The Notable Children’s Book Committee has been busy reading hundreds of books for young people. Nominated titles will be discussed at ALA Midwinter in Denver. The meetings are open to ALSC members and other ALA Midwinter attendees, and they’d love to see you there. The discussion list and meeting schedule follow below.
The 2018 Notable Children’s Books Committee:
Maeve Visser Knoth (Chair), Skye Corey, Tiffeni Fontno, Melody Frese, Rose Garrett, Ariana Hussain, Jennifer Knight, Amy Laughlin, Benjamin Martin, Patty Saidenberg, Maria Simon
Friday, February 9 1:00 to 4:00 pm Hyatt, Mineral Hall A
Saturday, February 10 1:30 to 4:30 pm Hyatt, Mineral Hall A
Sunday, February 11 1:30 to 4:30 pm Hyatt, Mineral Hall A
Monday, February 12 1:30 to 4:30 pm Hyatt, Mineral Hall A
Tuesday, February 13 8:00 am to Noon Hyatt, Mineral Hall A
FULL 2018 NOTABLE DISCUSSION LIST (with summer books)
Books with a * were discussed in June at Annual and will not be discussed again.
Accident! By Andrea Tsurumi. Illus. by the author. HMH, $17.99 (9780544944800).
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again). By Dan Santat. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook, $17.99 (9781626726826).
Alfie. By Thyra Heder. Illus. by the author. Abrams, $17.95 (9781419725296).
All Around Us. By Xelena Gonzalez. Illus. by Adriana M. Garcia. Cinco Puntos, $17.95 (9781941026762).
All the Way to Havana. By Margarita Engle. Illus. by Mike Curato. Henry Holt/Godwin. $17.99 (9781627796422).
And the Robot Went… By Michelle Robinson. Illus. by Sergio Ruzzier. HMH/Clarion, $16.99 (9780544586529).
Another Way to Climb a Tree. By Liz Garton Scanlon. Illus. By Hadley Hooper. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $17.99 (9781626723528).
The Antlered Ship. By Dashka Slater. Illus. by Eric Fan and Terry Fan. Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane, $17.99 (9781481451604).
Away. By Emily Sher. Illus. By Qin Leng. House of Anansi/Groundwood Books. (9781554984831).
Baby Goes to Market. By Atinuke. Illus. by Angela Brooksbank. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763695705).
Be Quiet. By Ryan T. Higgins. Illus. by the author. Disney/Hyperion, $17.99 (9781484731628).
*Big Cat, little cat. By Elisha Cooper. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook, $16.99 (9781626723719).
*Birds Make Nests. By Michael Garland. Illus. by the author. Holiday House, $16.95 (9780823436620).
Blue Sky, White Stars. By. Sarvinder Naberhaus. Illus. by Kadir Nelson. Penguin Random House/Dial, $17.99 (9780803737006).
*Bob, Not Bob! By Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick. Illus. by Matthew Cordell. Disney/Hyperion, $17.99 (9781484723029).
*The Book of Mistakes. By Corinna Luyken. Penguin Random House/Dial, $18.99 (9780735227927).
The Boy and the Whale. By Mordicai Gerstein. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook, $17.99 (9781626725058).
Charlie & Mouse. By Laurel Snyder. Illus. Illus. by Emily Hughes. Chronicle. (9781452131535).
City Moon. By Rachel Cole. Illus. by Blanca Gomez. Penguin Random House/ Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (9780553497076).
Creepy Pair of Underwear! By Aaron Reynolds. Illus. by Peter Brown. Simon & Schuster, $17.99 (9781442402980).
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. By Derrick Barnes. Illus. by Gordon C. James. Agate/ Bolden/ Denene Millner, $17.95 (9781572842243).
A Different Pond. By Bao Phi. Illus. by Thi Bui. Capstone, $15.95 (9781623708030).
*Egg. By Kevin Henkes. Illus. by the author. HarperCollins/Greenwillow, $17.99 (9780062408723).
Flora and the Chicks. By Molly Idle. Illus. by the author. Chronicle, $9.99 (9781452146577).
*Flowers for Sarajevo. By John McCutcheon. Illus. by Kristy Caldwell. Peachtree, $19.95 (9781561459438).
Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos. By Monica Brown. Illus. by John Parra. NorthSouth, $17.95 (9780735842694).
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat. By Julia Donaldson. Illus. by Charlotte Voake. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763690816).
The Giant Jumperee. By Julia Donaldson. Illus. by Helen Oxenbury. Penguin Random House/Dial, $17.99 (9780735227972).
*The Good for Nothing Button! By Charise Mericle Harper. Illus. by the author. Disney/Hyperion, $9.99 (9781484726464).
*A Greyhound, A Groundhog. By Emily Jenkins. Illus. by Chris Appelhans. Penguin Random House/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (9780553498059).
Home in the Rain. By Bob Graham. Illus. by the author. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763692698).
*I Just Want To Say Good Night. By Rachel Isadora. Illus. by the author. Penguin Random House/Nancy Paulsen, $17.99 (9780399173844).
I Like, I Don’t Like. By Anna Baccelliere. Illus. by Ale + Ale. Eerdmans. $16.00 (9780802854803).
In the Middle of Fall. By Kevin Henkes. Illus. by Laura Dronzek. HarperCollins/ Greenwillow, $17.99 (9780062573117).
It’s Shoe Time. By Mo Willems and Bryan Collier. Illus. by the authors. Disney/ Hyperion, $9.99 (9781484726471).
Jabari Jumps. By Gaia Cornwall. Illus. by the author. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763678388).
King of the Sky. By Nicola Davies. Illus. by Laura Carlin. Candlewick, $17.99 (9780763695682).
La Catrina. By Patty Rodriguez. Illus. by Ariana Stein. Lil’ Libros, $9.99 (9780986109966).
Laundry Day. By Jessixa Bagley. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $17.99 (9781626723177).
*The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors. By Drew Daywalt. Illus. by Rex, Adam. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99 (9780062438898).
*Life on Mars. By Jon Agee. Illus. by the author. Penguin Random House/Dial, $17.99 (9780399538520).
Lines. By Sarvinder Naberhaus. Illus. by Melinda Beck. Simon & Schuster/ Little Simon, $9.99 (9781481490740).
*Little Fox in the Forest. By Stephanie Graegin. Illus. by the author. Penguin Random House/Schwartz & Wade Books, $17.99 (9780553537895).
The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way). By Patrick McDonnell. Illus. by the author. Little, Brown, $17.99 (9780316502467).
Me and You and the Red Canoe. By Jean E. Pendziwol. Illus. by Phil. Groundwood. $18.95 (9781554988471).
Mighty Moby. By Barbara DaCosta. Illus. by Ed Young. Little, Brown, $17.99 (9780316299367).
My Kite is Stuck! And Other Stories. By Salina Yoon. Illus. by the author. Bloomsbury, $9.99 (9781619638877).
*Niko Draws a Feeling. By Bob Raczka. Illus. by Simone Shin. Carolrhoda, $17.99 (9781467798433).
Now. By Antoinette Portis. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $17.99 (9781626721371).
On a Magical Do-Nothing Day. By Beatrice Alemagna. Illus. by the author. HarperCollins/Harper, $17.99 (9780062657602).
The Only Fish in the Sea. By Philip C. Stead. Illus. by Matthew Cordell. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $17.99 (9781626722828).
Pandora. By Victoria Turnbull. Illus. by the author. HMH/Clarion, $16.99 (9780544947337).
*A Perfect Day. By Lane Smith. Roaring Brook, $17.99 (9781626725362).
The Pomegranate Witch. By Denise Doyen. Illus. by Eliza Wheeler. Chronicle. (9781452145891).
*Priscilla Gorilla. By Barbara Bottner. Illus. by Michael Emberley. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books For Young Readers/Caitlyn Dlouhy, $17.99 (9781481458979).
Professional Crocodile. By Giovanna Zoboli. Illus. by Mariachiara Di Giorgio. Chronicle, $17.99 (9781452165066).
Renato and the Lion. By Barbara DiLorenzo. Illus. by the author. Penguin Random House/Viking, $17.99 (9780451476418).
Robinson. By Peter Sis. Illus. by the author. Scholastic, $17.99 (9780545731669).
