The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Edition

THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COMMITTEE at Bank Street College of Education strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year.

The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Edition includes more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book Committee as the best of the best published in 2014. 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. Other criteria include credibility of characterization and plot, authenticity of time and place, age suitability, positive treatment of ethnic and religious differences, and the absence of stereotypes.

Nonfiction titles are further evaluated for accuracy and clarity. Each book accepted for the list is read and reviewed by at least two committee members and then discussed by the committee as a whole. 

The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Edition

Under Five | Five to Nine | Nine to Twelve | Twelve to Fourteen | Fourteen and Up

Further Resources

  • Past editions of The Best Children's Books of the Year are available online. Reference copies of editions published in print before 2010 may be found in the Bank Street College Library.

Print Edition

Best Children's Books of the Year 2015To purchase a print copy of The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Edition, please contact us at bookcom@bankstreet.edu

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