The Best Children's Books of the Year2013

Given by Children's Book Committee, Bank Street College Center for Children's Literature

Other Names: CBCA Selected Book of the Year for Children, Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Book of the Year, Bank Street CBC Best Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street CBC Best Children's Book of the Year, Outstanding Merit, Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, CBCA Book of the Year for Children, Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, CSCBC Children's Book of the Year
754 Works 296,871 Books 18,323 Reviews 4.0
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 show more 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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Stages:
All, Outstanding Merit (126), No Stage (9,613)
Categories:
All, **Five to Nine, Information Books, STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (1), *Five to Nine, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery (2), *Five to Nine, Fiction, Animals (1), *Five to Nine, Fiction, Beginning Readers (1), *Five to Nine, Fiction, Coming of Age (3), *Five to Nine, Fiction, Concept Books (1), *Five to Nine, Fiction, Fantasy (1), *Five to Nine, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales (3), *Five to Nine, Fiction, Historical Fiction (3), *Five to Nine, Fiction, Humor (3), *Five to Nine, Fiction, Today (12), *Five to Nine, Information Books, Arts (2), *Five to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir (2), *Five to Nine, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) (3), *Five to Nine, Information Books, World (3), *Five to Nine, Poetry (2), *Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age (1), *Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy (1), *Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction (2), *Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Magical Realism (1), *Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Science Fiction (1), *Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Today (7), *Fourteen and Older, Information Books, History (2), *Fourteen and Older, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) (1), *Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery (2), *Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age (5), *Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy (4), *Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales (1), *Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction (4), *Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Humor (1), *Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Magical Realism (1), *Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Today (2), *Nine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir (3), *Nine to Twelve, Information Books, Ecology (2), *Nine to Twelve, Information Books, History (4), *Nine to Twelve, Information Books, Holidays and Religion (1), *Nine to Twelve, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) (3), *Nine to Twelve, Poetry (3), *Twelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age (4), *Twelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy (1), *Twelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales (1), *Twelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction (1), *Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography and Memoir (4), *Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, History (2), *Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Reference (1), *Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) (1), *Under Five (16), *Under Five, Concept Books (1), Ages Five, Six and Seven (42), Ages Five, Six and Seven—Beginning Readers (11), Ages Seven, Eight and Nine—Biography (4), Ages Seven, Eight and Nine—Boys and Girls (5), Ages Seven, Eight and Nine—Easy to Read (7), Ages Seven, Eight and Nine—Fantasy, Folk Tales and Legends (21), Ages Seven, Eight and Nine—Stories About Animals (9), Ages Three, Four and Five (27), Collections (10), Five to Nine (1,014), Five to Nine & Nine to Twelve (2), Five to Nine, 2011; Five to Nine, 2012 (1), Five to Nine, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery (12), Five to Nine, Fiction, Animals (6), Five to Nine, Fiction, Animals (Fiction) (5), Five to Nine, Fiction, Beginning Readers (15), Five to Nine, Fiction, Coming of Age (12), Five to Nine, Fiction, Concept Books (7), Five to Nine, Fiction, Fantasy (13), Five to Nine, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales (11), Five to Nine, Fiction, Historical Fiction (14), Five to Nine, Fiction, Holidays (6), Five to Nine, Fiction, Humor (30), Five to Nine, Fiction, Science Fiction (2), Five to Nine, Fiction, Sports (Fiction) (1), Five to Nine, Fiction, Today (62), Five to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction) (14), Five to Nine, Information Books, Animals, Nonfiction (1), Five to Nine, Information Books, Art (4), Five to Nine, Information Books, Arts (8), Five to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir (33), Five to Nine, Information Books, Ecology (2), Five to Nine, Information Books, Health (2), Five to Nine, Information Books, History (6), Five to Nine, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) (24), Five to Nine, Information Books, STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2), Five to Nine, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) (12), Five to Nine, Information Books, World (4), Five to Nine, Poetry (17), For Older Boys and Girls Ages Nine Up—Adventure and Mystery (17), For Older Boys and Girls Ages Nine Up—Biography (22), For Older Boys and Girls Ages Nine Up—Fantasy, Folk Tales and Legends (28), For Older Boys and Girls Ages Nine Up—Growing Up (24), For Older Boys and Girls Ages Nine Up—Mostly About Animals (8), For Older Boys and Girls Ages Nine Up—Sports (12), For Older Boys and Girls Ages Nine Up—Stories About Today (15), For Older Boys and Girls Ages Nine Up—Stories of the Past (24), For Special Interests—Activities (57), For Special Interests—Ecology (18), For Special Interests—For Parents and Children (6), For Special Interests—In Two Languages (3), For Special Interests—Natural Science (38), For Special Interests—Physical Science (11), For Special Interests—The Arts (20), For Special Interests—The World Past and Present (89), Fourteen and Older (367), Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery (11), Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Anthologies and Collections (2), Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age (47), Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Dramatic Arts (1), Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy (21), Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction (20), Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Magical Realism (5), Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Science Fiction (11), Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Today (60), Fourteen and Older, Information Books, Biography and Memoir (5), Fourteen and Older, Information Books, History (9), Fourteen and Older, Information Books, Law and Justice (2), Fourteen and Older, Information Books, Reference (1), Fourteen and Older, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) (2), Fourteen and Older, Poetry (1), Holidays (9), Nine to Twelve (898), Nine to Twelve & Twelve to Fourteen (3), Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery (17), Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Anthologies and Collections (1), Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age (27), Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy (27), Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales (5), Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction (42), Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Humor (10), Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Magical Realism (8), Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Science Fiction (7), Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Sports (Fiction) (1), Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Sports, Fiction (1), Nine to Twelve, Fiction, Today (24), Nine to Twelve, Information Books, Activities (4), Nine to Twelve, Information Books, Arts (6), Nine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir (21), Nine to Twelve, Information Books, Ecology (7), Nine to Twelve, Information Books, History (18), Nine to Twelve, Information Books, Holidays and Religion (2), Nine to Twelve, Information Books, Reference (1), Nine to Twelve, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) (12), Nine to Twelve, Information Books, STEM Trailblazer Biographies (1), Nine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) (16), Nine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) [STEM Trailblazer Biographies] (3), Nine to Twelve, Information Books, World (5), Nine to Twelve, Poetry (7), Paperback Reprints—For Older Boys and Girls (33), Paperback Reprints—For Special Interests (9), Paperback Reprints—For Young Children, Under Nine (39), Poetry (14), Recursively Added (12), Recursively added (4), STEM under 5 (1), Starred for Outstanding Merit (1), Twelve to Fourteen (563), Twelve to Fourteen & Fourteen and Older (1), Twelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery (7), Twelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Animals (2), Twelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age (29), Twelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy (32), Twelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales (2), Twelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction (27), Twelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Magical Realism (2), Twelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Science Fiction (7), Twelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Today (26), Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Activities (3), Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Arts (1), Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography (7), Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography and Memoir (10), Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, History (11), Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Reference (1), Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Religion (1), Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) (5), Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) (6), Twelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, STEM (1), Twelve to Fourteen, Poetry (1), Under Five (495), Under Five & Five to Nine (2), Under Five, 2014, 2016 (1), Under Five, 2016; Five to Nine, Fiction, Humor, 2016 (1), Under Five, Concept Books (23), Under Five, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) (3), Under Five, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) (2), Up to Five (325), Up to Five, 2012; Under Five, 2017 (1), Up to Five, 2013; Up to Five, 2015 (1), Welcome Reprints and New Editions (14), [2017], *Five to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017 (1), [2017], *Fourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age, 2017 (1), [2017], Five to Nine, Fiction, Today, 2017 (1), No Category (4,265)
Years:
All, 2023 (696), 2022 (703), 2021 (728), 2020 (745), 2019 (690), 2018 (679), 2017 (732), 2016 (565), 2015 (543), 2014 (645), 2013 (754), 2012 (644), 2011 (452), 2010 (458), 2009 (1), 2009? (1), 2008 (3), 2007 (3), 2006 (2), 2005 (2), 2004 (3), 2003 (4), 2002 (1), 2001 (1), 2000 (2), 1999 (3), 1998 (2), 1998- (1), 1967-1997 (1), 1996 (1), 1974 (646), 1968 (1), 1961-1967? (1), 1930-1960? (1)