Rolling Thunder. By Kate Messner. Illus. by Greg Ruth. Scholastic, $17.99 (9780545470124).
*The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! By Carmen Agra Deedy. Illus. by Eugene Yelchin. Scholastic, $17.99 (9780545722889).
Round. By Joyce Sidman. Illus. by Taeeun Yoo. HMH, $17.99 (9780544387614).
Shawn Loves Sharks. By Curtis Manley. Illus. by Tracy Subisak. Roaring Brook, $17.99 (9781626721340).
Somewhere Else. By Gus Gordon. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook, (9781626723498).
Sparkle Boy. By Leslea Newman. Illus. by Maria Mola. Lee and Low, $17.95 (9781620142851).
Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List. By Kate Klise. Illus. by M. Sarah Klise. Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends, $17.99 (9781250107145).
This Beautiful Day. By Richard Jackson. Illus. by Suzy Lee. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy, $15.99 (9781481441391).
This is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids Around the World. By Matt Lamothe. Illus. by the author. Chronicle, $17.99 (9781452150185).
*The Three Billy Goats Gruff. By Jerry Pinkney. Illus. by the author. Little, Brown, $17.99 (9780316341578).
*Tidy. By Emily Gravett. Illus. by the author. Simon & Schuster, $17.99 (9781481480192).
*Tony. By Ed Galing. Illus. by Erin E. Stead. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter , $16.99 (9781626723085).
*Town is by the Sea. By Joanne Schwartz. Illus. by Sydney Smith. Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, $21.95 (9781554988716).
*Triangle. By Mac Barnett. Illus. by Jon Klassen. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763696030).
*The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling. By Timothy Basil Ering. Illus. by the author. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763664329).
*Walk with Me. By Jairo Buitrago. Illus. by Rafael Yockteng. Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, $18.95 (9781554988570).
Watersong. By Tim McCanna. Illus. by Richard Smythe. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman, $17.99 (9781481468817).
What Does Baby Want? By Tupera tupera. Illus. by the author. Phaidon. $12.95 (9780714874074).
When the Rain Comes. By Alma Fullerton. Illus. by Kim La Fave. Pajama Press, $19.95 (9781772780123).
When’s My Birthday? By Julie Fogliano. Illus. by Christian Robinson. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $17.99 (9781626722934).
Where Are You? By Sarah Williamson. Illus. by the author. Alfred A. Knopf. (9781524700638).
Windows. By Julia Denos. Illus. by E. B. Goodale. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763690359).
*Wolf in the Snow. By Matthew Cordell. Illus. by the author. Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends, $17.99 (9781250076366).
The Wolf, the Duck, & the Mouse. By Mac Barnett. Illus. by Jon Klassen. Candlewick, $17.99 (9780763677541).
Alice Paul and the Fight For Women’s Rights. By Deborah Kops. Highlights/Calkins Creek, $17.95 (9781629793238).
Apex Predators. By Steve Jenkins. Illus. by the author. HMH, $17.99 (9780544671607).
*Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Books. By Michelle Markel. Illus. by Nancy Carpenter. Chronicle, $17.99 (9780811879224).
*Becoming Bach. By Tom Leonard. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $17.99 (9781626722866).
Bound By Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story. By Sandra Neil Wallace and Rick Wallace. Highlights/Calkins Creek, $17.95 (9781629794280).
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix. By Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee. Illus. by Man One. Readers to Eaters, $18.95 (9780983661597).
Curious Constructions: A Peculiar Portfolio of Fifty Fascinating Structures. By Michael Hearst. Illus. by Matt Johnstone. Chronicle, $19.99 (9781452144849).
Danza!: Amalia Hernandez and el Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. By Duncan Tonatiuh. Illus. by the author. Abrams, $18.95 (9781419725326).
Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion. By Chris Barton. Illus. by Victo Ngai. Millbrook, $19.99 (9781512410143).
Exploring Space: From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond. By Martin Jenkins. Illus. by Stephen Biesty. Candlewick, $17.99 (9780763689315).
*Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism. By Marc Aronson and Marina Budos. Macmillan/Henry Holt, $22.99 (9781250109675).
Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect us Today. By Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson. Peachtree, $19.95 (9781561459452).
