Friday, December 20, 2013

So Many Good Books!

It's the end of the year and so time to celebrate all the good books that have come out in 2013 (and time to update our collections with overlooked best books!)  There are many end of the year lists put out, so check out the one that fits the age level your library serves.
  • School Library Journal compiles several lists including Best Fiction, Best Nonfiction, Best Picture Books, Top Graphic Novels, Top Latino-themed Books, Best Adult Books 4 Teens, and even Top DVDs and Apps of 2013.
  • Kirkus has a slew of book recommendations including Best Children's Books, Best Teen Books, and Adult Fiction and Nonfiction.
  • The New York Times lists 100 Notable Books for adults and fewer than 100 for children.  Also, they list the 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books
  • Librarians of middle grade readers should definitely check out Tween Recommended Reads from ALSC. 
  • NPR has an interesting taggable collection of lists that combines a slew of genre book lists, Kids' Books, Comics and Graphic Novels, and Young Adult Books.  Just trust me and check this one out; it's pretty cool.   
  • NYPL put together a similar interface listing the top 100 Children's Books for Reading and Sharing.
  • Publishers Weekly lists include Children's Picture, Children's Fiction, Children's Nonfiction, Comics, and a range of adult books.
Did I miss any? (This is mostly a joke, I'm quite sure I've missed some.)  Please add your favorite "best of" list in the comments.  Happy reading and we'll see you in 2014!

1 comment:

  1.'s "staff picks":

    Also, check out their lists for "overlooked books," "best lines," and "best poetry" of 2013.