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Best children’s books for 2013

“Read This Book!” Featuring Lisa Von Drasek

In a series of episodes of “Read This Book!” Lisa Von Drasek discusses her favorite children’s books for 2013.

Young Adult

  • “Indenpendent Study” (Testing Trilogy #2) by Joelle Charbonneau
  • “Uncrashable Dakota” by Andy Marino
  • “Romeo and Juliet” by Gareth Hinds
  • “Dark Triumph” by Robyn LaFevers

Chapter Books

  • “Anna Was Here” By Jane Kurtz
  • “The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp” by Kathi Appelt
  • “The Thing About Luck” by Cynthia Kadohata
  • “Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures” by Kate DiCamillo

Interactive Books

  • “Nighty Night Little Green Monster” by Ed Emberly
  • “Animal Opposites” by Petr Horacek
  • “Flora and the Flamingo” by Molly Idle
  • “Bugs: A Stunning Pop-Up Look at Insects, Spiders, and Other Creepy Crawlies” by George McGavin

Best Books for Emerging Readers

  • “Gossie and Gertie” by Olivier Dunrea
  • “The Big Wet Balloon” by Ricardo Liniers
  • “Twinky the Dinky Dog” by Kate Klimo

Best Picture Books

  • “Friends” by Mies Van Hout
  • “The Silver Button” by Bob Graham
  • “Maria Had a Little Llama” by Angela Dominguez
  • “Once Upon a Memory” by Nina Laden

Von Drasek is the curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Read more from Von Drasek’s blog, “Early Word Kids.”

Filed in News, Read This Book!, Video by on January 6, 2014 1 Comment

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  1. chuck roosenow says:

    Should have included BLUEBIRD by Bob Staake in your picture book list.

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