Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth

About the Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.

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NameTitleYear
Z Is for MooseZ Is for Moose2012 - Selection
The Children and the WolvesThe Children and the Wolves2012 - Selection
The Miseducation of Cameron PostThe Miseducation of Cameron Post2012 - Selection
Keeping the CastleKeeping the Castle2012 - Selection
Grave MercyGrave Mercy2012 - Selection
The Girl with Borrowed Wings.The Girl with Borrowed Wings2012 - Selection
Fire in the StreetsFire in the Streets2012 - Selection
The Final FourThe Final Four2012 - Selection
The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars2012 - Selection
Every DayEvery Day2012 - Selection
DramaDrama2012 - Selection
DodgerDodger2012 - Selection
Code Name VerityCode Name Verity2012 - Selection
Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the SeasOcean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas.2012 - Selection
Never Fall DownNever Fall Down2012 - Selection
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia EarleLife in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle2012 - Selection
Just Ducks!Just Ducks! 2012 - Selection
Brothers at BatBrothers at Bat2012 - Selection
It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to DrawIt Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw.2012 - Selection
The Fairy Ring; or, Elsie and Frances Fool the WorldThe Fairy Ring; or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World.2012 - Selection
The Boston Tea PartyThe Boston Tea Party2012 - Selection
Wild Horse ScientistsWild Horse Scientists2012 - Selection
We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s MarchWe’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March2012 - Selection
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought DifferentSteve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different2012 - Selection
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B952012 - Selection
Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation and Civil Rights in the Jim Crow YearsMiles to Go for Freedom: Segregation and Civil Rights in the Jim Crow Years2012 - Selection
My Book of Life by AngelMy Book of Life by Angel2012 - Selection
Quarantine: The LonersQuarantine: The Loners2012 - Selection
Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass: The Story behind an American Friendship.Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass: The Story behind an American Friendship.2012 - Selection
And Then It’s SpringAnd Then It’s Spring2012 - Selection
This Is Not My HatThis Is Not My Hat2012 - Selection
Sleep like a TigerSleep like a Tiger2012 - Selection
Penny and Her SongPenny and Her Song2012 - Selection
Machines Go to Work in the CityMachines Go to Work in the City2012 - Selection
Jimmy the GreatestJimmy the Greatest2012 - Selection
HomerHomer2012 - Selection
GreenGreen2012 - Selection
Extra YarnExtra Yarn2012 - Selection
Cold SnapCold Snap2012 - Selection
Boot and ShoeBoot and Shoe2012 - Selection
Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean PicnicAuntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic2012 - Selection
WonderWonder2012 - Selection
RailseaRailsea2012 - Selection
Twelve Kinds of IceTwelve Kinds of Ice2012 - Selection
Three Times LuckyThree Times Lucky2012 - Selection
Starry River of the SkyStarry River of the Sky2012 - Selection
Splendors and GloomsSplendors and Glooms2012 - Selection
Lulu and the Duck in the ParkLulu and the Duck in the Park2012 - Selection
Jump into the SkyJump into the Sky2012 - Selection
The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas BenedictThe Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict2012 - Selection
The Boy on Cinnamon StreetThe Boy on Cinnamon Street2012 - Selection
A Boy Called DickensA Boy Called Dickens2012 - Selection
Sophia’s War: A Tale of RevolutionSophia’s War: A Tale of Revolution2012 - Selection
SeraphinaSeraphina2012 - Selection
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance during the HolocaustBeyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust2012 - Selection
Mouse & LionMouse & Lion2011 - Selection
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African AmericansHeart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans2011 - Selection
LeverageLeverage2011 - Selection
Drawing from MemoryDrawing from Memory2011 - Selection
Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women’s Hoops on the MapBasketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women’s Hoops on the Map2011 - Selection
You Killed Wesley PayneYou Killed Wesley Payne2011 - Selection
Why We Broke UpWhy We Broke Up2011 - Selection
The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the TitanicThe Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic2011 - Selection
Paper Covers RockPaper Covers Rock2011 - Selection
Okay for NowOkay for Now2011 - Selection
Now Playing: Stoner & Spaz IINow Playing: Stoner & Spaz II.2011 - Selection
A Monster CallsA Monster Calls2011 - Selection
Life: An Exploded DiagramLife: An Exploded Diagram.2011 - Selection
KarmaKarma2011 - Selection
The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in ChinaThe House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China2011 - Selection
Island’s EndIsland’s End2011 - Selection
Guantanamo BoyGuantanamo Boy2011 - Selection
ChimeChime2011 - Selection
The Big CrunchThe Big Crunch2011 - Selection
Between Shades of Gray.Between Shades of Gray2011 - Selection
Anya’s GhostAnya’s Ghost2011 - Selection
The Great Migration: Journey to the NorthThe Great Migration: Journey to the North.2011 - Selection
Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration.Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration2011 - Selection
I. M. Pei: Architect of Time, Place, and PurposeI. M. Pei: Architect of Time, Place, and Purpose2011 - Selection
GangsGangs2011 - Selection
StarsStars2011 - Selection
9780823422517Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto.2011 - Selection
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of ProhibitionBootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition2011 - Selection
A Storm Called KatrinaA Storm Called Katrina2011 - Selection
No Two AlikeNo Two Alike2011 - Selection
MudkinMudkin2011 - Selection
Lola’s FandangoLola’s Fandango2011 - Selection
999 Tadpoles999 Tadpoles2011 - Selection
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature.Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature2011 - Selection
A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe LouisA Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis2011 - Selection
Me . . . JaneMe . . . Jane2011 - Selection
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s ParadeBalloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade.2011 - Selection
WonderstruckWonderstruck2011 - Selection
The WikkelingThe Wikkeling2011 - Selection
Sparrow RoadSparrow Road2011 - Selection
Roots and Blues: A CelebrationRoots and Blues: A Celebration2011 - Selection
The Silver BowlThe Silver Bowl2011 - Selection
No Ordinary DayNo Ordinary Day2011 - Selection
Never ForgottenNever Forgotten2011 - Selection
My Name Is MinaMy Name Is Mina2011 - Selection
Mo Wren, Lost and Found.Mo Wren, Lost and Found2011 - Selection
Lost & FoundLost & Found2011 - Selection
Inside Out and Back AgainInside Out and Back Again2011 - Selection
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own MakingThe Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making2011 - Selection
Brother Sun, Sister MoonBrother Sun, Sister Moon2011 - Selection
Around the WorldAround the World2011 - Selection
The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the ChimpsThe Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps2011 - Selection
Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its LegacyFlesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy2011 - Selection
2008 booklist editors choice youth2008 - Selection
2007 booklist editors choice youth2007 - Selection
2006 booklist editors choice youth2006 - Selection
2005 booklist editors choice youth2005 - Selection