Washington Post Best Kids Books 2012

The Washington Post has a list of their reviewer’s picks for best kids books of the year.  I was struck by the number of nonfiction books on the list.  Here are the top picks:


And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracy Fern

Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport


Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Clair A. Nivola

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose


Mr. and Mrs. Bunny – Detectives Extraordinaire by Polly Horvath

Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue

Son by Lois Lowry


Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey by Mini Grey

Wonder by R.J. Palacio