 2019 Picture Book Spotlight Awards--the top picture books in 2019 nominated by YOU! The books below represent the top ten most freq...

December 31, 2019

Whelp...it's over.

2019. Another one for the history books. Another revolution around the sun. 

And so...it's time. Time to ponder what it all meant. Time to look back and reflect. Time to subjectively rank books and make arbitrary, hierarchical, and inherentl...

November 6, 2019

The Myth of the Other Side

I had every intention posting this ages ago. Ages and ages. But then school started and #PBCritiqueFest ate my time and focus like an unquenchable yet awesome black hole. Now that the dust has settled on both and I am beginning to move forward...

October 26, 2019


Thank you SO MUCH for participating in our first ever #PBCritiqueFest. If you are wondering if this will be an annual thing...wonder no more. Absolutely it will!

None of this would have been possible if it weren't for our fabulous 2019 participants who took...

January 2, 2019

2018 was a fantastic year for picture books! Some in particular warmed my heart, made me laugh out loud, and conjured real man tears. Others straightened my spine, inspiring me get to work. 

As a picture book author, a lot of these stories were guiding li...

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