Parents' 10 Best Children's Books of 2017
Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht. Anticipation builds throughout this rhyming, ritual account of choosing and bedecking a tree. Everyone in the blocky, soft-glowing images is beaming, from people to pets to plump Santa ornaments; by the end of the book, readers will be, too. Mopoke by Philip Bunting. The Twelve Days of Christmas. Gorgeously gilded, darkly leafy and understatedly humorous, this richly textured version of a well-loved carol features frog lords a-leaping and woodpecker drummers, as well as partridges, pears and calling birds in ink, watercolour and collage.
Every product is independently selected by obsessive editors. They might be too young to be reading on their own, but plenty of 5-year-olds are starting to crack open books. Luckily, I had this charming book at the ready. The Baby Tree features a little boy wondering where babies come from. He asks his babysitter, teacher, mail carrier, grandpa, and finally his parents, until he finds the right answer. I purchased it when my wife, Ilaria, and daughter Apollonia came to visit for a week before moving to New York City full-time this spring to open Una Pizza Napoletana. Apollonia loves this book now.
Some kids are not yet ready to read, while others are reading independently. Each book has been carefully selected by our group of experts. So whether your 5- or 6-year-old is building their reading foundation with picture books or reading chapter books on their own, here are our go-to books to entice, entertain, and educate.
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For some children this involves starting with basic books with simpler and fewer words; while others take to reading with speedy gusto, zipping through picture books and straight onto chapter books. You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. The topics are age-old — friendship, truth and the quest for knowledge. But the humour, illustrations and poo jokes are bang up to date.
But, to put together this Best Books of list, I went straight to the most important people. I polled kid readers on Bookopolis. Their picks for range from magical adventures to sad and compelling historical stories to funny and poignant realistic fiction. A twist on the classic tale of Humpty Dumpty takes a look at how Humpty is getting along after his famous fall. He is now terrified of heights, which is not good for an avid bird watcher who likes to climb up to high places. Wit and charm mingle with important ideas about overcoming fear in this masterfully told story.