Every year, I create my own personal list of the best illustrated books of the previous year. I always create my list before the major children's book awards are announced so I am not influenced by them. This year, I almost didn't make it since the announcements are tomorrow. In preparation for making my list, I make a point of looking at as many books as possible. Last year was particularly difficult because so many terrific children's books were published. I'll probably be tweaking this list for awhile and if any of the books do win awards, I'll add that to my list. Are any of the books on my list of the Best Illustrated Books of 2012 ones you liked, too? Do you and your children have other favorite children's books from 2012 you'd like to recommend? If so, please click on "Comments" below and list them.
(Cover art courtesy of Candlewick Press)