Monday, March 23, 2015

Frostborn: Bank Street College of Education: Best Children's Books of the Year

The Bank Street College of Eduction has included Frostborn (Thrones and Bones)in its publication The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Edition, in the fantasy category. I am utterly thrilled. Here is what Bank Street College of Education says about the award process and criteria.
THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COMMITTEE at Bank Street College of Education strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year. The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Edition includes more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book Committee as the best of the best published in 2014. 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. Nonfiction titles are further evaluated for accuracy and clarity. 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.

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