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Best Children’s Books of 2012

2012 may almost be over, but there’s still time to check out the New York Times best books for children this year. Below are some of our favorite books from the list that your children will enjoy for years to come.

Your children will not be bored reading this book about a bored child, potatoes and a flamingo.

Recommended for children ages 3 and older

This charming story will be sure to encourage your children to go outdoors as they read how one girl runs wild on a horse while her screen-addicted family stays indoors.

Recommended for children ages 2 and older

In this delightful story, the hat is back but this time has been stolen by a small fish.

Recommended for children ages 3 and older

In this book, your children will learn about the true story of the longest-running all-brother baseball team from the 1930s.

Recommended for children ages 4 and older

Centered on four siblings, this book is about a family-run restaurant and the troubles that they face.

Recommended for children ages 10 and older

This moving tale shares the story of August Pullman, a 10 year old boy with facial deformations and the bullying that he endures when going to school.

Recommended for children ages 8 and older

Your children will be sure to enjoy this story about two children and a secret-telling tree.

Recommended for children ages 8 and older

  •  Son by Lois Lowry

This moving conclusion will be sure to satisfy the curiosity of readers of “The Giver” both young and old.

Recommended for children ages 12 and older

Your children will be sure to enjoy this take of a spy and a fighter pilot set during World War II.

Recommended for children ages 14 and older