The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2012

One of the most comprehensive annotated book lists for children, aged infant through 16. The Committee reviews over 6,000 titles annually for accuracy and literary quality and considers their emotional impact on children. The best 600 books published each year, both fiction and nonfiction, are listed with annotations, according to age and category.

Under Five

Five to Nine

Nine to Twelve

Twelve to Fourteen

Fourteen and Up