Yippee! It's "best books of the year" season. Once again I'll be gathering the online lists of best kids' books right here. The Chicken Spaghetti compilation features books published in 2013, no matter when the list or awards are announced. Readers can expect to see this post amended many times, especially over the next few months.
Looking for older titles? Since this blog has been around a while, you'll find more Chicken Spaghetti lists at the following links: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Don't miss Largehearted Boy's amazing annual roundup of all the best-book lists.
And please do give me a holler if you see any I've overlooked, via Susan_Thomsen on Twitter or c_spaghetti AT yahoo DOT com.
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books: Finalists and winners
Air & Space magazine/Smithsonian: Aviation- and space-themed children's books
Amazon: Ages 0-2 (board books)
Amazon: Ages 3-5
Amazon: Ages 6-8
Amazon: Ages 9-12
Amazon: Editors' picks, including teen and young adults
Amelia Bloomer Project (feminist books for children)
American Indian Youth Literature Award
Arthur Ellis Awards. Presented by the Crime Writers of Canada, prizes include a children's/YA category.
Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) Awards
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC): Tween Recommended Reads (PDF file; books from 2012 and 2013)
Band of Thebes. 92 writers recommend best LGBT books of the year, including a couple of YA titles. (Some older books on this list, too.)
Bank Street Children's Book Committee Awards
Bank Street College: Best Children's Books
Barnes and Noble
Batchelder Award (for books in translation)
Bellingham (WA) Herald
Belmont (MA) Public Library Children's Room
Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist (UK)
Boing Boing Gift Guide: Books (some YA and kids' titles in a longer list)
Book Diaries: Picture books
Booklist: Black history
Booklist: Crafts and gardening
Booklist: Religion and spirituality
Booklist: Science and health
Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards. Titles from 2013 and 2014.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Annual gift guide (PDF) includes 2013 titles and older books. Also, Blue Ribbons (best-of-the-year books).
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