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Happy Holidays from the Classroom Bookshelf

We’re wishing you all a peaceful and joyous holiday season. We’ll be back with a regular posting on January 3, but in the meantime we wanted to share a collection of ‘best of 2011’ 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’d like to extend our deep appreciation to the teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators, and publishers who join us in our efforts to put wonderful books in the hands of children. Happy New Year to all!

Best of 2011

Horn Book Fanfare 2011

http://www.hbook.com/2011/12/choosing-books/recommended-books/horn-book-fanfare-2011/

New York Times Best Illustrated Books 2011

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/the-2011-best-illustrated-books/

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/11/09/books/bkr-illo-ss-20.html

New York Times Notable Books of 2011

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9800E3DB1330F937A35751C1A9679D8B63&ref=childrensbooks

Kirkus Reviews: Best Children’s Books of 2011

http://www.kirkusreviews.com/best-of/2011/children/

Boston Globe: Best Books of the Year for Children

http://bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2011/12/18/for-children-best-books-year/aJV5t3cLrIdP7lZ6N5PDzJ/story.html

The Washington Post: Best Children’s Books of 2011

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/best-childrens-books-of-2011/2011/11/15/gIQAwyLfiO_story.html

Book Links Magazine 2011 Top 30

http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/book-links-magazines-2011-top-30-titles-k-8-classrooms-and-libraries

Association for Library Service to Children: 2011 Notable Children’s Books

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb

School Library Journal: Best Books 2011

http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/home/892764-312/sljs_best_books_2011.html.csp

Booklist: Top Ten Books for Science and Health 2011

http://www.booklistonline.com/Top-10-Science-and-Health-Books-for-Youth/pid=5169240

Touch and Go: Top Ten Apps of 2011

http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/touchandgo/2011/12/05/top-10-apps-of-2011/

Erika Thulin Dawes About Erika Thulin Dawes

Erika is a professor of language and literacy at Lesley University. A former classroom teacher, reading specialist, and literacy supervisor, she now teaches courses in children’s literature, early literacy, and literacy methods. Erika is the co-author of Learning to Write with Purpose, Teaching with Text Sets, and Teaching to Complexity.