No Stage 754

WorkCategoryYear
Jasper John Dooley: Star of the Week by Caroline AddersonFive to Nine2013
A Picture Book of Sam Houston by David A. AdlerFive to Nine2013
The Other Side of Town by Jon AgeeFive to Nine2013
Giants Beware! by Jorge AguirreFive to Nine2013
B Is for Brooklyn by Selina AlkoFive to Nine2013
Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama by Selina AlkoFive to Nine2013
It's Milking Time by Phyllis AlsdurfFive to Nine2013
Excuse Me, I'm Trying to Read! by Mary Jo AmaniFive to Nine2013
Scholastic Discover More: Bugs by Penelope ArlonFive to Nine2013
Scholastic Discover More: Farm by Penelope ArlonFive to Nine2013
A Warmer World by Caroline ArnoldFive to Nine2013
There's a Fly Guy in My Soup by Tedd ArnoldFive to Nine2013
Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas by Molly BangFive to Nine2013
Extra Yarn by Mac BarnettFive to Nine2013
Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives by Gene BarrettaFive to Nine2013
Out on the Prairie by Donna M. BatemanFive to Nine2013
The Leprechaun Under the Bed by Teresa BatemanFive to Nine2013
The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea by Helaine BeckerFive to Nine2013
Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek by Marianne BerkesFive to Nine2013
Ava and the Real Lucille by Cari BestFive to Nine2013
Just Right for Christmas by Birdie BlackFive to Nine2013
Welcome to the World, Zooborns! by Andrew BleimanFive to Nine2013
Bailey at the Museum by Harry BlissFive to Nine2013
Happy Like Soccer by Maribeth BoeltsFive to Nine2013
Mossy by Jan BrettFive to Nine2013
Rabbit's Snow Dance by Joseph BruchacFive to Nine2013
Bad Kitty for President by Nick BruelFive to Nine2013
Hit the Road, Jack by Robert BurleighFive to Nine2013
Lester's dreadful sweaters by K. G. CampbellFive to Nine2013
Sophie's Fish by Ann Edwards CannonFive to Nine2013
Heroes of the Surf by Elisa CarboneFive to Nine2013
A President from Hawaii by Terry CarolanFive to Nine2013
The Cloud Spinner by Michael CatchpoolFive to Nine2013
Horsefly and Honeybee by Randy CecilFive to Nine2013
The Year of the Book by Andrea ChengFive to Nine2013
Because Your Mommy Loves You by Andrew ClementsFive to Nine2013
Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass (Paula Wiseman Books) by Lesa Cline-RansomeFive to Nine2013
Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman by Esme Raji CodellFive to Nine2013
Aunt Ant Leaves Through the Leaves: A Story With Homophones and Homonyms by Nancy CoffeltFive to Nine2013
Hans My Hedgehog: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm by Kate CoombsFive to Nine2013
Homer by Elisha CooperFive to Nine2013
Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble by Tracey CorderoyFive to Nine2013
Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure by Shana CoreyFive to Nine2013
Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra by Stephen CostanzaFive to Nine2013
Create with Maisy: A Maisy First Arts-and-Crafts Book by Lucy CousinsFive to Nine2013
The Secret Chicken Society by Judy CoxFive to Nine2013
Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game by Chris CroweFive to Nine2013
Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink by Paula DanzigerFive to Nine2013
Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature by Nicola DaviesFive to Nine2013
Welcome to Silver Street Farm by Nicola DaviesFive to Nine2013
A Hen for Izzy Pippik by Aubrey DavisFive to Nine2013
Carl and the Sick Puppy (My Readers Level 1) by Alexandra DayFive to Nine2013
A Day Without Sugar / Un Dia Sin Azucar by Diane de AndaFive to Nine2013
Obi: Gerbil on a Mission (Obi, Gerbil on the Loose) by Michael DelaneyFive to Nine2013
Bink & Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamilloFive to Nine2013
Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchioFive to Nine2013
Bear Despair (Stories Without Words) by Gaetan DoremusFive to Nine2013
The Obstinate Pen by Frank W. DormerFive to Nine2013
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie and the Christmas Kitty by Ree DrummondFive to Nine2013
Room for the Baby by Michelle EdwardsFive to Nine2013
In the Sea by David ElliottFive to Nine2013
We March by Shane W. EvansFive to Nine2013
East Dragon, West Dragon by Robyn EversoleFive to Nine2013
The Year Comes Round: Haiku through the Seasons by Sid FarrarFive to Nine2013
Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey FernFive to Nine2013
