CCBC Choices is always one of my favorite lists of the year. Not only does it not pick a winner, but it offers such a range of multicultural, multiethnic, multi-everything books that no other list can quite compare. I always find myself placing more books on hold at the library than with any other list, and each one is an amazing book.
Now that I am no longer doing children’s programming, I have given up attending most of the continuing education about children’s services. The one that I simply can’t give up is the presentation by the CCBC where they come and hand sell the books they have selected. I hope to be there again this year.
Later drafts of the list will have annotations and recommended ages for all of the books, but this first glimpse is the most exciting!
Here are some of my faves from the list:
Move! by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.
An Island Grows by Lola Schaefer.
Summer Is Summer by Phillis Gershator.
Winter Is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer.
One Potato, Two Potato by Cynthia DeFelice.
The Little Red Hen by Jerry Pinkney.
The Magic Horse of Han Gan by Chen Jiang Hong.
Dizzy by Jonah Winter.
Meow Ruff by Joyce Sidman.
Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod.
Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
Bebe Goes Shopping by Susan Middleton Elya.
Boo and Baa Have Company by Lena Landstrom.
This is obviously going to go on forever! I have read more titles on the list this year than ever before. Usually I recognize only a handful and am lead to a myriad of great reads. This year I seem to have read and enjoyed more than I missed. I am amazed.
Anyway, it is a super list. Filled with great reads for all ages. Check it out!