Parents Magazine Best Children’s Books

Parents Announces 10th Annual Best Children’s Books List

Parents Magazine has announced their picks for the Best Children’s Books of the year. This is their tenth annual list which contains fifteen titles. Their process takes nominations from literacy experts like teachers and librarians and then 75 children and their families test them out. Here are the winners:

BEST BOARD BOOK

Hi-Five Animals!

Hi-Five Animals by Ross Burach

 

BEST ALPHABET BOOK

Mr. Bear's ABC

Mr. Bear’s ABC by Virginie Aracil

 

BEST BEDTIME STORY

Star in the Jar

Star in the Jar by Sam Hay, illustrated by Sarah Massini

 

BEST GIFT BOOK

Happy Birthday to You!

Happy Birthday to You! by Nicola Slater

 

BEST FIRST PICTURE BOOK

Hungry Bunny

Hungry Bunny by Claudia Rueda

 

BEST FIRST NONFICTION BOOK

Do Not Lick this Book

Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak, illustrated by Julian Frost

 

BEST ANIMAL FACTS BOOK

The Big Book of the Blue

The Big Book of Blue by Yuval Zommer

 

BEST PICTURE BOOK

My Pet Wants a Pet

My Pet Wants a Pet by Elise Broach, illustrated by Eric Barclay

 

BEST BOOK THAT CHAMPIONS KINDNESS

I Walk with Vanessa: A Story about a Simple Act of Kindness

I Walk with Vanessa by Kerascoet

 

BEST BIOGRAPHY

Mae Among the Stars

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed, illustrated by Stasia Burrington

 

BEST EARLY READER

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin

 

BEST NEW SERIES

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book

Polly Diamond by Alice Kuipers, illustrated by Diana Toledano

 

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL

Be Prepared

Be Prepared by Vera Bosgol

 

BEST CHAPTER BOOK TO READ ON THEIR OWN

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

 

BEST CHAPTER BOOK TO READ TOGETHER

The Parker Inheritance

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

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