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And the Winners Are... And the Winners Are. . .
Featured Collection January 2011

Visit Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh this month to learn which books, movies and music received the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's staff stamp of approval, were customer favorites and won the hearts of critics.


Staff Picks

(Some of) The Best Kids' Books of 2010
Even among experts there are almost as many opinions as there are individuals. As all readers know, personal taste, specific circumstances and even what's happening in the wider world can all play a part in what book touches your heart--or tickles your funnybone. This list includes titles that librarians loved, critics praised and maybe even some of your favorites from the past year.
Best Nonclassical Music CDs
Here's a heaping handful of 2010 discs that deserve multiple spins.
Best Teen Books
These books were favorites of teens in 2010 or are up for an award!
New Books We Loved in 2010
CLP staff recommends 2010 fiction and nonfiction we loved to read.
Best Classical Music of 2010
Here is a sample of the best classical music recordings of 2010, as determined by, BBC Music Magazine awards, Gramophone awards and the Grammy Award nominations. Depending on the award eligibility period, some recordings were released in 2009. You can find these and other best-of-the-year recordings in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Music Department.

2010 Awards

2010 Award-Winning Children's Books
Check out this year's Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King Award winners and honor books.
2010 Cookbook Awards
Come in and check out the 2010 cookbook award winners and finalists. We've got most of them!
2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners
The 2010 Pulitzer Prizewinners and Nominated Finalists were announced Monday, April 12, 2010. Here are the winners and finalists in Letters, Drama, and Music.

Critics' Picks

Other Best of 2010 Lists
Everyone seems to compile a "Best of 2010" list for holiday gift-giving and to wrap up the old year.