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.

ALA Annual 2016

Notable Children’s Books Nominees — Summer 2016 #alaac16

The ALSC Notable Children’s Books committee is charged with identifying the best of the best in children’s books. According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways. Almost as much as I love sitting in on the discussions, I love getting a chance to look at the list of books which will be discussed. Here they are!  The books which will discussed at the upcoming Annual Conference in Orlando: Picture Books • The Airport Book by Lisa Brown. Macmillan/ Roaring Brook Press/ A Neal Porter Book • Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat. Hachette Book…

ALA Annual 2015

Notable Children’s Books Nominees — Summer 2015 #alaac15

The ALSC Notable Children’s Books committee is charged with identifying the best of the best in children’s books. According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways. If you’re like me, you have been eagerly anticipating the  list of titles to be discussed at the Annual Conference. Here it is! PICTURE BOOKS 3, 2, 1, Go! by Emily Arnold McCully. Holiday House. The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. Click! by Jeffrey Ebbeler. Holiday House. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle. Illus. by Rafael López….

Audio books

What GREAT children’s recordings have you listened to this year?

ALSC members are cordially invited to participate in the 2015 Notable Children’s Recordings list by submitting titles for consideration.  The Notable Children’s Recordings Committee’s charge is to select, annotate, and present for publication an annual list of notable audio recordings (music, audiobooks, and read-along kits) of interest to young people from birth through age 14.  The recordings must have been released between November 1, 2013, and October 31, 2014, and be available through a US distributor.  Please follow this link to find out more details about the list and criteria for inclusion: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncr The column on the left of that page includes links for information about NCR, including Committee Members, Submission Process, and Past NCR lists. Please send suggestions with full bibliographic information to chairperson Jennifer Duffy at jenniferaudio@gmail.com. The deadline to submit title suggestions is October 31st.

ALA Midwinter 2013

What Have You Read This Year That Is GREAT?

All year, the ALSC Notable Children’s Books Committee has worked diligently — reading and re-reading —  in an effort to identify the best of the best in children’s books. The committee is now issuing a final call to the ALSC membership for suggestions of items to be considered for inclusion on the 2013 Notable Children’s Books list. The 2013 Notable Children’s Books Committee invites ALSC members to suggest titles for consideration for the annual list of notable children’s books. “Notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, the term “notable” includes books for all age levels (through age 14) of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry, folklore, and picture books that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways. The evaluation criteria to be used are: 1. Literary quality 2. Originality of text and…