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Book Riot’s Gift Giving Guide: Picture Book Titles

15 Dec

br_logo_circle_vector1Similar to yesterday’s list I shared about middle grade titles – I love the format of this list! It takes common children’s book titles and offers a number of options that haven been published this year that are similar! It’s a well thought out, diverse list of titles, many of which I’ve already read, but some are new to me (which is always exciting!)  It doesn’t hurt that the author of this list, Karina Glaser, is also the author of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, published this year and an adorable story of family during the holiday season!

Adding a bunch of these titles to look at next year when I start working on my #blogbookaday!


Don’t Huff and Puff! Check out Huffington Post’s Best Picture Books of 2017

13 Dec

Huffington Post recently posted their Best Picture Books of 2017 in a way you don’t normally expect from “Best of” lists. Rather than just picking one title or a handful of “Best of” titles. The contributor, Minh Le, is a children’s author and has created such a unique list of titles and a bunch that I haven’t gotten a chance to read yet under headings like:

  • Most Touching
  • Most Charming
  • Best Surprise
  • Best Family
  • Best Adventure
  • Best History
  • Funniest
  • Most Clever
  • Best on Creativity
  • Best Concept
  • Best (Auto)Biography
  • Most Beautiful
  • Best Nature/Environment
  • Best Read Aloud
  • Most Exuberant/Fun
  • Most Powerful
  • Best Friendship/Kindness
  • Best Design
  • BestBedtime


So if you’re looking for some great picture books to share with people of all ages – take a look at this awesome list!

Happy Hanukkah!

12 Dec

hanukkah-1I created a picture book list last year of Hanukkah titles – take a look and grab some of these great books to read with your kids during the holiday season! And if you’ve got some other suggestions – please let me know!

2017 Goodreads Choice Awards

8 Dec


With over 3,000,000 votes cast, Goodreads has announced this year’s winner of the Choice Awards in the following categories:

  • Fiction
  • Mystery & Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Horror
  • Humor
  • Nonfiction
  • Memoir & Autobiography
  • History & Biography
  • Science & Technology
  • Food & Cookbooks
  • Graphic Novels & Comics
  • Poetry
  • Debut Goodreads Author
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Fantasy
  • Middle Grade & Children’s
  • Picture Books

I would like to see a few more genres for the young adult and children’s categories – especially because Rick Riordan won both first and second place in the Middle Grade & Children’s category. But, it’s interesting to see what was voted on and how many votes each title received, plus I found a few more titles to add to my TBR list!

2017 Nerdies Nominations – open now!

7 Dec


The 2017 Nerdies Nomination form is officially open! Make sure to nominate your favorite titles of the year in the following categories:

  • Picture Books: Fiction
  • Picture Books: Nonfiction
  • Early Readers/ Chapter Books
  • Graphic Novels
  • Poetry and Novels in Verse
  • MG/YA Nonfiction
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction

Per the Nerdy Book Club website: The 2017 Nerdies Nomination Ballot is open until December 17th at midnight Eastern Time. Nominate up to 5 books in each of the categories. You do not need to nominate books in every category or nominate a full slate of 5 nominees. All nominees must have been published in 2017 and written for children or young adults. In order to prevent ballot box stuffing for beloved titles, we have restricted the surveys to one response per computer. After tallying the ballots, we will announce the 2017 Nerdies list in daily category posts beginning December 26th.

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