Near the end of the year, the Lists start popping up. I’ve made an attempt to gather the picture book lists here. Some are from magazines, newspapers, and from librarians I trust. These lists ar perfect for gift shopping, or for placing holds. You know you’ll need a whole lot of books to get you through the school break! Here we go, in no particular order:
Publisher’s Weekly lists their favourites HERE
Here’s the Best of 2017 list from School Library Journal
Here’s Brian Wilson’s 25 Best Picture Books of 2017. Brian is a librarian in Illinois, and was on the Caldecott committee last year.
The New York Public Library lists their top 100 books for kids HERE
Kirkus magazine’s Best Picture Books of 2017
The New York Times’ Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017
This is MY list of the best Picture Books of 2017
Here’s the TD Children’s Book Awards finalists for 2017
Chicago Public Library has their favourite Picture Books List
I’m sure there are more lists! If you have a favourite list, add it in the comments! And get out there and enjoy some picture books. As you can see, there are a whole lot of really good ones to choose from!
UPDATE! Here are a few more.
My friend Tess’s Mock Caldecott List
Curious City’s Besties