ALA Midwinter 2017

Notable Children’s Books – 2017 Discussion List

The 2017 Notable Children’s Books Selection committee, chaired by Paige Bentley-Flannery,  has been hard at work all year reading, re-reading, & evaluating books published in the 2016 calendar year to arrive at a list of nominated titles. At the ALA Midwinter Meetings, the committee will be discussing the nominated titles and they invite you to listen in. Check out the discussion times and location in the ALA Midwinter Scheduler.

Notable Children’s Books 2017 — Nominated Titles

(Titles with a * were discussed in June at the Annual Conference and will be briefly reviewed after Midwinter discussions are complete.)

Picture Books:

  • Ada Twist, Scientist. By Andrea Beaty. Illus. by David Roberts. Abrams Books for Young Readers, $17.95 (9781419721373).
  • *The Airport Book. By Lisa Brown. Macmillan/ Roaring Brook Press / A Neal Porter Book, $12.75 (9781626729261).
  • Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth. By Peter Jarvis. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763681203).
  • *Are We There Yet? By Dan Santat. Hachette Book Group / Little Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780316199995).
  • *The Bear and the Piano. By David Litchfield. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers / Clarion Books, $16.93 (9780544674547).
  • Before Morning. By Joyce Sidman. Illus. by Beth Krommes. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780547979175).
  • Best Frints in the Whole Universe. By Antoinette Portis. Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press, $16.99 (9781626721364).
  • Best in Snow. By April Pulley Sayre. Simon & Schuster/ Beach Lane Books, $17.99 (9781481459167).
  • Blocks. By Irene Dickson. Nosy Crow, $14.99 (9780763686567).
  • The Branch. By Mireille Messier. Illus. by Pierre Pratt. Kids Can Press, Ltd. $17.99 (9781771385640).
  • The Cat From Hunger Mountain. By Ed Young. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Philomel Books, $17.99 (9780399172786).
  • A Child of Books. By Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston. Candlewick, $17.99 (9780763690779).
  • City Shapes. By Diana Murray. Illus. by Bryan Collier. Hachette Book Group / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780316370929).
  • Cityblock. By Christopher Franceschelli . Illus. by Peskimo. Abrams Books for Young Readers, $16.95 (9781419721892).
  • Clara: The (mostly) True Story of the Rhinoceros Who Dazzled Kings, Inspired Artists, and Won the Hearts of Everyone … While She Ate Her Way Up and Down a Continent! by Emily Arnold McCully. Penguin Random House: Random House Children’s Books / Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (9780553522464).
  • Counting. By Fleur Star. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / DK Children, $14.99 (9781465436139).
  • *Dance! Dance! Underpants! By Bob Shea. Hachette Book Group / Disney- Hyperion, $9.99 (9781484713792).
  • *Daniel Finds a Poem. By Micha Archer. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group/Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99 (9780399169137).
  • *Don’t Call Me Grandma. By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson. Illus. By Elizabeth Zunon. Lerner Publishing Group/Carolrhoda Books, $19.99 (9781467742085).
  • Du Iz Tak? By Carson Ellis. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763665302).
  • Duck, Duck, Porcupine! By Salina Yoon. Macmillan / Bloomsbury USA Children’s, $9.99 (9781619637238).
  • *Emma and Julia Love Ballet. By Barbara McClintock. Scholastic Press, $17.99 (9780439894012).
  • *Finding Wild. By Megan Wagner Lloyd. Illus. by Abigail Halpin. Penguin Random House: Random House Children’s Books/ Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9781101932810).
  • Fish. By Liam Francis Walsh. Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press, $17.99 (9781626723337).
  • Flora and the Peacocks. By Molly Schaar Idle. Chronicle Books, $17.99 (9781452138169).
  • Frank and Lucky Get Schooled. By Lynne Rae Perkins. HarperCollins Children’s / Greenwillow Books, $17.99 (9780062373458).
