12 best new children's picture books

From cave paintings to book thieves to presidential libraries, the best of this season's children's picture books cover intriguing ground.

3. "Journey" by Aaron Becker


A bored little girl with a red crayon draws herself into a magnificent adventure, including domes, spires, minarets, hot-air balloons, deserts, and palm trees in this gorgeous watercolor-and-ink wordless story.

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