The Best Picture Books of 2022 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

"What are the best Picture books released in 2022?" We looked at 365 of the top Picture books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

“What are the best Picture books released in 2022?” We looked at 365 of the top Picture books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 42 books, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Picture” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 300+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Our other Best Of 2022 Articles:

Previous Years: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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Top 42 Best Picture Books From 2022



63.) A Flying Visit written by Nick Butterworth

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones

An exciting new picture book about much-loved Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends from the bestselling creator of One Snowy Night.Percy’s fri…



62.) Adoette written by Lydia Monks

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones

The inspiring tale of conservation told through the life of a tree called Adoette, and all the things she saw in her 100 years on Earth, from award-wi…



61.) Bathe the Cat written by Alice B McGinty

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Imagination Soup

Cats + water: What could go wrong? This riotous romp of a picture book follows a frantic family as they try to get some chores done–with no help from…



60.) Be Wild, Little One written by Olivia Hope

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones

This gorgeous, inspiring picture book-a perfect gift for new babies or for graduations-celebrates the magic in our world and the wildness in each of u…



59.) Brrr! : A brrrilliantly funny story about dinosaurs, knitting and space written by Kes Gray

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones

Brrr! The Ice Age is coming, the temperatures are dropping and the dinosaurs are frrreezing. Only one thing will keep them warm – woolly jumpers! But …



58.) Climb On! written by Jacqueline Alcntara

Lists It Appears On:

  • Imagination Soup
  • Mr. Brian

When a young child reminds her dad about the hike they planned, her father is hesitant —To the tippy top? It’s a great day to watch futbol (soccer). B…



57.) Daddy Do My Hair: Beth’s Twists written by Tola Okogwu

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones

It’s the evening before School Picture Day and Beth would like a brand new hairdo! Join Daddy and Beth on a wonderful hair adventure in this heart-war…



56.) Does a Bulldozer Have a Butt? written by Derick Wilder

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Publishers Weekly

Green Eggs and Ham meets Everyone Poops in this laugh-out-loud story that asks–and answers–the burning question in every kid’s life. Does a scarecro…



55.) Don’t Ask the Dragon (Main) written by Lemn Sissay

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones

This is the story of Alem, a curious little boy who realises today is his birthday. The only problem is that Alem does not know where to celebrate, an…



54.) Elephant Island written by Leo Timmers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Rocketship Bookshop

A shipwrecked elephant makes his tiny island a home for the many friends who come to the rescue, in the new picture book from New York Times Illustrat…



53.) Every Dog in the Neighborhood written by Philip C. Stead

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • SLJ

How many dogs live in the neighborhood? Louis decides to find out–by meeting every single one. Louis really wants a dog, but his Grandma insists, “Th…



52.) Fire Chief Fran written by Linda Ashman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus
  • Mr. Brian

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book FOUR STARRED REVIEWS! ★ Booklist ★ Kirkus ★ Publishers Weekly ★ School Library Journal Perfect for fans of firefighters and…



51.) Growing an Artist: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son written by

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Mr. Brian

Four starred reviews! From award-winning artist John Parra comes a “heartwarming family story that underscores the value of creativity, passion, and h…



50.) I Am NOT a Prince written by Beatrix Hatcher

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones



49.) Kick Push written by Frank Morrison

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Mr. Brian

Award-winning picture book creator Frank Morrison makes his author/illustrator debut in an exuberant story about being yourself. Epic has tricks you w…



48.) Lizzy and the Cloud written by The Fan Brothers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mr. Brian
  • Right On Kids Teaching

From the critically acclaimed, award-winning creators of Ocean Meets Sky and The Night Gardener comes a whimsical and sweet tale of a young girl who c…



47.) Luli and the Language of Tea written by Andrea Wang

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Mr. Brian

Though they may speak different languages, kids from all over the world come together to enjoy the shared pastime of tea in this delicious book for yo…



46.) Magnolia Flower written by Zora Neale Hurston

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Kirkus

From beloved African American folklorist Zora Neale Hurston comes a moving adaptation by National Book Award winner and #1 New York Times bestselling …



45.) Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle written by Nina LaCour

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Chicago Public Library

A little girl stays home with Mama when Mommy goes off on a work trip in this tender, inviting story that will resonate with every child who has misse…



44.) Maya’s Song written by Renée Watson, illus. by Bryan Collier

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Publishers Weekly

From bestselling, award-winning creators Renée Watson and Bryan Collier comes a stunningly crafted picture book chronicling the life of poet and activ…



