Great Books for Children and Young Adults: Our Favorites from 2014

It’s So Hard to Choose . . . 

Cindy and Lynn: It’s that time again! We have to join the fray and list our favorite books of 2014. Some of these are surely award contenders, others are just personal favorites that we think are worthy of highlighting at year’s end. Some we blogged and some we didn’t but at least want to include here. This year Cindy is serving on a nonfiction award committee so she is avoiding listing any nonfiction.

2015 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced

The 2015 Sydney Taylor Book Awards were announced yesterday. The award “honors new books for children and teens that exemplify the highest literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.” Sydney Taylor, whom the award memorializes, was the author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series. The winning titles, linked to Booklist reviews when available, are below.