Collating the Best Childrens Book Lists

Publishers Weekly released its Best Books selections today (100 adult titles in various categories and 40 in childrens). The new “interactive” format features each book’s cover, an annotation and link to the original PW review.

Once again this year, we are collating the titles from various lists into a spreadsheet, with ISBNs, so you can check the titles against your collection and place orders for those you may be missing. UPDATE as of 12/21, all the lists to date have been collated:

As we’ve come to expect, there is little overlap between the lists (last year, of the 228 titles that appeared on 12 childrens and YA lists, two-thirds of them were picked by just one publication).

We will update the spreadsheet as new lists appear. Look for the spreadsheet for adult titles later this week.

4 Responses to “Collating the Best Childrens Book Lists”

  1. Brock Martin Says:

    The Chime curse continues… on the spreadsheet the Franny Billingsley title is listed as “Close to Famous” (autocompleted from the Joan Bauer title) :-)

  2. Nora Rawlinson Says:

    Thanks so much, “Brock”. Curses on autocompleting!

    The error has now been fixed.



  3. Tina Says:

    Your link to the spreadsheet does not appear to work!

  4. Nora Rawlinson Says:

    How annnoying that you’re having trouble downloading it. I’m sending you a copy via email. If anyone else out there is having trouble, please email me — Nora At — and I will send you a copy.