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Several Painted Words Artists included on The Best Children’s Books of the Year 2021 list by Bank Street College of Education

01 Sep 2021

Bank Street College of Education has just released their Best Children’s Books of the Year list for 2021.

The under 5 category includes:

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures  (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky) by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Federico and the Wolf  (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Rebecca J. Gomez, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

Friday Night Wrestlefest (Roaring Brook) by J. F. Fox, illustrated by Micah Player

Welcome to Your World (Candlewick) by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illustrated by Jaime Kim



Just Like Me (Knopf BFYR) by Vanessa Brantley Newton



Above the Rim (Abrams) by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Frank Morrison

Sharuko (Lee & Low) by Monica Brown, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

Congratulations Everyone!

You can see the full list here