Best Children’s Books of the Year

2024 Edition

The Best Children’s Books of the Year 2024 Edition

This edition includes more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book Committee as the best of the best published in 2023. 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. 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.

“I shared the Children’s Book Committee recommended list with the parents of Wilhelmina, the 3-year-old I babysit. Her mother immediately went to the library and brought home the maximum number of books you can take out at one time, all on the list. It’s such a wonderful service.”

The Best Children's Books of the Year 2024

Print Edition
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