Friday, December 05, 2014

Best books of the year!

This is the time of year when journals start to publish their "best of the year" lists. School Library Journal has released their list which can be accessed via this link:

The New York Times has released their list of best illustrated books:

Here is NPR's list for kids:

I like to point these lists out to families because sometimes these aren't the books being prominently displayed at big book chains or on Amazon, yet professionals in the field of children's and young adult literature have found the books to be worthy of special recognition.

We are very fortunate to have two independent book stores in Brookline which WILL feature these titles. Please visit Brookline Booksmith and The Children's Bookshop during this holiday season!

Also, did you know that Brookline Public Schools has its own "best books" list? A team of librarians, teachers and local bookstore folks have been working on this list for many years. You can access our own best books list here:

The Caldecott and Newbery Awards will be announced in January. Stay tuned!