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Blue Ribbons are chosen annually by the Bulletin staff and represent what we believe to be the best of the previous year's literature for youth. See the Blue Ribbon Archive for other lists from 1990 through the present. Please feel free to copy, download, or link to these lists. We ask only that you cite the source.

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2005 Blue Ribbons

Once the Blue Ribbons list is complete, it's hard for us to imagine it any other way, despite our passionate participation in the lengthy process of pleading and weeding that gets us to this point. It's a tough confirmation process to endure, but these titles have not only survived but thrived, offering a gallery of enticing and sometimes highly original literary possibilities to a wide variety of audiences, whether toddlers or teens, admirers of pictures or prose, fans of the humorous, the historical, or the heartbreaking. That's what we call a good year.

Deborah Stevenson, Editor

Books greatly enjoyed by individual committee members but not quite managing to convince the entire committee can be found at the Blue Ribbons Dissents page.




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This page was last updated on January 1, 2005.