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 fall the 2022 Notable Children’s Books Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, November 17 at 1:00 PM CST, Thursday, November 18 at 1:15 PM CST, and Friday, November 19 at 1:00 PM CST. Read about the Summer 2021 online discussions in this Notable Notables blog post for more information about the 2021 Notable discussions. Register to attend one or more of the upcoming meetings here.
The list of discussion titles will be available here the week before the discussions; the list will also be posted on the ALSC Blog.
Alex Bell (she/her), 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 fall discussions; all are welcome!