Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Best Children's and Teen Books of 2012

These are my 10 favourites from among the many children's books and teen novels that I read in 2012. I've included the publishing date only for those that were published prior to 2012. They are not ranked in order of preference; I loved them all.

 This is me multitasking - reading Mieville's Railsea and doing laundry in the summer of 2012.
No. 1 Car Spotter (Atinuke) 2010 (I didn't review this one, but you can listen to Atinuke reading from her very funny book here.)

The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)

Why We Broke Up (Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman)

Friends with Boys (Faith Erin Hicks)

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny -- Detectives Extraordinaire! (Polly Horvath)

The Brides of Rollrock Island (Margo Lanagan)

Railsea (China Mieville)

The Pull of the Ocean (Jean-Claude Mourlevat) 2006

Liar & Spy (Rebecca Stead)

Code Name Verity (Elizabeth Wein)

Martin Chilton at The Telegraph in the UK has one title in common with mine in his Top 10 YA Books of 2012. And one title in common also in his Top 10 Children's Books of 2012.


Claire G said...

I don't want to under-appreciate your well-considered list but the photo is a post in itself. It's lovely.

Lindy said...

Thank you!