Kirkus Best Children’s Books

Kirkus has put out their latest supplement: The Best Children’s Books of 2009.

For me, the supplement was like revisiting old friends.  There are so many great titles in this collection that it makes me want to rush out and read the ones I missed because they are in such good company.

Here are handful of the bright spots on the list from my perspective:

The Secret World of Walter Anderson by Hester Bass, illustrated by E. B. Lewis

Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree by Betsy Franco, illustrated by Shino Arihara

My People by Langston Hughes, photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr.

The Doll Shop Downstairs by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illustrated by Heather Majone


All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead


Any of your own favorites that made the list?

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  1. I am in love with the Langston Hughes adaptation, because that little child is just so yummy I could eat him. And All the World is just …fabulous. And I say that not just because Liz is a dear friend. That really is a charming book.

    I’m giving both for Christmas.


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