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Friday, November 30, 2012

New York Times Announces This Year's Most Notable Children's Books

As selected by the children's book editor of The New York Times Book Review, here are the top children's books of 2012: 
Teen/Young Adult
BITTERBLUEBy Kristin Cashore. (Dial, $19.99.) 
CODE NAME VERITYBy Elizabeth Wein. (Hyperion, $16.99.)

THE FAULT IN OUR STARSBy John Green. (Dutton, $17.99.) 
JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARSBy Katherine Marsh. (Hyperion, $16.99.) 
NEVER FALL DOWNBy Patricia McCormick. (Balzer & Bray/Harper­Collins, $17.99.) 
SONBy Lois Lowry. (Houghton Mifflin, $17.99.) 
THE FALSE PRINCEBy Jennifer A. Nielsen. (Scholastic, $17.99.)
HAND IN HAND: Ten Black Men Who Changed AmericaBy Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. (Disney-Jump at the Sun, $19.99.) 
THE HERO’S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOMBy Christopher Healy. Illustrated by Todd Harris. (Walden Pond/HarperCollins, $16.99.) 
THE LAST DRAGONSLAYERBy Jasper Fforde. (Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99.) 
LIAR & SPYBy Rebecca Stead. (Wendy Lamb, $15.99.) 
THE SECRET TREEBy Natalie Standiford. (Scholastic, $16.99.)Two children, a summer and a tree that tells secrets in this story about neighborhood kids.
SEE YOU AT HARRY’SBy Jo Knowles. (Candlewick, $16.99.)
SPLENDORS AND GLOOMSBy Laura Amy Schlitz. (Candlewick, $17.99.) 
“WHO COULD THAT BE AT THIS HOUR?” By Lemony Snicket. Illustrated by Seth. (Little Brown, $15.99.) 
WONDERBy R. J. Palacio. (Knopf, $15.99.) 
BROTHERS AT BAT: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball TeamBy Audrey Vernick. Illustrated by Steven Salerno. (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99.) 
THE DAY LOUIS GOT EATENWritten and illustrated by John Fardell. (Andersen Press, $16.95.) 
DRAGONS LOVE TACOSBy Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial, $16.99.) 
A GOLD STAR FOR ZOGBy Julia Donaldson. Illustrated by Axel Scheffler. (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic, $16.99.) 
HELLO! HELLO! Written and illustrated by Matthew Cordell. (Disney-­Hyperion, $16.99.) 
I’M BOREDBy Michael Ian Black. Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. (Simon & Schuster, $16.99.) 
KING ARTHUR’S VERY GREAT GRANDSONWritten and illustrated by Kenneth Kraegel. (Candlewick, $15.99.) 
THIS IS NOT MY HATWritten and illustrated by Jon Klassen. (Candlewick, $15.99.) 

**My Bookshelf's current contest:  Enter to win a copy of Saving Each Other here.
.  Contest ends December 10, 2012**

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