The Best Children's Books of the YearNine to Twelve2015

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

Altres noms: CBCA Selected Book of the Year for Children (Anglès), Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year (Anglès), Bank Street Book of the Year (Anglès), Bank Street CBC Best Children's Book of the Year (Anglès), Bank Street CBC Best Children's Book of the Year, Outstanding Merit (Anglès), Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year (Anglès), Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year (Anglès), CBCA Book of the Year for Children (Anglès), Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year (Anglès), CSCBC Children's Book of the Year (Anglès)
121 obres 37,774 Llibres 2,327 Ressenyes 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 mostra'n més 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.
mostra'n menys
Stages:
Tots, Outstanding Merit (126), No Stage (9,613)
Categories:
Tots, **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), Poesia (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:
Tots, 2015 (121), 2014 (171), 2013 (206), 2012 (163), 2011 (128), 2010 (109)

No Stage 121

ObraAny
The Crossover de Kwame Alexander2015
Frostborn de Lou Anders2015
The Night Gardener de Jonathan Auxier2015
A Hitch at the Fairmont de Jim Averbeck2015
The Witch's Boy de Kelly Barnhill2015
The Magic Half de Annie Barrows2015
Stubby the war dog : the true story of world war I 's bravest dog de Ann Bausum2015
Kate the Great, Except When She's Not de Suzy Becker2015
The Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea: The Story of Annaliese Easterling & Throckmorton, Her Simply Remarkable Sock Monkey de Eileen Beha2015
Sorry You're Lost de Matt Blackstone2015
Animalium: Welcome to the Museum de Jenny Broom2015
Life on Mars de Jennifer Brown2015
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus de Jen Bryant2015
Edward Hopper Paints His World de Robert Burleigh2015
Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard de Mary Kay Carson2015
Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier de Ying Chang Compestine2015
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust de Loïc Dauvillier2015
The Lion Who Stole My Arm de Nicola Davies2015
Nest de Esther Ehrlich2015
Fractions in Disguise: A Math Adventure de Edward Einhorn2015
The Cat at the Wall de Deborah Ellis2015
Outside In de Sarah Ellis2015
The Badger Knight de Kathryn Erskine2015
Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud de Tracey Fern2015
Under the Egg de Laura Marx Fitzgerald2015
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy de Karen Foxlee2015
Cast Away on the Letter A de Fred2015
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain de Russell Freedman2015
The Orphan and the Mouse de Martha Freeman2015
My Cousin's Keeper de Simon French2015
Hansel and Gretel: A Toon Graphic de Neil Gaiman2015
Grandfather Gandhi de Arun Gandhi2015
The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza de Jack Gantos2015
Operation Bunny de Sally Gardner2015
Skydiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the World de Celia Godkin2015
The Dumbest Idea Ever! de Jimmy Gownley2015
Absolutely Almost de Lisa Graff2015
New Kid de Tim Green2015
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Making Money de Tommy Greenwald2015
Shackleton's Journey de William Grill2015
Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle de George Hagen2015
The Perfect Place de Teresa E. Harris2015
The Children of the King de Sonya Hartnett2015
The Secret Hum of a Daisy de Tracy Holczer2015
The Fourteenth Goldfish de Jennifer L. Holm2015
Rhyme Schemer de K. A. Holt2015
Winterfrost de Michelle Houts2015
Picture This! Animals: Amazing Information-Right Before Your Eyes de Margaret Hynes2015
The History of Money: From Bartering to Banking de Martin Jenkins2015
Odd, Weird & Little de Patrick Jennings2015
When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses de Rebecca L. Johnson2015
The Great Greene Heist de Varian Johnson2015
The Islands of Chaldea de Diana Wynne Jones2015
The Magician of Auschwitz de Kathy Kacer2015
Dangerous Deception de Peg Kehret2015
A Taste of Freedom: Gandhi and the Great Salt March de Elizabeth Cody Kimmel2015
Jackpot: A Swindle Mystery de Gordon Korman2015
Cat Champions: Caring for Our Feline Friends de Rob Laidlaw2015
Dash (Dogs of World War II) de Kirby Larson2015
The Escape de Kathryn Lasky2015
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher de Dana Alison Levy2015
The Time of the Fireflies de Kimberley Griffiths Little2015
At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui de Christine Liu-Perkins2015
A Snicker of Magic de Natalie Lloyd2015
Nightingale's Nest de Nikki Loftin2015
Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions de Lenore Look2015
Half a Chance de Cynthia Lord2015
Backwards Moon de Mary Losure2015
Dreamwood de Heather Mackey2015
Just Jake #1 de Jake Marcionette2015
The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery (Junior Library Guild Selection) de Sandra Markle2015
Rain Reign de Ann M. Martin2015
Once Upon a Midnight Eerie de Gordon McAlpine2015
Manhunt de Kate Messner2015
Annika Riz, Math Whiz de Claudia Mills2015
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash de G. Neri2015
Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Nonfiction - Grades 4-8) de Patricia Newman2015
The Turtle of Oman de Naomi Shihab Nye2015
Space Rocks! de Tom O'Donnell2015
The Boundless de Kenneth Oppel2015
Super Sniffers: Dog Detectives on the Job de Dorothy Hinshaw Patent2015
Nuts to You de Lynne Rae Perkins2015
Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina de Rodman Philbrick2015
The Red Pencil de Andrea Davis Pinkney2015
Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece de Patricia Polacco2015
Gracefully Grayson de Ami Polonsky2015
Theseus and the Minotaur de Yvan Pommaux2015
Lost Children of the Far Islands de Emily Raabe2015
Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story de Sebastian Robertson2015
Fleabrain Loves Franny de Joanne Rocklin2015
The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America's Hero de Barb Rosenstock2015
Shapes in Math, Science and Nature: Squares, Triangles and Circles de Catherine Sheldrick Ross2015
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands de Katherine Roy2015
Stand There! She Shouted: The Invincible Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron de Susan Goldman Rubin2015
The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans de Elizabeth Rusch2015
Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual de Kate Samworth2015
Saving Lucas Biggs de Marisa de los Santos2015
Hello from 2030: The Science of the Future and You de Jan Paul Schutten2015
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor de Jon Scieszka2015
Saving Kabul Corner de N. H. Senzai2015
Our Solar System de Seymour Simon2015
The Meaning of Maggie de Megan Jean Sovern2015
Stone Giant: Michelangelo's David and How He Came to Be de Jane Sutcliffe2015
The White House Is Burning: August 24, 1814 de Jane Sutcliffe2015
Sea Turtle Scientist de Stephen R. Swinburne2015
Rules of Summer de Shaun Tan2015
Take Shelter: At Home Around the World de Nikki Tate2015
Sisters de Raina Telgemeier2015
Photos Framed: A Fresh Look at the World's Most Memorable Photographs de Ruth Thomson2015
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing de Sheila Turnage2015
Circa Now de Amber McRee Turner2015
Justin Case: Rules, Tools, and Maybe a Bully (Justin Case Series) de Rachel Vail2015
Unfriended de Rachel Vail2015
The Book of Secrets de Cynthia Voigt2015
Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile de Marcia Wells2015
A Path Begins de J. A. White2015
Revolution de Deborah Wiles2015
The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond de Brenda Woods2015
Brown Girl Dreaming de Jacqueline Woodson2015
Centaur Rising de Jane Yolen2015
Twenty-Two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank de Paula Yoo2015

Descripcions

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, Escrit per membres)
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, Escrit per membres)
[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, Escrit per membres)
[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, Escrit per membres)
For full list, see here.

Website

(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, Escrit per membres)

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