Sunday, January 13, 2013

Top 12 picture books and chapter books of 2012

Meghan Cox Gurdon, who reviews children's books for the Wall Street Journal, named her favorite picture books and chapter books from 2012, including:
Julie Fogliano's And Then It's Spring

Green is what the bespectacled boy in Julie Fogliano's "And Then It's Spring" eagerly hopes to see as he waits for seeds he has planted to sprout from the brown earth. Did birds eat the seeds? Did bears trample them? In Erin E. Stead's finely drawn illustrations, we see the imagined bears lounging in the seedbeds with a sign that reads: "Please do not stomp here—there are seeds and they are trying."
Read about another book Gurdon tagged.

--Marshal Zeringue