Happy Friday! For the past few years I've collected online links to many "best of the year" lists for children's books. Here are some recent additions to The Best Children's Books 2010: A List of Lists and Awards.
AudioFile. Best audiobooks, including a "Children's and Family Listening" category.
Boston Globe. Anita Silvey's picks.
Bruneau Family Children's/Young Adult Literature Award. Honors excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador writing. (Canada)
Chapters Indigo (Canada)
A Fuse #8 Production, a School Library Journal blog. 100 "magnificent books."
Grand Rapids Press. Books by Michigan authors.
Hockey Book Reviews.com. Not a "best" list, per se, but a good roundup of 2010 hockey books for children and teens.
Irish Book Awards, including the Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children's Book of the Year
National Outdoor Book Award. Includes a children's book category.
New York Public Library: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing (PDF file)
New York Times Book Review: Notable children's books
The New Yorker: The Book Bench blog's Holiday Gift Guide: "For the Precocious Child"
Ottawa Citizen. List includes books for children. (Canada)
Romantic Times. YA nominees at the end of a long list.
YALSA Morris Award shortlist. Honors debut YA authors.
Zooglobble. Best kids' music, not books. Hey, we needed a Z!