I’m not sure I really like doing best of lists because I am so sure I am going to miss something that I thought was really cool. I look at the books on my shelves to see if anything prods my memory. Using this method is very scattershot but does give me a couple of titles I had forgotten about. There is no real rhyme or reason to this list, they are simply the books that stayed with me the most or caught my attention for longer than others.
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff (YA)
Acid by Emma Pass (YA)
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo (8+)
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani (9+)
Extra Time by Morris Gleitzman (8+)
Princess Betony and the Rule of Wishing by Pamela Freeman (5+)
Violet Mackerel’s Pocket Protest by Anna Branford (5+)
Noah Dreary by Aaron Blabey (picture book)
Journey by Aaron Becker (picture book)
All of these are worth more than a quick look.
Continue reading throughout the new year, I know there will be heaps of great books out in 2014.
I received this from the publisher.
By: Aaron Becker
This story is sort of what you make it. A young girl draws herself into a world of adventure and things she doesn’t see every day. She uses her red crayon to create things to help her on her way. There are no words to help you take this journey. In part it is the story you tell. She sees great and amazing things and meets someone with an imagination as powerful as hers.
This is a wonderful book to encourage a child’s imagination. They can make up their own interpretations of the story and in the process see what the power of the imagination can achieve. It is a delightful journey to take a child on, filled with quiet wonder. If you like books that are a little different then definitely pick this up.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Published: 07 November 2013
Format: Hardback 40 pages
ISBN 13: 9781406342307
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