2013 Staff Favorites for Younger Readers

We asked the Children’s Staff to tell us their favorite books of 2013. Here are our favorites for younger readers. Check out our selections for older readers here.



Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo


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Journey by Aaron Becker

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

Hello, My Name is Ruby by Philip C. Stead

No Fits, Nilson by Zachariah OHora


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One Gorilla: A Counting Book by Anthony Browne

If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano


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Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

What Noise Does a Rabbit Make? by Carrie Weston

Missing Mommy by Rebecca Cobb

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Brief Thief by Michael Escoffier

Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea

Bugs in My Hair! by David Shannon



That is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems


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Ball by Mary Sullivan

Archie by Domenica Mole Gordan

Dog in Charge by K.L. Going


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Fog Island by Tomi Ungerer

One Gorilla by Anthony Browne

The Dark by Lemony Snicket