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.

6. "Trouper" by Meg Kearney, paintings by E.B. Lewis

The sensitive watercolors of E.B. Lewis illustrate Meg Kearney's story (based on that of her real-life dog) of a three-legged stray from Puerto Rico who finally finds his heart and home with the gentle boy of his dreams.

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