December 21, 2023

Favorite Picture Books of 2023

That's it for 2023 at Let's Talk Picture Books! Below are my favorite books of the year (as always, chosen based on design and illustration and listed alphabetically!), and I look forward to showing off more beautiful books in 2024! Have a safe and happy holiday season, and see you in the New Year!


At the Drop of a Cat by Élise Fontenaille and Violeta Lópiz, and translated by Karin Snelson and Emilie Robert Wong (Enchanted Lion Books)
View my full review here.


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Bunny & Tree by Balint Zsako (Enchanted Lion Books)
View my interview with Balint here.


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The Collector of Heads by Ana Matsusaki, translated by Bruna Dantas Lobato (Tapioca Stories)
View my interview with Ana here.


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Corner by Zo-O (Owlkids)
View my interview with Zo-O here.


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Dear Stray by Kristen Hubbard and Susan Gal (Nancy Paulsen Books)
View my interview with Susan here.


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Grief Is an Elephant by Tamara Ellis Smith and Nancy Whitesides (Chronicle Books)
View my interview with Nancy here.


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Luna Ranchera by Rodrigo Morlesin and Mariana Ruiz Johnson (Minerva)
View my interview with Mariana here.


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My Baba's Garden by Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith (Neal Porter Books)
View my review of the book here.


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My Powerful Hair by Carole Lindstrom and Steph Littlebird (Abrams Books Young Readers)
View my interview with Steph here.


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My Strange Shrinking Parents by Zeno Sworder (Thames & Hudson)
View my interview with Zeno here.


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To the Other Side by Erika Meza (Katherine Tegen Books)


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The Silence of Water by José Saramago and Yolanda Mosquera, translated by Margaret Jull Costa (Triangle Square)
View my interview with Yolanda here.


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When You Can Swim by Jack Wong (Orchard Books)
View my interview with Jack here.


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Yellow Butterfly: A Story from Ukraine by Oleksandr Shatokhin (Red Comet Press)
View my interview with Oleksandr here.


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You So Black by Theresa Tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D and London Ladd (Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
View my interview with London here.


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