43.) Mina written by Matthew Forsythe

Lists It Appears On:

  • Imagination Soup
  • Right On Kids Teaching

Five starred reviews! “Marvelous mouse-sized mischief for all ages.” –Booklist (starred review) From the creator of the acclaimed and beloved Pokko a…



42.) Mouse’s Wood: A Year in Nature written by Alice Melvin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Imagination Soup
  • Right On Kids Teaching

Written with a gentle rhyme that reflects the slow pace of Mouse’s rambling journey, and illustrated in Alice Melvin’s inimitable style, Mouse’s Wood …



41.) My Mum is a Lioness written by Swapna Haddow

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones



40.) No! Said Custard the Squirrel written by Sergio Ruzzier

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus
  • Publishers Weekly

From award-winning creator Sergio Ruzzier, an oddball “squirrel” forges his own path in this comical tale about being yourselfCustard the Squirrel, ar…



39.) Once Upon A Fairytale : A Choose-Your-Own Fairytale Adventure written by Natalia O’Hara

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones

From the inimitable Natalia and Lauren O’Hara, Once Upon a Fairytale is story where the reader gets to decide on the adventure, and the possibilities …



38.) One Camel Called Doug: the perfect countdown to bedtime! written by Lu Fraser

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones

Doug the camel is all alone and sometimes he wonders whether one is enough (it makes playing hide and seek terribly tough…). So when at first one, the…



37.) Our Tower written by Joseph Coelho

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones

This magical story follows three children living in a high-rise apartment block, as they embark on a fantastical adventure which helps them see their …



36.) Out of a Jar written by Deborah Marcero

Lists It Appears On:

  • Powells
  • SLJ

This highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed and bestselling picture book In a Jar stars one little bunny dealing with some very big …



35.) Powwow Day written by Traci Sorell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • SLJ

In this uplifting, contemporary Native American story, River is recovering from illness and can’t dance at the powwow this year. Will she ever dance a…



34.) Sometimes I Grumblesquinch written by Rachel Vail

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Kirkus

A sweet and touching exploration of the scariness of BIG feelings and overcoming the pressures to do everything just right, in this companion title to…



33.) Somewhere in the Bayou written by Jerome Pumphrey & Jarrett Pumphrey

Lists It Appears On:

  • Blue Willow Bookshop
  • SLJ

When four swamp creatures looking to cross a river come upon a log that would allow for precisely that, they can’t believe their luck. But a questiona…



32.) Still This Love Goes on written by Buffy Sainte-Marie

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Mr. Brian

“A love letter to family, home, and Indigenous traditions … This story reminds readers of the joy we experience upon returning to those whom we love…



31.) That’s Not My Name! written by Anoosha Syed

Lists It Appears On:

  • Brightly
  • Rocketship Bookshop

A debut picture book about loving your name, finding your voice, and standing up for yourself from the critically acclaimed illustrator of Bilal Cooks…



30.) The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky written by Jihyun Kim

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mr. Brian
  • SLJ

Astonishing to behold.’ New York Times It’s summertime and a boy and his dog are leaving behind their apartment in the busy city. His grandparents’ ho…



29.) The Girl Who Planted Trees written by Caryl Hart

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones

In this empowering picture book by award-winning author Caryl Hart, one small girl inspires her whole village to plant a beautiful forest on the mount…



28.) The Littlest Yak written by Lu Fraser

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones

A little yak yearns for BIG things in this rollicking, rhyming picture book that celebrates individuality, unique talents, and the importance of not g…



27.) The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense written by Jon Scieszka and Julia Rothman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mr. Brian
  • Right On Kids Teaching

The classic nursery rhymes we know and love–upside-down, backward, in gibberish, and fresh out of bounds–as only Jon Scieszka could stage them Mothe…



26.) The Zebra’s Great Escape written by Katherine Rundell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • Waterstones

Mink doesn’t believe in rules. She loves running wild and free. So, when a zebra appears in the square where she lives and she finds out that his pare…



25.) Timid written by Harry Woodgate

Lists It Appears On:

  • OMP
  • Rocketship Bookshop

Timmy is struggling with their inner cowardly lion in this picture book about friendship and overcoming anxiety. Timmy loves nothing more than perform…



24.) Together We Ride written by Valerie Bolling

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Mr. Brian

Hair Love meets bike rides in this loving portrait of a father-daughter relationship. Learning to ride is no easy feat! But with a little courage, a g…