  • Give & Take. By Lucie Félix. Candlewick Studio, $19.99 (9780763690113).
  • *Grumpy Pants. By Claire Messer. Albert Whitman & Company, $16.99 (9780807530757).
  • A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love. By Michelle Edwards. Illus. by G. Brian Karas. Penguin Random House: Random House Children’s Books / Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (9780553497106).
  • *Have You Seen Elephant? By David Barrow. Lerner Publishing Group / Gecko Press, $16.99 (9781776570089).
  • *Hippopotamister. By John Patrick Green. Illus. by Cat Caro. Macmillan / First Second, $17.99 (9781626722002).
  • *Hoot and Peep. By Lita Judge. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group/ Dial Books, $17.99 (9780525428374).
  • *Horrible Bear By Ame Dyckman. Illus. by Zachariah OHora. Hachette Book Group / Little Brown Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9780316282833).
  • *A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals. By Lucy Ruth Cummins. Simon & Schuster/ Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9781481448895).
  • I Am Not a Number. By Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer. Illus. by Gillian Newland. Second Story Press, $18.95 (9781927583944).
  • *I Hear a Pickle (and Smell, See, Touch and Taste It, Too!). By Rachel Isadora. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99 (9780399160493).
  • *Ideas Are All Around. By Philip C. Stead. Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press / A Neal Porter Book, $18.99 (9781626721814).
  • It Is Not Time for Sleeping: (A Bedtime Story). By Lisa Graff. Illus. by Lauren Castillo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers / Clarion Books, $16.99 (9780544319301).
  • The Journey. By Francesca Sanna.  Flying Eye Books, $17.95 (9781909263994).
  • Leave Me Alone!. By Vera Brosgol. Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press, $17.99 (9781626724419).
  • *Little Red. By Bethan Woollvin. Peachtree Publishers, $16.95 (9781561459179).
  • Lion Lessons. By Jon Agee. Penguin Random House: Penguin Books for Young Readers / Dial Books, $17.99 (9780803739086).
  • Look Up!. By Jung Jin-ho. Holiday House, $16.95 (9780823436521).
  • The Lost House. By B. B. Cronin. Penguin Random House: Penguin Books for Young Readers / Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9781101999219).
  • Malaika’s Costume. By Nadia L. Hohn.  Illus. by Irene Luxbacher. Groundwood Books $18.95, (9781554987542).
  • *Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood. By F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell. Illus. by Rafael Lopez. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, $16.08 (9780544357693).
  • More-igami. By Dori Kleber. Illus. by G. Brian Karas. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763668198).
  • *My Heart Fills with Happiness. By Monique Gray Smith. Illus. by Julie Flett. Orca Book Publishers, $9.95 (9781459809574).
  • Nanette’s Baguette. By Mo Willems. Hachette Book Group / Disney- Hyperion, $17.99 (9781484722862).
  • *The Night Gardener. By Eric Fan and Terry Fan. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9781481439787).
  • Nobody Likes a Goblin. By Ben Hatke. First Second, $17.99 (9781626720817).
  • Old Dog Baby Baby. By Julie Fogliano. Illus. by Chris Raschka. Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press, $17.99 (9781596438538).
  • *!Olinguito, de La A a la Z! : descubriendo el bosque nublado = Olinguito, from A to Z!: Unveiling the Cloud Forest. By LuLu Delacre. Lee & Low Books / Children’s Book Press, $18.95 (9780892393275).
  • *One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree. By Daniel Bernstrom. Illus. by Brendan Wenzel. HarperCollins Children’s/ Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99 (9780062354853).
  • The Opposite Zoo. By Il Sung Na. Penguin Random House: Random House Children’s Books / Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9780553511277).
  • Owl Sees Owl. By Laura Godwin. Illus. by Rob Dunlavey. Penguin Random House: Random House Children’s Books / Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (9780553497823).
