Best Picture Books for Kids

Award Winning Picture Books for Kids

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?!  “Who knew that there were so many obscure children’s book awards?!”  I know, huh?  But, if you are the type of person who likes to bypass the duds,then these book awards  weed out the bad and the mediocre.  This might be a good list for holiday presents for nieces, nephews, cousin,s and grand kids … the books are not that well-known so you are not likely to duplicate what they have and you know that this is a quality book that parents will appreciate.

The Booktrust Early Years award shortlist was announced late last week. For full details, check out the Booktrust site.  Which book gets your vote?

The Best Book for babies under one-year-old

Goodnight Buster by Rod Campbell

Happy Snappy (Mr Croc) by Jo Lodge

Hop a Little, Jump a Little by Annie Kubler

I Love My Mummy by Giles Andreae

That’s Not My Tiger by Fiona Watt

Who’s in the Garden? by Phillis Gershator

The Best Picture Book for children up to five-years-old

Ernest by Catherine Rayner

The Fox in the Dark by Alison Green

Jeremiah Jellyfish Flies High by John Fardell

The Night Iceberg by Helen Stephens

One Smart Fish by Chris Wormell

Sing a Song of Bottoms by Jeanne Willis

Best Emerging Illustrator for children up to five-years-old

Birdsong by Ellie Sandall

The Django by Levi Pinfold

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet by Anna Kemp

Jack Frost by Kazuno Kohara

Jeremiah Jellyfish Flies High by John Fardell

The Talent Show by Jo Hodgkinson

To take a closer look at any book through Amazon, please click on the image of the book.

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

1 Comment

  1. What a great list of books. Jeremiah Jellyfish Flies High looks like one my son would love. Stopping from Mom Loop!

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