This edition includes more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book Committee as the best of the best published in 2022. 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.
The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) serves as the U.S. national section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), which was founded to promote international understanding and good will through books for children and adolescents.
"Community, Connecting, Cultivating & Constructing Conversations Through Literacy" is a list developed by members of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) and ALSC's Quicklists Committee. This list is intended to support conversations about dismantling systems of racial injustice. July 2020.
Embracing Gender Identities is an ALSC booklist created to help support conversations about gender identity and expression. This list includes recommended informational picture books, as well as works of fiction and non-fiction that challenge gender norms and explore the wide spectrum of gender identity. It includes additional resources for parents. July 2020.
The books on these lists are to help inspire conversations with children going through challenging situations like the death of a loved one, an unexpected move, natural disasters and more. Resources for adults are also included. May 2019.
A Mighty Girl's book section features girl-empowering books with over 200 categories to explore. Browse the detailed book menu by mousing over the "Books" button on the menu bar. From there, chose the categories that interest you and use the filters on the left side to refine your search.
The Young Adult Library Services Association database contains recommendations for teens ages 12-18 and spans a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage families to take an active role in helping teens choose books that are a good match for their interest and maturity levels.