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Book awards: Bank Street CBC Best Children's Book of the Year, Outstanding Merit

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Works (131)

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Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams
Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently by Patricia LakinNine to Twelve, 2013
Aberdeen by Stacey PrevinUnder Five, 2017
All We Know by Linda AshmanUnder Five, 2017
Bear & Hare -- Where's Bear? by Emily GravettUnder Five, 2017
Bob and Flo Play Hide-and-Seek by Rebecca AshdownUnder Five, 2017
Du Iz Tak? by Carson EllisUnder Five, 2017
Henry & Leo by Pamela ZagarenskiUnder Five, 2017
How to Find Gold by Viviane SchwarzUnder Five, 2017
If I Could Drive, Mama by Cari BestUnder Five, 2017
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T. SmithUnder Five, 2017
My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray SmithUnder Five, 2017
Polka Dots for Poppy by Amy SchwartzUnder Five, 2017
Quackers by Liz WongUnder Five, 2017
Rooster/Gallo (Libro Tigrillo) by Jorge Elias LujanUnder Five, 2017
There's a Bear on My Chair by Ross CollinsUnder Five, 2017
Whoops! by Suzi MooreUnder Five, 2017
Animal Talk: Mexican Folk Art Animal Sounds in English and Spanish (First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art) by Cynthia WeillUnder Five, Concept Books, 2017
The Bear and the Piano by David LitchfieldFive to Nine, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery, 2017
Teacup by Rebecca YoungFive to Nine, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery, 2017
Little One by Jo WeaverFive to Nine, Fiction, Animals, 2017
Want to Play? (Confetti Kids) by Paula YooFive to Nine, Fiction, Beginning Readers, 2017
Life Without Nico by Andrea MaturanaFive to Nine, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
Luis Paints the World (Carolrhoda Picture Books) by Terry FarishFive to Nine, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
More-igami by Dori KleberFive to Nine, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs by Linda Sue ParkFive to Nine, Fiction, Concept Books, 2017
The Sleeping Gypsy by Mordicai GersteinFive to Nine, Fiction, Fantasy, 2017
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan TonatiuhFive to Nine, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales, 2017
The Storyteller by Evan TurkFive to Nine, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales, 2017
Those That Cause Fear by Neil ChristopherFive to Nine, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales, 2017
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston WeatherfordFive to Nine, Fiction, Historical Fiction, 2017
Sound of All Things, The by Myron UhlbergFive to Nine, Fiction, Historical Fiction, 2017
Steamboat School by Deborah HopkinsonFive to Nine, Fiction, Historical Fiction, 2017
Bob the Artist by Marion DeucharsFive to Nine, Fiction, Humor, 2017
Dog Rules by Jef CzekajFive to Nine, Fiction, Humor, 2017
A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Lucy Ruth CumminsFive to Nine, Fiction, Humor, 2017
Cricket Song by Anne HunterFive to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017
The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise BrownFive to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017
Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles by Philippe CousteauFive to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love by Michelle EdwardsFive to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017
Home at Last by Vera B. WilliamsFive to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017
The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReauFive to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017
The Journey by Francesca SannaFive to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017
Melena's Jubilee by Zetta ElliottFive to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017
Mission: Back to School: Top-Secret Information by Susan HoodFive to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017
The Night Gardener by Terry FanFive to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey (Arabic and English Edition) by Margriet RuursFive to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017
Weekends with Max and His Dad by Linda UrbanFive to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017
When We Were Alone by David Alexander RobertsonFive to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems by Bob RaczkaFive to Nine, Poetry, 2017
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie FoglianoFive to Nine, Poetry, 2017
The Music in George's Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue by Suzanne SladeFive to Nine, Information Books, Arts, 2017
Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color by Julia DenosFive to Nine, Information Books, Arts, 2017
My Night in the Planetarium by Innosanto NagaraFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir, 2017
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen BryantFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir, 2017
Cecil's Pride by Craig HatkoffFive to Nine, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), 2017
Fabulous Frogs by Martin JenkinsFive to Nine, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), 2017
Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West by Emma Bland SmithFive to Nine, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), 2017
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris BartonFive to Nine, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), 2017
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan HoodFive to Nine, Information Books, World, 2017
The Airport Book by Lisa BrownFive to Nine, Information Books, World, 2017
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of How (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) by Jill EsbaumFive to Nine, Information Books, World, 2017
Forest of Wonders (Wing & Claw) by Linda Sue ParkNine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery, 2017
Manatee Rescue (Heroes of the Wild) by Nicola DaviesNine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery, 2017
Beautiful Blue World by Suzanne LaFleurNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
The Best Man by Richard PeckNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David AndersonNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamilloNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones by Wendelin Van DraanenNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
The Night Parade by Kathryn TanquaryNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy, 2017
Ollie's Odyssey by William JoyceNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy, 2017
When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace LinNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy, 2017
The Wild Robot by Peter BrownNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy, 2017
California, the Magic Island by Doug HansenNine to Twelve, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales, 2017
A Bandit's Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket by Deborah HopkinsonNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction, 2017
