1. A Curry For Murray by Kate Hunter and Lucia Masciullo
There’s a reason Kate Hunter’s picture book became a mega hit this year – it bewitches adults and children alike. A Curry For Murray is the story of a little girl who becomes a cooking sensation in her community. Kids adore the dishes, which rhyme with the names of Molly’s friends. And the illustrations of each dish that Molly whips up are better than anything Nigella serves. Readers 2-8.
2. The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
Oh I love this book. It’s the hilarious story of the crayons in Duncan’s pencil case that are bored and want to quit. (Red Crayon feels he’s being over-used since Duncan makes him draw fire engines, apples and strawberries all day long). This is a must buy. And take note, the seque, The Day The Crayons Came Back, was released this year! Readers 3-10.