Noah Webster and His Words by Jeri Chase FerrisFive to Nine2013
Emily and Carlo by Marty Rhodes FigleyFive to Nine2013
Oh, No! by Candace FlemingFive to Nine2013
Poem Runs: Baseball Poems by Douglas FlorianFive to Nine2013
UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings by Douglas FlorianFive to Nine2013
The Giant Seed (Stories Without Words) by Arthur GeisertFive to Nine2013
Jeremy's Dreidel by Ellie GellmanFive to Nine2013
Ladybugs by Gail GibbonsFive to Nine2013
The Scariest Thing of All by Debi GlioriFive to Nine2013
Dog in Charge by K. L. GoingFive to Nine2013
Trains! by Susan E. GoodmanFive to Nine2013
A Bus Called Heaven by Bob GrahamFive to Nine2013
Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder? by Lois G. GramblingFive to Nine2013
Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey by Mini GreyFive to Nine2013
First Peas to the Table: How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden by Susan GrigsbyFive to Nine2013
Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl by Jessie HaasFive to Nine2013
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy HaleFive to Nine2013
Lost and Found by Bill HarleyFive to Nine2013
Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power (The Just Grace Series) by Charise Mericle HarperFive to Nine2013
Sadie and Ratz by Sonya HartnettFive to Nine2013
The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book of Found Poems by Georgia HeardFive to Nine2013
The World's Greatest Lion by Ralph HelferFive to Nine2013
Penny and Her Doll by Kevin HenkesFive to Nine2013
Penny and Her Song by Kevin HenkesFive to Nine2013
What to Expect When You're Expecting Hatchlings: A Guide for Crocodilian Parents (And Curious Kids) (Expecting Animal Babies) by Bridget HeosFive to Nine2013
What to Expect When You're Expecting Joeys: A Guide for Marsupial Parents (And Curious Kids) (Expecting Animal Babies) by Bridget HeosFive to Nine2013
City Chickens by Christine HeppermannFive to Nine2013
I Like Old Clothes by Mary Ann HobermanFive to Nine2013
Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh HodgkinsonFive to Nine2013
Garmann's Secret by Stian HoleFive to Nine2013
Pumpkin Countdown by Joan HolubFive to Nine2013
Zero the Hero: A Book about Nothing! by Joan HolubFive to Nine2013
The Tooth Mouse by Susan HoodFive to Nine2013
Nasty Bugs by Lee Bennett HopkinsFive to Nine2013
A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah HopkinsonFive to Nine2013
Working Mummies by Joan HortonFive to Nine2013
Infinity and Me by Kate HosfordFive to Nine2013
John Jensen Feels Different by Henrik HovlandFive to Nine2013
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space by Catherine D. HughesFive to Nine2013
I, Too, Am America by Langston HughesFive to Nine2013
Every Cowgirl Loves a Rodeo by Rebecca JanniFive to Nine2013
The Hueys in The New Sweater by Oliver JeffersFive to Nine2013
The Beetle Book by Steve JenkinsFive to Nine2013
Magritte's Marvelous Hat by D. B. JohnsonFive to Nine2013
Lawn Mower Magic by Lynne JonellFive to Nine2013
Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence by Deloris M. JordanFive to Nine2013
Bird Talk: What Birds Are Saying and Why by Lita JudgeFive to Nine2013
Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash (Zapato Power) by Jacqueline JulesFive to Nine2013
Looking at Lincoln by Maira KalmanFive to Nine2013
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William KamkwambaFive to Nine2013
Betty Bunny Wants Everything by Michael KaplanFive to Nine2013
Molly the Pony: A True Story by Pam KasterFive to Nine2013
Florentine and Pig by Eva KatzlerFive to Nine2013
Ballerina Swan by Allegra KentFive to Nine2013
Those Rebels, John and Tom by Barbara KerleyFive to Nine2013
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena KhanFive to Nine2013
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World by Martin Luther King, Jr.Five to Nine2013
Captain Awesome and the New Kid by Stan KirbyFive to Nine2013
Captain Awesome to the Rescue! by Stan KirbyFive to Nine2013
Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man by Stan KirbyFive to Nine2013
The Chandeliers by Vincent X. KirschFive to Nine2013
Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake by Kate KliseFive to Nine2013
Big Mean Mike by Michelle KnudsenFive to Nine2013
House Held Up by Trees by Ted KooserFive to Nine2013
