All month, the ReaderkidZ have been picking our favorite books for the holidays. Funny enough, many other esteemed organizations are doing the same thing. Below are several excellent lists of the best children’s books of 2012 that we thought you might like to check out. Happy reading and happy holidays!
Our Choices for the Best Books of 2012
Shorter, best of best list of picture books (9 titles), fiction (12 titles) and nonfiction (6 titles)
Best Books of 2012
About 65 titles grouped as picture books, fiction and nonfiction. Listed alphabetically by author, including summaries.
Best Children’s Books of 2012
100 of them! Alphabetically by author. Includes covers and links to full Kirkus review. Check the 100 Best Teen titles as well.
Childrens Books 2012 – 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Groupings include: picture books, folk and fairy tales, poetry and song, stories for younger readers, stories for older readers, nonfiction and graphic books. Alphabetical by title, with summary.
Best Books from 2012
Link above is to children’s picture books (10 titles). Look for tabs for Children’s fiction (25 titles) and nonfiction (4 titles) at the top of the PW page. Includes covers and summaries. Other years’ lists available as well.
Guide Book to Gift Books
An extensive (200 plus books) annotated “List of Books for Youth for 2012.” Listed alphabetically by author: picture books; books for young readers (ages 6-8); books for middle readers (ages 9-11); and books for older readers (12 and up).