Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

Today's post brings you yet another "best-of" list this time from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.

2006 Blue Ribbons

Blue Ribbons are chosen annually by the Bulletin staff and represent what we believe to be the best of the previous year's literature for youth.

Picture books

  • Keeper of Soles by Teresa Bateman, illustrated by Yayo
  • Ugly Fish by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Scott Magoon
  • Tickle the Duck! by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
  • The True Story of Stellina by Matteo Pericoli, illustrated by Matteo Pericoli
  • Bad Bear Detectives: An Irving and Muktuk Story by Daniel Pinkwater, illustrated by Jill Pinkwater
  • Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Randy Cecil
  • Good Boy, Fergus! by David Shannon, illustrated by David Shannon
  • Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee, illustrated by Nicola Smee
  • John, Paul, George, and Ben by Lane Smith, illustrated by Lane Smith
  • Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People To Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
  • Dizzy by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Sean Qualls


  • The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen by M.T. Anderson
  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson
  • Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge
  • Sold by Patricia McCormick
  • Something Invisible by Siobhan Parkinson
  • Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
  • A Drowned Maiden's Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


  • Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement by Ann Bausum
  • Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea by Chris Butterworth, illustrated by John Lawrence
  • The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Sean Qualls
  • 5,000 Miles to Freedom by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin
  • Memories of Survival by Esther Nisenthal Krinitz and Bernice Steinhardt (a 2005 book)
  • Giants of Science: Isaac Newton by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Boris Kulikov
  • Boy, Were We Wrong about Dinosaurs! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski, illustrated by S. D. Schindler
  • Kampung Boy by Lat, illustrated by Lat
  • Stompin’ at the Savoy: The Story of Norma Miller by Norma Miller, edited by Alan Govenar, illustrated by Martin French
  • The Hero Schliemann: The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Robert Byrd

Be sure to go to the official site to read brief descriptions of each title!

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