Best Children's Books of 2011
Vicky Smith, Editor
... I am pleased to present our Best Books for Children. Here you will find books [for] the very youngest to early teens. There are heartfelt explorations of the natural world and loving celebrations of the closeness of family, ruminative picture books and adventures to get the blood pounding. And three, count them, three novels featuring talking mice.
We have broken up our master list into smaller categories to help you find exactly the right books for you and your family, from fiction with great girl or boy characters to books for animal lovers to books that will make you laugh. Explore and enjoy.