23.) Too Many Pigs and One Big Bad Wolf: A Counting Story written by Davide Cali

Lists It Appears On:

  • Brightly
  • Imagination Soup

An unseen reader goes head-to-head with the big bad wolf in this hilarious counting-book twist on The Three Little Pigs. Once upon a time, there were …



22.) Two Dogs written by Ian Falconer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Blue Willow Bookshop
  • Kirkus

From Ian Falconer, Caldecott Honor winner and #1 New York Times bestselling creator of the Olivia series, comes a dashingly delightful picture book ab…



21.) Walter Had a Best Friend written by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier

Lists It Appears On:

  • Imagination Soup
  • Publishers Weekly

From the bestselling author of The Quiet Book comes an honest and touching new picture book about the ups and downs of friendship. Walter and Xavier a…



20.) Where Is Bina Bear? written by Mike Curato

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mr. Brian
  • Publishers Weekly

In Mike Curato’s funny, poignant picture book Where Is Bina Bear?, a little rabbit throws a party–but can’t find best friend Bina Bear anywhere! Tiny…



19.) A Gift for Nana written by Lane Smith

Lists It Appears On:

  • Brightly
  • Kirkus
  • Powells

Two-time Caldecott Honor author/illustrator Lane Smith tells a whimsical story about a little rabbit searching for the best gift for someone very spec…



18.) Dadaji’s Paintbrush written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Rocketship Bookshop
  • SLJ

Once, in a tiny village in India, there was a young boy who loved to paint. He lived with his grandfather, who taught him to paint with his fingers, t…



17.) Emile and the Field written by Kevin Young and Chioma Ebinama

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Mr. Brian
  • Right On Kids Teaching

In this lyrical picture book from an award-winning poet, a young boy cherishes a neighborhood field throughout the changing seasons. With stunning ill…



16.) Endlessly Ever After: Pick Your Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings! written by Laurel Snyder and Dan Santat

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mr. Brian
  • Right On Kids Teaching
  • SLJ

This funny, original choose-your-path picture book of fractured fairy tales will charm any young fan of the genre, putting the power of storytelling r…



15.) Hot Dog written by Mark Sperring

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mr. Brian
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Waterstones

This is the story of a little hot dog who longs for just one thing: to be a REAL dog. But when the Mustard Fairy makes his dreams come true, will he b…



14.) John’s Turn written by Mac Barnett, illus. by Kate Berube

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Publishers Weekly

It’s John’s big day at school today–a performance for Sharing Gifts time. His bag is carefully packed and prepared, his classmates are ready, and the…



13.) Nigel and the Moon written by Antwan Eady, illus. by Gracey Zhang

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Publishers Weekly
  • SLJ

From debut author Antwan Eady and artist Gracey Zhang comes a glowing tale about the young dreaming big. A perfect story to demonstrate how pride in w…



12.) The Circles in the Sky written by Karl James Mountford

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus
  • Mr. Brian
  • Waterstones

With luminous illustrations, this original folktale about the discovery of a lifeless bird offers a sympathetic exploration of grief, loss, and hope. …



11.) The Three Billy Goats Gruff written by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

Lists It Appears On:

  • Blue Willow Bookshop
  • Mr. Brian
  • Powells

Instant New York Times bestseller!The MOMENTOUS debut of a groundbreaking Fairy Tale series — a brilliantly crafted, hilarious twist on this beloved …



10.) Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky written by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and Daniel Minter

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Brightly
  • Mr. Brian
  • Right On Kids Teaching

Discover a world of creativity and tradition in this fascinating picture book that explores the history and cultural significance of the color blue. F…



9.) Gibberish written by Young Vo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Imagination Soup
  • Kirkus
  • Mr. Brian

It’s Dat’s first day of school in a new country! Dat and his Mah made a long journey to get here, and Dat doesn’t know the language. To Dat, everythin…



8.) Night Lunch written by Eric Fan, illustrated by Dena Seiferling

Lists It Appears On:

  • Brightly
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Mr. Brian
  • Powells

A delectable picture book about midnight snacks, nocturnal creatures and unexpected generosity, inspired by lunch carts that were the predecessors of …



7.) The Talk written by Alicia D. Williams

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Imagination Soup
  • Kirkus
  • SLJ

As a little boy grows into a bigger boy, ready to take on the world, he first must have that very difficult conversation far too familiar to so many B…



6.) The Year We Learned to Fly written by Jacqueline Woodson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Brightly
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Kirkus

Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López’s highly anticipated companion to their #1 New York Times bestseller The Day You Begin illuminates the power in ea…



