Friday, January 11, 2013

Best Children's Books of 2012: Round-up of Reviewers' Picks

Hey, list lovers! Want to find out what the reviewers have chosen as the best children's books and top trends for 2012? The reviewers have culled through hundreds of books before making their verdicts. Some of their pronouncements might delight you, some might annoy, and some might even surprise.

Here's a round-up of a few lists from key book review publications:

Don't miss School Library Journal's hilarious look back at children's lit in 2012.
School Library Journal
2012 Children's Lit: The Year in Miscellanea 

For a more serious look from an esteemed journal, check out the Horn Book's picks.
Horn Book
Horn Book Fanfare: Our Choices For The Best Books of 2012

For other choices from major review sources stop by these three publications:

Publishers Weekly
PW Best Books of 2012

Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2012

BookPage Best Children's Books of 2012

Now, I'm not saying I agree with their picks. List-making makes me a little uneasy since so many fantastic books get left out. Also, reviewers often tend to choose more serious books over humorous ones. But lists do help provide some guidance at discovering new books for reading pleasure. What do you think? Do you have any favorites of 2012 that aren't mentioned? Your comments are welcome.

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