Oh, the possibilities when forced to choose my favorite children’s book of 2015!
There’s Mo Willems' I REALLY LIKE SLOP! - which my grandson and I really really REALLY like.
And my writer Dr. Tererai Trent’s picture book autobiography THE GIRL WHO BURIED HER DREAMS IN A CAN. (There’s a reason why Tererai was "Oprah’s Favorite Guest!")
Kate Hannigan’s THE DETECTIVE’S ASSISTANT
and Laura Amy Schlitz’s THE HIRED GIRL gifted me respectively with 9-year-old Anna Bauman, 11-year-old Nell Warne and 14-year-old Joan Skraggs, characters whose stories kept me turning the pages as I lived and breathed alongside them – in WWII Warsaw, 1860’s Chicago and 1911 Baltimore.
She’d called it “a tender illustrated parable of purpose and the power of working with love.”