Top Ten Books for Children 2013

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“Dear Grampa, We got a dog. His name is Charley. He sleeps in my room. He’s a fast runner like me, and he’s got the same last name as me. Korn.”

Henry can’t wait for Grampa to meet his new puppy, Charley.

“When are you coming to see Charley? Bring a big suitcase and stay a long time …”

A storybook winner of 2013, grandparents will delight to read aloud When Charlie Met Grampa. Amy Hest and Helen Oxenbury crafted an enchanting story around a special moment between grandfather and grandson.  With stunning pencil-and-watercolor paintings, Oxenbury gently expresses the emotions of a boy and his grampa as they bond with a bouncy puppy named Charley.

Another outstanding 2013 storybook, Nighty-Night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff and Lynn Munsinger, celebrates a loving bedtime routine.

Cooper climbed out of his mama’s warm pouch. “I can’t sleep,” he said. “Please, can you sing, then I’ll go to my bed?”

Mama Kangaroo sings bedtime stories to well-known tunes as she shares six new lullabies with her son. Munsinger’s tender pictures capture the joy of singing a little one to sleep at bedtime.

A third 2013 notable storybook, Red Hat by Lita Judge is a wordless treasure. With appealing artwork and clever sound effects, young children will love the adventures of baby animals frolicking with one red hand-knit cap.

Quality picture books that make children laugh, wriggle and jiggle, and learn something new every time they open the cover, are gems. They are written and illustrated for that purpose.

I’ve created a list of ten of the best new children’s storybooks in 2013 for you. I look for exceptional quality and books that are perfect read-alouds for little ones. Click the button to get your copy.

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These stories with their familiar themes, playful rhyming words, and strong artwork, will capture your children’s heart.

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