Over the years, comic books have gravitated from stories about superheroes to stories about everyday people, portraying a variety of cultural backgrounds and a wide range of themes that speak to readers. Today’s comics allow us to witness moments of loss, vulnerability, bravery, and friendship, and at the end of the day, comics speak to the diverse and complicated situations readers deal with every day. The following comics represent the most insightful and beautiful of 2016 and help readers see themselves in the books they love in new and exciting ways. Enjoy our list of the best comics of 2016.
The novels we read this year brought readers hope, challenged their perceptions, and illuminated experiences in ways both lasting and affecting. Enjoy our list of the best novels of 2016, as selected by the team at All The Wonders.
What we read in nonfiction picture books can teach us about ourselves, one another, and the world around us. Whether by learning about an historic figure’s contribution to knowledge or well-being, or in the way we are called to take notice of what’s going on outside our window, these books call on us to ask big questions and to listen closely for answers. Enjoy our list of the best nonfiction picture books of 2016, as selected by the team at All The Wonders.
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.