Stellar Picture Books from 2012

Anacostia Library

Stellar Picture Books from 2012

As we usher in 2013, we'd like to take a moment to look back at some of the wonderful books that were published this past year.  If you had any favorite books in 2012, please stop by the children's desk and tell us about them!  Here are a few of our favorites:
UnspokenUnspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad
by Henry Cole

A story entirely without text or words, Unspoken conveys the story of a little girl and her encounter with the Underground Railroad. The pictures expertly depict both heart-warming and heart-pounding moments, and the lack of words echoes the silence and secrecy that was necessary to the operation of the Underground Railroad.
Green
 
Green
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Have you guessed what Green is about? This beautiful concept book explores the many different shades of the color green through gorgeous illustrations and cutouts. The simple rhyming text is both fun and delightful.
This Is Not My HatThis Is Not My Hat
by Jon Klassen

A little minnow tries to make a getaway in this fun, underwater chase story. A companion book to last year's I Want My Hat Back.

Happy New Year!