The Best Children's Books of the YearFive to Nine2010

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

Outros Nomes: CBCA Selected Book of the Year for Children (Inglês), Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year (Inglês), Bank Street Book of the Year (Inglês), Bank Street CBC Best Children's Book of the Year (Inglês), Bank Street CBC Best Children's Book of the Year, Outstanding Merit (Inglês), Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year (Inglês), Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year (Inglês), CBCA Book of the Year for Children (Inglês), Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year (Inglês), CSCBC Children's Book of the Year (Inglês)
127 Works 19,638 Books 1,457 Reviews 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 mostrar mais 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:
Todos, Outstanding Merit (126), No Stage (9,613)
Categorias:
Todos, **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:
Todos, 2015 (135), 2014 (177), 2013 (238), 2012 (217), 2011 (120), 2010 (127)

No Stage 127

ObraAno
Honest Abe Lincoln: Easy-to-read Stories About Abraham Lincoln (Holiday House Reader) de David A. Adler2010
First Come the Zebra de Lynne Barasch2010
Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem de Mac Barnett2010
Marsh Island de Sonya Spreen Bates2010
The Longest Night de Marion Dane Bauer2010
OK Go de Carin Berger2010
Little Devils de Robert J. Blake2010
A Mighty Fine Time Machine de Suzanne Bloom2010
Ron's Big Mission de Rose Blue2010
Friend or Fiend? with the Pain and the Great One de Judy Blume2010
The Great Dog Wash de Shellie Braeuner2010
Don't Look Now de Ed Briant2010
Teedie: The Story of Young Teddy Roosevelt de Don Brown2010
Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol de Monica Brown2010
It's a Secret de John Burningham2010
The Underground Gators de Tina Casey2010
Cork and Fuzz: Finders Keepers de Dori Chaconas2010
Mousie Love de Dori Chaconas2010
Who Wants to Be a Poodle I Don't de Lauren Child2010
Redwoods de Jason Chin2010
El Barrio de Debbi Chocolate2010
Sam's ride de Becky Citra2010
Baby Elephant (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) de Ginjer L. Clarke2010
My Parents Are Divorced, My Elbows Have Nicknames, and Other Facts About Me de Bill Cochran2010
Trudy de Henry Cole2010
Dear Vampa de Ross Collins2010
Barack Obama: Out of Many, One de Shana Corey2010
Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales de Lucy Cousins2010
Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Missing Books (I Can Read Book 1) de Doug Cushman2010
Tricking the Tallyman de Jacqueline Davies2010
Gilbert, the Surfer Dude de Diane de Groat2010
Always In Trouble de Corinne Demas2010
The Duchess of Whimsy de Randall De Sève2010
Bella & Bean de Rebecca Kai Dotlich2010
Little Sister Is Not My Name de Sharon M. Draper2010
Nikki and Deja: Birthday Blues de Karen English2010
Billy and Milly, Short and Silly! de Eve Feldman2010
Star of the Show de Della Ross Ferreri2010
The Dunderheads de Paul Fleischman2010
A Child's Garden: A Story of Hope de Michael Foreman2010
Pond Circle de Betsy Franco2010
Let's Do Nothing! de Tony Fucile2010
Crazy Hair de Neil Gaiman2010
The Knitting of Elizabeth Amelia de Patricia Lee Gauch2010
Voyage to the Pharos de Sarah Gauch2010
Zarafa: The Giraffe Who Walked to the King de Judith St. George2010
A Book de Mordicai Gerstein2010
Minifred Goes to School de Mordicai Gerstein2010
Cora Cooks Pancit de Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore2010
The Hermit Crab de Carter Goodrich2010
Peter Peter Picks a Pumpkin House de Christine Graham2010
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel de Nikki Grimes2010
Most Loved in All the World de Tonya C. Hegamin2010
The One and Only Marigold de Florence Parry Heide2010
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) de Florence Parry Heide2010
Scaredy-Cat Catcher (Gym Shorts) de Betty Hicks2010
Louie! de Will Hillenbrand2010
