Best Books of the Year
The central work of the Children's Book Committee is the review of more than 6,000 titles per year. The Best Children's Books of the Year is an annotated list of the CBC's selections.
The Children's Book Committee
The Children's Book Committee was founded more than 100 years ago to help parents, teachers, and librarians choose the books that children will find captivating and transforming.
One of the most comprehensive annotated book lists for children, aged infant-16. The Committee reviews over 6000 titles each year for accuracy and literary quality and considers their emotional impact on children. It chooses the best 600 books, both fiction and nonfiction, which it lists with annotations, according to age and category.
More Resources from the Children's Book Committee
The world of books is broad and extensive. There are so many books to choose from that it may be hard to know where to begin. With Building Blocks, the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee recommends some of the best titles as a foundation for your family’s own growing library.
Building Blocks 5 & Up (PDF)