Kirkus Best Picture Books of 2018

Kirkus has released their list of the Best Picture Books of 2018. They list them by category on their site, but I’m going to list them alphabetically here for ease. Here are the titles:

40528458 All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah

3×4 by Ivan Brunetti

All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

And There Was Evening, and There Was Morning Animal Shapes

And There Was Evening, and There Was Morning by Harriet Cohen Helfand and Ellen Kahan Zager

Animal Shapes by Christopher Silas Neal

Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings Ayobami and the Names of the Animals

Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings by Francie Latour, illustrated by Ken Daley

Ayobami and the Names of the Animals by Pilar López Ávila, illustrated by Mar Azabal

Black Bird Yellow Sun A Boy and a House

Black Bird Yellow Sun by Steve Light

A Boy and a House by Maja Kastelic

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story about an Accidental Invention (Really!) Carmela Full of Wishes

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story about an Accidental Invention (Really!) by Barry Wittenstein, illustrated by Chris Hsu

Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson

38256495 Do Not Lick this Book

The Dam by David Almond, illustrated by Levi Pinfold

Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak, illustrated by Julian Frost

35888408 Drawn from Nature

Down by the River by Andrew Weiner, illustrated by April Chu

Drawn from Nature by Helen Ahpornsiri

Drawn Together Dreamers

Drawn Together by Minh Le, illustrated by Dan Santat

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Dude! 32824162

Dude! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Dan Santat

Every Month Is a New Year: Celebrations Around the World by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Susan L. Roth

35297103 Find Colors: Published in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art

The Field by Baptiste Paul, illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara

Find Colors by by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford

The Fish and the Cat Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible Alvin

The Fish and the Cat by Marianne Dubuc

Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible Alvin by Michelle Cusolito, illustrated by Nicole Wong

The Fox on the Swing 36373607

The Fox on the Swing by Evelina Daciute, illustrated by Aušra Kiudulaite

Fur, Feather, Fin: All of Us Are Kin by Diane Lang, illustrated by Stephanie Laberis

Go Baby! Go Dog! Grace for Gus

Go Baby! Go Dog! by Anne Vittur Kennedy

Grace for Gus by Harry Bliss

Hello Lighthouse Holi Colors

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Holi Colors by Rina Singh

I Can Be Anything! Don't Tell Me I Can't I Got a Chicken for My Birthday

I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t by Diane Dillon

I Got a Chicken for My Birthday by Laura Gehl, illustrated by Sarah Horne

36283196 Julián Is a Mermaid

Jerome by Heart by Thomas Scotto, illustrated by Olivier Tallec

Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Kitten and the Night Watchman Koko & Bo

Kitten and the Night Watchman by John Sullivan, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo

Koko and Bo by Lisen Adbage

Little Boat Look

Little Boat by Taro Gomi

Look by Fiona Woodcock

Mae Among the Stars Marwan's Journey

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed, illustrated by Stasia Burrington

Marwan’s Journey by Patricia de Arias, illustrated by Laura Borràs

Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 Mina vs. the Monsoon

Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Mina vs. the Monsoon by Rukhsanna Guidroz, illustrated by Debasmita Dasgupta

35795921 35297368

Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins- Bigelow, illustrated by Ebony Glenn

No Boring Stories Ocean Meets Sky

No Boring Stories! by Julie Falatko, illustrated by Charles Santoso

Ocean Meets Sky by The Fan Brothers

36322141 On the Other Side of the Garden

The Old Man by Sarah V., illustrated by Claude K. DuBois

On the Other Side of the Garden by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng

Opposites Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented

Opposites by Jacques Duquennoy

Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Steven Salerno

The Patchwork Bike Peek-a-Who?

The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke, illustrated by Van Thanh Rudd

Peek-A-Who? by Elsa Mroziewicz

Petra Pie is for Sharing

Petra by Marianna Coppo

Pie Is for Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, illustrated by Jason Chin

A Pile of Leaves: Published in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art Prince & Knight

A Pile of Leaves by by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford

Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis

The Rabbit Listened Rain

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

Rain by Anders Holmer

The Storyteller of Damascus A Storytelling of Ravens

The Storyteller of Damascus by Rafik Schami, illustrated by Peter Knorr

A Storytelling of Ravens by Kyle Lukoff, illustrated by Natalie Nelson

The Stuff of Stars Tiger vs. Nightmare

The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Ekua Holmes

Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri

The Truly Brave Princesses The Very Last Castle

The Truly Brave Princesses by Dolores Brown, illustrated by Sonja Wimmer

The Very Last Castle by Travis Jonker, illustrated by Mark Pett

Wallpaper We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

Wallpaper by Thao Lam

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frane Lessac

36341954 Whale in a Fishbowl

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

Whale in a Fishbowl by Troy Howell, illustrated by Richard Jones

What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan 35257592

What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton, illustrated by Ekua Holmes

When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana by Michael Martin, illustrated by Jose Ramirez

When the Cousins Came Will Ladybug Hug?

When the Cousins Came by Katie Yamasaki

Will Ladybug Hug? by Hilary Leung

35793229 Woodrow at Sea

Who Will Bell the Cat? by Patricia C. McKissack, illustrated by Christopher Cyr

Woodrow at Sea by Wallace Edwards

You're Snug with Me

You’re Snug with Me by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Poonam Mistry

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