The Best Children's Books of the YearTwelve to Fourteen2012

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)
115 obres 79,923 Llibres 5,279 Ressenyes 4.0
The Children's Book Committee was founded more than 100 years ago to help parents, teachers, and librarians choose the books that children will find captivating and transforming.
One of the most 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.
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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 (94), 2014 (86), 2013 (118), 2012 (115), 2011 (67), 2010 (83)

No Stage 115

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Anya's War de Andrea Alban2012
Through Her Eyes de Jennifer Archer2012
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court de Marc Aronson2012
No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam de Reza Aslan2012
Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue de Kathryn J. Atwood2012
All Good Children de Catherine Austen2012
Death Watch de Ari Berk2012
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition de Karen Blumenthal2012
Jefferson's Sons de Kimberly Brubaker Bradley2012
Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor de Larry Dane Brimner2012
At the Sea Floor Cafe: Odd Ocean Critter Poems de Leslie Bulion2012
Kat, Incorrigible de Stephanie Burgis2012
Stay de Deb Caletti2012
The Girl of Fire and Thorns de Rae Carson2012
The Beginning of After de Jennifer Castle2012
Deadly de Julie Chibbaro2012
Texas Gothic de Rosemary Clement-Moore2012
Where I Belong de Gillian Cross2012
Flirt Club de Cathleen Daly2012
What Happened to Goodbye de Sarah Dessen2012
Auslander de Paul Dowswell2012
The Running Dream de Wendelin Van Draanen2012
Phantoms In The Snow de Kathleen Benner Duble2012
The Other Countess de Eve Edwards2012
My Name Is Not Easy de Debby Dahl Edwardson2012
The Traitor's Smile de Patricia Elliott2012
Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck de Margarita Engle2012
The Absolute Value of Mike de Kathryn Erskine2012
Belladonna de Mary Finn2012
The Blackhope Enigma de Teresa Flavin2012
The Summer of May de Cecilia Galante2012
Five Thousand Years of Slavery de Marjorie Gann2012
Dead End in Norvelt de Jack Gantos2012
Butterflies de Susanne Gervay2012
How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend de Gary Ghislain2012
Roig robí de Kerstin Gier2012
Warped de Maurissa Guibord2012
Alice Bliss: A Novel de Laura Harrington2012
The Midnight Zoo de Sonya Hartnett2012
Why Do I Have to Eat Off the Floor? de Chris Hornsey2012
Like Mandarin de Kirsten Hubbard2012
Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto de Paul B. Janeczko2012
Lincoln's Flying Spies: Thaddeus Lowe and the Civil War Balloon Corps de Gail Jarrow2012
This Girl Is Different de J. J. Johnson2012
Darkness Becomes Her de Kelly Keaton2012
The Girl Behind the Glass de Jane Kelley2012
Moonglass de Jessi Kirby2012
Mysterious Bones: The Story of Kennewick Man de Katherine Kirkpatrick2012
The Bill of Rights (Documents of Democracy) de Dr Stephen Krensky2012
The Constitution (Documents of Democracy) de Stephen Krensky2012
The Declaration of Independence (Documents of Democracy) de Stephen Krensky2012
The Emancipaton Proclamation de Stephen Krensky2012
May de Kathryn Lasky2012
Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature de Dora Lee2012
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories de Kelly Link2012
The Undrowned Child de Michelle Lovric2012
Promise the Night de Michaela MacColl2012
The Black de D. J. MacHale2012
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) de Sue Macy2012
Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy de Albert Marrin2012
Under the Mesquite de Guadalupe Garcia McCall2012
You Don't Know About Me de Brian Meehl2012
The Lost Crown de Sarah Miller2012
Out of the Box de Michelle Mulder2012
A Monster Calls de Patrick Ness2012
Hera: The Goddess and her Glory de George O'Connor2012
Sparrow Road de Sheila O'Connor2012
Siren's Storm de Lisa Papademetriou2012
Long Story Short de Siobhan Parkinson2012
Dogtag Summer de Elizabeth Partridge2012
The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills de Joanna Pearson2012
The Fox Inheritance de Mary E. Pearson2012
Guantanamo Boy de Anna Perera2012
Bird in a Box de Andrea Davis Pinkney2012
The Pull of Gravity de Gae Polisner2012
Billions of Years, Amazing Changes: The Story of Evolution de Laurence Pringle2012
Words in the Dust de Trent Reedy2012
The Summer I Learned to Fly de Dana Reinhardt2012
The Queen of Water de Laura Resau2012
Divergent de Veronica Roth2012
Digging for Troy: From Homer to Hisarlik de Jill Rubalcaba2012
Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein (Junior Library Guild Selection (Charlesbridge Hardcover)) de Susan Goldman Rubin2012
Eddie's War de Carol Fisher Saller2012
Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem de Rosalyn Schanzer2012
Okay for Now de Gary D. Schmidt2012
Between Shades of Gray de Ruta Sepetys2012
The Berlin Boxing Club de Robert Sharenow2012
Cleopatra's Moon de Vicky Alvear Shecter2012
A Long, Long Sleep de Anna Sheehan2012
All the Things You Are de Courtney Sheinmel2012
Everfound de Neal Shusterman2012
Jasper Jones de Craig Silvey2012
I'll Be There de Holly Goldberg Sloan2012
Memento Nora de Angie Smibert2012
The Scorpio Races de Maggie Stiefvater2012
Famous de Todd Strasser2012
Lost and Found: Three by Shaun Tan (Lost and Found Omnibus) de Shaun Tan2012
The Girl Who Became a Beatle de Greg Taylor2012
Orchards de Holly Thompson2012
The Door in the Forest de Roderick Townley2012
Ashes, Ashes de Jo Treggiari2012
Viola in the Spotlight de Adriana Trigiani2012
Father of Lies de Ann Turner2012
Breadcrumbs de Anne Ursu2012
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making de Catherynne M. Valente2012
Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers de Susan VanHecke2012
Island's End de Padma Venkatraman2012
Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London de Andrea Warren2012
Rival de Sara Bennett Wealer2012
See What I See de Gloria Whelan2012
Small Acts of Amazing Courage de Gloria Whelan2012
Now Is the Time for Running de Michael Williams2012
The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic de Allan Wolf2012
Daughter of Xanadu de Dori Jones Yang2012
Four Seasons de Jane Breskin Zalben2012

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)
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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, Escrit per membres)

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