Tuesday, November 11, 2008

PW's list of Best Books of the Year

I love "Best of the Year" lists! It is so much fun to see what books have been selected; which titles I celebrate and which titles I think are missing from the list. Here are the books Publishers Weekly listed as Best Books of the Year in the Children’s Fiction Category:

  • Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 2: The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson
  • The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
  • Masterpiece by Elise Broach
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  • Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
  • Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos
  • Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
  • Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
  • Nation by Terry Pratchett

Here are the titles PW listed in the Children’s Nonfiction Category:

Some of these titles are not eligible for the Newbery Award - or our Mock Newbery Award - because they do not fit the official criteria, but I would love to hear your comments on any of these titles!

1 comment:

Jen said...

I am so into Tender Morsels it is crazy. It's certainly not a Newbery contender, but I do think it is the best book I've read this year.