King Arthur's Very Great Grandson by Kenneth KraegelFive to Nine2013
Saving Yasha: The Incredible True Story of an Adopted Moon Bear by Lia KvatumFive to Nine2013
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie LawlorFive to Nine2013
Seeing Symmetry by Loreen LeedyFive to Nine2013
Seababy: A Little Otter Returns Home by Ellen LevineFive to Nine2013
Stuck with the Blooz by Caron LevisFive to Nine2013
Puffling Patrol by Ted LewinFive to Nine2013
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! by J. Patrick LewisFive to Nine2013
Take Two!: A Celebration of Twins by J. Patrick LewisFive to Nine2013
Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic by Ginnie LoFive to Nine2013
Math Spectacular! by Ethan LongFive to Nine2013
Fox Tails: Four Fables from Aesop by Amy LowryFive to Nine2013
Monkey Colors by Darrin LundeFive to Nine2013
My Father’s Arms Are a Boat by Stein Erik LundeFive to Nine2013
Ellen's Broom by Kelly Starling LyonsFive to Nine2013
Kindred Souls by Patricia MacLachlanFive to Nine2013
Molly's Organic Farm by Carol L. MalnorFive to Nine2013
Laundry Day by Maurie J. ManningFive to Nine2013
Too Tall Houses by Gianna MarinoFive to Nine2013
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle MarkelFive to Nine2013
Waiting for Ice by Sandra MarkleFive to Nine2013
Every Little Thing by Cedella MarleyFive to Nine2013
Ralph Masiello's Halloween Drawing Book (Ralph Masiello's Drawing Books) by Ralph MasielloFive to Nine2013
Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKayFive to Nine2013
Duck for a day by Meg McKinlayFive to Nine2013
No Bears by Meg McKinlayFive to Nine2013
Pearl and Wagner: Five Days Till Summer by Kate McMullanFive to Nine2013
Apples A to Z by Margaret McNamaraFive to Nine2013
Robin Hill School: Butterfly Garden by Margaret McNamaraFive to Nine2013
Summer Treasure (Robin Hill School) by Margaret McNamaraFive to Nine2013
How Many Jelly Beans? by Andrea MenottiFive to Nine2013
The Land of Neverbelieve by Norman MessengerFive to Nine2013
When Grandmama Sings by Margaree King MitchellFive to Nine2013
Fish On A Walk by Eva MuggenthalerFive to Nine2013
C. R. Mudgeon by Leslie MuirFive to Nine2013
Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela MunteanFive to Nine2013
Toppling by Sally MurphyFive to Nine2013
What Will You Be, Grandma? by Nanette NewmanFive to Nine2013
Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always by Tao NyeuFive to Nine2013
A Path of Stars by Anne Sibley O'BrienFive to Nine2013
Look . . . Look Again! by John O'BrienFive to Nine2013
Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter by Dianne OchiltreeFive to Nine2013
Colorful Dreamer: The Story of Artist Henri Matisse by Marjorie Blain ParkerFive to Nine2013
Flood Warning (Orca Echoes) by Jacqueline PearceFive to Nine2013
Puss in Boots by Jerry PinkneyFive to Nine2013
Scholastic Discover More: Animal Babies by Andrea PinningtonFive to Nine2013
Scholastic Discover More: My Body by Andrea PinningtonFive to Nine2013
Chick and Chickie in Play All Day! by Claude PontiFive to Nine2013
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia PotterFive to Nine2013
Frogs!: Strange and Wonderful by Laurence PringleFive to Nine2013
The Best Bike Ride Ever by James ProimosFive to Nine2013
Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller by Doreen RappaportFive to Nine2013
The Unruly Queen by E.S. RedmondFive to Nine2013
Royal Princess Academy: Dragon Dreams by Laura Joy RennertFive to Nine2013
Me and Momma and Big John by Mara RockliffFive to Nine2013
The hero of Little Street by Gregory RogersFive to Nine2013
Happy Birthday, Tree!: A Tu B'Shevat Story by Madelyn RosenbergFive to Nine2013
The Camping Trip that Changed America by Barb RosenstockFive to Nine2013
Peter Is Just a Baby by Marisabina RussoFive to Nine2013
Annie and Snowball and the Surprise Day by Cynthia RylantFive to Nine2013
A Leaf Can Be . . . (Millbrook Picture Books) by Laura Purdie SalasFive to Nine2013
Calvin Coconut: Man Trip by Graham SalisburyFive to Nine2013
Andrew Drew and Drew by Barney SaltzbergFive to Nine2013
Go, Go, Grapes!: A Fruit Chant by April Pulley SayreFive to Nine2013
Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert by Gary D. SchmidtFive to Nine2013
Stuey Lewis Against All Odds: Stories from the Third Grade by Jane SchoenbergFive to Nine2013
Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage by Alan SchroederFive to Nine2013
