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CCBC Choices 2012
CCBC Choices is the annual best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center based in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man. Chabon, Michael
  • Breadcrumbs. Ursu, Anne
  • Bumped. McCafferty, Megan
  • Clink. DiPucchio, Kelly
  • Divergent. Roth, Veronica
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Carson, Rae
  • The Great Migration. Greenfield, Eloise
  • Heart and Soul. Nelson, Kadir
  • Inside Out and Back Again. Lai, Thanhha
  • Invisible Inkling. Jenkins, Emily
  • Junonia. Henkes, Kevin
  • Liesl & Po. Oliver, Lauren
  • Little White Rabbit. Henkes, Kevin
  • The Silver Bowl. Stanley, Diane
  • The Star Maker. Yep, Laurence
  • Ten Little Puppies/Diez perritos. Ada, Alma Flor
  • There Is No Long Distance Now. Nye, Naomi Shihab
  • We Are America. Myers, Walter Dean


Children’s Book Committee/Bank Street College of Education Outstanding Books of 2011
One of the most comprehensive annotated book lists for children, aged infant-16. The Committee reviews over 6,000 titles each year for accuracy and literary quality and considers their emotional impact on children. It chooses the best 600 books, both fiction and nonfiction, which it lists with annotations, according to age and category.

Under Five:
  • Everything Goes: On Land. Biggs, Brian (Tr 9780061958090)
Five to Nine:
  • Clink. DiPucchio, Kelly (Tr 9780061929281)
Nine to Twelve:
  • The Great Migration. Greenfield, Eloise (Tr 9780061259210)
  • Inside Out and Back Again. Lai, Thanhha (Tr 9780061962783)
  • True (... Sort Of). Hannigan, Katherine (Tr 9780061968730; Lb 9780061968747)
Twelve to Fourteen:
  • See What I See. Whelan, Gloria (Tr 9780061255458)


2012 Notable Books for a Global Society Book Award
The Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association’s list of outstanding trade books for enhancing student understanding of people and cultures throughout the world.

  • Heart and Soul. Nelson, Kadir (Tr 9780061730740; Lb 9780061730764)
  • Inside Out and Back Again. Lai, Thanhha (Tr 9780061962783)
HarperCollins Childrens
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