Book lovers, it's time to discover marvelous new books, meet unforgettable characters and amazing authors. The year 2013 brought many literary treasures. I'll kick off the new year with a roundup of top book review publications' lists of the best children's fiction and picture books of 2013. Among the many book choices, you'll meet well-known authors like Kate DiCamillo, Lemony Snicket, Patricia MacLachlan, and Jack Gantos and debut authors such as Tim Federle and Carrie Mesrobian.
You can get a quick look at many tantalizing books by checking out these lists:
2013 National Book Award Winners
Young People's Literature
PW's Best Children's Books of 2013
The Horn Book
Horn Book Fanfare: Our Choices for the Best Books of the Year
The New York Times
Notable Children's Books of 2013
School Library Journal
SLJ Best Books 2013 Fiction
SLJ Best Books 2013 Picture Books
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2013
Best Children's Books of 2013
I'm including Betsy Bird's blog because I appreciate that it also mentions folktales and fairy tales, poetry
and graphic novels.
Elizabeth Bird's Blog
100 Magnificent Children's Books 2013
I'm certain many other wonderful books weren't selected and I'd like to hear about them. Do you have any favorite books from last year? If you do, please share your picks in the comments section below.
Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2014 with lots of happy reading time! I'm looking forward to seeing what books 2014 will bring. And I send wishes for happy publications coming true for new and aspiring writers and courage and contentment to all writers endeavoring to find the write words.
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