Well, it seems a bit early to me, but Publisher's Weekly just released its list of Best Children's Books of 2011. It includes picture books, as well as both fiction and nonfiction for older kids and teens/YA.
The only problem is that I haven't read a single book on the list yet!! Yikes, I better get busy. I do have Divergent and Wonderstruck both here waiting to be read.
Check out the list and let me know what you think. Have you read any of these? Do you agree with the list? What do YOU think were the best books of the past year?