Monday, November 9, 2009

PW Best Children's Books of 2009

It's best-of season again—those magical couple of months at the end of every year where billions of lists pop up on the internet, each and every one agreeing that the same handful of books (plus one or two weird choices apiece) are the best of the year. 

Publisher's Weekly starts us off with their Best Children's Books of 2009.  Here's the fiction picks (go to the website for an annotated list plus the other categories):
Wintergirls, Laurie Halse Anderson
Going Bovine, Libba Bray
Fire, Kristin Cashore
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
If I Stay, Gayle Forman
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly 

Purple Heart, Patricia McCormick 
The Ask and the Answer, Patrick Ness
A Season of Gifts, Richard Peck
When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead
Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater
Marcelo in the Real World, Francisco X. Stork
Tales from Outer Suburbia, Shaun Tan
Lips Touch: Three Times, Laini Taylor

The Uninvited, Tim Wynne-Jones

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