Strawberry Hill de Mary Ann Hoberman2010
Shampoodle de Joan Holub2010
Houndsley and Catina: Plink and Plunk de James Howe2010
Hansel and Gretel de Rachel Isadora2010
Henry's Night de D. B. Johnson2010
Farley Follows His Nose de Lynn Johnston2010
The Pied Piper's Magic de Steven Kellogg2010
The Three Little Tamales de Eric A. Kimmel2010
Jackson and Bud's Bumpy Ride: America's First Cross-country Automobile Trip de Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff2010
Zelda and Ivy: Keeping Secrets de Laura McGee Kvasnosky2010
Dracula Madness (A Sam & Friends Mystery) de Mary Labatt2010
René Has Two Last Names / René tiene dos apellidos de René Colato Laínez2010
Lost and Found: Three Dog Stories de Jim LaMarche2010
The Imaginary Garden de Andrew Larsen2010
The Hungry Ghosts de Julius Lester2010
Henry the Impatient Heron de Donna Love2010
Crow Call de Lois Lowry2010
Gooney Bird Is So Absurd de Lois Lowry2010
You and Me and Home Sweet Home (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) de George Ella Lyon2010
Galileo's Leaning Tower Experiment de Wendy Macdonald2010
Dinosaur Woods: Can Seven Clever Critters Save Their Forest Home? de George McClements2010
The Fiesta Dress: A Quinceanera Tale de Caren Mcnelly Mccormack2010
Pig-Boy: A Trickster Tale from Hawai'i de Gerald McDermott2010
The Doll Shop Downstairs de Yona Zeldis McDonough2010
Song of Middle C de Alison McGhee2010
Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day de Kate McMullan2010
Robin Hill School: Earth Day de Margaret McNamara2010
Tough Chicks de Cece Meng2010
Waiting for Winter de Sebastian Meschenmoser2010
Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels de Jamie Michalak2010
Davy Crockett Gets Hitched(Holiday House 2009) de Bobbi Miller2010
One Fine Trade de Bobbi Miller2010
A Party in Ramadan de Asma Mobin-Uddin2010
The Orphan Boy de Tololwa M. Mollel2010
Gracias/Thanks de Pat Mora2010
Max Disaster #1: Alien Eraser to the Rescue de Marissa Moss2010
Max Disaster #2: Alien Eraser Unravels the Mystery of the Pyramids de Marissa Moss2010
Ready to Dream de Donna Jo Napoli2010
Who Will I Be, Lord? de Vaunda Micheaux Nelson2010
Cromwell Dixon's Sky Cycle de John Nez2010
Raspberries! de Jay O'Callahan2010
Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire! de Jane O'Connor2010
Backpack Stories de Kevin O'Malley2010
The King's Taster de Kenneth Oppel2010
Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to be Noticed de J.C. Phillipps2010
Good Dog, Aggie de Lori Ries2010
Archie and the Pirates de Marc Rosenthal2010
Annie and Snowball and the Cozy Nest de Cynthia Rylant2010
Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet de Graham Salisbury2010
Look Out, Jeremy Bean! de Alice Schertle2010
Tiny and Hercules de Amy Schwartz2010
Robot Zot! de Jon Scieszka2010
Ballyhoo Bay de Judy Sierra2010
The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town de Judy Sierra2010
Silly Tilly de Eileen Spinelli2010
Binky the Space Cat de Ashley Spires2010
Timmerman Was Here de Colleen Sydor2010
Dragonbreath de Ursula Vernon2010
Uncle Andy's cats de James Warhola2010
Excellent Emma de Sally Warner2010
The Listeners de Gloria Whelan2010
Waiting for the Owl's Call de Gloria Whelan2010
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom de Eric Wight2010
My Name Is Sangoel de Karen Lynn Williams2010
Homegrown House de Janet S. Wong2010
Foo, the Flying Frog of Washtub Pond de Belle Yang2010
Come to the Fairies' Ball de Jane Yolen2010
My Uncle Emily de Jane Yolen2010
Homework de Arthur Yorinks2010
First Dog de Beth Zappitello2010

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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 comprehensive annotated book lists for children, aged infant through 16. The Committee reviews over 6,000 titles annually for accuracy and literary quality and considers their emotional impact on children. The best 600 books published each year, both fiction and nonfiction, are listed with annotations, according to age and category.

