Best Picture Books of 2017

What a year 2017 has been! My Grandma once told me that as you get older every year goes by faster than the one before. I am a total believer! This year flew by and definitely had its ups and downs. As a brand new year quickly approaches, I find myself wanting to reflect on the past 365 days and savor the bright spots and happy moments. For staff at the library books are quite often a shining light and 2017 had several fantastic, thoughtful, exciting-to-read titles! Below you’ll find a list of some of our staff’s favorite picture books published in the past year.

They made us laugh, they made us cry, they made us think, they made us sigh (contentedly.)  Enjoy 🙂

Crown: an Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick D. Barnes

Triangle by Mac Barnett

The Starry Giraffe by Andy Bergmann

Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

Hooray for Birds by Lucy Cousins

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt

The Giant Jumporee by Julia Donaldson

I Got a New Friend by Karl Newsom Edwards

When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano

The Bad Seed by Jory John

Life by Cynthia Rylant

Grandma’s Tiny House by JaNay Brown Wood


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