  • A Piece of Home. By Jeri Watts. Illus. by Hyewon Yum. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763669713).
  • The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes. By Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams Books for Young Readers, $16.95 (9781419721304).
  • The Pros & Cons of Being a Frog. By Sue DeGennaro. Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books $15.58 (9781481471305)
  • Puddle. By Hyewon Yum. Macmillan / Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9780374316952).
  • *The Quickest Kid in Clarksville. By Pat Zietlow Miller. Illus. by Frank Morrison. Chronicle Books, $16.99 (9781452129365).
  • Rudas: Niño’s Horrendous Hermanitas. By Yuyi Morales. Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press, $17.99 (9781626722408).
  • Samson in the Snow. By Philip C. Stead. Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press, $17.99 (9781626721821).
  • School’s First Day of School. By Adam Rex. Illus. by Christian Robinson.  Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press, $17.99 (9781596439641).
  • A Small Thing . . . but Big. By Tony Johnston. Illus. by Hadley Hooper. Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press, $17.99 (9781626722569).
  • The Sound of Silence. By Katrina Goldsaito. Illus. by Julia Kuo. Hachette Book Group / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780316203371).
  • Steamboat School. By Deborah Hopkinson. Illus. by. Ron Husband. Hachette Book Group / Jump At The Sun, $17.99 (9781423121961).
  • The Storyteller. By Evan Turk. Simon & Schuster / Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9781481435185).
  • *Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color. By Julia Denos. HarperCollins / Balzer + Bray, $17.99 (9780062366382).
  • Teacup. By Rebecca Young. Illus. by Matt Ottley. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Dial Books $17.99 (9780735227774).
  • *Tell Me a Tattoo Story. By Alison McGhee. Illus. by Eliza Wheeler. Chronicle Books, $16.99 (9781452119373).
  • *There is a Tribe of Kids By Lane Smith. Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press, $18.99 (9781626720565).
  • They All Saw a Cat. By Brendan Wenzel. Chronicle Books, $16.99 (9781452150130).
  • This Is Not A Book. By Jean Jullien. Phaidon Press, $9.95 (9780714871127).
  • This Is Not a Picture Book! By Sergio Ruzzier. Chronicle Books, $16.99 (9781452129075).
  • *Thunder Boy, Jr. By Sherman Alexie. Illus. by Yuyi Morales. Hachette Book Group / Little Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780316013727).
  • *Treat. By Mary Sullivan. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, $14.99 (9780544472709).
  • *Twenty Yawns. By Jane Smiley. Illus. by Lauren Castillo. Amazon Publishing/Two Lions, $17.99 (9781477826355).
  • The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles. By Michelle Cuevas. Illus. by Erin Stead. Penguin Random House: Penguin Books for Young Readers / Dial Books, $17.99 (9780803738683).
  • A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785.  By Matthew Olshan. Illus. by Sophie Blackall. Macmillan / Farrar, Straus and Giroux for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780374329549).
  • The Water Princess. By Susan Verde. Illus. By Peter H. Reynolds. Penguin Random House: Penguin Books for Young Readers / G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780399172588).
  • We Found a Hat. By Jon Klassen. Candlewick, $17.99 (9780763656003).
  • When Andy Met Sandy. By Tomie dePaola and Jim Lewis. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $8.99 (9781481441551).
  • *The White Cat and the Monk: a Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Ban”. By Jo Ellen Bogart. Illus.by Sydney Smith. Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press, $18.95 (9781554987801).
  • *Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs. By Linda Sue Park. Illus. by Jennifer Black Reinhardt. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers / Clarion Books, $16.99 (9780544391017).

