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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


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore : William Joyce


I Love You Little Monster : Andreae Giles and Jess Mikhail


Plant a Kiss : Amy Rosenthal and Peter H Reynolds


What Does Daddy Do? : Rachel Bright


Fiction 4 – 9 years.

Secret of the Swords : Frances Watts and Gregory Rogers


Hey Jack! series : by Sally Rippin


Billie B Brown series by Sally Rippin

9781742971414Fiction 8 – 12

Floors : Patrick Carmen


Summer’s Dream :  Cathy Cassidy


Dork Diaries series : Rachel Renee Russell

9780857071194Young Adult Fiction

Stormdancer : Jay Kristoff


The Fault in Our Stars : John Green


Team Human : Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan




The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

By: William Joyce

Morris Lessmore loved words and stories. He loved books. He even had a book he was writing his story in. Then one day the winds blew and everything Morris knew was scattered. Then he followed a book to an extraordinary building where there were many books. Here Morris stays, looking after the books and writing in his own, until his time is up and someone new comes along.

This is a beautifully lyrical book about – well the magic of books. The story is simple and eloquent. Visually it is stunning and it does what all good books do – it sweeps you up into its pages. Highly Recommended.

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Published: 01 July 2012

Format: Hardback 56 pages

Categories: Fantasy

ISBN 13: 9781442457027

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

This truly glorious book is also an animated short film and it picked up Winner of the Best Animated Short Film at the Oscars this year.

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