The Best Children's Books of the Year2016

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
565 Works 188,250 Books 10,822 Reviews 4.1
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 565

WorkCategoryYear
Don’t Feed the Geckos!: The Carver Chronicles, Book 3 by Karen EnglishFive to Nine, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Shark Detective! by Jessica OlienFive to Nine, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Stowaway! (A Stepping Stone Book: Puppy Pirates) by Erin SoderbergFive to Nine, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
X Marks the Spot (A Stepping Stone Book: Puppy Pirates) by Erin SoderbergFive to Nine, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure by Nadja SpiegelmanFive to Nine, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Who Wants Broccoli? by Val JonesFive to Nine, Fiction, Animals (Fiction)2016
Stay! A Top Dog Story by Alex LatimerFive to Nine, Fiction, Animals (Fiction)2016
Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Lesléa NewmanFive to Nine, Fiction, Animals (Fiction)2016
Groundhog's Dilemma by Kristen RemenarFive to Nine, Fiction, Animals (Fiction)2016
The Tale of Rescue by Michael J. RosenFive to Nine, Fiction, Animals (Fiction)2016
Frogs by Nic BishopFive to Nine, Fiction, Beginning Readers2016
Misty (Stanley & Me) by Christine DencerFive to Nine, Fiction, Beginning Readers2016
Look! by Jeff MackFive to Nine, Fiction, Beginning Readers2016
I Really Like Slop! by Mo WillemsFive to Nine, Fiction, Beginning Readers2016
Elephant Joe, Brave Firefighter! by David WojtowyczFive to Nine, Fiction, Beginning Readers2016
Freedom's School by Lesa Cline-RansomeFive to Nine, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
The Best Friend Battle (Sylvie Scruggs, Book 1) by Lindsay EyreFive to Nine, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
An A From Miss Keller by Patricia PolaccoFive to Nine, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Mama Seeton's Whistle by Jerry SpinelliFive to Nine, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Sonya's Chickens by Phoebe WahlFive to Nine, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Felix Stands Tall by Rosemary WellsFive to Nine, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
How to Draw a Dragon by Douglas FlorianFive to Nine, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Only Child by GuojingFive to Nine, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Wherever You Go by Pat Zietlow MillerFive to Nine, Fiction, Fantasy2016
If I Had a Triceratops by George O'ConnorFive to Nine, Fiction, Fantasy2016
In a Village by the Sea by Muon Thi VanFive to Nine, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Whisper by Pamela ZagarenskiFive to Nine, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Maya's Blanket/La Manta de Maya by Monica BrownFive to Nine, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales2016
Elephant in the Dark by Mina JavaherbinFive to Nine, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales2016
The Grasshopper & the Ants by Jerry PinkneyFive to Nine, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales2016
Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph by Lucy Margaret RozierFive to Nine, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales2016
Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd CooperFive to Nine, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Mummy Cat by Marcus EwertFive to Nine, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Logan Pryce Makes a Mess by Grace GilmoreFive to Nine, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The Lucky Wheel by Grace GilmoreFive to Nine, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay MattickFive to Nine, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
New Shoes by Susan Lynn MeyerFive to Nine, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. WalkerFive to Nine, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure by Linda AshmanFive to Nine, Fiction, Holidays2016
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem FaruqiFive to Nine, Fiction, Holidays2016
Miracle on 133rd Street by Sonia ManzanoFive to Nine, Fiction, Holidays2016
Jingle Bells: A Magical Cut-Paper Edition by James Lord PierpontFive to Nine, Fiction, Holidays2016
Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Tanya SimonFive to Nine, Fiction, Holidays2016
The Parakeet Named Dreidel by Isaac Bashevis SingerFive to Nine, Fiction, Holidays2016
It's Only Stanley by Jon AgeeFive to Nine, Fiction, Humor2016
One Word from Sophia by Jim AverbeckFive to Nine, Fiction, Humor2016
The Skunk by Mac BarnettFive to Nine, Fiction, Humor2016
The Nonsense Show by Eric CarleFive to Nine, Fiction, Humor2016
Mother Bruce by Ryan T. HigginsFive to Nine, Fiction, Humor2016
My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez) by Jacqueline JulesFive to Nine, Fiction, Humor2016
Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook by Anne Vittur KennedyFive to Nine, Fiction, Humor2016
I Don't Want to Be a Frog by Dev PettyFive to Nine, Fiction, Humor2016
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure by Refe TumaFive to Nine, Fiction, Humor2016
The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo WillemsFive to Nine, Fiction, Humor2016
My New Team by Ryan HowardFive to Nine, Fiction, Sports (Fiction)2016
When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi AppeltFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
When Sophie's Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt by Molly BangFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay by Cari BestFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans by Phil BildnerFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
Two White Rabbits by Jairo BuitragoFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
Love Is My Favorite Thing by Emma Chichester ClarkFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge DanticatFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
