On Granitemedia.org, our sister site where we focus on library resources and book reviews written by Granite students and staff, we are collecting links to lists of the “Best Books of 2018” and award winners. These lists come from professional library publications, teacher organizations, and general news organizations. We even have a few Granite-specific lists. School library staff use them to find more great books to add to library collections and recommend to students. You can check out the collection of lists as it currently stands below, but we will continue to update the post at https://www.granitemedia.org/2018/12/best-books-of-2018/ throughout the season as more awards are announced or come to our attention. No matter your interests or focus you’re sure to find some new books for your “to-read” list.
Best of 2018 Lists – Professional Journals
- Kirkus – Best Picture Books of 2018
- Kirkus – Best Middle-Grade Books of 2018
- Kirkus – Best Young Adult Books of 2018
- Publisher’s Weekly – Best Picture Books 2018
- Publisher’s Weekly – Best Middle Grade 2018
- Publisher’s Weekly – Best Young Adult 2018
Book Awards and Professional Organizations
[Visit the official site to see the finalists and long list for this award: https://www.nationalbook.org/awards-prizes/national-book-awards-2018/?cat=ypl]
[Winners announced on January 28, 2019. Details: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/booklovers/youth-media-awards]
Best of 2018 Lists – Newspapers, Websites, &c.
We also feature our Best New Books review categories. Any book given at least 4 out of 5 stars by one of our student, teacher, or library staff reviewers is added to these lists:
- Best Picture Books
- Best Middle Grade Fiction
- Best YA Fiction
- Best Children’s Nonfiction
- Best YA Nonfiction
- Best Chapter Books
- Best Children’s Graphic Novels
- Best YA Graphic Novels
Did you read a great book in 2018 that you think should be in our website’s best of lists? Why not submit a review?
Know of any other “best-of” book lists or awards we should include in this post? Let us know in the comments section below or @ us on twitter.