Tis the season to make best of the year lists. I am narrowing my choices to do just that. But in the interim, I thought I would highlight ten favourite book lists I made this year. Sometimes, I think I dream in book lists! I tend to make a lot of them.
The ones I want to especially honour are here. Happy reading!
Top Ten Read Aloud Experiences (2015) Read aloud memory lane. This was an emotional list to make. Lots of happy, lots of joy, lots of connection.
Twenty Picture Books that Capture the Essence of Childhood: These 20 titles are all about kids and all that they are.
Picture Books for New Parents: building a beautiful collection How I love to make lists that encourage families to read together.
Ten Plus Ten equals 20 auto buy illustrators: My favourite female and male illustrators that I can never, ever, resist.
In the world of books: 25 girls who stand out: I honour these 25 girls who live beyond the pages of the books they live in.
In the world of books: 25 boys who stand out: In their own way, each is brave and real. Meeting them will enrich every reader.
Many of these lists I love best seem to be all about the nonfiction picture book! The final four lists on this list reflect my love of nonfiction.
Nonfiction Picture Books – grow a beginning collection: 20 incredible nonfiction titles that should be on the family bookshelf.
Endangered Animals: Building a Read Aloud Collection: I believe passionately in sharing titles about the animals we are in danger of losing with children. Awareness is essential.
Nonfiction 10 for 10 2015: Change your Perspective: nonfiction titles that allow us to think about something from a completely new or different perspective.
A Year of Nonfiction Picture Books revisited: Highlights from my 2014/2015 school year with a Grade 3/4 class.
It’s the season for reading. Hope you might have found something new to read (or gift) on one of these lists.