Sunday Shopping by Sally DerbyFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
A Wave Came Through Our Window by Zetta ElliottFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
In a Cloud of Dust by Alma FullertonFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
The Night World by Mordicai GersteinFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
See You Next Year by Andrew LarsenFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
Pool by Ji Hyeon LeeFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
Strictly No Elephants by Lisa MantchevFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
A Poem in Your Pocket by Margaret McNamaraFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg MedinaFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate MessnerFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
Friends of a Feather by Lauren MyracleFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
I'm New Here by Anne Sibley O'BrienFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
What James Said by Liz RosenbergFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. SchifferFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
Sona and the Wedding Game by Kashmira ShethFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
Ask Me by Bernard WaberFive to Nine, Fiction, Today2016
A Nest Is Noisy by Dianna Hutts AstonFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
Secrets of Winter Secrets (A Shine-A-Light Book ) by Carron BrownFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
Trapped!: A Whale's Rescue by Robert BurleighFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
Primate school by Jennifer Keats CurtisFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
Salamander season by Jennifer Keats CurtisFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
I (Don't) Like Snakes by Nicola DaviesFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
Could a Penguin Ride a Bike?: Hilarious scenes bring penguin facts to life (What if a) by Camilla De la BédoyèreFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea by Brenda Z. GuibersonFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
Weird & Wild Animal Facts by Jessica LoyFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
Moon Bears by Mark NewmanFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
A Chicken Followed Me Home!: Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl by Robin PageFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
Egg: Nature's Perfect Package by Robin PageFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns (Millbrook Picture Books) by Betsy R. RosenthalFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs by Lisa Kahn SchnellFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals (Nonfiction)2016
Big Red Kangaroo by Claire SaxbyFive to Nine, Information Books, Animals, Nonfiction2016
Ira's Shakespeare Dream by Glenda ArmandFive to Nine, Information Books, Art2016
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita EngleFive to Nine, Information Books, Art2016
Bird & Diz by Gary GolioFive to Nine, Information Books, Art2016
My Pen by Christopher MyersFive to Nine, Information Books, Art2016
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch by Chris BartonFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King by Bonnie ChristensenFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Talkin' Guitar: A Story of Young Doc Watson by Robbin GourleyFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs by Meghan McCarthyFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story by Emily Arnold McCullyFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens by Nina NolanFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda PaulFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass (Big Words) by Doreen RappaportFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Fab Four Friends: The Boys Who Became the Beatles by Susanna ReichFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence, A Young Artist in Harlem by Sharifa Rhodes-PittsFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel SnyderFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don TateFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Henry Aaron's Dream by Matt TavaresFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann ThompsonFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth by Ann TurnerFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie WallmarkFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Six Guiding Beliefs (as told by his niece) by Angela Farris WatkinsFive to Nine, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
The Case for Loving by Selina AlkoFive to Nine, Information Books, History2016
Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama by Hester BassFive to Nine, Information Books, History2016
Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History by Don BrownFive to Nine, Information Books, History2016
Whale Trails, Before and Now by Lesa Cline-RansomeFive to Nine, Information Books, History2016
Game Changer: John Mclendon and the Secret Game (Carolrhoda Picture Books) by John CoyFive to Nine, Information Books, History2016
The Founding Fathers!: Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Totin' Gentlemen Who Started America by Jonah WinterFive to Nine, Information Books, History2016
Simple Machines: Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys by David A. AdlerFive to Nine, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
On the Construction Site (Shine-A-Light) by Carron BrownFive to Nine, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
When the Wind Blows by Stacy ClarkFive to Nine, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
What in the World? Numbers in Nature by Nancy Raines DayFive to Nine, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
