Happy December! This is the season when everyone seems to weigh in on the best of everything. There are so many sites and sources listing their favorite books right now that I wanted to put them all in one place. Here are some lists of the best books for young readers (especially middle grade and chapter books), hopefully in time for your holiday shopping:
- Amazon's Best Books of the Year for ages 6-8 and ages 9-12
- School Library Journal's Best Middle Grade Books of the Year
- Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014: Middle Grade
- Kirkus Book Review Best Books of 2014: Best Chapter Books, Best Middle-Grade Nonfiction, Best Middle-Grade Realism, Best Middle Grade for Readers Who Like Quirky, Best Middle-Grade Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Adventure, Best Middle-Grade Books That Celebrate Diversity
- New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2014
- Association for Library Service to Children's 2014 Notable Books
- (A long list whose "Middle Readers" category includes fiction, nonfiction, and even
- some picture books.)
- Parents' Choice Award Winners
- National Science Teachers Association's Outstanding Science Trade Books for K-12
- A long list of books on a wide variety of science topics.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science 2015 Children's Science Book Finalists
- The Wall Street Journal's Best Children's Books of 2014 (Scroll down to see the Children's picks.)
- The Children's Literature Association of Utah's Beehive Award Nominees
I hope that was helpful! You can also click here and here to see my top 10 middle grade and chapter books of 2014. Happy reading!