For the first time, the Bank Street College of Education is offering their list of the best books of the year online. You can check out the books included in the list on their website. The lists are nicely arranged by age. They are in pdf format which is nice for those of us who would like to refer to them again and again.
One nice feature of the list is that even for teens, some of the books are marked as good read alouds. I can see teachers and parents finding that very useful.