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:
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)
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!