Dinosaur Pet by Neil SedakaFive to Nine2013
The No-Dogs-Allowed Rule by Kashmira ShethFive to Nine2013
A Song for My Sister by Lesley SimpsonFive to Nine2013
Tallulah's Solo by Marilyn SingerFive to Nine2013
Out of This World: Poems and Facts about Space by Amy E. SklanskyFive to Nine2013
The House That George Built by Suzanne SladeFive to Nine2013
Third Grade Angels by Jerry SpinelliFive to Nine2013
Larf by Ashley SpiresFive to Nine2013
The Wooden Sword: A Jewish Folktale from Afghanistan by Ann Redisch StamplerFive to Nine2013
The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives: The True Story of a Famous American Composer by Joanne StanbridgeFive to Nine2013
Morgan and the dune racer by Ted StauntonFive to Nine2013
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. SteadFive to Nine2013
Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra SteinFive to Nine2013
Jack and the Baked Beanstalk by Colin StimpsonFive to Nine2013
The Elijah Door: A Passover Tale by Linda Leopold StraussFive to Nine2013
It's All About Me-Ow by Hudson TalbottFive to Nine2013
There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived by Matt TavaresFive to Nine2013
Snowman Magic by Katherine TegenFive to Nine2013
The Easter Bunny's Assistant by Jan ThomasFive to Nine2013
In the Land of Milk and Honey by Joyce Carol ThomasFive to Nine2013
The Forgiveness Garden by Lauren ThompsonFive to Nine2013
The Secret of the Village Fool by Rebecca UpjohnFive to Nine2013
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit by Chris Van DusenFive to Nine2013
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey VernickFive to Nine2013
So You Want to Be a Rock Star by Audrey VernickFive to Nine2013
Hooey Higgins and the Shark by Steve VoakeFive to Nine2013
Look! Look! Look! at Sculpture by Nancy Elizabeth WallaceFive to Nine2013
Susan B. Anthony by Alexandra WallnerFive to Nine2013
Living with Mom and Living with Dad by Melanie WalshFive to Nine2013
I Need My Own Country! by Rick WaltonFive to Nine2013
Red, White, and Boom! by Lee WardlawFive to Nine2013
Ellray Jakes Walks the Plank by Sally WarnerFive to Nine2013
Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills by Renée WatsonFive to Nine2013
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo WillemsFive to Nine2013
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery WilliamsFive to Nine2013
Write On, Mercy!: The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren by Gretchen WoelfleFive to Nine2013
Maggie's Chopsticks by Alan WooFive to Nine2013
Each Kindness by Jacqueline WoodsonFive to Nine2013
Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts by Bill WurtzelFive to Nine2013
Bug Off!: Creepy, Crawly Poems by Jane YolenFive to Nine2013
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? by Jane YolenFive to Nine2013
Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard by Kathleen Weidner ZoehfeldFive to Nine2013
Scholastic Discover More: Planets by Penelope ArlonFive to Nine & Nine to Twelve2013
Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel by Gigi AmateauFourteen and Older2013
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn AndersonFourteen and Older2013
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse AndrewsFourteen and Older2013
The Right & the Real by Joelle AnthonyFourteen and Older2013
Out of Reach by Carrie ArcosFourteen and Older2013
Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies by Marc AronsonFourteen and Older2013
The Drowned Cities by Paolo BacigalupiFourteen and Older2013
Of Poseidon by Anna BanksFourteen and Older2013
Long Lankin by Lindsey BarracloughFourteen and Older2013
Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren BjorkmanFourteen and Older2013
Devine Intervention by Martha BrockenbroughFourteen and Older2013
Diverse Energies by Tobias S. BuckellFourteen and Older2013
Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things by Kathryn BurakFourteen and Older2013
Seize the Storm by Michael CadnumFourteen and Older2013
The Story of Us by Deb CalettiFourteen and Older2013
Love and Haight by Susan CarltonFourteen and Older2013
The Year of the Beasts by Cecil CastellucciFourteen and Older2013
The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson CoatsFourteen and Older2013
Beta by Rachel CohnFourteen and Older2013
The FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle CooperFourteen and Older2013
