Best of the “Best of” Lists
Now that we’ve, uh, closed the book on 2015, it’s time for our Best of the “Best of” Lists List — our collection of all the best “best books of the year″ lists we’ve come across this year.
And by “best” we mean, of course, those lists “demonstrating good sense and exquisite taste by featuring one or more EBYR titles.”
If you happened to mention an EBYR book or two in your own “best of 2015” list — and you don’t see it here — please share a link in the comments. We’d love to read it.
Journals & Magazines
- The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have was featured on numerous lists, including the Publishers Weekly Best Picture Books of 2015 list, which praised the book’s “gorgeous, 1970s-inspired illustrations and playful language.”
- The book also made the Huffington Post Best Picture Books of 2015 list, compiled by Minh Le, who said it might be “the most visually jaw-dropping book of the year.”
- Finally, Nino also appeared on the Booklist‘s Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth list, which lauded its “sumptuous, stunning paintings.”
Libraries & Literacy Organizations
- The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch was featured on the New York Public Library’s list of “100 notable titles for reading and sharing.”
- The Amazing Age was also included on the Chicago Public Library’s lists of Best Informational Books for Young Readers.
- Yet more for The Amazing Age: the book was featured on the Reading Is Fundamental 2015 Books of the Year list, which described it as an “important and compelling biography,” and also on the Teaching for Change Favorite Books of 2015 list.
- Roger — the protagonist of Roger Is Reading a Book, of course — was awarded runner-up honors for “best-dressed” in Travis Jonker’s “Year in Miscellania” post. Jonker describes Roger as “the right combination of classic style (bow tie and wingtips) and modern flair (skinny orange pants and stripy socks? Nice touch, Rog), much like the book itself.”
- The Nonfiction Detectives featured Fur, Fins, and Feathers on its list of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2015.
- Besty Bird included The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch on her list of 100 Magnificent Children’s Books from 2015.