5.) The World Belonged to Us written by Jacqueline Woodson and Leo Espinosa

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Mr. Brian
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Right On Kids Teaching
  • SLJ

Two children’s book superstars–#1 New York Times bestseller Jacqueline Woodson, the author of The Day You Begin, and Leo Espinosa, the illustrator of…



4.) Knight Owl written by Christopher Denise

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Bookpage
  • Imagination Soup
  • Mr. Brian
  • OMP
  • Powells

A determined Owl builds strength and confidence in this medieval picture book about the real mettle of a hero: wits, humor, and heart. Since the day h…



3.) Love in the Library written by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Yas Imamura

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Bookpage
  • Mr. Brian
  • Powells
  • Publishers Weekly
  • SLJ

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tama is sent to live in a War Relocation Center in the desert. All Japanese Americans from the West Coast–elderly …



2.) Berry Song written by Michaela Goade

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Bookpage
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Mr. Brian
  • OMP
  • Publishers Weekly
  • SLJ

An Indie Bestseller! Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade’s first self-authored picture book is a gorgeous celebration of the land she knows well and the…



1.) Farmhouse written by Sophie Blackall

Lists It Appears On:

  • Blue Willow Bookshop
  • Bookpage
  • Imagination Soup
  • Kirkus
  • Mr. Brian
  • Powells
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Readings
  • Right On Kids Teaching
  • SLJ

This glorious new picture book from two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall is as lavish and moving a tribute to a storied, beloved place as Hello…