So You Want to Grow a Pizza? (Grow Your Food) by Bridget HeosFive to Nine, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Sounds of the Savanna by Terry Catasús JenningsFive to Nine, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Boy, Were We Wrong About the Human Body! by Kathleen V. KudlinskiFive to Nine, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Boy, Were We Wrong About the Weather! by Kathleen V. KudlinskiFive to Nine, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda PaulFive to Nine, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Raindrops Roll by April Pulley SayreFive to Nine, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
If You Love Honey by Martha SullivanFive to Nine, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Simple Machines by D. J. WardFive to Nine, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
The Way to School by Rosemary McCarneyFive to Nine, Information Books, World2016
Salsa: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem by Jorge ArguetaFive to Nine, Poetry2016
One Today by Richard BlancoFive to Nine, Poetry2016
Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons by Margaret Wise BrownFive to Nine, Poetry2016
Orangutanka: A Story in Poems by Margarita EngleFive to Nine, Poetry2016
The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist by Margarita EngleFive to Nine, Poetry2016
Neighbors: The Water Critters by George HeldFive to Nine, Poetry2016
Amazing Places by Lee Bennett HopkinsFive to Nine, Poetry2016
Sail Away by Langston HughesFive to Nine, Poetry2016
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems With Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom! by J. Patrick LewisFive to Nine, Poetry2016
Boats Float! (Richard Jackson Book) by George Ella LyonFive to Nine, Poetry2016
Flutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido: Animal Poems / Poemas de Animales by Julie PaschkisFive to Nine, Poetry2016
The Popcorn Astronauts: And Other Biteable Rhymes by Deborah RuddellFive to Nine, Poetry2016
My Village: Rhymes from Around the World by Danielle WrightFive to Nine, Poetry2016
The Bunker Diary by Kevin BrooksFourteen and Older, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
I Am Her Revenge by Meredith MooreFourteen and Older, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Nicki Haddon Mystery by Caroline StellingsFourteen and Older, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie TromlyFourteen and Older, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Lies I Told by Michelle ZinkFourteen and Older, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories by David AlmondFourteen and Older, Fiction, Anthologies and Collections2016
Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns by Michael CartFourteen and Older, Fiction, Anthologies and Collections2016
The Tightrope Walkers by David AlmondFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
All the Major Constellations by Pratima CranseFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Untwine by Edwidge DanticatFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
I Was Here by Gayle FormanFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-DoyleFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Conviction by Kelly Loy GilbertFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia HandFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-LowyFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Eden West by Pete HautmanFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Blank by Trina St. JeanFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Punch Like a Girl by Karen KrossingFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
First & Then by Emma MillsFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie OakesFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Bone Gap by Laura RubyFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian TamakiFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa TotenFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Hold Tight, Don't Let Go: A Novel of Haiti by Laura Rose WagnerFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine WargaFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Grounded by Sheena WilkinsonFourteen and Older, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Macbeth (Shakespeare Classics Graphic Novels) by Gareth HindsFourteen and Older, Fiction, Dramatic Arts2016
Red Queen by Victoria AveyardFourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda BondFourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae CarsonFourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa GreyFourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy2016
There Will Be Lies by Nick LakeFourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Orphan Queen by Jodi MeadowsFourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy2016
A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah MoskowitzFourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick NessFourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Lizard Radio by Pat SchmatzFourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren SumaFourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy2016
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa TahirFourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Emperor of Any Place by Tim Wynne-JonesFourteen and Older, Fiction, Fantasy2016
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer DonnellyFourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
A Prince Without a Kingdom: Vango Book Two by Timothee de FombelleFourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Leif's Journey by Terry HokensonFourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Razorhurst by Justine LarbalestierFourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey LeeFourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Surviving Santiago by Lyn Miller-LachmannFourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope PérezFourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
X: A Novel by Ilyasah ShabazzFourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth WeinFourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Paper Hearts by Meg WiviottFourteen and Older, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The Scorpion Rules by Erin BowFourteen and Older, Fiction, Science Fiction2016
