This is the time of year when many illustrious institutions create their “best of children’s literature” lists. While we here at What Do We Do All Day? are neither illustrious nor an institution, I see no reason why we cannot join the party with our favorite children’s picture books.
All the books on our top ten list have two things in common: they were published in 2011 and the kids love them. These are not the same criteria that professional reviewers have, though several books on our list were also lauded by the pros. (We chose all the books ourselves; affiliate links are included.)
Some books on the pro lists, however gorgeous, did not interest the boys (Brother Sun, Sister Moon, I’m looking at you). Also, we did not read every new book published in 2011 so many books that are on our list to read (such as the lovely-looking A House in the Woods or the much-praised The Loud Book) have not made it into our hands, yet. Now, without further ado and in no particular order…
I have drunk the Kool-Aid. This books is deviously delicious.
So… if you actually scrolled down to the bottom of this post, tell me, what’s on your list of favorite books published this year?
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