The 300+ Additional Best Picture Books Released In 2022



64) A Day for Sandcastles – JonArno Lawson, illus. by Qin Leng List: (Publishers Weekly)
65) A Dress with Pockets – Lily Murray List: (Waterstones)
66) A Hero Called Wolf – Lucy Rowland List: (Waterstones)
67) A History of Underwear With Professor Chicken – Hannah Holt and Korwin Briggs List: (Right On Kids Teaching)
68) A Library – List: (Mr. Brian)
69) A Seed Grows – Antoinette Portis List: (Publishers Weekly)
70) A Superpower Like Mine – Dr. Ranj Singh List: (Waterstones)
71) A Tiger in the Land of Dreams – Tiger Tateishi List: (Right On Kids Teaching)
72) A veces, yo soy todo lo que necesito – List: (Chicago Public Library)
73) ABC Pride – Louie Stowell List: (Waterstones)
74) ABUELITA AND ME – Leonarda Carranza List: (Kirkus)
75) Abuelita y yo – List: (Chicago Public Library)
76) ACTION! – Meghan McCarthy List: (Kirkus)
77) Air Miles. – List: (SLJ)
78) All Are Neighbors – Alexandra Penfold List: (Brightly)
79) All the Animals Were Sleeping – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
80) Always with You, Always with Me – Kelly Rowland and Jessica McKay List: (Brightly)
81) Amor de colores – List: (Chicago Public Library)
82) An Unexpected Thing – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
83) Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep – Elaine M. Alexander and Fiona Fogg List: (Right On Kids Teaching)
84) Animal Land Where There Are No People – Sybil and Katharine Corbet List: (Right On Kids Teaching)
85) APPLE AND MAGNOLIA – Laura Gehl List: (Kirkus)
86) Arctic Animals Sound Book – Federica Iossa List: (Waterstones)
87) Baby Squeaks – Anne Hunter List: (Publishers Weekly)
88) Baby Touch: Nursery Rhymes – Ladybird List: (Waterstones)
89) Be Careful, Xiao Xin! – List: (Readings)
90) Beatrice Likes the Dark – April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le List: (OMP)
91) Beauty Woke – NoNieqa Ramos, Paola Escobar List: (OMP)
92) Big Truck – List: (Mr. Brian)
93) Big Truck Little Island – Chris Van Dusen List: (Publishers Weekly)
94) Billy Brute Whose Teacher Was a Werewolf – Issy Emeney List: (Waterstones)
95) Black Girl Rising – List: (Chicago Public Library)
96) BLACK GOLD – Laura Obuobi List: (Kirkus)
97) Blue Bison Needs a Haircut – Scott Rothman List: (Brightly)
98) Bluey: Sleepytime – Bluey List: (Waterstones)
99) Book of Questions – Pablo Neruda and Paloma Valdivia List: (Right On Kids Teaching)
100) Book vs. Shark – Paul Linnet List: (Waterstones)
101) Bookworms – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
102) Brand-New Bubbe – List: (Mr. Brian)
103) Build a House – Rhiannon Giddens, Monica Mikai List: (OMP)
104) Busy Betty – Reese Witherspoon List: (Brightly)
105) Can I Be Your Dog? – Troy Cummings List: (Powells)
106) Can I play? – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
107) Carrimebac, the Town That Walked. – List: (SLJ)
108) Ceremony – List: (Readings)
109) Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement – Angela Joy, illus. by Janelle Washington List: (Publishers Weekly)
110) Come On In – Jamie Michalak List: (Brightly)
111) Come Over to My House – List: (Readings)
112) Con mucho amor – List: (Chicago Public Library)
113) Concrete: From the Ground Up – Larissa Theule List: (Book Riot)
114) Cultivando a un artista – List: (Chicago Public Library)
115) Dia de disfraces – List: (Chicago Public Library)
116) DIGESTION! THE MUSICAL – Adam Rex List: (Kirkus)
117) Dinosaurs on Kitten Island – Michael Slack List: (Waterstones)
118) Do: Eat Socks…Don’t eat bees – List: (Imagination Soup)
119) Dodos Are Not Extinct! They’re Just in Disguise – List: (Imagination Soup)
120) Donde las maravillas crecen – List: (Chicago Public Library)
121) Donut: The Unicorn Who Wants to Fly – Laura Gehl, Andrea Zuill List: (OMP)
122) El año en que aprendimos a volar – List: (Chicago Public Library)
123) Everywhere With You – Carlie Sorosiak, illustrated by Devon Holzwarth List: (Bookpage)
124) Eyes That Speak to the Stars – List: (Imagination Soup)
125) Fadya and the Song of the River – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
126) fairy tale – List: (Imagination Soup)
127) Feathers Together – Caron Levis List: (Book Riot)
128) Field Trip to Volcano Island. – List: (SLJ)
129) Firefighter Flo! – List: (Chicago Public Library)
130) Flooded – Mariajo Ilustrajo List: (Waterstones)
131) forever home: a dog and boy love story – List: (Mr. Brian)
132) Fox & Son Tailers – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
133) Frances in the Country – List: (Chicago Public Library)
134) Frank and Bert – Chris Naylor-Ballesteros List: (Waterstones)
135) Good Eating: The Short Life of Krill – List: (Mr. Brian)
136) Goodnight, Butterfly – List: (Imagination Soup)
137) Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
138) Grannysaurus – David Walliams List: (Waterstones)
139) Gretel the Wonder Mammoth – Kim Hillyard List: (Waterstones)
140) Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective – Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett List: (Brightly)
141) Hello Star – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
142) Holding on – List: (Chicago Public Library)
143) Hom – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