Illuminae by Amie KaufmanFourteen and Older, Fiction, Science Fiction2016
The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion by Chris McCoyFourteen and Older, Fiction, Science Fiction2016
Mindwalker by A.J. SteigerFourteen and Older, Fiction, Science Fiction2016
We all looked up by Tommy WallachFourteen and Older, Fiction, Science Fiction2016
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky AlbertalliFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
A Song for Ella Grey by David AlmondFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
Emmy & Oliver by Robin BenwayFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
No Parking at the End Times by Bryan BlissFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
One by Sarah CrossanFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
I'll Meet You There by Heather DemetriosFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
A Matter of Heart by Amy Fellner DominyFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
The Dead I Know by Scot GardnerFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
See No Color by Shannon GibneyFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
What We Saw by Aaron HartzlerFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David HutchinsonFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
Violent Ends by Shaun David HutchinsonFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
A Big Dose of Lucky (Secrets) by Marthe JocelynFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
The Truth Commission by Susan JubyFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
One Thing Stolen by Beth KephartFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
Little Peach by Peggy KernFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
Hold Me Closer: the Tiny Cooper Story by David LevithanFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
The Start of Me and You by Emery LordFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. MaetaniFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
The Girl with the Wrong Name by Barnabas MillerFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
Whippoorwill by Joseph MonningerFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
Dumplin' by Julie MurphyFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
Monster: A Graphic Novel by Walter Dean MyersFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
Kissing in America by Margo RabbFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
All American Boys by Jason ReynoldsFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason ReynoldsFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
Written in the Stars by Aisha SaeedFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
Fig by Sarah Elizabeth SchantzFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
Challenger Deep by Neal ShustermanFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland StoneFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie ThorneFourteen and Older, Fiction, Today2016
March: Book Two by John LewisFourteen and Older, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx by Sonia ManzanoFourteen and Older, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Make It Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life by Marcus SamuelssonFourteen and Older, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M. T. AndersonFourteen and Older, Information Books, History2016
The Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp by James M. DeemFourteen and Older, Information Books, History2016
Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark by Deborah HopkinsonFourteen and Older, Information Books, History2016
FDR and the American Crisis by Albert MarrinFourteen and Older, Information Books, History2016
Iron Rails, Iron Men, and the Race to Link the Nation: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad by Martin W. SandlerFourteen and Older, Information Books, History2016
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve SheinkinFourteen and Older, Information Books, History2016
Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation by Brett Fletcher LauerFourteen and Older, Poetry2016
Old Wolf by AviNine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens by Henry ClarkNine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11 by N. GriffinNine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Wonder at the Edge of the World by Nicole HelgetNine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
The Sign of the Cat by Lynne JonellNine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
The Glass Bird Girl by Esme KerrNine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Nooks & Crannies by Jessica LawsonNine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan by Cynthia RylantNine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
The Poe Estate by Polly ShulmanNine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Finders Keepers by Shelley TougasNine to Twelve, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Guys Read: Terrifying Tales by Jon ScieszkaNine to Twelve, Fiction, Anthologies and Collections2016
The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne BirdsallNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Fort by Cynthia DeFeliceNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Melissa by Alex GinoNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Genuine Sweet by Faith HarkeyNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. HolmNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Paper Things by Jennifer Richard JacobsonNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada KellyNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà LạiNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories by R. J. PalacioNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco by Judith Robbins RoseNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Moonpenny Island by Tricia SpringstubbNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-GarciaNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat YehNine to Twelve, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Crenshaw by Katherine ApplegateNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Jumbies by Tracey BaptisteNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Enchanted Files: Diary of a Mad Brownie by Bruce CovilleNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy2016
