The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2016 Edition

THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COMMITTEE at Bank Street College of Education strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year.
The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Edition includes more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book Committee as the best of the best published in 2015. In choosing books for the annual list, reviewers consider literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. Other criteria include credibility of characterization and plot, authenticity of time and place, age suitability, positive treatment of ethnic and religious differences, and the absence of stereotypes.
Nonfiction titles are further evaluated for accuracy and clarity. Each book accepted for the list is read and reviewed by at least two committee members and then discussed by the committee as a whole.
* denotes outstanding

Ask Me

by Bernard Waber / Suzy Lee

$5.00

Bird & Diz

by Gary Golio / Ed Young

$5.00

Blackbird Fly

by Erin Entrada Kelly

$5.00

Bulldozer’s Big Day

by Candace Fleming / Eric Rohmann

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Mango, Abuela y yo (Mango, Abuela, and Me)

by Meg Medina / Angela Dominguez

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Moonpenny Island

by Tricia Springstubb / Gilbert Ford

$5.00

Nimona

by Noelle Stevenson

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Pool

by JiHyeon Lee

$5.00

Roller Girl

by Victoria Jamieson

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Sunday Shopping

by Sally Derby / Shadra Strickland

$5.00

The Call of the Osprey

by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent / William Muñoz

$5.00

The Life of Ty: Friends of a Feather

by Lauren Myracle / Jed Henry

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The Potato King

by Christoph Niemann

$5.00

The Skunk

by Mac Barnett / Patrick McDonnell

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Tiny Pretty Things

by Sona Charaipotra

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