ALA Annual 2018

Notable Children’s Books Discussion List – #alaac18

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 (through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.

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….