Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 edition from Bank Street CBC

Besides choosing which books should receive the three Bank Street Children's Book awards each year, the Bank Street Children's Book Committee also publishes a list of best books for young readers age infant to 16 years old.

You can find past lists in PDF form from 2010-2014 on their website HERE.

The Best Book lists are divided by age and includes both fiction and nonfiction.  Within age groups, books are further subdivided by genre, e.g. Fantasy, Coming of Age, Sports etc and each book listed is annotated.  And while every book on the list is considered a best book, there are some extraordinary books marked with a star. 

The 2015 Edition of the Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 can be found HERE.  This year there is even a print edition that can be purchased for $10.00 (plus $3.00 shipping) by contacting us at

You can also read about the committee's guidelines for choosing the best books each year HERE

I know I posted about the 2015 winners of the Bank Street Children's Book Committee awards, but in case you missed it, here they are again: 

2015 Josette Frank Award for Fiction

For older readers::
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Dial Books, 2014, 384 pages

For younger readers:
Feiwel and Friends, 2014, 240 pages

2015 Claudia Lewis Award for poetry

For older readers:
Nancy Paulsen Books, 2014, 336 pages

For younger readers:
Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014, 32 pages

2015 Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for nonfiction

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
Candlewick Press, 2014, 192 pages


  1. Thanks for including all the links, I will take a look at them all when I sit down this evening.

  2. Was excited to see this, too, Alex :) Glad you posted it!


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