Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!







Saturday, January 5, 2013

2012 Picture Book Award Winners


Need some inspiration the next time you visit the library?  Check out some of last year's notable award winners, along with a few of our personal favorites that were published in 2012:

2012 Caldecott Medal Winner:

A Ball for Daisy, by Chris Raschka

2012 Caldecott Honor Winners:

Blackout, by John Rocco

Grandpa Green, by Lane Smith

Me.... Jane, by Patrick McDonald


2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award (given to the most distinguished contribution to beginning reader book genre):

Tales for Very Picky Eaters, by Josh Schneider

2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honors Books:

I Broke My Trunk, by Mo Willems

I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen

See Me Run, by Paul Meisel


2012 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winner:

I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen


2012 Picture Book Hall of Fame Inductees:

Curious George, by H.A. Rey
The Little Engine that Could, by Watty Piper
Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney (one of my favorite picture books of all time!!)


Some of our personal favorites published in 2012:

The Duckling Gets a Cookie?!  (Mo Willems)
Let's Go for a Drive!  (Mo Willems)
Listen to My Trumpet!  (Mo Willems)
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons (Eric Litwin, James Dean)

A Leaf Can Be (Laura Purdie Salas, Violeta Dabija)


Z Is for Moose (Kelly Bingham, Paul Zelinsky)


And Then It's Spring (Julie Fogliano, Erin Stead)





Which books would be on your "Best of 2012" list?

2 comments:

laurasalas said...

What a great list! I'm honored to be on your favorites list--thanks. There are a few on here I haven't read, so I'm off to put them on reserve.

Lauren said...

Thank you for your comment. I'm so happy that you saw this! Yes, we absolutely love your book. I'm not sure if you saw my review of it or not, so in case you didn't I'll link it here. It was our featured book for Day 172 :) I hope you enjoy some of the others on the list as much as we enjoyed A Leaf Can Be!

http://365greatchildrensbooks.blogspot.com/2012/10/day-172-leaf-can-be.html

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