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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.

1994 Blue Ribbons

Books. In 1994 we saw thousands and reviewed hundreds; this is a list of the ones we like the best. Some of these titles were asterisked as "books of special distinction" when we first reviewed them; others slowly, insistently, revealed their distinction as the year progressed. Are they the year's "best" books? No-that kind of judgement is best left to each professional (not to mention each child) and his or her own conscience. Instead these are books that one Bulletin reviewer or another adored and then managed to make the rest of us love too. And with this particular ship of fractious fools, that's not easy.

Picture Books



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