42 is Not Just a Number. By Doreen Rappaport. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763676247).
*Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History. By Walter Dean Myers. Illus. by Floyd Cooper. HarperCollins/Harper, $17.99 (9780060277093).
*Grand Canyon. By Jason Chin. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook, $19.99 (9781596439504).
Her Right Foot. By Dave Eggers. Illus. by Shawn Harris. Chronicle, $19.99 (9781452162812).
*The Hidden Life of a Toad. By Doug Wechsler. Illus. by the author. Charlesbridge, $17.99 (9781580897389).
How to Be an Elephant. By Katherine Roy. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook/David Macaulay Studio, $18.99 (9781626721784).
Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World. By Elizabeth Rusch. Illus. by Karin Anderson. HMH, $18.99 (9780544671591).
*Isaac The Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d. By Mary Losure. Candlewick, $19.99 (9780763670634).
*John Ronald’s Dragons: The Story of J. R. R. Tolkien. By Caroline McAlister. Illus. by Eliza Wheeler. Roaring Brook, $18.99 (9781626720923).
*The Legendary Miss Lena Horne. By Carole Boston Weatherford. Illus. by Elizabeth Zunon. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $17.99 (9781481468244).
Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You’ve Never Heard Of. By Martin Brown. Illus. by the author. Scholastic, $18.99 (9781338089349).
Life on Surtsey: Iceland’s Upstart Island. By Loree Griffin Burns. HMH, $18.99 (9780544687233).
Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope With Her Song. By Kathryn Erskine. Illus. by Charly Palmer. FSG, $18.99 (9780374303013).
The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power. By Ann Bausum. National Geographic, $18.99 (9781426326653).
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines. Jeanne Walker Harvey. Illus. by Dow Phumiruk. Henry Holt, $17.99 (9781250112491).
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters. By Michael Mahin. Illus. by Evan Turk. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $17.99 (9781481443494).
*The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano. By Elizabeth Rusch. Illus. by Marjorie Priceman. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $17.99 (9781481444842).
Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability. By Shane Burcaw. Illus. by Matt Carr. Roaring Brook, $17.99 (9781626727717).
Older Than Dirt: A Wild But True History of the Earth. By Don Brown and Michael Perfit. Illus. by Don Brown. HMH, $18.99 (9780544805033).
*Over and Under the Pond. By Kate Messner. Illus. by Christopher Silas Neal. Chronicle, $16.99 (9781452145426).
*Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls. By Tonya Bolden. Abrams, $24.95 (9781419714559).
Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines. By Sarah Albee. Crown, $17.99 (9781101932230).
Ribbit. By Jorey Hurley. Illus. by the author. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman, $16.99 (9781481432740).
*Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth. By Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm. Illus. by Molly Bang. Scholastic/Blue Sky Press, $18.99 (9780545805414).
Robins! How They Grow Up. By Eileen Christelow. Illus. by the author. HMH/Clarion, $16.99 (9780544442894).
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality. By Jonah Winter. Illus. by Stacy Innerst. Abrams, $18.95 (9781419725593).
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library. By Carole Boston Weatherford. Illus. by Eric Velasquez. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763680466).
Silent Days, Silent Dreams. By Allen Say. Illus. by the author. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. $21.99 (9780545927611).
*Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song. By Gary Golio. Illus. by Charlotte Riley-Webb. Millbrook, $19.99 (9781467751230).
The Street Beneath My Feet. By Charlotte Guillain. Illus. by Yuval Zommer. Quarto Group/Words & Pictures, $22.95 (9781682971369).
*Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World. By Laurie Lawlor. Holiday, $17.95 (9780823436750).
*Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz. By Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. FSG, $16.99 (9780374305710).
*Trudy’s Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World By Storm. By Sue Macy. Illus. by Matt Collins. Holiday House, $16.95 (9780823436651).
Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961. By Larry Dane Brimner. Highlights/Calkins Creek, $18.95 (9781629795867).
*Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team. By Steve Sheinkin. Roaring Brook, $19.99 (9781596439542).
*Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers. By Deborah Heiligman. Macmillan/Henry Holt/Laura Godwin, $19.99 (9780805093391).