144) Home for Grace – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
145) Honeybee Rescue: A Backyard Drama – List: (Mr. Brian)
146) Hope the Whale : In Association with the Natural History Museum – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
147) How to Count to ONE – Caspar Salmon List: (Waterstones)
148) How to Eat a Book. – List: (SLJ)
149) Hundred Years of Happiness. – List: (SLJ)
150) I Am a Baby – Bob Shea List: (Blue Willow Bookshop)
151) I AM GOLDEN – Eva Chen List: (Kirkus)
152) I Am the Subway – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
153) I Don’t Care – List: (Mr. Brian)
154) I Love Me! : A First Book to Build Confidence and Self-esteem – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
155) I Love My Body Because – Erika Rodriguez Medina List: (Book Riot)
156) I Really Want to Share – Simon Philip List: (Waterstones)
157) I Want the Moon – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
158) I Won’t Give Up My Rubber Band – List: (Mr. Brian)
159) I’ll Go and Come Back – List: (Chicago Public Library)
160) I’m Not Small – List: (Chicago Public Library)
161) I’ll Be There – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
162) I’m a Unicorn – Helen Yoon List: (Book Riot)
163) I’m Not Scary – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
164) If You Laugh, I’m Starting This Book Over – Chris Harris List: (Book Riot)
165) If You’re a Kid Like Gavin: The True Story of a Young Trans Activist – Gavin Grimm and Kyle Lukoff, illus. by J Yang List: (Publishers Weekly)
166) Impossible Moon – List: (Chicago Public Library)
167) In Our Hands – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
168) It’s My Rubber Band – List: (Readings)
169) Itaru Sasaki’s Wind Telephone – List: (Imagination Soup)
170) JIGSAW – Bob Graham List: (Kirkus)
171) Jim’s Spectacular Christmas – Emma Thompson List: (Waterstones)
172) Just Help! – Sonia Sotomayor List: (Brightly)
173) Kapaemahu. – List: (SLJ)
174) Kat Hats – Daniel Pinkwater and Aaron Renier List: (Right On Kids Teaching)
175) Kimchi, Kimchi Every Day. – List: (SLJ)
176) Know It Owl – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
177) La bendición de Zahra – List: (Chicago Public Library)
178) La casita de Esperanza – List: (Chicago Public Library)
179) La falda morada de Leo – List: (Chicago Public Library)
180) La guardiana de la libreta – List: (Chicago Public Library)
181) La víspera de orgullo – List: (Chicago Public Library)
182) Leila, la brujita perfecta – List: (Chicago Public Library)
183) Leila, the Perfect Witch – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
184) Leina and the Lord of the Toadstools – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
185) Let’s Skate! – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
186) Lights and Sounds Mermaids – Sam Taplin List: (Waterstones)
187) Like – List: (Imagination Soup)
188) Like the Moon Loves the Sky – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
189) LISTEN TO THE LANGUAGE OF THE TREES – Tera Kelley List: (Kirkus)
190) Look, It’s Twit Twoo Owl – Clare Youngs List: (Waterstones)
191) Los coquíes aún cantan – List: (Chicago Public Library)
192) Lost – Sam Usher List: (Brightly)
193) MAMA’S HOME – Shay Youngblood List: (Kirkus)
194) Margaret’s Unicorn – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
195) Mariana and Her Familia – List: (SLJ)
196) Marshmallow Clouds: Two Poets at Play among Figures of Speech – Ted Kooser List: (Right On Kids Teaching)
197) Martha Maps It Out – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
198) Maybe You Might – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
199) Me and Muhammad Ali – List: (Mr. Brian)
200) Meanwhile Back on Earth – Oliver Jeffers List: (Waterstones)
201) Mia and the Miffkins – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
202) Mia Makes a Meadow – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
203) Milo’s Monster – Tom Percival List: (Waterstones)
204) Mole’s Spectacles – Julia Donaldson List: (Waterstones)
205) Mommy’s Hometown – List: (Mr. Brian)
206) Monsters in the Fog – Ali Bahrampour List: (Bookpage)
207) Mooncat and Me – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
208) Moonlight. – List: (SLJ)
209) MUSHROOM LULLABY – Kenneth Kraegel List: (Kirkus)
210) Mushroom Rain – Laura K. Zimmerman, illustrated by Jamie List: (Powells)
211) MUSIC IS A RAINBOW – Bryan Collier List: (Kirkus)
212) My Beautiful Voice – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
213) My First 100 Words – Ladybird List: (Waterstones)
214) My Little Dragon – Rochelle Humes List: (Waterstones)
215) My Magic Family – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
216) My Paati’s Saris. – List: (SLJ)
217) My Parents Won’t Stop Talking! – Emma Huntsinger and Tillie Walden List: (Right On Kids Teaching)
218) My Party, Mi Fiesta: A Coco Rocho Book. – List: (SLJ)
219) My Strange Shrinking Parents – List: (Readings)
220) My Town – List: (Chicago Public Library)
221) MY UNCLE IS COMING TOMORROW – Sebastián Santana Camargo List: (Kirkus)
222) Nala’s World – Dean Nicholson List: (Waterstones)
223) Namaste Is a Greeting – Suma Subramaniam List: (Brightly)
224) Never Let a Diplodocus Draw – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