Included are the past editions that are currently available online. Reference copies of editions published in print before 2010 may be found in the Bank Street College Library. (English, Member-written)
By Child Study Children's Book Committee of Child Study Association of America (1967-1977) and at Bank Street College (subsequently)

[Succeeds CBCA Book of the Year for Children.
Succeeded by Bank Street CBC Best Children's Book of the Year.]

from Bank Street: About the Children's Book Committee

We began in 1909 as part of the family life education program of the Child Study Association of America, an organization devoted to guiding parents in their understanding of child development.

At the time, a nascent "parent education" movement fostered a growing awareness of the emotional needs of children, and of how books might affect children's feelings of themselves and the world around them. As "expert" opinions of psychiatrists, psychologists, and educators filtered down to parents, the Child Study Association decided to evaluate current literature for children, and to prepare and publish booklists to guide parents, librarians, and teachers in the selection of developmentally appropriate reading materials. Interestingly enough, the Committee decided right from the start to publish only positive reviews and recommendations.

Its first product was a modest pamphlet, but more ambitious lists soon followed. Eventually, with a rapidly expanding number of new children's books being published, the Committee adopted a more organized reviewing process, which continues to this day.

For many years the Committee's reviews appeared in the monthly (and later quarterly) magazine published by the Association. When the magazine was discontinued, the Committee compiled its own annual booklet, the "Children's Books of the Year," which has been published and distributed yearly since 1936.

The Committee eventually expanded its mandate in a number of significant ways. It collected and edited anthologies of children's stories and published specific lists in response to requests from parents, organizations, or specific needs that arose in the community. It also arranged lectures to promote public interest in children's literature and invited children to discuss their preferences in books, which eventually led to the inclusion of Young Reviewers on the Committee.

In addition, the Committee established an annual award in 1942 to encourage the writing and publishing of books "for children and young people dealing realistically with some of the problems in the world." The Committee now also bestows an annual award for the best poetry book for young readers as well as an award for a nonfiction book that "serves as an inspiration for young readers."

By 1977, the Child Study Association was forced to discontinue its programs because of financial difficulties, but the Children's Book Committee was invited to continue its groundbreaking work at the Bank Street College of Education, where it remains to this day. Here its outreach broadened, not only in increasing the circulation of its list, but in the wider range of its membership.

Today's Committee comprises some 40 members—all volunteers—from various professions and backgrounds concerned with children and books: writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, teachers, and parents. Members use their skills and expertise to foster the unique point of view bequeathed to us by our founding organization—namely, how books can affect young readers, and what books can do for them. (English, Member-written)
[Succeeds CBCA Selected Book of the Year for Children
Succeeded by CSCBC Children's Book of the Year.]

from Bank Street:
About the Children's Book Committee
We began in 1909 as part of the family life education program of the Child Study Association of America, an organization devoted to guiding parents in their understanding of child development.

At the time, a nascent "parent education" movement fostered a growing awareness of the emotional needs of children, and of how books might affect children's feelings of themselves and the world around them. As "expert" opinions of psychiatrists, psychologists, and educators filtered down to parents, the Child Study Association decided to evaluate current literature for children, and to prepare and publish booklists to guide parents, librarians, and teachers in the selection of developmentally appropriate reading materials. Interestingly enough, the Committee decided right from the start to publish only positive reviews and recommendations.

Its first product was a modest pamphlet, but more ambitious lists soon followed. Eventually, with a rapidly expanding number of new children's books being published, the Committee adopted a more organized reviewing process, which continues to this day.

For many years the Committee's reviews appeared in the monthly (and later quarterly) magazine published by the Association. When the magazine was discontinued, the Committee compiled its own annual booklet, the "Children's Books of the Year," which has been published and distributed yearly since 1936.

