ICPL Staff Top Picks for 2013: Children's Books

We all know reading to kids is important. Studies have shown over half of a child’s total intellectual development occurs before he or she enters school. Research also confirms reading success starts from the time a child is born and preschoolers’ earliest experiences with books are an important part of their development.

But reading the same book over and over can get tiresome. Luckily, many wonderful children's books were released this year. Our favorites were so entertaining, we asked the kids if we could read it again instead of the other way around!

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  • Sing by Joe Raposo and Tom Lichtenheld
  • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
  • Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley
  • Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde
  • Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things: Mister Max 1 by Cynthia Voigt
  • The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
  • Beatrice Spells Some Lulus and Learns to Write a Letter by Cari Best and Giselle Potter

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