From an ALA Announcement:
Book Links magazine announces the annual annotated Lasting Connections list, spotlighting the editors’ selections of the 30 best 2011 picture books, novels and informational titles for K-8 libraries and classrooms. Lasting Connections is considered an essential collection development tool for children’s librarians, school library media specialists and K–8 educators.
“It’s tough to choose only 30 selections from among the excellent fiction and informational youth books published each year,” said Booklist Books for Youth Editorial Director Gillian Engberg. “The titles on our 2011 Lasting Connections list lend themselves to broad use across the curriculum and range from a fascinating history of women’s cycling to a terrific math title that will send kids to the kitchen with edible examples of concepts.”
The list is announced in the magazine and also in the free e-newsletter Booklist Quick Tips for Schools and Libraries, which delivers easy, practical ideas and activities that help librarians and teachers integrate children’s and young-adult books into the curriculum. With thematic bibliographies, author interviews and useful ideas for connecting kids and books, each monthly e-newsletter also features a sneak peek at what’s coming up in future issues of Book Links and Booklist magazines. Sign up for Booklist Quick Tips.