*The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked & Found. By Martin W. Sandler. Candlewick, $19.99 (9780763680336).
The World is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid. By Jeanette Winter. Illus. by the author. Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane, $17.99 (9781481446693).
The Youngest Marcher. By Cynthia Levinson. Illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $17.99 (9781481400701).
All’s Faire in Middle School. By Victoria Jamieson. Illustrated by the author. Penguin/Dial, $20.99 (9780525429999).
*Amina’s Voice. By Hena Khan. Simon & Schuster/Salaam Reads, $16.99 (9781481492065).
*Armstrong and Charlie. By Steven B. Frank. HMH, $16.99 (9780544826083).
*Ashes to Asheville. By Sarah Dooley. Penguin/G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $16.99 (9780399165047).
Auma’s Long Run. By Eucabeth Odhiambo. Lerner/Carolrhoda, $17.99 (9781512427844).
Barkus. By Patricia MacLachlan. Illus. by Marc Boutavant. Chronicle, $14.99 (9781452111827).
Beyond the Bright Sea. By Lauren Wolk. Penguin/Dutton, $16.99 (9781101994856).
Binny Bewitched. By Hilary McKay. Illus. by Tony Ross. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry, $17.99 (9781481491020).
*Bronze and Sunflower. By Cao Wenxuan. Illus. by Meilo So. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763688165).
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. By Rita Williams-Garcia. Illus. by Frank Morrison. HarperCollins/Amistad. $16.99 (9780062215918).
*A Crack in the Sea. By H.M. Bouwman. Illus. by Yuko Shimizu. Penguin/G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $16.99 (9780399545191).
Crossing Ebenezer Creek. By Tonya Bolden. Bloomsbury, $17.99 (9781599903194).
The Doorman’s Repose. By Chris Raschka. Illus. by the author. New York Review Children’s Collection, $17.99 (9781681371009).
The End of the Wild. By Nicole Helget. Little, Brown, $16.99 (9780316245111).
*A Face Like Glass. By Frances Hardinge. Abrams/Amulet, $19.95 (9781419724848).
The First Rule of Punk. By Celia C. Perez. Penguin Random House/Viking, $16.99 (9780425290408).
*Flying Lessons & Other Stories. By Ellen Oh, editor. Crown, $16.99 (9781101934593).
*Forever, or a long, long time. By Caela Carter. HarperCollins/Harper, $16.99 (9780062385680).
*Frogkisser! By Garth Nix. Scholastic, $18.99 (9781338052084).
Funny Girl. By Betsy Bird, editor. Penguin Random House/ Viking, $16.99 (9780451477316).
The Goldfish Boy. By Lisa Thompson. Scholastic, $16.99 (9781338053920).
Good Night, Planet. By Liniers. Illus. by the author. RAW Junior/Toon Books, $12.95 (9781943145201).
*Hello, Universe. By Erin Entrada Kelly. HarperCollins/Greenwillow, $16.99 (9780062414151).
Karma Khullar’s Mustache. By Kristi Wientge. Simon & Schuster, $16.99 (9781481477703).
The List. By Patricia Forde. Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky, $16.99 (9781492647966).
Long Way Down. By Jason Reynolds. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy, $17.99 (9781481438254).
Louis Undercover. By Fanny Britt. Illus. by Isabelle Arsenault. Tr. by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou. House of Anansi/ Groundwood, $19.95 (9781554988594).
*LOVING VS. VIRGINIA: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case. By Patricia Hruby Powell. Illus. by Shadra Strickland. Chronicle, $21.99 (9781452125909).
Lucky Broken Girl. By Ruth Behar. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen, $16.99 (9780399546440).
Making Scents. By Arthur Yorinks. Illus. by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline. Roaring Brook/First Second, $15.99 (9781596434523).
*Midnight Without a Moon. By Linda Williams Jackson. HMH, $16.99 (9780544785106).
Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars. By Martine Murray. Penguin Random House/Knopf $16.99 (9780399550409).
*The Murderer’s Ape. By Jakob Wegelius. Penguin Random House/ Delacorte, $17.99 (9781101931752).
*Noodleheads See the Future. By Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss. Illus. by Tedd Arnold. Holiday House, $15.95 (9780823436736).
