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Best Books & Awards Selection Tools (see links for PrintNon-Print, Government Documents, Serials, and Software Selection Tools)

Many journals contain lists of best books for the year:


Booklist  Indexing of "interviews, articles on topics of interest to youth librarians, essays by children's book authors, bibliographies, Top 10 genre lists and Read-alikes book suggestions" in Booklist issues from 1997 to present.  Print version has "best" lists: fall AV 10/15, Newbery/Caldecott 2/15, small press, audiobooks, reprints, govt. docs.

bulletBulletin of the Center for Children's Books: available through online subscription, archives contains selected articles and books starred by month
bulletSchool Library Journal: some full text content, indexing of reviews

Best books and awards lists:

bulletSchool Library Journal: Best Books  Print version has "best" lists: Children's Books, YA - March, AV-April, Ref. - May, Best Books-Dec.
bulletBooklist: Top Ten...
bulletPublisher's Weekly: Best Children's Books
bulletSmithsonian Magazine: Notable Books for Children
bulletInternational Board on Books for Young People
bulletOutstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
bulletNotable Social Studies Books for Young People
bulletNew York Times 10 Best Illustrated Books
bulletScience Books and Films: Best Books for Children  Print version has list in March
bulletBulletin of the Center for Children's Books: Children's Book Awards (awards given by numerous groups)
bulletAward Winning Children's Books (compilation arranged by grade ranges)
bulletChildren's Literature Awards
bulletChildren's Literature Web Guide: Best Children's Books of the Year (through 1999)
bulletChildren's Literature Web Guide: Best Books Lists (through 1998)
bulletLibrary Journal - January
bulletTeacher Librarian, April
bulletChoices (CCBC)

ALA Youth Book Awards:

bulletLiterary and Related Awards
bulletChildren's Notable Lists
bulletBest Books for Young Adults
bulletQuick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

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