A Nearer Moon by Melanie CrowderNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Confessions of an Imaginary Friend by Michelle CuevasNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Alistair Grim's Odditorium by Gregory FunaroNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Lilliput by Sam GaytonNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Imaginary by A. F. HarroldNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann HayduNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Nest by Kenneth OppelNine to Twelve, Fiction, Fantasy2016
On the Shoulder of a Giant: An Inuit Folktale by Neil ChristopherNine to Twelve, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales2016
Treasury of Norse Mythology: Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge by Donna Jo NapoliNine to Twelve, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales2016
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie RobertsonNine to Twelve, Fiction, Folk and Fairy Tales2016
Adam and Thomas by Aharon AppelfeldNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box by Michael S. BandyNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
River Runs Deep by Jennifer BradburyNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Walking Two Worlds by Joseph BruchacNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The Safest Lie by Angela CerritoNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Chasing Secrets by Gennifer CholdenkoNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The Iliad by Gillian CrossNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. DraperNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts by Nikki GrimesNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The Detective's Assistant by Kate HanniganNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn HiltonNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline KellyNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Night on Fire by Ronald KiddNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland's Good Fortune by P. J. LynchNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Anastasia and Her Sisters by Carolyn MeyerNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Half a Man by Michael MorpurgoNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People by S.D. NelsonNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Finding Someplace by Denise Lewis PatrickNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Harlem Renaissance Party by Faith RinggoldNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The Wolf Wilder by Katherine RundellNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin SandsNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The Way to Stay in Destiny by Augusta ScattergoodNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Currents by Jane SmolikNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah WinterNine to Twelve, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The Terrible Two by Mac BarnettNine to Twelve, Fiction, Humor2016
The Doldrums by Nicholas GannonNine to Twelve, Fiction, Humor2016
The Ghastly McNastys: Raiders of the Lost Shark by Lyn GardnerNine to Twelve, Fiction, Humor2016
Lucky Strike by Bobbie PyronNine to Twelve, Fiction, Humor2016
Harriet the Invincible (Hamster Princess) by Ursula VernonNine to Twelve, Fiction, Humor2016
The Flinkwater Factor (The Flinkwater Chronicles) by Pete HautmanNine to Twelve, Fiction, Science Fiction2016
Fuzzy Mud by Louis SacharNine to Twelve, Fiction, Science Fiction2016
Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd WinickNine to Twelve, Fiction, Science Fiction2016
Game Seven by Paul VolponiNine to Twelve, Fiction, Sports (Fiction)2016
The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali BenjaminNine to Twelve, Fiction, Today2016
Lost in the Sun by Lisa GraffNine to Twelve, Fiction, Today2016
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly JonesNine to Twelve, Fiction, Today2016
My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata by Roni Capin Rivera-AshfordNine to Twelve, Fiction, Today2016
Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis SmithNine to Twelve, Fiction, Today2016
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy by Susan VaughtNine to Twelve, Fiction, Today2016
The Nitty-Gritty Gardening Book: Fun Projects for All Seasons (Nonfiction - Grades 4-8) by Kari CornellNine to Twelve, Information Books, Activities2016
101 Things to Do Before You Grow Up: Fun activities for you to check off your list by Laura DowerNine to Twelve, Information Books, Activities2016
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux NelsonNine to Twelve, Information Books, Arts2016
Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound by Andrea Davis PinkneyNine to Twelve, Information Books, Arts2016
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan TonatiuhNine to Twelve, Information Books, Arts2016
Trombone Shorty by Troy AndrewsNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
The Rain Wizard: The Amazing, Mysterious, True Life of Charles Mallory Hatfield by Larry Dane BrimnerNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings by Matthew BurgessNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey by Lesa Cline-RansomeNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita EngleNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo by Cassandre MaxwellNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower by Greg PizzoliNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
