MORE 'BEST-BOOKS-OF-2022' POSTS
Short list today. We examine the much maligned genre, science fiction, and find a couple gems along the way.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
Today, we celebrate those folks unafraid to integrate photography of some sort into their works. A plethora of styles and takes abound here, so sit back and enjoy the media that, to this date, has yet to win a Caldecott Award proper.