My pal Betsy Bird just finished a remarkable project, to get a sense of her readers’ (and those around them) idea of what the best children’s novels and picture books are. She put out a call for these and with the help of a number of people managed to crunch the numbers and come up with two top 100 lists. And THEN she took it farther than any other such accounting by writing posts about all the books. An incredible feat. And now School Library Journal has collected them and organized them into two spiffy pdfs; all you need to do to get them is register. Details on how to do so here.