Each year the ALSC Notable Children’s Books Committee identifies 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.
This year the 2022 Notable Children’s Book Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, June 16, Thursday, June 17, and Friday, June 18 beginning at 2pm EST/1pm CST/11amPST. Register to attend here. The list of discussion titles will also be available here the week beforehand.
Alex Bell, chair, and the entire 2022 Notable Children’s Books Committee, are excited to share this opportunity to learn more about critical evaluation of children’s books and listen to their summer discussions; all are welcome.