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2021 Greatest Image Books for Preschoolers Awards

2021 Greatest Image Books for Preschoolers Awards


Welcome to the 2021 Greatest Image Books for Preschoolers Awards!

I began this award final 12 months, and am now delighted to share the perfect books for preschoolers (two-six 12 months previous youngsters) revealed in 2021!
We have now had books nominated by dozens of publishers, authors, lecturers, and fogeys! I’ve actually learn lots of of books in getting ready this record! Narrowing it all the way down to solely 21 winners was terribly tough! There are various different good books, however I really imagine each preschooler needs to be uncovered to those books!

These award winners had been judged on the next standards:
1- Does this e book add vital worth to the literature obtainable for preschoolers?

2- Do preschoolers get pleasure from having somebody learn this e book to them?

3- Do adults get pleasure from studying these books and/or see worth in studying them to youngsters?

4- Was this e book revealed between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021?

Clearly awards have a subjective nature to them, and because the host of the award, I retain the ultimate verdict in selecting every title. I hope you benefit from the winners!

A fast word out of your sponsor: These awards are dropped at you by Preschool Powol Packets (your host right here!), and Turtle Trails Publishing! Turtle Trails Publishing launched three paperback books final 12 months (Ten Very Merry Yetis, Who Wants a Volcano?, and When Will Cicada Sing?), however they weren’t included within the contest as a result of we do not wish to create a battle of curiosity!

And now, on to the awards! I’ve divided the profitable books into eight classes: Most Vital, Giggle Out Loud Enjoyable, Inspiration, Feelings & Social Abilities, Incapacity Consciousness, Nonfiction, For New Readers, and Nice Explanations:

The MOST IMPORTANT image books from 2021 deal with private power and the facility we every have for good:

Change Sings by Amanda Gorman encourages us to be the change we’d like on this planet. I really like this quote from the writer: “My hope was to craft a poem that might take younger readers on a journey of self-discovery and finally empower them to see how they might grow to be change-makers…”
The Tree in Me by Corinna Luyken reminds us that all of us have power and potential that we typically neglect.
Apple’s Massive Dream by Jessica Collaco is a poignant reminder that typically disappointment can result in happiness, and if we are able to enable our plans to vary, typically they end up even higher than we count on!

LAUGH OUT LOUD FUN books are particularly pleasant to learn and reread, for each youngsters and adults:

The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming follows a paranoid squirrel that thinks somebody is stealing his leaves! I particularly just like the seasons and science connections!

These INSPIRATION books encourage our world-views and encourage us tor attain larger:

Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Pena reminds us that we will not choose others whereas encouraging our personal artistic outlook.
Born to Stand Out by Nikki Rogers is a artistic and lovable reminder that the world wants all of our distinctive preferences! My youngsters particularly cherished matching up every species of chameleon that was represented within the story with its image within the backmatter pages, and “discovering” the primary character all through the e book!

The EMOTIONS & SOCIAL SKILLS books use incredible and easy tales to handle emotions which are frequent in preschoolers:

Massive Emotions by Alexandra Penfold appears to be like at disappointment, pleasure, sharing, and problem-solving all within the context of a artistic playground creation!
Jenny Mei is Unhappy by Tracy Subisak is a delicate reminder that we do not at all times know the way others are feeling. Youngsters who’ve skilled nice unhappiness may nonetheless present up and smile typically, and we have to keep in mind to be form to everybody.
Gilly Ghost Loves Scaring the Most by Heather Robyn teaches youngsters about boundaries (each respecting others and insisting that others respect yours) with a hilarious and lovable ghost story. My preschoolers discovered cute little Gilly so lovable that we “had” to re-read the e book a number of instances, which after all emphasised the essential lesson (with out feeling “preachy”) as nicely! 

