Last Minute Holiday Gifts: My Top 10 Picture Books of 2015

The holidays are filled with the purchasing of gifts for family and friends. One of my favorite gift is a book and a beautifully illustrated picture book is not only a gift of a story but the gift of art.

Here are 10 picture books from 2015 that are wonderful stories accompanied by incredible illustrations:

The Whisper by Pamela Zagarenski (HMH Books for Young Readers, October 6, 2015)

Bird by Beatriz Martin Vidal (Simply Read Books, September 1, 2015)

Lenny & Lucy by Philip C. Stead; Illustrated by Erin E. Stead (Roaring Brook Press, October 6, 2015)

This is Sadie by Sara O'Leary; Illustrated by Julie Morstad (Tundra Books, May 12, 2015)

Sidewalk Flowers by Jon Arno Lawson; Illustrated by Sydney Smith (Groundwood Books, March 1, 2015)

Moletown by Torben Kuhlmann (NorthSouth, October 1, 2015) 

My Pen by Christopher Myers (Disney-Hyperion, March 10, 2015)

The Nutcracker Comes to America by Chris Barton; Illustrated by Cathy Gendron (Millbrook Press, September 1, 2015)

The Only Child by Guojing (Schwartz & Wade, December 1, 2015) 

Leo the Ghost by Mac Barnett; Illustrated by Christian Robinson (Chronicle Books, August 25, 2015)

Bonus: I was trying not to include books that I had or would be putting on other lists but I just had to include a bonus book. 


The Swan by Laurel Snyder; Illustrated by Julie Morstad (Chronicle Books, August 18, 2015)