Saturday, December 12, 2009

Here & There--December 12, 2009

Some news...some book lists...some book reviews. Maybe you'll find some children's books you'd like to give as gifts for the holidays.

From School Library Journal
School Library Journal’s Best Children’s Books of 2009
It’s Caldecott Time: Some of this year’s graphic novels should be serious contenders by Ernie Cox
‘Kirkus Reviews’ Shuts Down by Rocco Staino

From Booklist
Top 10 Books for Youth: Sci-Tech (2009)
Top Ten Books for Youth: Science Fiction & Fantasy (2009)
Top Ten Books for Youth: The Arts (2009)

From Publishers Weekly
Best Children’s Books of 2009
Children’s Book Reviews: 12/7/2009
Shelftalker: 2009 Starred Books Wrap-up

From Kirkus Reviews
The Best Children’s Books of 2009

From NCTE
2009 Orbis Pictus Award Winner, Honor Books, and Recommended Books

From The New York Times
Notable Children’s Books of 2009
Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2009

From Sylvia Vardell at Poetry for Children
Favorite Poetry Books of 2009 for Young People

From Wild Rose Reader—Poetry Book Reviews 2009
Red Sings from Treetops: A Book Review & An Invitation (4/17/09)
Presenting Anna Alter & What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe? (4/21/09)
Poetry Friday: Animal Haiku (4/24/09) This post includes a brief review of Michael J. Rosen’s The Cuckoo’s Haiku.
The Frogs and Toads All Sang: A Book of Poems by Arnold Lobel (6/05/09)
Book Review: Sky Magic Compiled by Lee Bennett Hopkins (6/12/09)
Poetry Book Review: Incredible Inventions Compiled by Lee Bennett Hopkins (6/19/09)
Poetry about City Life (7/24/09) This post includes a review of Lee Bennett Hopkins’s City I Love.
Countdown to Summer: A Poetry Book Review (8/28/09)
Stampede!: Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School (9/04/09)
Button Up! Wrinkled Rhymes by Alice Schertle (10/2/2009)
The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination (11/6/2009)

4 comments:

Julie Larios said...

Wow - thanks for all the work it took to put this list together! You just saved me hours of work.

laurasalas said...

Thanks, Elaine, for compiling all this. This will give me a starting place for catching up on worthwhile books I've missed this year!

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