RWR Best of 2019 Picture Books

We are absolutely thrilled to reveal the winners of the Read With River book club’s Best Picture Books of 2019.

We have been working tirelessly for months working with authors and publishers to get submissions and review an incredible group of picture books. We have had so many insightful and stimulating discussions debating the choices, and finally we began a voting process to decide the absolute winners.

Our amazing judging panel!

Each of our judges brought a different view point to the process. We have a Doctor, a Lawyer, Teachers, a Speech Language Pathologist, Parents, A former Literary Agent, and more!

Through all of this we held judgement wondering if this list would be truly inclusive and diverse. We are beyond thrilled that this list has turned out to be quite diverse.

Without further delay… here is the list!

First off we have Best Board Books

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon TreeLayla’s HappinessBilal Cooks DaalThere are No Bears In This Bakery

Then we are onto Future Classics

Amy Wu and the Perfect BaoA Boy Like YouA Mouse Called JulianFry Bread

Then we had one of our toughest categories: Non-Fiction

Little People Big Dreams Music StarsMoon’s First FriendsThe Brave CyclistFanatical About Frogs

Then there is some truly beautiful books – Best Illustration

Little TigersPokko and the DrumThe Grizzly MotherAnother

And our final category is Most Inspiring

Little People Big Dreams Zaha HadidNoodlephantThe Boy Who Grew a ForestMiep and the Most Famous Diary

It has been such a pleasure working with all of the judges on this project and I cannot wait to see what is in store for the Read with River Book Club in 2020!

We hope that you enjoy these picks as much as we do! We will be back with a list of our our personal favourite diverse books for 2019 before the year is out!

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