Every once in awhile there is a year that you would like to forgot. A year that you will only be too happy to say good-bye to. This has been one of those years for me. When I looked back at last year's Best Of post, I realized how many books I had read and how many fabulous books I recognized in those end of the year Best Of posts. Though I might not have exceed last year's goals, there are some wonderful books to highlight for this year. Since I am still reading, stop by next week for some additional favorites.
Here are some of my favorites from this year. They are in no particular order. It doesn't matter if they meet the criteria for an award. They only needed to meet one criteria - be a book that I really liked this year.
Favorite Nonfiction Books for Younger Readers:
Favorite Dual Text book (Fiction and Nonfiction): I (Don't) Like Snakes by Nicola Davies: Illustrated by Luciano Lozano.
Favorite Biography: The Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder; Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Favorite Animal Book: The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins by Sandra Markle
Favorite Fiction Book that would pair well with a NF book about polar bears : The Bear Report
Favorite NF Graphic Novels:
Favorite Author of the year goes to Margarita Engle.
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