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Minh Le
Minh Le is the author of Let Me Finish! a debut picture book to be published by Disney-Hyperion in 2016. During the day he works in federal early childhood policy and in 2010 helped lead the design of 826DC's Museum of Unnatural History, the only place you can both support youth creative writing and pick up your daily supply of unicorn tears. He writes about children’s literature at Bottom Shelf Books and Book Riot and occasionally for The Atlantic Wire and the New York Daily News.

Entries by Minh Le

Best Picture Books of 2015

(10) Comments | Posted December 8, 2015 | 12:37 PM

One of the reasons I'm drawn to children's literature is that the right book really is a gift that can last a lifetime. For me, one of those books is A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams. So when the sad news of Williams' passing broke this year,...

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When it Rains, it Pours: 50 More Picture Books From a Stellar 2015

(2) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 4:47 PM

(FLOAT by Daniel Miyares from Simon & Schuster)

As far as I'm concerned, 2015 could have closed up shop months ago and it still would have been a landmark year for picture books. Back in February, I said that...

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The Best Is Yet to Come: An Early 2015 Picture Book Preview

(5) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 3:41 PM


I've said before that we are in the midst of a golden age for children's literature. Well, if the early returns are any indication, 2015 might very well be a new high water mark in the modern era of picture books. There are...

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Best Picture Books of 2014

(8) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 4:39 PM

After the last fantastic year in picture books, it was hard to imagine 2014 reaching the same heights. And indeed, my initial impression was that this year's offerings fell short of 2013's stellar crop. However, as I sifted and sorted through the piles of books to put this...

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50 New Picture Books for Fall 2014

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 2:08 PM


With summer behind us and another school year underway, now's a great time to look ahead and see what new picture books are about to hit our shelves. While there were some notable releases early in the year, 2014's picture book...

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2014 Spring/Summer Picture Book Preview

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 9:43 AM

With the American Library Association announcing its choice for this year's Caldecott Medal (the very deserving Brian Floca for Locomotive), it's time to turn the page on 2013 and take a look ahead to some of the great titles heading our way in 2014.


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Best Picture Books of 2013

(9) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 7:10 PM

With everything from a sweeping biography of Nelson Mandela to a story about a unicorn that can make it rain cupcakes, 2013 was another great year for picture books. This is particularly notable because 2013 was the first full year after the death of the legendary Maurice Sendak and marked...

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