Fiction:

  • *All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook.  By Leslie Connor. HarperCollins Children’s/Katherine Tegen Books, $16.99 (9780062333469).
  • Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon. By Torben Kuhlmann. NorthSouth, $19.95 (9780735842625).
  • *As Brave As You. By Jason Reynolds. Simon & Schuster / Atheneum / Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $16.99 (9781481415903).
  • Ashes. By Laurie Halse Anderson.Simon & Schuster /  Atheneum / Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $16.99 (9781416961468).
  • The Best Man. By Richard Peck. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Dial Books, $16.99 (9780803738393).
  • The Bitter Side of Sweet. By Tara Sullivan. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780399173073).
  • *Booked By Kwame Alexander. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9780544570986).
  • *The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet S. Fox. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Viking Children’s Books, $16.99 (9780451476333).
  • Cloud and Wallfish. By Anne Nesbet. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763688035).
  • *The Door by the Staircase. By Katherine Marsh. Illus. by Kelly Murphy. Hachette Book Group / Disney – Hyperion, $16.99 (9781423137856).
  • Every Single Second. By Tricia Springstubb. Illus. by Diana Sudyka. HarperCollins Children’s / Balzer + Bray, $16.99 (9780062366283).
  • Falling Over Sideways. By Jordan Sonnenblick. Scholastic Press, $17.99 (9780545863247).
  • *Free Verse. By Sarah Dooley. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $16.99 (9780399165030).
  • Full of Beans. By Jennifer L. Holm. Penguin Random House / Random House Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9780553510362).
  • Furthermore. By Tahereh Mafi. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Dutton Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9781101994764).
  • Garvey’s Choice. By Nikki Grimes. Highlights Press / WordSong, $16.95 (9781629797403).
  • Ghost. By Jason Reynolds. Simon & Schuster / Atheneum / Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $16.99 (9781481450157).
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon. By Kelly Regan Barnhill. Workman / Algonquin Young Readers, $16.95 (9781616205676).
  • *The Goblin’s Puzzle: Being the Adventures of a Boy with No Name and Two Girls Called Alice. By Andrew S. Chilton. Illus. by Jensine Eckwall. Penguin Random House: Random House Children’s Books / Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9780553520705).
  • *The Great Pet Escape. By Victoria Jamieson. Macmillan / Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, $7.99 (9781627791069).
  • *Hour of the Bees. By Lindsay Eagar. Candlewick Press, $16.99 (9780763679224).
  • The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog. By Adam Gidwitz. Illuminated by Hatem Aly. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Dutton Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780525426165).
  • *It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel. By Firoozeh Dumas. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers/ Clarion Books, $16.99 (9780544612310).
  • Juana & Lucas. By Juana Medina. Candlewick, $14.99 (9780763672089).
  • Just My Luck. By Cammie McGovern. HarperCollins $16.99 (9780062330659).
  • *The Land of Forgotten Girls. By Erin Entrada Kelly. HarperCollins Children’s / Greenwillow Books, $16.99 (9780062238641).
  • *The Lie Tree. By Frances Hardinge. Harry N. Abrams/Amulet Books, $17.95 (9781419718953).
  • Lucky Strikes. By Louis Bayard. Macmillan / Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9781627793902).
  • Lucy. By Randy Cecil. Candlewick, $19.99 (9780763668082).
  • *Maybe a Fox. By Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee. Simon & Schuster/ Atheneum/ Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $17.99 (9781442482425).
  • Moo: A Novel. By Sharon Creech. HarperCollins, $16.99 (9780062415240).
  • Ms. Bixby’s Last Day. By John David Anderson. HarperCollins / Walden Pond Press, $16.99 (9780062338174).
  • My Name is Not Friday. By Jon Walter. Scholastic Press / David Fickling Books, $18.99 (9780545855228).
  • *The Nameless City. By Faith Erin Hicks and Jordie Bellaire. Macmillan / First Second, $14.99 (9781626721562).
  • Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story. By Nora Raleigh Baskin. Simon & Schuster / Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9781442485068).
  • *Once Was a Time. By Leila Sales. Chronicle Books, $16.99 (9781452140094).
  • The Only Road. By Alexandra Diaz. Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books, $16.99 (9781481457507).
  • *Paper Wishes. By Lois Sepahban. Macmillan/ Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers/ Margaret Ferguson Books, $16.99 (9780374302160).
  • *Pax. By Sara Pennypacker. Illus. by Jon Klassen. HarperCollins/ Balzer + Bray, $16.99 (9780062377012).
  • Projekt 1065. By Alan Gratz. Scholastic Press, $16.99 (9780545880169).
  • *Raymie Nightingale. By Kate DiCamillo. Candlewick Press, $16.99 (9780763681173).
  • *Salt to the Sea. By Ruta Sepetys. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group/ Philomel Books, $18.99 (9780399160301).
  • Scythe. By Neal Shusterman. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9781442472426).
  • The Secret Horses of Briar Hill. By Megan Shepherd. Illus. by Dan Burgess. Penguin Random House: Random House Children’s Books / Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9781101939758).
  • The Secret Keepers. By Trenton Lee Stewart. Illus. by Diana Sudyka. Hachette Book Group / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9780316389556).
  • Snow White: A Graphic Novel. By Matt Phelan. Candlewick, $19.99 (9780763672331).
  • Some Kind of Courage. By Dan Gemeinhart. Scholastic Press, $16.99 (9780545665773).
  • Some Kind of Happiness. By Claire Legrand. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9781442466012).
  • Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard: A Story. By Jonathan Auxier. Abrams Books for Young Readers, $18.95 (9781419717475).
  • *Summerlost. By Ally Condie. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group/ Dutton Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780399187193).
  • To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner Party. By Skila Brown. Candlewick, $17.99 (9780763678111).
  • Towers Falling. By Jewell Parker Rhodes. Hachette Book Group / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9780316262224).
  • Unbound: A Novel in Verse. By Ann E. Burg. Scholastic Press, $16.99 (9780545934275).
  • Unidentified Suburban Object. By Mike Jung.  Scholastic Press / Arthur A. Levine Books $16.99 (9780545782265).
  • *Weekends with Max and His Dad. By Linda Urban. Illus. by Katie Kath. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9780544598171).
  • What Elephants Know. By Eric Dinerstein. Hachette Book Group / Disney- Hyperion, $16.99 (9781484728543).
  • When Friendship Followed Me Home. By Paul Griffin. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Dial Books, $16.99 (9780803738164).
  • *When Mischief Came to Town. By Katrina Nannestad. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9780544534322).
  • When the Sea Turned to Silver. By Grace Lin. Hachette Book Group / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9780316125925).
  • Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Three. By Kate DiCamillo. Illus. by Chris Van Dusen. Candlewick, $14.99 (9780763673116).
  • *The Wild Robot. By Peter Brown. Hachette Book Group / Little Brown Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9780316381994).
  • *Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Dutton Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9781101994825).
  • The Wolf’s Boy. By Susan Williams Beckhorn. Hachette Book Group / Disney- Hyperion, $16.99 (9781484725535).

