Year End Roundup: Here Are 2018’s Must-Have Picture Books

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Sure, the adult world is pretty much a sh*tshow this year, but hey – there’s always children’s books to lift our spirits at the end of the day. If you’ve got young kids at home (or kids to buy for), these 6 books should be on your must-buy list this holiday season.

#6. Florette by Anna Walker

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All books are art, but some are works of art, and this story of a girl forced to leave her garden home for a place in the city qualifies as the latter.

#5. Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

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In a time when many people are looking for ways to raise children of all genders without labels, the story of Julian and his female-dominated world is a perfect example for readers of all ages.

#4. Lucia the Luchadora and the Million Masks by Cynthia Leonor Garza

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From the Hispanic heroine to the incorporation of an “everyday” superhero more worried about how to handle her annoying little sister than saving the world, this is a fun, empowering story with just the right dose of girl power.

#3. Pearl by Molly Idle

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This soothing tale about a girl given a grain of sand to watch over only to see it grow into something beautiful aims to teach children about calmness and empathy – and totally succeeds.

#2. Drawn Together by Minh Le and Dan Santat

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It’s impossible not to be touched by this story about a boy and his grandfather, unable to communicate with words due to a language barrier but finding a way to connect through a mutual love of art.

#1. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

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Sometimes, books don’t need to be anything other than immensely entertaining, and this one delivers in spades.

You should read them too, if you’re in need of a pick-me-up. And who isn’t?