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.
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books: Finalists
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.)
Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist (UK)
Boing Boing Gift Guide: Books (some YA and kids' titles in a longer list)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Annual gift guide (PDF) includes 2013 titles and older books.
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