225) Night on the Sand – Monica Mayper, illustrated by Jaime Kim List: (Powells)
226) No Home For A Ghost – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
227) No Sleep for Bear – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
228) NOT DONE YET – Tameka Fryer Brown List: (Kirkus)
229) Nour’s Secret Library – List: (SLJ)
230) nursery rhymes – List: (Imagination Soup)
231) Octopants: The Missing Pirate Pants – Suzy Senior List: (Waterstones)
232) OFF THE WALL – Theodore Taylor III List: (Kirkus)
233) Off to the Market – List: (Readings)
234) ON BABA’S BACK – Marianne Dubuc List: (Kirkus)
235) ONE SKY – Aaron Becker List: (Kirkus)
236) Oona and the Shark – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
237) Open Your Heart to Country – List: (Readings)
238) Our Day of the Dead Celebration – Ana Aranda List: (Brightly)
239) Our Story Starts in Africa – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
240) Over and Under the Waves – Kate Messner List: (Book Riot)
241) PARADISE SANDS – Levi Pinfold List: (Kirkus)
242) PATCHWORK – Matt de la Peña List: (Kirkus)
243) Peep Inside Under the Ground – Anna Milbourne List: (Waterstones)
244) Peep! – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
245) Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective – Pamela Butchart List: (Waterstones)
246) PEOPLE ARE WILD – Margaux Meganck List: (Kirkus)
247) People Need People – Benjamin Zephaniah List: (Waterstones)
248) Peque y yo – List: (Chicago Public Library)
249) Perfectly Pegasus (Not Quite Narwhal and Friends) – Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima List: (OMP)
250) Pick a Story: A Pirate Alien Jungle Adventure – Sarah Coyle List: (Waterstones)
251) Pina – List: (Mr. Brian)
252) Pineapple Princess – List: (Imagination Soup)
253) Pink is Not a Color – List: (Imagination Soup)
254) Pizza!: A Slice of History – Greg Pizzoli List: (Book Riot)
255) PLAYTIME FOR RESTLESS RASCALS – Nikki Grimes List: (Kirkus)
256) Poo-Dunit? A Forest Floor Mystery – List: (Imagination Soup)
257) Poopsie Gets Lost – Hannah E. Harrison List: (Powells)
258) Pop-Up Peekaboo! Ocean – DK List: (Waterstones)
259) Puddling! (Signed) – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
260) Rafa Counts on Papá – List: (Mr. Brian)
261) Rick the Rock of Room 214 – Julie Falatko, illus. by Ruth Chan List: (Publishers Weekly)
262) Rodney Was a Tortoise – List: (Mr. Brian)
263) Sal Boat (A Boat by Sal) – Thyra Heder List: (Publishers Weekly)
264) Sana, Sana, Colita De Rana – List: (Chicago Public Library)
265) Sato the Rabbit: A Sea of Tea – Yuki Ainoya List: (Right On Kids Teaching)
266) Set Sail for Pancakes – Tim Kleyn List: (Brightly)
267) Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Pirates Ahoy! – Tracey Corderoy List: (Waterstones)
268) Shu Lin’s Grandpa – Matt Goodfellow List: (Brightly)
269) Sleepytime Music Book – Sam Taplin List: (Waterstones)
270) Small’s Big Dream – Manjeet Mann List: (Waterstones)
271) Somebody Crunched Colin – Sarah Roberts List: (Waterstones)
272) Sometimes, All I Need is Me – List: (Imagination Soup)
273) Standing in the Need of Prayer – Carole Boston Weatherford List: (Brightly)
274) Sunday Pancakes – Maya Tatsukawa List: (Book Riot)
275) Sunshine at Bedtime – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
276) Super Silly Museums – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
277) Supertato: Presents Jack and the Beanstalk : – a show-stopping gift this Christmas! – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
278) Swim, Jim! – List: (Imagination Soup)
279) Ten Blocks to the Big Wok – List: (Chicago Public Library)
280) Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Fairy – Rhiannon Fielding List: (Waterstones)
281) Thank You for the Little Things – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
282) The Baddies – Julia Donaldson List: (Waterstones)
283) The Blur – Minh Lê List: (Brightly)
284) The Boy Who Lost His Spark – Maggie O’Farrell List: (Waterstones)
285) The Christmas Department Store – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
286) The Crab Ballet – Renée LaTulippe, Cécile Metzger List: (OMP)
287) The Drama Llama – Rachel Morrisroe List: (Waterstones)
288) The Ever-changing Earth – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
289) The Fairy Garden – Isabella Mazzanti List: (Waterstones)
290) THE FAITH OF ELIJAH CUMMINGS – Carole Boston Weatherford List: (Kirkus)
291) The Friendly Mammoth – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
292) The Friendship Bench – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
293) The Gecko and the Echo – Rachel Bright List: (Waterstones)
294) The Gifts That Grow : A Sunflower Sisters Story : 2 – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
295) The Great Zapfino – Mac Barnett and Marla Frazee List: (Right On Kids Teaching)
296) The Huddle – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
297) The Katha Chest – List: (Mr. Brian)
298) The Knight With the Blazing Bottom – Beach List: (Waterstones)
299) The Last Tiger – Becky Davies List: (Waterstones)
300) The Legend of Gravity – Charly Palmer List: (Bookpage)
301) The Lights that Dance in the Night – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
302) The Line in the Sand – Thao Lam List: (Book Riot)
