MORE 'BEST-BOOKS-OF-2022' POSTS
Precariously perched between fact and fiction, today's books ascribe themselves to neither world. Enjoy some "Informational Fiction" a.k.a. fiction with facts worked in or factual info with a healthy dollop of fiction.
These books, to my mind, represent the best that fantasy for kids in 2022 had to offer. Yes, there are magical creatures and world building, but some of the titles you'll find here are downright subtle. Take a gander. You'll see what I mean.
Short list today. We examine the much maligned genre, science fiction, and find a couple gems along the way.
31 Days, 31 Lists: 2022 Funny Books for Older Readers
Humor being as subjective as it is, if you don't find one of the books on today's list funny then surely another one will do it for you. Something to please everyone, that's the goal! So get ready for funny poetry, nonfiction, biographies, comics, the works!
31 Days, 31 Lists: 2022 Comics and Graphic Novels for Kids
Let's celebrate the comics that do a particularly good job. The cream of the crop! Delightful from start to finish, and very different. We've post-apocalyptic hellscapes, hair pride, space cats, OCD, dog walkers, you name it!
31 Days, 31 Lists: 2022 Easy Books and Early Chapter Books
The books on today's list pack a lot into their tiny packages. You know the drill. Easy Books come first. Then the Early Chapter Books
31 Days, 31 Lists: 2022 Unconventional Children’s Books
Today, we salute the creators and talents that went into making books that are just a little bit (or, in some cases, a LOT) different. And no, they're not all European (though, to be honest, quite a few are).
Ah, poetry. One of the categories that goes across age ranges. Come see some of the finest bits of verse to grace the page in 2022, and find a couple surprises along the way.
Wordless books. They cross boundaries. They cross time. They're a method of communication that cannot be tied down. And this year I was delighted to find a wide range of the things.
31 Days, 31 Lists: 2022 Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, and Religious Tales
I've been pleased with the slow uptick in these titles over the last few years. So with that in mind, here are the stories and legends that did a particularly good job in 2022.