The 2008 versions of the New York Times 100 Notable Books and Notable Childrens' Books lists are out. The books are listed alphabetically and almost all have links to the NYT review. There is also a slideshow of Best Illustrated Children's Books.
I haven't read any of the adult books but am interested in a couple of them, including a non-fiction about Ann Hathaway (Shakespeare's Wife by Germaine Greer) and another about insects (The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance and Strangeness of Insect Societies by Bert Holldobler and E.O. Wilson).
One of the books on the short children's list is Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein which I just saw yesterday when we were setting up the book fair at Z's school. Its collage art and haiku poetry (shown in the picture on this post) combine for a really beautiful book and we will definitely look for it again.
Always in the market for another good book,
K and Z