I was inspired by Hannah of My 100 Adventures Blog to come up with my current top 10 picture books for 2012. We have just moved beyond the half-way mark in the year and here are my favorite picture books so far.
Squid and Octopus Friends for Always by Tao Nyeu (Penguin)
No Bears by Meg McKinlay; Illustrated by Leila Rudge (Candlewick)
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Roaring Brook Press)
Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett; Illustrated by Adam Rex (Hyperion)
Scribbles & Ink by Ethan Long (Blue Apple Books)
Little Bird by Germano Zullo; Illustrated by Albertine (Enchanted Lion Books)
The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool; Illustrated by Alison Jay (Random House)
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; Illustrated by Jon Klassen (Balzer & Bray)
And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano; Illustrated by Erin Stead (Roaring Brook Press)
When Blue Met Egg by Lindsay Ward (Penguin)
So what is in your top 10 picture books for the first half of 2012?