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?