Excellence abounded in picture books this year, taking the form of piano-playing bears, Debbie-loving foxes, and the secret language of insects. Enjoy our list of the best picture books of 2016, as selected by the team at All The Wonders.
We invited some of Kelly Light’s friends (and their beloved book characters) to don Louise’s iconic red glasses and say a few words about what the art of friendship means to them to celebrate the release of LOUISE AND ANDIE: THE ART OF FRIENDSHIP.
Blake Hamilton, filmmaker, writer, and, most important to this episode, co-founder of All The Wonders, stops by the podcast to talk about making barriers, conceptualizing a home for readers and books, the moment when he “finally found his way home”.
This is a story about community and clever problem-solving. It’s a story about friendship. It’s a story about adventure off the seas so that your journey on them may begin. Enjoy the swap. Enjoy the sails. Enjoy this story.
The story doesn’t have to end after you reach the final page. Here are seven Swap! activities that will take you beyond the book and support learning and exploring the book’s big ideas in the process!
The best cats we’ve seen this year (so far!)
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