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) by Ashley BryanNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction, 2017
Unbound: A Novel in Verse by Ann E. BurgNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction, 2017
The Wolf's Boy by Susan Williams BeckhornNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction, 2017
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled by Lynne Rae PerkinsNine to Twelve, Fiction, Humor, 2017
Five Children on the Western Front by Kate SaundersNine to Twelve, Fiction, Magical Realism, 2017
Catching a Storyfish by Janice N. HarringtonNine to Twelve, Fiction, Today, 2017
A long pitch home by Natalie Dias LorenziNine to Twelve, Fiction, Today, 2017
Still a Work in Progress by Jo KnowlesNine to Twelve, Fiction, Today, 2017
Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths by Marilyn SingerNine to Twelve, Poetry, 2017
Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds by Jorge ArguetaNine to Twelve, Poetry, 2017
Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger by Anita SilveyNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir, 2017
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White by Melissa SweetNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir, 2017
Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness by Donna Janell BowmanNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir, 2017
5 Giraffes (5 Animals) by Anne Innis DaggNine to Twelve, Information Books, Ecology, 2017
The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk by Jan ThornhillNine to Twelve, Information Books, Ecology, 2017
Elizabeth Started All the Trouble by Doreen RappaportNine to Twelve, Information Books, History, 2017
The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial by Susan E. GoodmanNine to Twelve, Information Books, History, 2017
Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink (Lost #1) by Tod OlsonNine to Twelve, Information Books, History, 2017
The Mummy Makers of Egypt by Tamara BowerNine to Twelve, Information Books, History, 2017
I Am Pan! by Mordicai GersteinNine to Twelve, Information Books, Holidays and Religion, 2017
Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird by Pamela S. TurnerNine to Twelve, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), 2017
The Great Leopard Rescue: Saving the Amur Leopards by Sandra MarkleNine to Twelve, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), 2017
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor by Robert BurleighNine to Twelve, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), 2017
The Ballad of a Broken Nose by Arne SvingenTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
Free Verse by Sarah DooleyTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
Some of the Parts by Hannah BarnabyTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul GriffinTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly BarnhillTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy, 2017
Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt PhelanTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales, 2017
Ashes by Laurie Halse AndersonTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction, 2017
Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights by Rich WallaceTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography and Memoir, 2017
Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West by Candace FlemingTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography and Memoir, 2017
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren StelsonTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography and Memoir, 2017
Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter, Nellie Bly by Deborah NoyesTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography and Memoir, 2017
Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice by Susan Goldman RubinTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, History, 2017
Forgotten Bones: Uncovering a Slave Cemetery (Nonfiction - Grades 4-8) by Lois Miner HueyTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, History, 2017
Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan CainTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Reference, 2017
Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA by Bridget HeosTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), 2017
The Language of Stars by Louise HawesFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
Lucy and Linh by Alice PungFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
The Memory of Light by Francisco X. StorkFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017
The Lie Tree by Frances HardingeFourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy, 2017
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie BerryFourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction, 2017
Salt to the Sea by Ruta SepetysFourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction, 2017
Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy WallachFourteen and Older, Fiction, Magical Realism, 2017
Away We Go by Emil OstrovskiFourteen and Older, Fiction, Science Fiction, 2017
Gena/Finn by Hannah MoskowitzFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today, 2017
Hidden by Miriam HalahmyFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today, 2017
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey WhaleyFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today, 2017
The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue HitchcockFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today, 2017
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola YoonFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today, 2017
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff GarvinFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today, 2017
Tell Me Three Things by Julie BuxbaumFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today, 2017
In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives by Kenneth C. DavisFourteen and Older, Information Books, History, 2017
March: Book Three by John LewisFourteen and Older, Information Books, History, 2017
Radioactive!: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World by Winifred ConklingFourteen and Older, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), 2017

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(See also Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature)

(See also Cook Prize)

The Children's Book Committee was founded more than 100 years ago to help parents, teachers, and librarians choose the books that children will find captivating and transforming. One of the most comprehensive annotated book lists for children, aged infant through 16. The Committee reviews over 6,000 titles annually for accuracy and literary quality and considers their emotional impact on children. The best 600 books published each year, both fiction and nonfiction, are listed with annotations, according to age and category. Included are the past editions that are currently available online. Reference copies of editions published in print before 2010 may be found in the Bank Street College Library.

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