After the Snow by S. D. CrockettFourteen and Older2013
Graffiti Moon by Cath CrowleyFourteen and Older2013
Happy Families by Tanita S. DavisFourteen and Older2013
Something Like Normal by Trish DollerFourteen and Older2013
True Blue by Deborah EllisFourteen and Older2013
The Butterfly Clues by Kate EllisonFourteen and Older2013
The Girl in the Park by Mariah FredericksFourteen and Older2013
The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth GeorgeFourteen and Older2013
BZRK by Michael GrantFourteen and Older2013
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenFourteen and Older2013
Burning Blue by Paul GriffinFourteen and Older2013
Girl Meets Boy: Because There Are Two Sides to Every Story by Kelly Milner HallsFourteen and Older2013
Have a Nice Day by Julie HalpernFourteen and Older2013
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Who Has This Tail? by Laura HulbertUp to Five2013
Bea at Ballet by Rachel IsadoraUp to Five2013
There Was a Tree by Rachel IsadoraUp to Five2013
Christmastime by Alison JayUp to Five2013
Lovabye Dragon by Barbara JoosseUp to Five2013
My Big Boy Undies by Karen KatzUp to Five2013
This Is Not My Hat by Jon KlassenUp to Five2013
Duck Sock Hop by Jane KohuthUp to Five2013
It's a Tiger! by David LaRochelleUp to Five2013
Hey Little Baby! by Heather LeighUp to Five2013
Trains Go by Steve LightUp to Five2013
Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary LogueUp to Five2013
Frog and Fly by Jeff MackUp to Five2013
The Man from the Land of Fandango by Margaret MahyUp to Five2013
On My Way to the Bath by Sarah MaizesUp to Five2013
Zoom, Rocket, Zoom! by Margaret MayoUp to Five2013
The Monster Returns by Peter McCartyUp to Five2013
I'm Fast! by Kate McMullanUp to Five2013
Ben Loves Bear by David McPhailUp to Five2013
The Family Tree by David McPhailUp to Five2013
Pig Pig Meets the Lion by David McPhailUp to Five2013
Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinnUp to Five2013
Itsy-Bitsy Baby Mouse by Michelle MeadowsUp to Five2013
Isabella's Garden by Glenda MillardUp to Five2013
A Kiss Like This by Mary MurphyUp to Five2013
Utterly Lovely One by Mary MurphyUp to Five2013
One Two That's My Shoe! by Alison MurrayUp to Five2013
What Little Boys Are Made Of by Robert NeubeckerUp to Five2013
Whoa, Baby, Whoa! by Grace NicholsUp to Five2013
Bears in Beds by Shirley ParenteauUp to Five2013
When Dads Don't Grow Up by Marjorie Blain ParkerUp to Five2013
My No No No Day by Rebecca PattersonUp to Five2013
Who Am I? (Andersen Press Picture Books) by Gervase PhinnUp to Five2013
Bear in Love by Daniel PinkwaterUp to Five2013
Trucks by Debbie PowellUp to Five2013
Hamsters Holding Hands by Kass ReichUp to Five2013
Sky Color by Peter H. ReynoldsUp to Five2013
Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse RosenthalUp to Five2013
I Want to Win! (A Little Princess Story) by Tony RossUp to Five2013
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All About Grandmas (Dial Books for Young Readers) by Roni SchotterUp to Five2013
The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen SchwartzUp to Five2013
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My Snake Blake by Randy SiegelUp to Five2013
Wild About You! by Judy SierraUp to Five2013
Cold Snap by Eileen SpinelliUp to Five2013
Together at Christmas by Eileen SpinelliUp to Five2013
Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story by Martin SpringettUp to Five2013
A Home for Bird by Philip C. SteadUp to Five2013
Silly Doggy! by Adam StowerUp to Five2013
Whose Toes Are Those? by Sally SymesUp to Five2013
Animal 123 (Templar) by Britta TeckentrupUp to Five2013
Animal Spots and Stripes (Templar) by Britta TeckentrupUp to Five2013
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse by Helen WardUp to Five2013
Max and Ruby's Treasure Hunt (Max & Ruby) by Rosemary WellsUp to Five2013
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo WillemsUp to Five2013
Let's Go for a Drive! by Mo WillemsUp to Five2013
Listen to My Trumpet! by Mo WillemsUp to Five2013
Fly, Chick, Fly! by Jeanne WillisUp to Five2013
Hippospotamus by Jeanne WillisUp to Five2013
Kali's Song by Jeanette WinterUp to Five2013
Dog Loves Drawing by Louise YatesUp to Five2013
Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert YeeUp to Five2013
Mousterpiece by Jane Breskin ZalbenUp to Five2013
Train Man by Andrea ZimmermanUp to Five2013
Little Bird by Germano ZulloUp to Five2013

