The Children's Literature Web Guide

The Best Books of 1996

An Annual Roundup of 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 1997!

American Library Association Notable Books

Most of the lists have now been posted, at least in preliminary form. More information may appear from time to time on the American Library Association website.


Editors' Choice '96 Booklist Focus: Editors' Choice Revisted, by Stephanie Zvirin. A look back at 20 adult books selected as best of the year for Young Adults, 1980-1990.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Hungry Mind Review

Morningside (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

National Council for the Social Studies (U.S.)

National Science Teachers Association (U.S.)

Ontario Library Association

Publisher's Weekly

Resource Links (Canada)

School Library Journal

*Best Books 1996

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

Smithsonian Magazine

*Notable Books for Children, November 1996

Finished reading already? Better check The Best of 1995.

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