Non-Fiction:

  • Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer. By Diane Stanley. Illus. by Jessie Hartland. Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books, $17.99 (9781481452496).
  • Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. By, Susan Hood. Illus. by Sally Wern Comport. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9781481430951).
  • Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics. By Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780544630925).
  • Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature. By Cindy Jenson-Elliott. Illus. by Christy Hale. Macmillan / Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers,  $10.65 (9781627790826).
  • *Anything but Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic. By Mara Rockliff. Illus. by Iacopo Bruno. Candlewick Press, $17.99 (9780763668419).
  • Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights. By Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace. Highlights Press / Calkins Creek, $18.95 (9781629790947).
  • *The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century. By Sarah Elizabeth Miller. Penguin Random House: Random House Children’s Books / Schwartz & Wade Books, $17.99 (9780553498080).
  • Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice. By Susan Goldman Rubin. Holiday House, $18.95 (9780823436460).
  • Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois. By Amy Novesky. Illus. by Isabelle Arsenault. Abrams Books for Young Readers, $18.95 (9781419718816).
  • Coyote Moon. By Maria Gianferrari. Illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press, $17.99 (9781626720411).
  • Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World’s Brightest Bird. By Pamela S. Turner. Photographs by Andy Comins. Art by Guido De Filippo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9780544416192).
  • Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific: The Incredible Story of U.S. Submarines in WWII. By Deborah Hopkinson. Scholastic Press, $17.99 (9780545425582).
  • *Elizabeth Started All the Trouble by Doreen Rappaport. Illus. by Matt Faulkner. Disney Book Group/ Hyperion, $17.99 (9780786851423).
  • *The Extraordinary Suzy Wright: A Colonial Woman on the Frontier by Teri Kanefield. Harry N. Abrams, $19.95 (9781419718663).
  • Fabulous Frogs. By Martin Jenkins. Illus. by Tim Hopgood. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763681005).
  • Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse. By Catherine Reef. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers / Clarion Books $9.99 (9780544535800).
  • *Freedom in Congo Square. By Carole Boston Weatherford. Illus. by R. Gregory Christie. Bonnier Publishing Group/ Little Bee Books, $17.99 (9781499801033).
  • Giant Squid. By Candace Fleming. Illus. by Eric Rohmann. Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press $18.99 (9781596435995).
  • *Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights by W. H. Beck. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780544416666).
  • *The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins by Sandra Markle. Lerner Publishing Group/ Millbrook Press, $30.65 (9781467780308).
  • The Great White Shark Scientist. By Sy Montgomery. Photographs by Keith Ellenbogen. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9780544352988).
  • How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. By Tonya Bolden. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Viking Books for Young Readers,  $17.99 (9780451476371).
  • *I Am Pan! by Mordicai Gerstein. Macmillan/ Roaring Brook Press, $18.99 (9781626720350).
  • I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark. By Debbie Levy. Illus. by Elizabeth Baddeley. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9781481465595).
  • In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives. By Kenneth C. Davis. Macmillan / Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9781627793117).
  • Lift Your Light a Little Higher: The Story of Stephen Bishop: Slave-Explorer. By Heather Henson. Illus. by Bryan Collier. Simon & Schuster / Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9781481420952).
  • Magritte’s Apple. By Klaas Verplancke. Abrams Books for Young Readers, $19.95 (9781633450165).
  • March: Book Three. By John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Illus. by Nate Powell.  Diamond Books / Top Shelf Productions, $17.99 (9781603094023).
  • The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation. By Gilbert Ford. Calkins Creek, $17.99 (9781481450652).
