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Some Best-Kids-Books Lists to Read

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.


Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh: Best Jewish children's books Audiobooks.

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 Not a "best" list, per se, but a good roundup of 2010 hockey books for children and teens.

The Hornbook's Fanfare list

The Inkys longlist, shortlist, and winners. Teenage choice book award. (Australia)

Irish Book Awards, including the Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children's Book of the Year

The Manga Critic

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!


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Seriously, I love a good list. I was hoping not to spend too much time on the computer today, but now my plans are thwarted.

This time of year is so great because of all the lists! But, yeah, a bit of a time sink...

Thank you for all your work on the lists. I am compiling a 'Best of 2010 ' too for NZ School Librarians but could not find anything in Australian publications as accessed on the net. That is, apart form the well-known awards.
Does noone have an opinion on this in Australia as do our 'Listener' Magazine and Canvas Magazine [Weekend Herald newspaper]?
Our Children's Literature Association, Storylines publishes a Notable Books list 2010 for children and teens in Feb 2011.

Angela, I'm puzzled about the lack of Australian online lists, too; I seem to remember more in the past. You have the Readings Bookstore lists, right?

I look forward to the Storylines Notable Books.

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