This post collects links to “Best of 2013” book lists and award winners in children’s and young adult literature as they are published or announced by professional journals, organizations, newspapers, blogs, etc. It also provides links to some of our own district book lists. These are great resources to aid in finding new books to purchase for library collections and use to promote reading with students and teachers. This post will be updated and bumped to the top of the website again as new resources are added to it. If you have other lists or resources to add here, please share them in the comments below and we will add them to the post.
Granite School District Lists
- 2013 Granite Book Awards: Middle Grade Fiction
- 2013 Granite Book Awards: Picture Books
- 2013 Granite Book Awards: Young Adult Fiction
- 2013 New Release Book Titles (Elementary) – Cindy Dunn, Elementary Media Supervisor, continually compiles and updates this list of fiction, nonfiction, and picture books released in 2013. It is a Google spreadsheet that can be sorted by title, author, book type, or month of release. Books with an asterisk (*) next to their titles have been positively reviewed in professional journals. Books with two asterisks (**) have received starred reviews from journals.
- Granitemedia.org Best New Books – Collects all 4- and 5- star book reviews from GSD librarians, teachers, and students as they are posted here on Granitemedia.org. You can also browse the best reviews in various categories (such as Best Middle Grade Fiction, Best Picture Books, or Best YA Fiction) under the “Reviews/Best New Books” tab on the menu at the top of this page.
- Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2013
- Booklist Editors’ Choice: Audio for Youth, 2013
- Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2013
- Booklist Editors’ Choice: Reference Sources, 2013
- Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2013 Blue Ribbons
- Horn Book Fanfare 2013
- Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of 2013
- Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2013
- Publishers Weekly Best Books 2013: Children’s Fiction
- Publishers Weekly Best Books 2013: Children’s Nonfiction
- Publishers Weekly Best Books 2013: Children’s Picture
- School Library Journal Best Books 2013: Adult Books 4 Teens
- School Library Journal Best Books 2013: Fiction
- School Library Journal Best Books 2013: Nonfiction
- School Library Journal Best Books 2013: Picture Books
- School Library Journal’s Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2013
- School Library Journal’s Top 10 Latino-Themed Books of 2013
General Publications (Newspapers, Magazines, Blogs, &c.)
- A Fuse #8 Production’s 1oo Magnificent Children’s Books 2013
- Huffington Post Best Picture Books of 2013
- Nerdy Book Club 2013 Nerdy Award Finalists
- New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2013
- New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2013 (includes a Young Adult list)
- NPR Best Books of 2013: Kids Books
- NPR Best Books of 2013: Young Adult
- Shelf Awareness 2013 Best Books of the Year
Awards and Organizations
- 2013 CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards – These British awards are roughly analogous to the American-based Newbery and Caldecott Medals. For more great books see also the 2013 Carnegie Shortlist and 2013 Greenaway Shortlist.
- 2013 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature – this list includes the 2013 winner, finalists, and the longlist.
- 2014 ALA Youth Media Awards – includes the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and many other excellent awards for children’s and young adult literature.
- 2014 ALSC Notable Children’s Books
- 2014 Edgar Award Nominees – Juvenile and Young Adult – mystery fiction.
- 2014 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award
- 2014 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction
- 2014 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
- Cybils 2013 Finalists – Children and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards
- New York Public Library – Children’s Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013
- Amazon.com Best Children’s Books of 2013
- Amazon.com Best Teen and Young Adult Books of 2013
- Buzzfeed 20 of the Best Children’s Books 2013
- EarlyWord 2013 Ultimate Best Book Lists
- Goodreads Best Middle Grade and Children’s Books 2013
- Goodreads Best Picture Books 2013
- Goodreads Best Young Adult Fiction 2013
- Goodreads Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction 2013
- Kidsreads.com Reviewers Picks 2013
[Originally posted on Dec. 5, 2013 at 7:38 AM]