Red Kite, Blue Kite (January 22, 2013) by Ji-Li Jiang and Greg Ruth
I think that this book about a boy during the Cultural Revolution in China will be fascinating.
Where Do You Look? (February 12, 2013) by Marthe Jocelyn and Nell Jocelyn
This looks like a great introduction to the intricacies of homonyms in English.
In Lucia's Neighborhood (March 1, 2013) by Pat Shewchuk and Mark Colek
This looks like a great book to help my son understand Grade 1 social studies themes about citizenship.
Which is Round? Which is Bigger? (March 1, 2013) by Mineko Mamada
I am excited for this translation from the Japanese original!
Sorting through Spring (March 12, 2013) by Lizann Flatt and Ashley Barron
This sweet-looking tale of math in nature will look great on my kids' shelves.
Mr. Flux (April 1, 2013) by Kyo Maclear and Matte Stephens
I love every word Kyo Maclear has ever published- and I cannot imagine that this will make me less fond of her work.
The Dark (April 2, 2013) by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen
The heavyweight author and illustrator together? You can't go wrong!
Queenie: One Elephant's Story (June 11, 2013) by Corinne Fenton and Peter Gouldthorpe
The famous elephant incident is sure to spur ethical discussions.
Count the Monkeys (June 25, 2012) by Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornell
This preschool math book looks adorable!
Brush of the Gods (June 25, 2012) by Lenore Look and Meilo So
My son will start learning kanji, the Japanese version of Chinese characters, in April, and this will be a great history of the characters in English.
Once Upon a Northern Night (August 1, 2013) by Jean E. Pendizwol and Isabelle Arsenault
I love rosy cheeked characters and Isabelle Arsenault, so the cover is making me very happy already.
Making Contact: Marconi Goes Wireless (August 6, 2013) by Monica Kulling and Richard Rudnicki
I am looking forward to the latest in Kulling's series about amazing inventors.
If there is a picture book you are eagerly anticipating I would love it if you added to the Goodreads List of Most Anticipated Picture Books of 2013. My picks are a little lonely at the moment!