The Inker's Shadow by Allen SayNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita SilveyNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams by Tanya Lee StoneNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues by Matt TavaresNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston WeatherfordNine to Twelve, Information Books, Biography and Memoir2016
The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle by Jude IsabellaNine to Twelve, Information Books, Ecology2016
Trash Talk: Moving Toward a Zero-Waste World by Michelle MulderNine to Twelve, Information Books, Ecology2016
Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by Franck PrévotNine to Twelve, Information Books, Ecology2016
What's the Buzz?: Keeping Bees in Flight by Merrie-Ellen WilcoxNine to Twelve, Information Books, Ecology2016
Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm by Karen DeansNine to Twelve, Information Books, History2016
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World by Charles R. Smith Jr.Nine to Twelve, Information Books, History2016
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon LoweryNine to Twelve, Information Books, History2016
Historium: Welcome to the Museum by Jo NelsonNine to Twelve, Information Books, History2016
The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki by Deborah Kogan RayNine to Twelve, Information Books, History2016
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara RockliffNine to Twelve, Information Books, History2016
Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust by Jennifer Rozines RoyNine to Twelve, Information Books, History2016
United States Encyclopedia: America's People, Places, and Events by National Geographic KidsNine to Twelve, Information Books, Reference2016
The Story of Life: A First Book about Evolution by Catherine BarrNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild by Katie CottonNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
The Kids' Book of Simple Machines: Cool Projects & Activities that Make Science Fun! by Kelly DoudnaNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
This Bridge Will Not Be Gray by Dave EggersNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Curious Critters Marine by David FitzsimmonsNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
I See a Pattern Here by Bruce GoldstoneNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Be a beach detective : solving the mysteries of seas, sands, and surf by Peggy KochanoffNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins by Sandra MarkleNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk by Sy MontgomeryNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia's Desert Wilderness by Narelle OliverNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
The Call of the Osprey by Dorothy Hinshaw PatentNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Octopuses!: Strange and Wonderful by Laurence PringleNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Spidermania: Friends on the Web by Alexandra SiyNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His World of Insects by Matthew Clark SmithNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Human Body Theater by Maris WicksNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
The Queen's Shadow: A Story About How Animals See by Cybèle YoungNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Spacex and Tesla Motors Engineer Elon Musk (STEM trailblazer BIOS) by Matt DoedenNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) [STEM Trailblazer Biographies]2016
Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene (STEM trailblazer BIOS) by Matt DoedenNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) [STEM Trailblazer Biographies]2016
Computer Engineer Ruchi Sanghvi (STEM trailblazer BIOS) by Laura Hamilton WaxmanNine to Twelve, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) [STEM Trailblazer Biographies]2016
Aerospace Engineer Aprille Ericsson (STEM trailblazer BIOS) by Laura Hamilton WaxmanNine to Twelve, Information Books, STEM Trailblazer Biographies2016
Poems in the Attic by Nikki GrimesNine to Twelve, Poetry2016
Dreams of Freedom: In Words and Pictures - in association with Amnesty International UK by Amnesty InternationalNine to Twelve, Poetry2016
The Maine Coon's Haiku and Other Poems for Cat Lovers by Michael J. RosenNine to Twelve, Poetry2016
Beastly Verse by JooHee YoonNine to Twelve, Poetry2016
Should You Be a River: A Poem About Love by Ed YoungNine to Twelve, Poetry2016
Last of the Sandwalkers by Jay HoslerTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
Nimona by ND StevensonTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Adventure and Mystery2016
The Honest Truth by Dan GemeinhartTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny HanTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley PearsallTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
The Frail Days (Orca Limelights) by Gabrielle S. PrendergastTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Show and Prove by Sofia QuinteroTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Connect the Stars by Marisa de los SantosTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. SchmidtTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
The Marvels by Brian SelznickTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Stand-Off by Andrew SmithTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca SteadTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
This Side of Home by Renée WatsonTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Six impossible things by Fiona WoodTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Coming of Age2016
