The Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education issues its annual THE BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR
Recently, The Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education released its annual The Best Children’s Books of the Year (featuring titles published in 2005) at its annual Award Ceremony for the three best books of 2005 in children’s Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry.
The Best Children’s Books of the Year has been published annually for more than eighty years. The volume contains upwards of 600 annotated titles, and is designed to guide parents, teachers, and librarians in choosing just the right books for children. It is divided into over thirty age and subject categories for children aged infant to fourteen. All the listed books have been reviewed by the nonprofit Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College. Members of the Committee include educators, librarians, authors, illustrators, and parents. Many of the books are also read and evaluated by a cadre of young reviewers, who range in age from two to fourteen.
Winning books this year were: Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles (The 2005 Josette Frank Award); Gorilla Doctors Saving Endangered Apes by Pamela S. Turner (The 2005 Flora Stieglitz Straus Award); A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms by Paul B. Janeczko (The 2005 Claudia Lewis Award).
Special Price: Although The Best Children’s Books of the Year usually retails for $8.00 plus $2.50 for shipping and handling, this year the Committee is offering the book at a special price of $5.00, plus $2.50 for shipping and handling. Make your check payable to the Children’s Book Committee and mail it to Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education, 610 West 112 th Street, New York, NY 10025-1898. For more information, you may reach the Committee at (212) 875-4540 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view a sample of the list, or order online, go to www.bankstreet.edu/bookcom/.
The Committee is also offering an annotated Teen List of 25 titles, available free on its website at www.BankStreet.edu/bookcom/teen/.