Center for Children’s Literature

Children’s Book Committee

The Children’s Book Committee was founded more than 100 years ago to help parents, teachers, and librarians choose the books that children will find captivating and transforming. Every year it produces comprehensive annotated book lists for children aged infant through 16.

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The Committee reviews over 6000 titles each year for accuracy and literary quality and considers their emotional impact on children. It chooses the best 600 books, both fiction and nonfiction, which it lists with annotations according to age and category.
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Tangled Planet by Kate Blair

Children's Book Committee February Pick

Tangled Planet
Author: Kate Blair

A vivid account of humans in the far distant future, trying to settle a planet and leave their spaceship, home for hundreds of years.

“This book was excellent. I’m not much of a sci-fi reader so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Its character development and complexity set it apart from novels of its kind and the depth of character relationships make it much more than a simple mystery.”

Caroline, 15 years old, New Haven, CT.

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