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Maurice Sendak cuts loose for the first time in years with a birthday party gone wild in "Bumble-Ardy" (HarperCollins, ages 4 to 8), a feast of Sendakian rhyme and tumbling pictures.

Read a review of Bumble-Ardy. (Credit: Handout, 2011)

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Top 11 children's books of 2011

Eleven releases -- from picture books to young adult novels -- that made our year.
Compiled by Sonja Bolle


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