The Best Children's Books of the YearNine to Twelve2011

Utdelare: Children's Book Committee, Bank Street College Center for Children's Literature

Andra namn: CBCA Selected Book of the Year for Children (engelska), Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year (engelska), Bank Street Book of the Year (engelska), Bank Street CBC Best Children's Book of the Year (engelska), Bank Street CBC Best Children's Book of the Year, Outstanding Merit (engelska), Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year (engelska), Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year (engelska), CBCA Book of the Year for Children (engelska), Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year (engelska), CSCBC Children's Book of the Year (engelska)
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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 visa mer 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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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon av David Almond2011
Forge av Laurie Halse Anderson2011
Rebel av R. J. Anderson2011
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda av Tom Angleberger2011
I, Emma Freke av Elizabeth Atkinson2011
Ellie McDoodle: Best Friends Fur-Ever av Ruth McNally Barshaw2011
Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies av Andrea Beaty2011
Little Blog on the Prairie av Cathleen Davitt Bell2011
Around the World in 100 Days av Gary Blackwood2011
Finding Family av Tonya Bolden2011
Zora and Me av Victoria Bond2011
The Owl Keeper av Christine Brodien-Jones2011
Cheat av Kristin Butcher2011
The Chihuahua Chase av Ann Edwards Cannon2011
Slick av Sara Cassidy2011
Tortilla Sun av Jennifer Cervantes2011
Is It Night or Day? av Fern Schumer Chapman2011
After the Fire av Becky Citra2011
My Invisible Sister av Beatrice Colin2011
Crunch av Leslie Connor2011
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci av Joseph D'Agnese2011
How Mirka Got Her Sword av Barry Deutsch2011
Jakten på WondLa av Tony DiTerlizzi2011
Falling In av Frances O'Roark Dowell2011
Out of My Mind av Sharon M. Draper2011
The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School av Candace Fleming2011
Warriors in the Crossfire av Nancy Bo Flood2011
The Other Half of My Heart av Sundee T. Frazier2011
The Wonder of Charlie Anne av Kimberly Newton Fusco2011
Willowood av Cecilia Galante2011
How to Survive Middle School av Donna Gephart2011
A Tale Dark and Grimm av Adam Gidwitz2011
Storyteller av Patricia Reilly Giff2011
The Red Umbrella av Christina Diaz Gonzalez2011
Watch Out, World--Rosy Cole is Going Green av Sheila Greenwald2011
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book av Nikki Grimes2011
Boom! av Mark Haddon2011
Calamity Jack av Shannon Hale2011
The Year Money Grew on Trees av Aaron R. Hawkins2011
The Summer of Moonlight Secrets av Danette Haworth2011
Truth with a Capital T av Bethany Hegedus2011
Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool av Odo Hirsch2011
Turtle in Paradise av Jennifer L. Holm2011
Bulu: African Wonder Dog av Dick Houston2011
Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World av Vordak T. Incomprehensible2011
Dust Devil av Anne Isaacs2011
The Fantastic Adventures of Baron Munchausen av Heinz Janisch2011
Melonhead and the Big Stink av Katy Kelly2011
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According To Susy) av Barbara Kerley2011
Stand Straight, Ella Kate av Kate Klise2011
The Last Words of Will Wolfkin av Steven Knight2011
Ivy's Ever After av Dawn Lairamore2011
Hawksmaid: The Untold Story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian av Kathryn Lasky2011
Leaving Gee's Bend av Irene Latham2011
The Healing Spell av Kimberley Griffiths Little2011
Year of the Tiger av Alison Lloyd2011
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes av Lenore Look2011
Touch Blue av Cynthia Lord2011
After All, You're Callie Boone av Winnie Mack2011
The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy av Jill MacLean2011
Escaping the Tiger av Laura Manivong2011
Girl's Best Friend (Maggie Brooklyn Mystery) av Leslie Margolis2011
Take Me with You av Carolyn Marsden2011
Departure Time av Truus Matti2011
The Death-Defying Pepper Roux av Geraldine McCaughrean2011
Wishing for Tomorrow av Hilary McKay2011
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The Ring of Five av Eoin McNamee2011
Black Radishes av Susan Lynn Meyer2011
Layla, Queen of Hearts av Glenda Millard2011
The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough av Katie Smith Milway2011
The Accidental Hero av Matt Myklusch2011
Emily's Fortune av Phyllis Reynolds Naylor2011
Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers av Pendred Noyce2011
The Archaeolojesters av Andreas Oertel2011
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Big Nate: In a Class by Himself av Lincoln Peirce2011
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The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw (Orca Young Readers) av Lois Peterson2011
Old Photographs av Sherie Posesorski2011
Star in the Forest av Laura Resau2011
Ninth Ward av Jewell Parker Rhodes2011
Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood av Jame Richards2011
Half Upon a Time av James Riley2011
Octavia Boone's Big Questions about Life, the Universe and Everything av Rebecca Rupp2011
The Dreamer av Pam Muñoz Ryan2011
Saraswati's Way av Monika Schröder2011
It's Raining Cupcakes av Lisa Schroeder2011
Guys Read: Funny Business av Jon Scieszka2011
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Shooting Kabul av N. H. Senzai2011
Walls Within Walls av Maureen Sherry2011
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The Grimm Legacy av Polly Shulman2011
A Good Horse: Book Two of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch av Jane Smiley2011
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Pickle Impossible av Eli Stutz2011
Museum of Thieves av Lian Tanner2011
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Beskrivningar

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, Medlemsbidrag)
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, Medlemsbidrag)
[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, Medlemsbidrag)
[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, Medlemsbidrag)
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, Medlemsbidrag)

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