Sarah's top 10 children's books of 2010
Published 13/12/2010 | 05:00
Age 18 months to 3
Lulu's Loo by Camilla Reid (Bloomsbury, £6.99)
Brilliantly funny and sweet book about potty training for toddlers.
Age 2 to 5
The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers (Harpercollins, £6.99)
His best book yet -- packed with emotion. One to read over and over again.
A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton (Walker, £11.99)
Storming picture book with glowing illustrations from a new Irish talent.
There's Going to Be a Baby by Helen Oxenbury (Walker Books, £12.99)
Perfect balance of text and illustration from two picture-book masters.
On the Road by Niamh Sharkey (Walker Books, £11.99)
Recent winner of an Irish Book Award, a brilliant farmyard Thelma and Louise.
Age 5 to 8
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo (Walker Books, £8.99)
An exceptional book for early readers featuring two young friends and their adventures.
Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil by Derek Landy (Harpercollins, £12.99)
Fast, gripping action adventure mashed with fantasy/horror -- what's not to love?
Eva's Journey by Judi Curtin (O'Brien Press, €7.99)
Another cracker about friends and family from Limerick's writing legend.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (Walker Books, £7.99)
Swoons by the bucketful and a compelling first-person narrative make this a must for the girls.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic, £6.99)
Final book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Stunning. I defy any teen not to love it.