The Children’s Book Committee
The Children’s Book Committee was founded almost 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-16. The Committee reviews over 6000 titles each year for accuracy and literary quality and considers their emotional impact on children. It chooses the best 600 books, both fiction and nonfiction, which it lists with annotations, according to age and category.
The Bank Street Children’s Book Committee is proud to present our second online edition of The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2011 edition. By linking on each of the sections above, you will be able to view our list just as you could with our previous hard copy editions.
The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2011 edition.