Best Books 2015, Happy New Year 2016
|Photo by Mary Ann Cappiello|
We wish all of you a peaceful and joyous holiday season. On January 4th, we’ll be back with a regular posting. In the meantime, we wanted to share a collection of “Best of 2015” lists. Please feel free to add to our collection of links by submitting a favorite “best of” listing of your own in a comment. We look forward to the full slate of ALA Youth Media Awards being announced on Monday, January 11th. Even if you are far from Boston, you and your students can watch the awards announcement live via webcast.
Katie, Grace, Erika, and Mary Ann
Click on each title for the full list.
NCTE’s Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children 2016
** This year, for the first time, the Orbis Pictus and Charlotte Huck Awards were announced at the annual NCTE Convention.
Horn Book Fanfare 2015
School Library Journal: Best Middle Grade Books of 2015
School Library Journal: Best Nonfiction of 2015
School Library Journal: Top Ten Graphic Novels of 2015
School Library Journal’s Top Ten Apps of 2015
School Library Journal Top Ten Audio Books 2015
Filed under: Best of Lists
About Mary Ann Cappiello
Mary Ann is a professor of language and literacy at Lesley University. A former public school language arts and humanities teacher, she is a passionate advocate for and commentator on children’s books. Mary Ann is the co-author of Teaching with Text Sets (2013) and Teaching to Complexity (2015) and Text Sets in Action: Pathways Through Content Area Literacy (Stenhouse, 2021). She has been a guest on public radio and a consultant to public television. From 2015-2018, Mary Ann was a member of the National Council of Teachers of English's Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction (K-8) Committee, serving two years as chair.
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