Saturday, August 10, 2019

#pb10for10 2019 | Ten New Picture Books Honoring Family

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 back at Reflect & Refine

I've been thinking a lot about family this summer. With everything going on at the border and kids being separated from their families when seeking asylum, to kids who have been tragically lost in mass shootings or suicides, to some reflections around the reading about students of color and kids in poverty and trauma and the impact on families... they all have me thinking about my attitude toward, and assumptions I may make about, those who love those precious little lives in our buildings.

So with this year's Picture Book 10 for 10 list,
I wanted to celebrate the sense of family in new & upcoming picture books, 
in honor of the little humans I have the privilege to work with at school, 
and those who love them and leave them in our charge each day.

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illus by Juana Martinez-Neal
Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed, illus by Anoosha Syed
The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad & S.K. Ali, illus by Hatem Aly
My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illus by Zeke Peña
When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff, illus by Kaylani Juanita
Saturday by Oge Mora
At the Mountain's Base by Traci Sorell, illus by Weshoyot Alvitre
First Laugh Welcome Baby! by Rose Ann Tahe & Nancy Bo Flood, illus by Jonathan Nelson
Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus by Daniel Minter
One Hug by Katrina Moore, illus by Julia Woolf

Seven of these titles are also ones I selected as 
#cbadspotlight choices for the 2019-20 school year!

You can see my previous year's #pb10for10 lists at these links
  2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013


  1. Love this theme and these titles. My Papi has a Motorcycle is one of my favorites. Definitely added a few to my shopping cart! You never disappoint...

  2. Jillian,
    I'm always so happy to see that you are joining our #pb10for10 celebrations. (And I love the way you have linked all of your past years in this post!!!!) What a great collection you have here. Books about family always help to ease little ones back into school. There were several new to me titles in this collection. I'm busy requesting them now!

    Thank you,

  3. Wonderful list, Jillian! Aidan is on my first weeks of school list too, and The Proudest Blue and Bilal are definitely ones that will be shared early in the year too.

  4. I noted a few books, Jillian, have already read some & loved them, like My Papi Has A Motorcycle & Tahe & Flood's First Laugh, Welcome Baby. My class and I visited and created weavings with a group of Pueblo Native Americans one year and they told us of the tradition of First Laugh, were then waiting to see who might be the one! It's a special book. Thanks for all of them.