Friday, August 10, 2018

#pb10for10 | My Favorite Female Illustrated Picture Books of 2018

I always love participating in Cathy & Mandy's #pb10for10 event celebrating picture books and providing many fabulous #classroombookaday choices! I inevitably end up with a longer wish list and shopping cart and a maxed out hold list at my library. So get ready, and then go check out other educators lists today

My choice of theme this year was inspired by some of the conversation happening around #kidlitwomen & gender inequity in children's literature. Especially the disparity in female winners/honors from the Caldecott award. The day after that post, #kidlitwomen posted this chart on the contemporary disparities courtesy of Jeanette Bradley.

This year for my picture book 10 for 10 list, I'm choosing to highlight & celebrate my favorite female-illustrated picture books of 2018.

(I mean, it wouldn't be a top ten list of mine if I didn't fudge the counting a little bit!)

Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse illustrated by Corinna Luyken +
If I Had a Horse written & illustrated by Gianna Marino
ALMA and How She Got Her Name written & illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
Festival of Colors illustrated by Vashti Harrison
Pearl written & illustrated by Molly Idle
Dreamers written & illustrated by Yuyi Morales
The Field illustrated by Jacqueline Alcantara
All Around Us illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia 
Friends Stick Together written & illustrated by Hannah E. Harrison
Mommy's Khimar illustrated by Ebony Glenn
Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers  AND  Fur, Feather, Fin: All of Us are Kin
both illustrated by Stephanie Laberis

You can see my previous year's #pb10for10 lists by clicking on the year:
20172016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013


  1. We love your collection and this infographic about gender inequity in the Caldecott awards is quite telling. Dreamers All Around Us and Fur, Feather and Fin are all going in our TBR stack! Happy 10 for 10 Picture Book Day!

  2. So pleased you put this list together! Some of these titles are on my wish list - including Dreamers, Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse and Alma.

  3. Awesome list! I just ordered Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse from the library. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great list! Important focus!

  5. That graph is pretty painful. Thanks for giving us books to celebrate in response!

  6. Can't wait to read the titles that are new to me. Thanks for sharing!