The Best Children's Books of the YearTwelve to Fourteen2013

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)
118 obres 58,765 Llibres 3,746 Ressenyes ½ 3.9
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 (94), 2014 (86), 2013 (118), 2012 (115), 2011 (67), 2010 (83)

No Stage 118

ObraAny
A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return de Zeina Abirached2013
Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood St. de Peter Abrahams2013
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom de John Joseph Adams2013
Crewel de Gennifer Albin2013
Shadow and Bone de Leigh Bardugo2013
Wonder Show de Hannah Barnaby2013
Peaceweaver (Legacy of Beowulf) de Rebecca Barnhouse2013
Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr's Final Hours de Ann Bausum2013
Redwing de Holly Bennett2013
Guy Langman, Crime Scene Procrastinator de Josh Berk2013
Pink Smog de Francesca Lia Block2013
The Raft de S.A. Bodeen2013
Yesterday's Dead de Pat Bourke2013
Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate de Richard Bowers2013
The Diviners de Libba Bray2013
The Gathering Storm de Robin Bridges2013
Laugh with the Moon de Shana Burg2013
The Dark Unwinding de Sharon Cameron2013
Summer of the Wolves de Polly Carlson-Voiles2013
The Exceptionals de Erin Cashman2013
Dead Time de Anne Cassidy2013
Fighting for Dontae de Mike Castan2013
Dying to Know You de Aidan Chambers2013
Skinny de Donna Cooner2013
The Journey Back de Priscilla Cummings2013
Audition & Subtraction de Amy Fellner Dominy2013
My Name Is Parvana de Deborah Ellis2013
The Good Braider de Terry Farish2013
Darkwater de Catherine Fisher2013
On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave de Candace Fleming2013
No Name Baby de Nancy Bo Flood2013
Zora! The Life of Zora Neale Hurston de Dennis Brindell Fradin2013
Stolen Into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man de Judith and Dennis Fradin2013
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship de Russell Freedman2013
Spirit's Princess de Esther M. Friesner2013
Scarlet de A. C. Gaughen2013
Now de Morris Gleitzman2013
Cross My Heart de Sasha Gould2013
The Horse Road de Troon Harrison2013
Seraphina de Rachel Hartman2013
Slide de Jill Hathaway2013
Love? Maybe. de Heather Hepler2013
Safekeeping de Karen Hesse2013
Friends with Boys de Faith Erin Hicks2013
Magisterium de Jeff Hirsch2013
Soonchild de Russell Hoban2013
Rightfully Ours: How Women Won the Vote, 21 Activities de Kerrie Logan Hollihan2013
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 de Phillip Hoose2013
Titanic: Voices From the Disaster de Deborah Hopkinson2013
Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up de Mark Peter Hughes2013
To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement (New York Times) de Charlayne Hunter-Gault2013
The Runaway de Glen Huser2013
Victory de Carla Jablonski2013
Fourmile de Watt Key2013
Origin de Jessica Khoury2013
Insignia de S. J. Kincaid2013
In Honor de Jessi Kirby2013
See You at Harry's de Jo Knowles2013
Ghosts of the Titanic de Julie Lawson2013
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March de Cynthia Levinson2013
Momentum de Saci Lloyd2013
Adaptation de Malinda Lo2013
Choke de Diana Lopez2013
Son de Lois Lowry2013
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano de Sonia Manzano2013
Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives de Albert Marrin2013
Jepp, Who Defied the Stars de Katherine Marsh2013
A Beautiful Lie de Irfan Master2013
Last Chance (Robyn Hunter Mysteries) de Norah McClintock2013
The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind de Meg Medina2013
Colin Fischer de Ashley Edward Miller2013
Fracture de Megan Miranda2013
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves de Sarah Moon2013
Shadow de Michael Morpurgo2013
Meant to Be de Lauren Morrill2013
Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz de Eva Mozes Kor2013
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller de Vaunda Micheaux Nelson2013
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard de Lesléa Newman2013
Matthew Meets the Man de Travis Nichols2013
The False Prince de Jennifer A. Nielsen2013
A Confusion of Princes de Garth Nix2013
Jump into the Sky de Shelley Pearsall2013
The Glass Collector de Anna Perera2013
Ripper de Stefan Petrucha2013
Light on the Prairie de Nancy Plain2013
Dodger de Terry Pratchett2013
Shadow on the Mountain de Margi Preus2013
Starters de Lissa Price2013
The Dead of Winter de Chris Priestley2013
Take What You Can Carry de Kevin C. Pyle2013
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust de Doreen Rappaport2013
The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne de Catherine Reef2013
The Jade Notebook (Indigo Notebook (Hardback)) de Laura Resau2013
Falling Kingdoms de Morgan Rhodes2013
The Encyclopedia of Me de Karen Rivers2013
Under the Never Sky de Veronica Rossi2013
Anyway*: *A Story About Me with 138 Footnotes, 27 Exaggerations, and 1 Plate of Spaghetti de Arthur Salm2013
Rachel's Secret de Shelly Sanders2013
The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure de Martin W. Sandler2013
Secret Letters de Leah Scheier2013
Endangered de Eliot Schrefer2013
The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls de Julie Schumacher2013
Freedom's a-Callin Me de Ntozake Shange2013
Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon de Steve Sheinkin2013
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip de Jordan Sonnenblick2013
My Sister's Stalker de Nancy Springer2013
A different mirror for young people : a young people's history of multicultural America de Rebecca Stefoff2013
For What It's Worth de Janet Tashjian2013
Time Snatchers de Richard Ungar2013
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There de Catherynne M. Valente2013
The Other Normals de Ned Vizzini2013
My Family for the War de Anne C. Voorhoeve2013
Unbreak My Heart de Melissa Walker2013
Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World de Sally M. Walker2013
The Book of Blood and Shadow de Robin Wasserman2013
The Survivors de Will Weaver2013
Beneath a Meth Moon de Jacqueline Woodson2013
The Secret Keepers de Paul Yee2013

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.

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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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