Orphan Island. By Laurel Snyder. HarperCollins/Walden Pond, $16.99 (9780062443410).
Patina. By Jason Reynolds. Simon and Schuster/Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy, $16.99 (9781481450188).
Piecing Me Together. By Renee Watson. Bloomsbury, $17.99 (9781681191058).
Posted. By John David Anderson. HarperCollins/Walden Pond $16.99 (9780062338204).
*Princess Cora and the Crocodile. By Laura Amy Schlitz. Illus. by Brian Floca. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763648220).
The Purloining of Prince Oleomargerine. By Mark Twain and Philip Stead. Illus. by Erin Stead. Penguin Random House/Doubleday, $24.99 (9780553523225).
Quicksand Pond. By Janet Taylor-Lisle. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $16.99 (9781481472227).
Race to the Bottom of the Sea. By Lindsay Eager. Candlewick, $17.99 (9780763679231).
*Real Friends. By Shannon Hale. Illus. by LeUyen Pham. Roaring Brook/First Second, $12.99 (9781626727854).
Refugee. By Alan Gratz. Scholastic, $16.99 (9780545880831).
Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli. By Ben Costa and James Parks. Illus. by Ben Costa. Penguin Random House/Knopf, $18.99 (9780399556135).
The Secret of Nightingale Wood. By Lucy Strange. Scholastic/Chicken House, $16.99 (9781338157475).
*See You In The Cosmos. By Jack Cheng. Penguin Random House/Dial, $16.99 (9780399186370).
*Short. By Holly Goldberg Sloan. Penguin Random House/Dial, $16.99 (9780399186219).
Side Tracked. By Diana Harmon Asher. Abrams/Amulet, $16.99 (9781419726019).
Soldier Boy. By Keely Hutton. FSG, $17.99 (9780374305635).
The Song From Somewhere Else. By A.F. Harrold. Illus. by Levi Pinfold. Bloomsbury, $16.99 (9781681194011).
*Sophie Someone. By Hayley Long. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763689957).
*Speed of Life. By Carol Weston. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $16.99 (9781492654490).
The Stars Beneath Our Feet. By David Barclay Moore. Penguin Random House/Knopf $16.99 (9781524701246).
Thick as Thieves. By Megan Whelan Turner. HarperCollins/Greenwillow, $17.99 (9780062568243).
Thornhill. By Pam Smy. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook, $19.99 (9781626726543).
*Train I Ride. By Paul Mosier. HarperCollins/Harper, $16.99 (9780062455734).
Tumble & Blue. By Cassie Beasley. Penguin Random House/Dial, $17.99 (9780525428442).
The War I Finally Won. By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Penguin Random House/ Dial, $17.99 (9780525429203).
*Well, That Was Awkward. By Rachel Vail. Penguin/Viking, $16.99 (9780670013081).
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid. By Colin Meloy. Illus. by Carson Ellis. HarperCollins/ Balzer + Bray, $17.99 (9780062342454).
Wishtree. By Katherine Applegate. Illus. by Charles Santoso. Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends, $16.99 (9781250043221).
Wonderling. By Mira Bartok. Illus. by the author. Candlewick, $21.99. (9780763691219).
York: The Shadow Cipher. By Laura Ruby. HarperCollins/Walden Pond, $17.99 (9780062306937).
*Yours Sincerely, Giraffe. By Megumi Iwasa. Translated by Cathy Hirano. Illus. by Jun Takabatake. Gecko Press, $16.99 (9781927271889).
*Yvain: The Knight of the Lion. By M.T. Anderson. Illus. by Andrea Offermann. Candlewick, $19.99 (9780763659394).
*Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics. By Margarita Engle. Illus. by Rafael Lopez. Henry Holt/Laura Godwin, $18.99 (9780805098761).
I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups. By Chris Harris. Illus. by Lane Smith. Little, Brown, $19.99 (9780316266574).
*One Last Word: Wisdom From the Harlem Renaissance. By Nikki Grimes. Illus. by Cozbi Cabrera and others. Bloomsbury, $18.99 (9781619635548).
*Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets. By Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth. Illus. by Ekua Holmes. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763680947