Happy Year of the Rabbit! First up, check Wild Rose Reader's archives for some good books on the Chinese New Year. InCulture Parent presents a reading list, and School Library Journal chimed in last year, too. Time Out Kids offers the details on Sunday's Lunar New Year parade in New York's Chinatown and a free lion dance performance at the China Institute on East 65th Street.
At GeekDad, Jonathan Liu shares a few thoughts on the Lunar calendar and new year.
Looking back at 2010 on the Gregorian calendar, I grabbed a few of the newish "best books" lists.
Books for children
Charlotte Zolotow Award. For best writing in a picture book.
Edgar Award nominations, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. Actually, books for adults and kids are on this list.
National Science Teachers Association: Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12. One of my favorite lists, available earlier than usual this year, in a PDF format.
Sydney Taylor Book Awards, presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries.
Books for adults
Best science books. John Dupuis at Confessions of a Science Librarian has compiled a good master list of 2010 titles.
Best Translated Book Awards: Fiction Longlist,