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Best Of The Best Of Lists 2010: Kids Books (PHOTOS)

Posted: 12/24/10 09:27 AM ET

Among the many best books lists that come out at this time of the year, perhaps the most contentious are the children's picks. Nonetheless, there is some agreement. The following are titles picked by 6 or more of nine major sources, from The Boston Globe to the Washington Post, plus one bonus selection, for a total of twelve.

'One Crazy Summer' by Rita Williams-Garcia
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'One Crazy Summer' by Rita Williams-Garcia
(HarperCollins/Amistad, Fiction, 10 & up)

6 Picks -- BG, Kirkus, LVD, PW, SLJ, Wa Po

It was the summer of the Black Panthers, when three sisters are shipped west to spend time with the mother who abandoned them when the youngest was still an infant. Delphine, only eleven, is charged with being responsible for the younger two as their mother continues to neglect their care. Should she call her dad? Will her mother ever BE a mother?

-- EarlyWord, Lisa Von Drasek,
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