Descriptions

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. (English, Member-written)
By Child Study Children's Book Committee of Child Study Association of America (1967-1977) and at Bank Street College (subsequently)

[Succeeds CBCA Book of the Year for Children.
Succeeded by Bank Street CBC Best Children's Book of the Year.]

from Bank Street: About the Children's Book Committee

We began in 1909 as part of the family life education program of the Child Study Association of America, an organization devoted to guiding parents in their understanding of child development.

At the time, a nascent "parent education" movement fostered a growing awareness of the emotional needs of children, and of how books might affect children's feelings of themselves and the world around them. As "expert" opinions of psychiatrists, psychologists, and educators filtered down to parents, the Child Study Association decided to evaluate current literature for children, and to prepare and publish booklists to guide parents, librarians, and teachers in the selection of developmentally appropriate reading materials. Interestingly enough, the Committee decided right from the start to publish only positive reviews and recommendations.

Its first product was a modest pamphlet, but more ambitious lists soon followed. Eventually, with a rapidly expanding number of new children's books being published, the Committee adopted a more organized reviewing process, which continues to this day.

For many years the Committee's reviews appeared in the monthly (and later quarterly) magazine published by the Association. When the magazine was discontinued, the Committee compiled its own annual booklet, the "Children's Books of the Year," which has been published and distributed yearly since 1936.

The Committee eventually expanded its mandate in a number of significant ways. It collected and edited anthologies of children's stories and published specific lists in response to requests from parents, organizations, or specific needs that arose in the community. It also arranged lectures to promote public interest in children's literature and invited children to discuss their preferences in books, which eventually led to the inclusion of Young Reviewers on the Committee.

In addition, the Committee established an annual award in 1942 to encourage the writing and publishing of books "for children and young people dealing realistically with some of the problems in the world." The Committee now also bestows an annual award for the best poetry book for young readers as well as an award for a nonfiction book that "serves as an inspiration for young readers."

By 1977, the Child Study Association was forced to discontinue its programs because of financial difficulties, but the Children's Book Committee was invited to continue its groundbreaking work at the Bank Street College of Education, where it remains to this day. Here its outreach broadened, not only in increasing the circulation of its list, but in the wider range of its membership.

