I read the event "Waiting on Wednesday" hosted by Breaking the Spine, which I shouldn't, because it increases my To Be Read list every week. I've never posted because the books I covet don't seem to fit. Where are all the other adults who covet picture books? This year, 2012, there are quite a few books I am waiting impatiently for. Some of these are kids books and some aren't. And every single one of them makes me wish we had an English library within driving distance. These are my must-buy picture books for 2012, do you have any?
February 7, 2012
Chicken, Pig, Cow's First Fight (CAN, JP, US) by Ruth Ohi and published by Annick Press
We loved the first in the series. I thought of these three friends often as I was doing up my new year's cards. I wish they'd have a dragon friend for this year. ;) This edition looks good, as we are definitely dealing with sibling squabbles at the moment, and I'd be happy to have some beloved characters show my kids how to deal with a squabble productively.
March 1, 2012
Virginia Wolf (CAN, JP, US), written by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, and published by Kids Can Press
My favourite book I read last year was most definitely Spork, and the amazing team behind that book have gotten together again to produce this book. If that wasn't enough to make me covet it (and of course it is), the characters are Virginia Wolf and Vanessa Bell, based on two of the most amazingly talented sisters of the 20th century.
April 10, 2012
Wanda's Freckles (CAN, JP, USA) by Barbara Azore, illustrated by Georgia Graham, and published by Tundra Books, is coming out in paperback.
I saw this before in hardback when I was visiting Canada, but at that time my son didn't have freckles and I was hoping he wouldn't get my curse. Now he most certainly does, and I want him to know others do too, not just him and I. Wanda is a great character and it will be fun to read, I hope.
May 8, 2012
The French Fry King (CAN, JP, USA) is written and illustrated by Rogé, and published by Tundra Books. Even if the words are terrible, I am already half in love with this dog from the cover alone. Rogé's works are always full of belly laughs and that makes my kids happy.
May 15, 2012
How? (CAN, JP, USA) from Catherine Ripley and Scot Ritchie, and published by Owlkids Books
This is the followup to the great "Why" book which should be required reading for all parents of preschoolers as the author seems to have anticipated every question my son asked in the last year. Hopefully How will have me covered for the next year!
What books scheduled for 2012 are you crushing on?