The New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2011

On Monday, The New York Times released their list of Notable Children’s Books for the year.  Their list moves from young adult through middle grades to picture books.

Here are the books they feature:



Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (my review)

Level Up by Gene Luen Yang (my review)

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (my review)

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater




Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming

Drawing from Memory by Allen Say (my review)

Everything on It by Shel Silverstein

The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer


Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (my review)

Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg (my review)


Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck

Seriously, Norman! by Chris Raschka

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (my review)




Blackout by John Rocco (my review)

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (my review)


I Must Have Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal (my review)

Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell (my review)

Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story by Thomas F. Yezerski (my review)

My Name Is Elizabeth! by Annika Dunklee (my review)


Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

Pomelo Begins to Grow by Ramona Bodescu

Samantha on a Roll by Linda Ashman