  • Masters of Disguise: Amazing Animal Tricksters. By Rebecca L. Johnson. Millbrook Press, $31.99 (9781512400878).
  • Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber. By Sue Macy.  Illus. by C. F. Payne. Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books, $16.99 (9781481401203).
  • The Music in George’s Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue. By Suzanne Slade. Illus. by Stacy Innerest. Highlights Press / Calkins Creek, $17.95 (9781629790992).
  • My Book of Birds. By Geraldo Valério. Groundwood Books, $24.95 (9781554988006).*Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals. By Jess Keating. Illus. by David DeGrand. Penguin Random House: Random House Children’s Books / Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9780553512274).
  • *Platypus by Sue Whiting. Illus. by Mark Jackson. Candlewick Press, $16.99 (9780763680985).
  • The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero. By Patricia McCormick. HarperCollins Children’s / Balzer + Bray, $18.99 (9780062411082).
  • A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day. By Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illus. by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9780425287682).
  • Prairie Dog Song: The Key to Saving North America’s Grasslands. By Susan L Roth.  Illus. by Cindy Trumbore. Lee & Low Books, $18.95 (9781620142455).
  • Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis. By Jabari Asim. Illus. by E. B. Lewis. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99 (9780399168567).
  • Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West. By Candace Fleming. Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press $19.99 (9781596437630).
  • Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. By Javaka Steptoe. Hachette Book Group /  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780316213882).
  • The Real Poop on Pigeons. By Kevin McCloskey. TOON Books, $12.95 (9781935179931).
  • Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story. By Caren Barzelay Stelson. Lerner Publishing Group / Carolrhoda Books, $19.99 (9781467789035).
  • *Salamander Dance by David FitzSimmons. Illus. by Michael DiGiorgio. Wild Iris Publishing, $17.99 (9781936607006).
  • Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune. By, Pamela S. Turner. Illus. by Gareth Hinds. Charlesbridge, $16.95 (9781580895842).
  • *The Secret Subway. By Shana Corey. Penguin Random House: Random House Children’s Books /Schwartz & Wade Books, $17.99 (9780375870712).
  • Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille. By Jennifer Bryant. Illus. by Boris Kulikov. Penguin Random House: Random House Children’s Books / Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780449813379).
  • Smart About Sharks. By Owen Davey, Flying Eye Books, $19.95 (9781909263918).
  • *Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor by Robert Burleigh. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/ Paula Wiseman Books, $17.99 (9781481416009).
  • Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White. By Melissa Sweet. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9780544319592).
  • Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness. By Donna Janell Bowman. Illus. by Daniel Minter. Lee & Low Books $19.95 (9781620141489).
  • *Ten Days A Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original “Girl” Reporter, Nellie Bly by Deborah Noyes. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Viking Children’s Books, $18.99 (9780803740174).
  • *This Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration. By Linda Barrett Osborne. Harry N. Abrams, $24.95 (9781419716607).
  • Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas.  By Gwendolyn Hooks. Illus. by Colin Bootman, $17.99 (9781620141564).
  • The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk. By Jan Thornhill. Groundwood Books,  $18.95 (9781554988655).
  • Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II. By Albert Marrin. Penguin Random House: Random House Children’s Books / Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780553509366).
  • Vietnam: A History of the War. By Russell Freedman. Holiday House, $20.00 (9780823436583).
  • *We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler. By Russell Freedman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers/ Clarion Books, $17.99 (9780544223790).
  • *Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton. Illus. by Don Tate / Charlesbridge Publishing, $16.95 (9781580892971).
  • Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. By Rachel Ignotofsky. Ten Speed Press, $16.99 (9781607749769).

