Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks

The blog Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks started on BlogSpot.  From 2013 to 2015 I was quite active, writing capsules of my favorite picture books.  In 2015 I had to temporarily suspend my blog because I was elected to serve on the 2017 Caldecott committee.  In 2016 I read lots and lots and lots and lots of picture books.  Our committee chose Javaka Steptoe’s Radiant Child as the 2017 Caldecott Winner, and the following four books as honors:  Vera Brosgol’s Leave Me Alone!, R. Gregory Christie’s Freedom in Congo Square (text by Carole Boston Weatherford), Carson Ellis’ Du Iz Tak?, and Brendan Wenzel’s They All Saw a Cat.  Caldecott service complete, I finally could start my blog again and decided to move to WordPress to do so, and voila we here we are!  I will try to move some of my favorite blog posts over from BlogSpot, but mostly I will focus on reviews of the newest of the new in the picture book world.