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Best Children's Books of 2012 to Give as Gifts

Adam Foster

Give one (or ten) books to your kids this holiday season. Buy them the coolest, most awesome books; books like these that I’ve found for kids ages infant to teen.

Infant – Toddler

One Spotted Giraffe A Counting Pop-Up Book by Petr Horacek

Spot the Animals: A Lift-the Flap Book of Colors by American Museum of Natural History illustrated by Steve Jenkins


Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett

Early Elementary

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst

Zeke Meeks vs the Gruesome Girls by D.L. Green


The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The Hobbit Official Movie Guide by Brian Sibley

In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz


Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor


Other 2012’s Best Books Lists

American Library Association

Imagination Soup

New York Times

Reading Rockets

Reading Today Online

Wall Street Journal


What are your favorite books for 2012? Any that you would add to my list? Comment here.