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.