I love this time of year! I've been making my list and checking it twice, and today posted the 2011 Best Children's Books. It's a little sparse right now, but will grow exponentially as we get closer to the end of the year. Since 2008, I've compiled an annual list of lists of the best children's books of the year, grabbing links from online magazines, journals, blogs, and newspapers, as well as from the various awards for children's literature. Prime season runs through late January, when the Caldecott and the Newbery Medals are announced.
The 2011 Best Children's Books roster is in the sidebar to the right, under Pages.
Next week will see some List Madness. On Monday, November 7, Publishers Weekly unveils its Best Books of the Year. On Friday, November 11, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announces the Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12. Despite the dry name, the latter is a terrific guide, a must-see for ideas for all the mini-scientists and engineers in your life.
And we're off!