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Top 10 picture books of 2015

Lost crayons, found pets and a bug in a vacuum. Here's our favourite picture books from 2015!

By Today's Parent

Top 10 picture books of 2015

Top 10 picture books of 2015

The Day the Crayons Came Home

Written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, Philomel Books, (Ages 3-7). In this follow-up to The Day the Crayons Quit, a new set of crayons needs a rescue. Maroon got squished in the sofa and Glow-in-the-Dark is trapped in a scary basement! $22, chapters.indigo.ca

Top 10 picture books of 2015

Garbage Delight

Written by Dennis Lee and illustrated by Sandy Nichols, HarperCollins, (Ages 0 to 4). The famous Canadian poem about a little bear who just wants to munch on garbage is now out as a board book for the littlest of readers. Its memorable rhymes and trademark silliness make this a must-have for your toddler’s book collection. $13, chapters.indigo.ca

Top 10 picture books of 2015

This Is Sadie

Written by Sara O’Leary and illustrated by Julie Morstad, Tundra Books, (Ages 3–7). Sadie has a huge imagination and loves to read. This story is about the amazing journeys her books take her on—like adventures to mystical realms and the depths of the sea. $20, amazon.ca

Top 10 picture books of 2015

I Wish You More

Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, Chronicle Books, (Ages 3+). Sometimes it’s all about that one wish—or the typical three wishes—but this book is full of endless good wishes about friendship, curiosity, peace and laughter. $15, amazon.ca 

Top 10 picture books of 2015

The Princess and the Pony

Written and illustrated by Kate Beaton, Scholastic, (Ages 4 to 8). Warrior Princess Pinecone asks for a horse for her birthday to prove her strength, but the dorky pony she gets turns her kingdom of warriors into big softies. $20, chapters.indigo.ca

Top 10 picture books of 2015

Bug in a Vacuum

Written and illustrated by Mélanie Watt, Tundra Books, (Ages 5-9). The creator of Scaredy Squirrel brings us the story of a brave bug who gets sucked into a vacuum. He goes through denial, anger, despair and acceptance, but wonders if he’ll ever be free again. $25, chapters.indigo.ca

Top 10 picture books of 2015Photo: Penguin Random House Canada

The Bus Ride

Written and illustrated by Marianne Dubuc, Kids Can Press, (Ages 3-7). Every kid who has taken the bus remembers that first time they did it alone. Mom packs her daughter up to visit grandma, and she sets out on her journey, meeting many animal friends and other interesting characters along the way. $17, chapters.indigo.ca

Top 10 picture books of 2015

Waiting

Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, HarperCollins, (Ages 4-8). Five toy pals (an owl, pig, bear, puppy and rabbit) sit eagerly on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. Whether they’re waiting for the moon, rain or snow, this picture book will teach your kid all about the magic can happen when you play the waiting game. $20, amazon.ca

Top 10 picture books of 2015

The Snow Rabbit

By Camille Garoche, Enchanted Lion Books, (Ages 4–8). After finding a snow rabbit in front of their house, two sisters decide to follow it deep into the woods on a wintry night in this beautiful wordless tale. $17, chapters.indigo.ca

Top 10 picture books of 2015

What Pet Should I Get?

Written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss, Penguin Random House, (Ages 3-7). Going to the pet store is fun enough in real life, but add in Dr. Seuss’ classic artwork and snappy rhymes, and it just got a whole lot more exciting. This tale features the boy and girl from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Which pet will little Kay and her brother choose? $21, amazon.ca

Top 10 picture books of 2015Photo: Random House Children’s Books

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