Picture Books – Best of 2012 lists

Glazomania strikes! (love/obsession with lists)*

We all must start thinking of holiday gift ideas, I suppose, so here are a few lists of excellent children’s picture books from 2012:

Publisher’s Weekly Best Picture Books of 2012

New York Times Best Picture Books of 2012 (annoyingly, in slide show format)

American Library Association’s Best Children’s Books of 2012 (long list, all categories)

Canadian Children’s Book Centre list – for some Cancon! (scroll down for picture books)

Goodreads 2012 Picture Book Semifinalists (voted on by Goodreads members)

Amazon’s Best Children’s Picture Books 2012

How about some award-winning Science Books?

For UK titles, you can download the 2012 Best Book Guide from the Book Trust here – 10 titles in each age category (5 and under, 5-8, 9-12, Teen and Young Adult), and I also love that they give both the Reading Age (at which the child can read the book on his/her own) and an Interest Age (when the child will start to enjoy this book).

*thanks to my friend Ellen for teaching me that word yesterday!





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