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The best picturebooks of 2013

Our month by month round-up of the best new books this year

Posted: 7 March 2013
by Alex Lloyd

A New Year's Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong Maomao is worried a lost fortune coin will spell bad luck.
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Bear does not like parties, balloons, cards or candles, and would rather spend his birthday cleaning the house on his own. Thankfully, Mouse has other ideas in A Birthday For Bear by Bonny Becker (Walker, £11.99). Christmas is a time for seeing old friends, so get reacquainted with Belle and her bunny pal Boo, as they hang stockings and trim the tree in Belle & Boo And The Very Merry Christmas by Mandy Sutcliffe (Orchard, £10.99). And no festive season is complete without The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore (Orchard, £5.99), which gains striking new illustrations from Zdenko Basic and Manuel Samberac. Finally, round off your 2013 with A New Year’s Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong (Walker, £6.99). When her father returns from working away, Maomao celebrates by making rice balls, and finds a lucky fortune coin – but then loses it. Can she be restored to happiness before her father has to leave again?

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