Monday, November 06, 2006

Publisher's Weekly's Best Books of the Year

Publisher's Weekly has released its "Best Books of the Year" list. Here are the children book choices:


  • The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, Mini Grey
  • Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship, Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu, photos by Peter Greste
  • Lilly's Big Day, Kevin Henkes
  • Jazz, Walter Dean Myers, illus. by Christopher Myers
  • John, Paul, George & Ben, Lane Smith
  • Flotsam, David Wiesner


  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, M.T. Anderson
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline
  • Saint Iggy, K.L. Going
  • Fly by Night, Frances Hardinge
  • Incantation, Alice Hoffman
  • Firestorm, David Klass
  • Keturah and Lord Death, Martine Leavitt
  • Fairest, Gail Carson Levine
  • Sold, Patricia McCormick
  • Clementine, Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee
  • The Book Thief, Markus Zusak


  • Pick Me Up (DK)
  • Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini, Sid Fleischman
  • To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel, Siena Cherson Siegel, illus. by Mark Siegel

Link via Bookslut, where Jessa Crispin says, "Oh god, it's starting already."