303) The Little Book of Joy – Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu List: (Brightly)
304) The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
305) The Mermaid Moon – Briony May Smith List: (OMP)
306) The Midnight Fair – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
307) The Midnight Panther – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
308) The Missing Piece – Jordan Stephens List: (Waterstones)
309) The Moon of Kyiv – Gianni Rodari List: (Waterstones)
310) The Most Exciting Eid – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
311) The Most Haunted House in America – List: (Mr. Brian)
312) The Museum of Marvellous Things – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
313) The Music In Me – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
314) The Mystery of the Golden Pyramid – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
315) The Odd Fish – Naomi Jones List: (Waterstones)
316) The Path – Bob Staake List: (Brightly)
317) The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster – Union Square & Co. List: (Waterstones)
318) The Queen of Kindergarten – List: (Chicago Public Library)
319) The River – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
320) The Rock from the Sky – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
321) The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
322) The Smallest Girl in the Class – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
323) The Station Cat – DK List: (Waterstones)
324) The Stompysaurus – Rachel Bright List: (Waterstones)
325) The Vanishing Lake – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
326) The Wilderness – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
327) The Wishing Balloons. – List: (SLJ)
328) The Witchling’s Wish – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
329) The Woodcutter and The Snow Prince – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
330) The Worst Teddy Ever – Marcelo Verdad List: (Book Riot)
331) This Story Is Not About a Kitten – Randall de Sève List: (Brightly)
332) This Tree is Just for Me! – Lucy Rowland List: (Waterstones)
333) Three Billy Goats Gruff – List: (Chicago Public Library)
334) Thursday – List: (Imagination Soup)
335) Tía Fortuna’s New Home: A Jewish Cuban Journey. – List: (SLJ)
336) Time Capsule – Lauren Redniss List: (Right On Kids Teaching)
337) Tiny Crab is a Tidy Crab – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
338) TINY DINO – Deborah Freedman List: (Kirkus)
339) Tiny Spoon Vs. Little Fork – List: (Mr. Brian)
340) To Catch A Cloud – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
341) Today I’m Strong – Nadiya Hussain, Ella Bailey List: (OMP)
342) TOMATOES IN MY LUNCHBOX – Costantia Manoli List: (Kirkus)
343) Too Early – List: (Chicago Public Library)
344) Twas the Night Before Pride – List: (Chicago Public Library)
345) Un verano especial con la abuela – List: (Chicago Public Library)
346) Uncle John’s City Garden – List: (Chicago Public Library)
347) Ways to Make Friends – List: (Imagination Soup)
348) Welcome to the World – Julia Donaldson List: (Waterstones)
349) What a Shell Can Tell – Helen Scales and Sonia Pulido List: (Right On Kids Teaching)
350) What Do You See When You Look At a Tree? – Emma Carlisle List: (Waterstones)
351) What Feelings Do When No One’s Looking – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
352) What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say – List: (Readings)
353) When You’re Fast Asleep – Who Works at Night-Time? – Ingela P Arrhenius List: (Waterstones)
354) Where Have You Been, Little Cat? – List: (Readings)
355) Whistling for Angela – List: (Imagination Soup)
356) Who Will You Meet on Dinosaur Street – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
357) Why Not You? – Ciara and Russell Wilson with JaNay Brown-Wood List: (Brightly)
358) Wild is the Wind – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
359) Witch Hazel – List: (Mr. Brian)
360) With Lots of Love – List: (Chicago Public Library)
361) Wrong! – Ciara Flood List: (Waterstones)
362) Yes You Can, Cow (Signed) – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)
363) Yes! No!: A First Conversation About Consent – Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, and Isabel List: (Powells)
364) Your Birthday Was the Best! – List: (Mr. Brian)
365) Zazi Finds Plantain – List: (Rocketship Bookshop)



16 Best Picture Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
Blue Willow Bookshop The Best Books of 2022
Book Riot 20 MUST-READ PICTURE BOOKS OF 2022
Bookpage Best Picture Books of 2022
Brightly The Best Picture Books of 2022
Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books of 2022
Imagination Soup The Best Picture Books of 2022
Kirkus Best Picture Books of the Year
Mr. Brian My 42 favorite picture books of 2022 (alphabetical by title)
OMP OMP’s Best Books of 2022
Powells Best Books of 2022: Kids’ and Young Adult
Publishers Weekly Best Picture Books 2022
Readings Best picture books of 2022
Right On Kids Teaching Some of the Best Children’s Books of 2022
Rocketship Bookshop Favorite Picture Books
SLJ Best Picture Books 2022
Waterstones The Best Books of 2022: Baby & Toddler
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