Each year, I pour over stacks of picture books. I love looking at the illustrations and enjoying the storytelling. I use stacks of picture books to unwind and find a place of calm when all else is crazy. Some picture books make me smile and some make me laugh and some make me think long after I finish them. Some picture books are amazing works of art and others are just my personal favorites for reasons all my own. The list below include books that may not fit the criteria for a Caldecott and may or may not have landed on any best of list; however, they made my list.
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