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Joyce's Top 10 (or so) of Top 10 (or so) Lists

Overwhelmed by the richness of the existing best lists, I decided to choose a few faves I've enjoyed, and continue to think about in the coming year.

I can't stop looking at these. Kids will be fascinated by National Geographic's Top 20 Photos Of 2015

National Geographic just published its 2015 Photo of the Day roundup, picked indirectly by users like you: "Each day, we bring you one photo from around National Geographic that fits our criteria for Photo of the Day-sometimes classic, sometimes quirky, always an image with a story to tell," National Geographic explains on their webpage.

TechLearning's David Kapuler introduces some hot choices in his: Top 50 Sites and Apps of 2015 | Tech Learning

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders."

So many great lists selected by readers! 20 categories! So little time! Best Books 2015 - Goodreads Choice Awards

Announcing the best books of the year! The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards decided by readers.

SLJ's own Daryl Grabarek shares SLJ's Top 10 Apps 2015

With new developers and authors joining the field and established companies continuing to push boundaries, app innovation is lighting up digital devices. In this year's best-of-the-year column we celebrate productions that inform and challenge, encourage discovery, and engage students in a range of interactive activities.


PW's Top 10 Library Stories of 2015 (Copy this URL: From ebooks, to heroic work, to Googl...

PW's Top 10 Library Stories of 2015 (Copy this URL: From ebooks, to heroic work, to Googl...
Brittany Sullivan gathers the big stories and labels 2015 "the year of the library"

Looking back at 2015, there were so many memorable moments that reminded us of the resilience, creativity and passion that fuel libraries across the country. From James Patterson's effort to save school libraries, to the Enoch Pratt Free Library providing refuge to the community, and even the rise of story time popularity among parents-the librarian world definitely made headlines this year!

More for us than for the kiddos, here is Time's list of Top 10 Apps of 2015

In our annual series of year-end lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad.

Time selects a sweet to-read list in its: Top 10 YA & Children's Books of 2015

From 'Hold Me Closer' to 'What Pet Should I Get?,' these were the best YA books of the year.

PC Advisor's Matt Egan offers solid picks by age level: 57 apps for kids that are actually worth installing in 2015/2016

The best kids' apps of 2015/2016. Great free apps for children of all ages. Best fun apps, best educational apps. Best apps for kids. Great apps for babies, apps for toddlers, apps for school kids and apps for teens. It's, quite simply, the best apps for kids.

With a bit of a British accent, the Guardian shares a rich and quirky list of top 10 lists in its Children's books to...

From Pooh and Piglet, Charlotte and Wilbur to Sophie and the BFG, children's books are full of unlikely but wonderful friendships. John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, selects his favourite fictional friendships