CLWG: Children's Literature Web Guide

Best Books of 1997

An Annual Roundup of Book Lists Published on the Web

Book awards are all very well, but sometimes you just can't choose one best book, or two, or three, or even ten. The recommendations here should keep you reading well into 1998!

American Library Association

Notable Books, 1998

All of the lists are now available on the ALA website, and most are annotated. The list of Notable Websites is new for 1998, and is a welcome addition.

*Notable Books for Children
*Notable Children's Films and Videos
*Notable Recordings for Children
*Notable Children's Computer Software
*Notable Children's Websites

*Best Books for Young Adults
*Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults

*Quick Picks for the Reluctant Young Reader
*Top Ten Quick Picks

*Best Films and Videos for Young Adults

*Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults - Thematic lists not limited to 1997 publications. This year's themes are Adult Mysteries for Teens; Facing Nature Head On; Feel Good Books; Teens From Other Times: Historical Fiction.

*ALA Book Awards, 1998 (Newbery, Caldecott, etc.)


Editors' Choice '97

*Books for Youth
*Adult Books for Young Adults
*Media (Audio, Video, CD-ROM)

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

*1997 Bulletin Blue Ribbons
*1997 Blue Ribbon Dissents

National Science Teachers Association (U.S.)

*Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children for 1998

Ontario Library Association

*Best Bets 1997: Recommended Canadian Books

Publisher's Weekly

*Best Children's Books of 1997
*Best Children's Religious Books of 1997

School Library Journal

*Best Books 1997

Science Books & Films (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

*Best Children's Science Books, January 1998

Smithsonian Magazine

*Notable Books for Children, November 1997

Finished reading already? Better check The Best of 1996.

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Friday, April 24, 1998

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