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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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The Snorgh and the Sailor

9781407116525By: Will Buckingham and Thomas Docherty

The Snorgh lives a solitary life, Snorgh’s don’t like visitors, share their soap and absolutely never go on adventures. Well they don’t until the night a sailor knocks on Snorgh’s door and invites himself in. Snorgh’s life, in that evening, changes more than Snorgh could ever have imagined.

A fun, cute tale about getting out or your comfort zone and really living life. The text is wonderfully entertaining – perfect for the older picture book reader, with longer attention spans. The accompanying illustrations are beautifully quirky and full of fun and life. A total joy to read.

Publisher: Alison Green Books

Published: 02 April 2012

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Fiction, Adventure

ISBN 13: 9781407116525

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

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