Poetry:

  • Among a Thousand Fireflies. By Helen Frost. Photographs by Rick Lieder. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763676421).
  • Are You an Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko. By Sally Ito, Sally Kaneko, David Misuzu Jacobson and Michiko Tsuboi (Translators).  Illus. by Toshikado Hajiri. Chin Music Press Inc., $19.50 (9781634059626).
  • Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths. By Marilyn Singer. Illus. by Josee Masse. Penguin Random House: Penguin Young Readers Group / Dial Books, $16.99 (9780803739925).
  • Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science. By Jeannine Atkins. Simon & Schuster /Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9781481465656).
  • Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their LIves and Dreams Brought to Life. By Ashley Bryan. Simon & Schuster / Atheneum / Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $17.99 (9781481456906).
  • *Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph. By Roxane Orgill. Illus. by Francis Vallejo. Candlewick Press, $18.99 (9780763669546).
  • Now You See Them, Now You Don’t: Poems About Creatures that Hide. By David L. Harrison. Illus. by Giles Laroche. Charlesbridge, $17.95 (9781580896108).
  • One Minute till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You off to Sleep. Selected by Kenn Nesbitt. Illus. by Christoph Niemann. Hachette Book Group / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $19.99 (9780316341219).
  • Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds. By Jorge Argueta. Illus. by Alfonso Ruano.  Groundwood Books, $18.95 (9781554988495).
  • *Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems. By Bob Raczka. Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press, $17.99 (9781626722361).
  • *When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons. By Julie Fogliano. Illus. by Julie Morstad. Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press / A Neal Porter Book, $18.99 (9781596438521).
  • *You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen. By Carole Boston Weatherford. Illus.by Jeffery Boston Weatherford. Simon & Schuster / Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9781481449380)

To look at all the book covers for the titles to be discussed at Midwinter, check out the Riffle Books lists for Picture Books and Fiction and Non-Fiction and Poetry.

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You might also be interested in looking at the 2017 Notable Children’s Recordings discussion list which was posted on Tuesday and the 2017 Notable Children’s Videos discussion list which was posted on Wednesday.

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