Six of Crows by Leigh BardugoTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly BlackTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Mechanica by Betsy CornwellTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Shadow Behind the Stars by Rebecca HahnTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Cuckoo Song by Frances HardingeTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Beastkeeper by Cat HellisenTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Great Ball of Light by Evan KuhlmanTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Hunter by Mercedes LackeyTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Star Rise by Kathryn LaskyTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Switch by Ingrid LawTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Legend: The Graphic Novel by Marie LuTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Baba Yaga's Assistant by Marika McCoolaTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Sword of Summer by Rick RiordanTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda SalisburyTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Whisper by Aaron StarmerTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Disappearance of Emily H. by Barrie SummyTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
The Storyspinner (The Keepers' Chronicles) by Becky WallaceTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Fantasy2016
Catch You Later, Traitor by AviTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker BradleyTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The Saga of Gudrid the Far-Traveler by Nancy Marie BrownTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Audacity by Melanie CrowderTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The falconer's apprentice by Malve von HassellTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
After the Ashes by Sara K JoinerTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
The Great War: Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War by Jim KayTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall IIITwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Diary of a Waitress: The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl by Carolyn MeyerTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Listen to the Moon by Michael MorpurgoTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. NielsenTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Newt's Emerald by Garth NixTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Finding Fortune by Delia RayTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Terrorist: Gavrilo Princip, the Assassin Who Ignited World War I by Henrik RehrTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Echo by Pam Muñoz RyanTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Like a River: A Civil War Novel by Kathy Cannon WiechmanTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Cast Off: The Strange Adventures of Petra de Winter and Bram Broen by Eve YohalemTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Historical Fiction2016
Masterminds by Gordon KormanTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Science Fiction2016
The Orphan Army by Jonathan MaberryTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Science Fiction2016
Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance RubinTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Science Fiction2016
Tiny Pretty Things by Sona CharaipotraTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Today2016
Boys Don't Knit by T. S. EastonTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Today2016
Breakout by Kevin EmersonTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Today2016
Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen EmondTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Today2016
House Arrest by K. A. HoltTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Today2016
Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStayTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Today2016
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin NielsenTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Today2016
Kiki and Jacques by Susan RossTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Today2016
The Great Good Summer by Liz Garton ScanlonTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Today2016
Everybody Knows Your Name by Andrea SeigelTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Today2016
The Summer We Saved the Bees by Robin StevensonTwelve to Fourteen, Fiction, Today2016
How to Make a Movie in 10 Easy Lessons: Learn how to write, direct, and edit your own film without a Hollywood budget (Super Skills) by Robert BlofieldTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Activities2016
Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink by Gail Carson LevineTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Activities2016
Welcome to New Zealand: A Nature Journal by Sandra MorrisTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Activities2016
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Martin GandaTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography2016
The Trouble in Me by Jack GantosTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography2016
Somewhere There Is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust by Michael GRUENBAUMTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography2016
Breakaway: Beyond the Goal by Alex MorganTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography2016
Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space by Tam O'ShaughnessyTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography2016
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie ThrashTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography2016
A Year Without Mom by Dasha TolstikovaTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Biography2016
The Bullies of Wall Street: This Is How Greed Messed Up Our Economy by Sheila BairTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, History2016
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don BrownTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, History2016
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War by Michel ChikwanineTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, History2016
