These children’s book creators worked together to share amazing stories with us! As part of the 2021 Kids’ Book Choice Awards, kids pick their top 5 Best Picture Book Duos among these exceptional nominees. No Adults Allowed!
Cathryn Sill and John Sill, creators of About Seabirds: A Guide for Children
Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig, creators of Angelina Ballerina: Big Dreams!
Miralda Colombo and Beatrice Cerocchi, creators of Barefoot Books Amazing Places
Dunia Rahwan and Paola Formica, creators of Barefoot Books Incredible Animals
Nancy Churnin and Felicia Marshall, creators of Beautiful Shades of Brown
Frank J. Sileo and Claire Keay, creators of Bee Heartful
Judith Koppens and Marja Meijer, creators of Benny Learns to Swim (Sam & Benny)
Asa Stahl and Carly Allen-Fletcher, creators of The Big Bang Book
Margery Cuyler and Will Terry, creators of Bonaparte Plays Ball
Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, creators of Click Clack Goodnight
Darcy Pattison and Peter Willis, creators of Erosion: How Hugh Bennett Saved America’s Soil and Stopped the Dust Bowl
Jory John and Liz Climo, creators of First Day Critter Jitters
Amyra León and Molly Mendoza, creators of Freedom, We Sing
Craig Smith and Katz Cowley, creators of The Grinny Granny Donkey
Jon Lasser, Sage Foster-Lasser, and Christopher Lyles, creators of Grow Kind
Suzanne Lang and Max Lang, creators of Grumpy Monkey Up All Night
Amy Despain and Savannah Whetten, creators of The Hair Fairies Tangled Trouble
Carrie Lara and Christine Battuz, creators of The Heart of Mi Familia
Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann, creators of Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera
Jane Yolen and Mark Teague, creators of How Do Dinosaurs Show Good Manners?
Barbara J. Atwater, Ethan J. Atwater, and Mindy Dwyer, creators of How Raven Got His Crooked Nose
Clare Helen Welsh and Olivier Tallec, creators of How Selfish!
Isabel, Hudson, and Adeline Bugge with Ashley Bugge and Dawn Davidson, creators of A Hui Hou: Until We Meet Again
Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James, creators of I Am Every Good Thing
Susan Verde and Peter Reynolds, creators of I Am One: A Book of Action
Connie Schofield-Morrison and Frank Morrison, creators of I Got the School Spirit
Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd, creators of I Love My Teacher
Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant, creators of It Is Not Perfect
Helen Ketteman and Bonnie Leick, creators of It’s Halloween, Little Monster
Josh Funk and Edwardian Taylor, creators of It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood
Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie, creators of Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention
Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli, creators of Jack and Santa
Megan Dowd Lambert and Jessica Lanan, creators of A Kid of their Own
Bibi Dumon Tak and Annemarie van Haeringen, creators of Leave a Message in the Sand: Poems about Giraffes, Bongos, and Other Creatures with Hooves
Gauthier David and Marie Caudry, creators of Letters from Bear
Minh Lê and Dan Santat, creators of Lift
Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry, creators of Little Blue Truck’s Valentine
Adrienne Yabouza and Élodie Nouhen, creators of The Magic Doll
Sarah Janco and Blayne Fox, creators of The Merry Christmas Mittens
David Mulford and Christine Cathers Donohue, creators of The Mountain Lion at Crab Lake
Reza Dalvand, creator of Mrs. Bibi’s Elephant
Merriam Sarcia Saunders and Tammie Lyon, creators of My Wandering, Dreaming Mind
Kelly Bennett and Noah Z. Jones, creators of Norman: One Amazing Goldfish!
Jim Helmore and Richard Jones, creators of Paper Planes
Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman, creators of Professor Astro Cat’s Deep Sea Voyage
Carole Boston Weatherford and Frank Morrison, creators of Respect
Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola, creators of Rocket Says Clean Up!
Lauren H. Kerstein and Nate Wragg, creators of Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Say Good Night
Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox, creators of Santa Baby
David LaRochelle and Mike Wohnoutka, creators of See the Cat: Three Stories About A Dog
Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, creators of She Persisted in Sports
Elizabeth Verdick and Marc Rosenthal, creators of Small Walt Spots Dot
Brendan Deneen and Cale Atkinson, creators of Snow Day for Groot!
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, creators of Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote
Ruth Doyle and Ashling Lindsay, creators of Songs for Our Sons
Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott, creators of There’s an Alien in Your Book
Richard Jackson and Katherine Tillotson, creators of The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, creators of Tiny Monsters
Brianna Caplan Sayres and Christian Slade, creators of Where Do Speedboats Sleep at Night?
Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram, creators of Will You Be My Friend?
Ame Dyckman and Liz Climo, creators of You Don’t Want a Dragon!
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