Kids and I got together to choose our favourite picture books of the year. Haz loves Don’t Cross the Line by Isabel Minhós Martins and Bernardo P. Carvalho, Iz can’t get enough of Penguin Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith, baby girl’s go to book is This is Not a Book by Jean Jullien. She now makes houses out of every book. Sets them up herself, it’s so cute. And I’ll always have a soft spot for A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston.

Others in our top ten are (well, technically Little S’s choice above is a board book, so we’ve got our top eleven), Pandora by Victoria Turnbull, Du Iz Tuk? by Carson Ellis, Molly & Mae by Danny Parker and Freya Blackwood, They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel, Pass It On by Sophy Henn, Twig by Aura Parker, and Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts.


  • Published by Walker Books, Gecko Press, Phaidon
  • 1-10 years
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