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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

9781742971414Fiction 8 – 12

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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Love Monster

By: Rachel Bright

Everybody loves cute, fluffy things or at least they do in Monster’s world. When Monster is feeling sad because nobody loves him, he sets off to find someone who will. He looks high and low, inside and outside. Eventually Monster was ready to give up, but sometimes when you least expect it, the best things happen.

This is a wonderful picture book about finding love in the most unexpected places. Monster may be a monster but as a reader you are definitely on his side. The text is fun, the illustrations are simple and appealing. This is a warm and fuzzy read.

Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books

Published: 05 January 2012

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Picture Books, Monsters, Love

ISBN 13: 9780007445462

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What Does Daddy Do?

By: Rachel Bright

Daisy goes to Little Nippers Nursery where she plays with her friends, Dexter, Evie and Bob. They talk about lots of important things. One day they talk about daddies. Dexter’s daddy is a fireman, Evie’s is a doctor and Bob’s is a teacher. Daisy has a think about what her daddy does. He has mountains of paperwork, always has to fly and his boss is a real dragon. Is it possible that her daddy is an Explorer Super Knight!

This is a really adorable book. The text is imaginative and charming. Adults as well as kids will get to laugh about it. It is the perfect book to share with daddy or even about daddy. The illustrations are big, bold and appealing. It may be early in the year but this is a front runner for my father’s day recommend of the year.

Publisher: Puffin Books

Published: 07 May 2009

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Families, Daddies

ISBN 13: 9780141502649

Purchase: here or use Booktopia logo on side of page

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