2006 booklist's top of the list


Adult Fiction

McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. Knopf, $24 (0-307-26543-9).

Adult Nonfiction

Tolan, Sandy. The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East. Bloomsbury, $24.95 (1-58234-343-8).

Youth Fiction

Anderson, M. T. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; v.1: The Pox Party. Candlewick, $17.99 (0-7636-2402-0).

Youth Nonfiction

Bausum, Ann. Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement. National Geographic, $18.95 (0-7922-4173-8).

Youth Picture Book

Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Moon. Illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson. Farrar, $16 (0-374-35046-9).

Reference Source

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. Ed. by Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor. Routledge, $175 (0-415-21258-8).

Video & DVD

Country Boys. PBS Video, $34.99.


Gaiman, Neil. Anansi Boys. Read by Lenny Henry. Harper, $39.95 (0-06-082384-4).

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Booklist's Top of the List
Every January, Booklist publishes Editors’ Choice: lists of the best books, databases, video/DVDs, and audiobooks of the past year. From these lists, we further select what we call the Top of the List: the single best title in eight categories—adult fiction, adult nonfiction, youth fiction, youth nonfiction, youth picture book, reference source, video/DVD, and audiobook.
2006 - Selection(s)