The Committee eventually expanded its mandate in a number of significant ways. It collected and edited anthologies of children's stories and published specific lists in response to requests from parents, organizations, or specific needs that arose in the community. It also arranged lectures to promote public interest in children's literature and invited children to discuss their preferences in books, which eventually led to the inclusion of Young Reviewers on the Committee.

In addition, the Committee established an annual award in 1942 to encourage the writing and publishing of books "for children and young people dealing realistically with some of the problems in the world." The Committee now also bestows an annual award for the best poetry book for young readers as well as an award for a nonfiction book that "serves as an inspiration for young readers."

By 1977, the Child Study Association was forced to discontinue its programs because of financial difficulties, but the Children's Book Committee was invited to continue its groundbreaking work at the Bank Street College of Education, where it remains to this day. Here its outreach broadened, not only in increasing the circulation of its list, but in the wider range of its membership.

Today's Committee comprises some 40 members—all volunteers—from various professions and backgrounds concerned with children and books: writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, teachers, and parents. Members use their skills and expertise to foster the unique point of view bequeathed to us by our founding organization—namely, how books can affect young readers, and what books can do for them. (English, Member-written)
[Succeeded by CBCA Book of the Year for Children]

from Bank Street:
About the Children's Book Committee
We began in 1909 as part of the family life education program of the Child Study Association of America, an organization devoted to guiding parents in their understanding of child development.

At the time, a nascent "parent education" movement fostered a growing awareness of the emotional needs of children, and of how books might affect children's feelings of themselves and the world around them. As "expert" opinions of psychiatrists, psychologists, and educators filtered down to parents, the Child Study Association decided to evaluate current literature for children, and to prepare and publish booklists to guide parents, librarians, and teachers in the selection of developmentally appropriate reading materials. Interestingly enough, the Committee decided right from the start to publish only positive reviews and recommendations.

Its first product was a modest pamphlet, but more ambitious lists soon followed. Eventually, with a rapidly expanding number of new children's books being published, the Committee adopted a more organized reviewing process, which continues to this day.

For many years the Committee's reviews appeared in the monthly (and later quarterly) magazine published by the Association. When the magazine was discontinued, the Committee compiled its own annual booklet, the "Children's Books of the Year," which has been published and distributed yearly since 1936.

The Committee eventually expanded its mandate in a number of significant ways. It collected and edited anthologies of children's stories and published specific lists in response to requests from parents, organizations, or specific needs that arose in the community. It also arranged lectures to promote public interest in children's literature and invited children to discuss their preferences in books, which eventually led to the inclusion of Young Reviewers on the Committee.

In addition, the Committee established an annual award in 1942 to encourage the writing and publishing of books "for children and young people dealing realistically with some of the problems in the world." The Committee now also bestows an annual award for the best poetry book for young readers as well as an award for a nonfiction book that "serves as an inspiration for young readers."

By 1977, the Child Study Association was forced to discontinue its programs because of financial difficulties, but the Children's Book Committee was invited to continue its groundbreaking work at the Bank Street College of Education, where it remains to this day. Here its outreach broadened, not only in increasing the circulation of its list, but in the wider range of its membership.

Today's Committee comprises some 40 members—all volunteers—from various professions and backgrounds concerned with children and books: writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, teachers, and parents. Members use their skills and expertise to foster the unique point of view bequeathed to us by our founding organization—namely, how books can affect young readers, and what books can do for them. (English, Member-written)
For full list, see here.

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(See also Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature)

(See also Cook Prize)

The Children's Book Committee was founded more than 100 years ago to help parents, teachers, and librarians choose the books that children will find captivating and transforming. One of the most comprehensive annotated book lists for children, aged infant through 16. The Committee reviews over 6,000 titles annually for accuracy and literary quality and considers their emotional impact on children. The best 600 books published each year, both fiction and nonfiction, are listed with annotations, according to age and category. Included are the past editions that are currently available online. Reference copies of editions published in print before 2010 may be found in the Bank Street College Library. (English, Member-written)

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