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Faves of 2012

Okay it is that time of the year again where anyone and everyone puts together lists of their top picks of the past year. I am going to be no different, I will, however, not be doing a top 10. What I have put here are the ones that really stood out, but truthfully I had many wonderful reading experiences this year just about gone, and I did limit this list to those books published in 2012.

Let me start with the youngest first and believe me there were so many really cool picture books this past year but here are a few that stood out.

The Snorgh and the Sailor : Will Buckingham and Thomas Docherty

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore : William Joyce

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I Love You Little Monster : Andreae Giles and Jess Mikhail

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Plant a Kiss : Amy Rosenthal and Peter H Reynolds

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What Does Daddy Do? : Rachel Bright

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Fiction 4 – 9 years.

Secret of the Swords : Frances Watts and Gregory Rogers

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Hey Jack! series : by Sally Rippin

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Billie B Brown series by Sally Rippin

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Floors : Patrick Carmen

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Summer’s Dream :  Cathy Cassidy

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Dork Diaries series : Rachel Renee Russell

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Stormdancer : Jay Kristoff

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The Fault in Our Stars : John Green

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Team Human : Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

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I Love You Little Monster

By: Andreae Giles

Illustrated By: Jess Mikhail

It is after bedtime and Small isn’t asleep yet, when Big comes in to take a moment to share with the child that should be sleeping.

This book leapt straight to the top of my highest recommends pile. Firstly Andreae wrote it and has such an excellent way with text (such a great track record as well). Michael’s illustrations are simply adorable. I could share stanza after stanza of these heartfelt words that almost bought a tear to my eye. As a parent you totally feel the same way Big does. Because I can’t not share something with you:

It’s the only sure way to be happy

The only sure way to be free

Believe in yourself and believe in your dreams

And you’ll be what you dream you can be.

Publisher: Orchard Books

Published: 06 September 2012

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Family, Monsters

ISBN 13: 9781408314289

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page

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