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Every time I turn around, I read a review of a picture book that sends me to the bookstore and library. Last year, when I was on The Committee, every book was delivered to my doorstep. This year I am busy scrambling—scrambling to read reviews from all over and scrambling to get the books into my hand so I can judge for myself.

So, pencils ready for your next assignment?

Here are the books we will discuss over the next few weeks.  If a few books pop up that we have missed, we will add them in at the end.

A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

Brother Sun, Sister Moon  by Katherine Paterson, illus. by Pamela Dalton

Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray, illus. by Mike Lowery

Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield, illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

If You Lived Here: Houses of the World by Giles Laroche

Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes

Neville by Norton Juster and G. Brian Karas

Subway Story by Julie Sarcone-Roach

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Beth Krommes

Tweak Tweak by Eve Bunting, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier

Underground by Shane W. Evans

Start reading!


Robin Smith About Robin Smith

Robin Smith is a second-grade teacher at the Ensworth School in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a reviewer for Kirkus and The Horn Book Magazine and has served on multiple award committees.



  1. So glad you all may discuss Swirl by Swirl. It’s stunning.

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