Happy November, everyone!
Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is around the bend, and it's time for the big list of lists, The Best Children's Books 2010. The link appears on the right, under Pages.
That link marks a work in progress. I've begun rounding up the year-end "best of " lists (from newspapers, journals, magazines, et al.) for children's books, as well as children's literature prizes. I'll be continuously updating the 2010 list of lists through next year.
Right now the UK has the lead on 2010 announcements, but the American lists will start rolling in soon. Publishers Weekly's November 8th issue is devoted to its top choices in all genres, and School Library Journal reveals its picks of the year on December 1st. The Newbery and Caldecott Medals follow on January 10th, 2011, and the Cybils February 14th. Those and many, many more await us.