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Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2014 Edition

June 5, 2014

The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2014 Edition includes more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book Committee as the best of the best published in 2013. In choosing books for the annual list, committee members consider literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. Other criteria include credibility of characterization and plot, authenticity of time and place, age suitability, positive treatment of ethnic and religious differences, and the absence of stereotypes. Nonfiction titles are further evaluated for accuracy and clarity. Each book accepted for the list is read and reviewed by at least two committee members and then discussed by the committee as a whole. To learn more about the process, please see our Review Guidelines.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Bobbie Xuereb permalink
    June 5, 2014 6:25 pm

    what does the asterick stand for?

    • Bank Street College Center for Children's Literature permalink*
      June 5, 2014 6:29 pm

      There is a little key at the top of each PDF that explains the icons. The titles with an * are those with “outstanding merit.”

  2. July 11, 2014 2:01 pm

    Very expansive lists, I was particularly interested in the under five pdf, and was glad to see several pop-up and mixed media books, which are great and very stimulating for toddlers.

  3. Moderator permalink
    November 19, 2014 3:42 am

    Reblogged this on Young People's Pavilion.

  4. January 17, 2015 12:21 am

    The World’s Largest Mice is an excellent ebook for kids and children under the age of 11

  5. Nicky Squido permalink
    August 19, 2015 2:43 am

    Have you created any list of children books for 2015?


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