Kirkus’ Best Books of 2012

The editors at Kirkus Reviews have created lists in multiple categories–children’s, adult fiction, adult nonfiction, teen, and indie–for the best books of 2012. I am particularly drawn to the list of 100 children’s books, and I’ve already requested several titles from our local library. As children’s editor and list-maker Vicky Smith notes, “But at the end of it all, having whittled the year’s output down, I am struck again at the astonishing talent and dedication of the creators and publishers of children’s books. Here we have books that will inspire, comfort, inform, delight, provoke and amuse; books for babies through upper-elementary students. Books that welcome children into the world and help them get ready for what is to come. All that agony is definitely worth it.”

I am thankful that she took that agony and created this list. Happy reading…

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