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.
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.
Amelia Bloomer Project (feminist books for children)
Arthur Ellis Awards. Presented by the Crime Writers of Canada, prizes include a children's/YA category.
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.)
Batchelder Award (for books in translation)
Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist (UK)
Boing Boing Gift Guide: Books (some YA and kids' titles in a longer list)
Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards. Titles from 2013 and 2014.
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