Best Books Mashups, 2010

Top Kids Picks

The Best Books lists have been rolling in and we have posted links to them on the right, under “Best Books ’10”. We’ve also put together an Excel spreadsheet of all the childrens picks from the national review media so far, so you can easily check the titles against your collection (it’s sorted by number of picks, but you can sort it any way that works best for you). If you have any trouble downloading it, or have any suggestions for making it more useful, email me.

Among the five sources (Kirkus, PW, SLJ, the NYT BR Best Illustrated Books, plus EarlyWord picks by Lisa Von Drasek), there is very little agreement. Just two titles were selected by four sources. Nine were picked by three; thirty-eight by two. The majority, 120, were picked by just one source.

We will add Booklist and Horn Book‘s picks when they are announced.

For adult titles, Neil Hollands at the Booklist blog, “Book Group Buzz,” is compiling a spreadsheet. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.

3 Responses to “Best Books Mashups, 2010”

  1. Heather D. Says:

    I love this spreadsheet of reviewer favourites. Thanks!

  2. Brock Martin Says:

    What’s most surprising to me is that two books with multiple starred reviews, and a lot of buzz earlier this year, Pam Muñoz Ryan’s “The Dreamer” and Deborah Wiles’ “Countdown” each only made one of the lists — at least so far.

  3. Cindy M. Says:

    I liked the spreadsheet format. It allowed me to sort the list according to my specifications. Thanks.