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Best Children's Books of 2017


CBC's list of the best children's and teen books coming out of Canada for 2017. 

Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book Magazine has released it's annual Fanfare list!  They have compiled a list of titles that they feel are the best of the best from 2017.  You can also view their lists from previous years.

Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus magazine's website includes lists of the Best Picture Books of 2017 and the Best Middle-Grade Books of 2017.  They also have an up-to-date list of Children's and Teen Books that have received starred reviews.

School Library Journal

School Library Journal's Best of 2017 lists include: Best Picture Books, Best Middle Grade Books, and Best Nonfiction Books.  They even have a list of Top 10 Apps for 2017!

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Canadian Children’s Book Centre

A wealth of information including comprehensive lists of recommended book titles for kids.

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