The best kids’ books of 2018, chosen by top authors and illustrators

For BookTrust, Emily Drabble asked authors and illustrators including Michael Morpurgo, Cressida Cowell, Patrice Lawrence, Julia Donaldson, Alex T Smith, Nick Sharratt and Jim Kay the impossible question: pick just one out of all the jewels published in 2018.

From board books to novels, 50 authors and illustrators picked their favourite kids’ book of the year… a great list to help you find some Christmas presents!

Alex Scheffler chose Poor Little Rabbit: I choose a book for the very young ‘readers’ which is part of a whole series of ‘interactive’ stories for toddlers by the German illustrator Jörg Mühle: the latest one is Poor Little Rabbit, published by Gecko Press. Mühle’s charming drawings deal with everyday events in a most entertaining and heart-warming fashion.

Full list available on BookTrust.