Choosing Courage: Inspiring Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero by Peter CollierTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, History2016
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip HooseTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, History2016
Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes by Rick RiordanTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Religion2016
Chocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World's Favorite Treat by Kay FrydenborgTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Running Dry: The Global Water Crisis by Stuart A. KallenTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever by Jim MurphyTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
Ebola: Fears and Facts (Nonfiction - Grades 4-8) by Patricia NewmanTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
The Human Body: The Story of How We Protect, Repair, and Make Ourselves Stronger (Smithsonian: Invention & Impact) by HP NewquistTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon by Nancy PlainTwelve to Fourteen, Information Books, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
My Seneca Village by Marilyn NelsonTwelve to Fourteen, Poetry2016
Good Night, Firefly by Gabriel AlborozoUnder Five2016
Lost. Found. by Marsha Diane ArnoldUnder Five2016
Bob and Flo by Rebecca AshdownUnder Five2016
Fire Engine No. 9 by Mike AustinUnder Five2016
Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac BarnettUnder Five2016
My Bike by Byron BartonUnder Five2016
Wild about Us! by Karen BeaumontUnder Five2016
Finding Spring by Carin BergerUnder Five2016
Squid Kid the Magnificent by Lynne BerryUnder Five2016
Virgil & Owen by Paulette BoganUnder Five2016
Max and Marla by Alexandra BoigerUnder Five2016
Feet, Go to Sleep by Barbara BottnerUnder Five2016
Can You Say It, Too? Hoot! Hoot! by Sebastien BraunUnder Five2016
Yard Sale by Eve BuntingUnder Five2016
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep by Jane CabreraUnder Five2016
Is Mommy? by Victoria ChangUnder Five2016
The New Small Person by Lauren ChildUnder Five2016
It's Raining Bats & Frogs by Rebecca ColbyUnder Five2016
Wish by Matthew CordellUnder Five2016
Click, Clack, Peep! by Doreen CroninUnder Five2016
Smick by Doreen CroninUnder Five2016
Uh-oh! by Shutta CrumUnder Five2016
Say Hello! by Linda DavickUnder Five2016
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la PeñaUnder Five2016
When You Were Born (Emma Dodd's Love You Books) by Emma DoddUnder Five2016
Mr. Postmouse's Rounds by Marianne DubucUnder Five2016
Gemma and Gus by Olivier DunreaUnder Five2016
Gus (Gossie & Friends) by Olivier DunreaUnder Five2016
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame DyckmanUnder Five2016
Fly! by Karl Newsom EdwardsUnder Five2016
Spare Parts by Rebecca EmberleyUnder Five2016
Bulldozer's Big Day by Candace FlemingUnder Five2016
Pig Is Big on Books: An I Like to Read® Book by Douglas FlorianUnder Five2016
Sweep Up the Sun by Helen FrostUnder Five2016
How the Sun Got to Coco's House by Bob GrahamUnder Five2016
Bear & Hare Go Fishing by Emily GravettUnder Five2016
Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael HallUnder Five2016
Hide and seek Harry at the playground by Kenny HarrisonUnder Five2016
Waiting by Kevin HenkesUnder Five2016
All For a Dime: A Bear and Mole Story by Will HillenbrandUnder Five2016
Bear and Duck by Katy HudsonUnder Five2016
Fetch by Jorey HurleyUnder Five2016
Bea in the Nutcracker by Rachel IsadoraUnder Five2016
Beastly Babies by Ellen JacksonUnder Five2016
The Fun Book of Scary Stuff by Emily JenkinsUnder Five2016
Toys Meet Snow by Emily JenkinsUnder Five2016
Finders Keepers by Keiko KaszaUnder Five2016
Soon by Timothy KnapmanUnder Five2016
You Can Do It, Bert! by Ole KönneckeUnder Five2016
A Crow of His Own by Megan Dowd LambertUnder Five2016
Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno LawsonUnder Five2016
How to Catch a Mouse by Philippa LeathersUnder Five2016
Written and Drawn by Henrietta by Ricardo Siri LiniersUnder Five2016
Fright Club by Ethan LongUnder Five2016
Little Tree by Loren LongUnder Five2016
Happy in Our Skin by Fran ManushkinUnder Five2016
Night Animals by Gianna MarinoUnder Five2016
The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield MartinUnder Five2016
Two Is Enough by Janna MatthiesUnder Five2016
15 Things Not to Do with a Baby by Margaret McAllisterUnder Five2016
I'm Cool! by Kate McMullanUnder Five2016
Welcome Home, Bear: A Book of Animal Habitats by Il Sung NaUnder Five2016
Maple & Willow Apart by Lori NicholsUnder Five2016
The Potato King by Christoph NiemannUnder Five2016
Walk on the Wild Side by Nicholas OldlandUnder Five2016
Monty's Magnificent Mane by Gemma O'NeillUnder Five2016
The Goodbye Book by Todd ParrUnder Five2016
P. Zonka Lays An Egg by Julie PaschkisUnder Five2016
Hop! Hop! (Leslie Patricelli board books) by Leslie PatricelliUnder Five2016
The Moon is Going to Addy's House by Ida PearleUnder Five2016
On the Ball by Brian PinkneyUnder Five2016
Bear and Bunny by Daniel PinkwaterUnder Five2016
Wait by Antoinette PortisUnder Five2016
Tell Me What to Dream About by Giselle PotterUnder Five2016
The Bus is for Us by Michael RosenUnder Five2016
Little Miss, Big Sis by Amy Krouse RosenthalUnder Five2016
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-RoachUnder Five2016
Supertruck by Stephen SavageUnder Five2016
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Tad and Dad by David Ezra SteinUnder Five2016
Here in the Garden by Briony StewartUnder Five2016
When the Wind Blows by Linda Booth SweeneyUnder Five2016
Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! by Todd TarpleyUnder Five2016
Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean TaylorUnder Five2016
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Eric Carle's How Things Grow by Eric CarleUnder Five, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)2016
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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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