Book Riot asked its contributors to choose some of its Best Books of 2013. The list is huge and covers an impressive range. Definitely worth checking out.
Personally, I couldn't help but throwing in Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea.
While I wouldn’t necessarily call this the best picture book of the year, it might be the most irresistible. And if the story of an insecure goat who is jealous of a talented newcomer sounds familiar, it’s probably because it is reminiscent of Milos Forman’s Amadeus. Here, Goat plays Salieri to Unicorn’s Mozart, only instead of conjuring beautiful symphonies from the heavens, Unicorn makes it rain cupcakes. Like I said: Irresistible.