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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