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The Book Chook's Top Children's Picture Books 2015

Here is a list of the top children's picture books reviewed at www.thebookchook.com during 2015.

Source: http://www.thebookchook.com

Children's Book Review, Hurry Up Alfie
Hurry Up Alfie was written and illustrated by Anna Walker, and published by Scholastic Press, 2014. RRP: $Au19.99.

From the publisher: _Alfie's in no hurry to get up ... until he finds out he's going to the park! But getting ready is hard when you have so many other things to do! _

Read more at The Book Chook.
Children's Book Review, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Here's an intriguing new children's picture book. Sam and Dave Dig a Hole was written by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen, and published in Australia by Walker Books, 2014. It was published in USA by Candlewick. Read more at The Book Chook.
Children's Book Review, Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

Children's Book Review by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise is a children's picture book written by Sean Taylor, illustrated by Jean Jullien and published by Walker Books Australia, 2014 and Random House in the USA. From the publisher: Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl - oh no! Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's Book Review, The Brothers Quibble

The Brothers Quibble is a children's picture book, written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey and published by Penguin Books Australia, 2014. It has the distinction of being chosen as this year's book for NSS: National Simultaneous Storytime.

Spalding Quibble ruled the roost.
He shared it with no other.
But then his parents introduced
a brand new baby brother.

Uh oh.

A picture book about love (and war) from the award-winning author of Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, The Dreadful Fluff and Noah Dreary.

Children's Book Review, Gaston

Gaston is a children's picture book, written by Kelly DiPucchio, and illustrated by Christian Robinson. It was published in Australia by Simon and Schuster, 2014, and in the USA by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. From the publisher: This is the story of four puppies: Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, Ooh-La-La, and Gaston. Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's Book Review, Go to Sleep Jessie

Go to Sleep, Jessie! is a children's picture book, written by Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Freya Blackwood and published by Little Hare, ( Hardie Grant Egmont) 2014. It's been shortlisted by the Children's Book Council of Australia in the Early Childhood awards, and I can certainly see why.

Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's Book Review, Thunderstorm Dancing

Thunderstorm Dancing is a children's picture book written by Katrina Germein, illustrated by Judy Watson, and published by Allen and Unwin, 2015.

Germein has gifted us with lyrical prose carefully constructed to create tension. Each word contributes to the intense drama of an approaching storm, and yet this is all language kids will understand and relate to. What fun they will have using words like “flicking and flashing - tricking and dashing - crackling zap! - sizzling snap!” in their own poems to create word pictures and sound bites for an audience!

Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's Book Review, Once Upon an Alphabet

Once Upon an Alphabet is a children's picture book, written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, and published by Harper Collins (2014). RRP: $Au29.99 (hardcover). Also available as an e-book. Read my review at The Book Chook.

Children's Book Review, Sad, the Dog

Sad, the Dog is a children's picture book written by Sandy Fussell, illustrated by Tull Suwannakit, and published by Walker Books Australia (2015.) The Penguin/Random site describes it as " An ode to finding the one who brings out the best in you-and makes you feel as special as you are." Read more at The Book Chook.

The Farmer and the Clown in Reviews: Nine Special Picture Books for Kids

What makes a picture book special? Questions like that have engaged me as a reader/reviewer for several years now! I always know when I've found one, but defining exactly what makes it that way is tricky.

Read my review of The Farmer and the Clown at The Book Chook, plus reviews of 10 more very special picture books.

Review of Perfect in Nine Special Picture Books for Kids

What makes a picture book special? Questions like that have engaged me as a reader/reviewer for several years now! I always know when I've found one, but defining exactly what makes it that way is tricky.

Read my review of_ Perfect_ at The Book Chook, plus reviews of 10 more very special picture books.

Please Open This Book reviewed in Nine Special Picture Books for Kids

What makes a picture book special? Questions like that have engaged me as a reader/reviewer for several years now! I always know when I've found one, but defining exactly what makes it that way is tricky.

Read my review of Please Open This Book at The Book Chook, plus catch reviews of ten other special picture books.