The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010-2012

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.

Below are the past editions that are currently available online. The 2010 edition contains titles published in 2009, 2011 contains titles published in 2010, and 2012 contains titles published in 2011. Reference copies of editions published in print before 2010 may be found in the Bank Street College Library.

Under Five

2012

2011

2010

Five to Nine

2012

2011

2010

Nine to Twelve

2012

2011

2010

Twelve to Fourteen

2012

2011

2010

Fourteen and Up

2012

2011

2010

Special Interests

2011

2010