These DISABILITY AWARENESS books are every great tales that may function a springboard for a lot greater subjects:

What Occurred to You? by James Catchpole exhibits youngsters how youngsters with these disabilities needs to be acknowledged for themselves, and never any disabilities they could have. Backmatter even contains solutions on speak to your youngsters about youngsters with seen disabilities and what sorts of questions they could be bored with listening to.
This Child Can Hyperfocus by Patty DeDurr is all about willpower and friendship, however the delicate challenges and strengths that may include ADHD experience just under the floor all through your entire story. My preschoolers love this child, and the story emphasizes some vital facets of ADHD that I shared with my older youngsters as nicely.
Mighty Mila by Katie Petruzziello is a narrative about Mila eager to do the whole lot by herself, a battle each preschooler can relate to! It simply occurs that Mila additionally has cochlear implants, which creates an excellent springboard for discussions together with your youngsters, starting from the science behind listening to loss to how a lot youngsters have in frequent (whether or not or not they’ve seen disabilities). 

These NONFICTION books embody historical past, counting, and hidden photos:

Ten Little Sandpipers by Kim Ann is a counting e book for younger youngsters. Considered one of my preschoolers saved this e book inside arm’s attain for about three weeks, and we learn it a number of instances a day! They love the lovable sandpipers, predictable rhymes, hidden photos, and counting apply!
There it’s! Ahi Esta! A Search & Discover Ebook in English & Spanish by Marta Almansa Esteva encompasses a set of themed “hidden” photos on each web page, with labels in English and Spanish. The hidden photos are completely irresistible, and this e book got here with us on each automobile drive for a couple of month! They’re “hidden” simply exhausting sufficient that younger youngsters really feel very profitable as they discover them with out help, and I respect the bilingual side of the e book as nicely.


See the Cat: Three Tales A couple of Canine by David LaRochelle might simply match within the Giggle Out Loud class above — it’s completely hilarious! The story proceeds between a narrator who says issues like “See the cat.” and the primary character, a canine, who replies with issues like “I’m not a cat!” The humor is sensible! I’m placing it on this class, nonetheless, as a result of a lot of the phrases are decodable, which makes it excellent for teenagers who’re prepared to start out studying a few of the phrases of their books!
What’s an Og? by Mary Barry turned one other most-requested e book the primary time we learn it. With enjoyable phrase play and rhymes, the reader is launched to an “og” — a creature constructed from logs, canine, frogs, and different hilarious mixtures of phrases that finish with ‘-og.’  My preschoolers love after I learn it to them, and my starting reader cherished seeing so many phrases that she might decode as we learn.

These GREAT EXPLANATIONS books vary from fable to flower anatomy–they all have a really distinctive manner of explaining issues:

How the Zebras Misplaced Their Colours by Janet R. Adams is a contemporary fable about how the zebras coloured the world round whereas discovering their very own id. My preschoolers cherished monitoring the colours, seeing what modified, and discussing how some animals are colourful and others are black and white.
One Drop, Infinite Ripples by Jayshree L. Patel introduces the water cycle with a delicate poem. My preschoolers had been entranced by the illustrations, and insisted on discovering and counting the “hidden” drops on each web page. I additionally love the bizarre strategy to the water cycle!
What’s Inside a Flower by Rachel Ignotofsky has preschooler-friendly diagrams of flower anatomy, together with great explanations of how crops work! It is a incredible child-friendly reference e book! (Sure, this additionally suits within the Nonfiction class, however I really like its explanations an excessive amount of to not put it right here!)

A Word to Authors & Publishers:

Authors and publishers who had been featured are welcome to share this record, hyperlink to it, and share the collage photographs. You might be additionally welcome to make use of this digital badge in your personal promotional functions:

In case you are an writer or writer who want to have your 2022 books thought-about for subsequent 12 months’s awards, please plan on submitting your e book between November 1st, 2022 and February 1st, 2023. You possibly can join right here to obtain an e mail when submissions open in November.


Completely satisfied Educating,


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