Roger Sutton has announced the Horn Book Fanfare List (Best Books of 2005). Some of my favorites are on the list including Jon Agee's Terrific, Mini Grey's Traction Man is Here!, Hilary McKay's Permanent Rose, and Faith McNulty's If You Decide to Go to the Moon (illustrated by Steven Kellogg).
Gabrielle Zevin's Elsewhere is also on the best books list. Liz B. gives Elsewhere a (surprised) thumbs up today at A Chair, A Fireplace and a Tea Cozy.
And the lists keep coming! Susan at Chicken Spaghetti discusses the School Library Journal best of 2005 list today.