Today's Committee comprises some 40 members—all volunteers—from various professions and backgrounds concerned with children and books: writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, teachers, and parents. Members use their skills and expertise to foster the unique point of view bequeathed to us by our founding organization—namely, how books can affect young readers, and what books can do for them. (English, Member-written)
[Succeeds CBCA Selected Book of the Year for Children
Succeeded by CSCBC Children's Book of the Year.]

from Bank Street:
About the Children's Book Committee
We began in 1909 as part of the family life education program of the Child Study Association of America, an organization devoted to guiding parents in their understanding of child development.

At the time, a nascent "parent education" movement fostered a growing awareness of the emotional needs of children, and of how books might affect children's feelings of themselves and the world around them. As "expert" opinions of psychiatrists, psychologists, and educators filtered down to parents, the Child Study Association decided to evaluate current literature for children, and to prepare and publish booklists to guide parents, librarians, and teachers in the selection of developmentally appropriate reading materials. Interestingly enough, the Committee decided right from the start to publish only positive reviews and recommendations.

Its first product was a modest pamphlet, but more ambitious lists soon followed. Eventually, with a rapidly expanding number of new children's books being published, the Committee adopted a more organized reviewing process, which continues to this day.

For many years the Committee's reviews appeared in the monthly (and later quarterly) magazine published by the Association. When the magazine was discontinued, the Committee compiled its own annual booklet, the "Children's Books of the Year," which has been published and distributed yearly since 1936.

The Committee eventually expanded its mandate in a number of significant ways. It collected and edited anthologies of children's stories and published specific lists in response to requests from parents, organizations, or specific needs that arose in the community. It also arranged lectures to promote public interest in children's literature and invited children to discuss their preferences in books, which eventually led to the inclusion of Young Reviewers on the Committee.

In addition, the Committee established an annual award in 1942 to encourage the writing and publishing of books "for children and young people dealing realistically with some of the problems in the world." The Committee now also bestows an annual award for the best poetry book for young readers as well as an award for a nonfiction book that "serves as an inspiration for young readers."

By 1977, the Child Study Association was forced to discontinue its programs because of financial difficulties, but the Children's Book Committee was invited to continue its groundbreaking work at the Bank Street College of Education, where it remains to this day. Here its outreach broadened, not only in increasing the circulation of its list, but in the wider range of its membership.

Today's Committee comprises some 40 members—all volunteers—from various professions and backgrounds concerned with children and books: writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, teachers, and parents. Members use their skills and expertise to foster the unique point of view bequeathed to us by our founding organization—namely, how books can affect young readers, and what books can do for them. (English, Member-written)
[Succeeded by CBCA Book of the Year for Children]

from Bank Street:
About the Children's Book Committee
We began in 1909 as part of the family life education program of the Child Study Association of America, an organization devoted to guiding parents in their understanding of child development.

At the time, a nascent "parent education" movement fostered a growing awareness of the emotional needs of children, and of how books might affect children's feelings of themselves and the world around them. As "expert" opinions of psychiatrists, psychologists, and educators filtered down to parents, the Child Study Association decided to evaluate current literature for children, and to prepare and publish booklists to guide parents, librarians, and teachers in the selection of developmentally appropriate reading materials. Interestingly enough, the Committee decided right from the start to publish only positive reviews and recommendations.

Its first product was a modest pamphlet, but more ambitious lists soon followed. Eventually, with a rapidly expanding number of new children's books being published, the Committee adopted a more organized reviewing process, which continues to this day.

For many years the Committee's reviews appeared in the monthly (and later quarterly) magazine published by the Association. When the magazine was discontinued, the Committee compiled its own annual booklet, the "Children's Books of the Year," which has been published and distributed yearly since 1936.

The Committee eventually expanded its mandate in a number of significant ways. It collected and edited anthologies of children's stories and published specific lists in response to requests from parents, organizations, or specific needs that arose in the community. It also arranged lectures to promote public interest in children's literature and invited children to discuss their preferences in books, which eventually led to the inclusion of Young Reviewers on the Committee.

In addition, the Committee established an annual award in 1942 to encourage the writing and publishing of books "for children and young people dealing realistically with some of the problems in the world." The Committee now also bestows an annual award for the best poetry book for young readers as well as an award for a nonfiction book that "serves as an inspiration for young readers."

By 1977, the Child Study Association was forced to discontinue its programs because of financial difficulties, but the Children's Book Committee was invited to continue its groundbreaking work at the Bank Street College of Education, where it remains to this day. Here its outreach broadened, not only in increasing the circulation of its list, but in the wider range of its membership.

Today's Committee comprises some 40 members—all volunteers—from various professions and backgrounds concerned with children and books: writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, teachers, and parents. Members use their skills and expertise to foster the unique point of view bequeathed to us by our founding organization—namely, how books can affect young readers, and what books can do for them. (English, Member-written)
For full list, see here.

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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. (English, Member-written)

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