For the first time ever, Publishers Weekly has gathered the best children’s and young adult books of the year in one convenient review guide, the Publishers Weekly Children’s Starred Reviews Annual. In a long tradition, Publishers Weekly – one of the oldest and most respected sources of publishing industry news and book reviews – awards red stars to books it considers outstanding. More than 350 starred reviews of children's and YA books published in 2013 appear in this compilation, including The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen; My Brother’s Book by Maurice Sendak; Poems to Learn by Heart edited by Caroline Kennedy, illustrated by Jon J Muth; and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Also included is a list of Publishers Weekly's 50 best children's books of 2013.
The cover is an original illustration by Caldecott Honoree Peter Brown, the author and illustrator of notable picture books that include The Curious Garden, Children Make Terrible Pets, You Will Be My Friend! and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.
Whether you are searching for a hilarious picture book for the whole family to laugh over, the latest in nonfiction or comics for a school-age reader, or cutting-edge fiction for teens, the Publishers Weekly Children's Starred Reviews Annual is your source for the best that 2013 has to offer.
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