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Notable Children’s Books Committee 2023 – January Discussion List

The Notable Children’s Books Committee 2023 will host their open discussion sessions on January 20th and on January 23rd. You are welcome to register to observe the discussions!

Seal used for all books selected by the ALSC Notable Children's Books committee

Picture Books (18 titles)
Bathe the Cat by Alice B. McGinty. Illustrated by David Roberts. Chronicle Books
Big and Small and In-Between by Carter Higgins. Illustrated by Daniel Miyares. Chronicle Books
I Can’t Draw by Stephen W. Martin. Illustrated by Brian Biggs. Margaret K. McElderry Books / Simon &
Schuster
Finding Fire by Logan S. Kline. Candlewick
Fire Chief Fran by Linda Ashman. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Astra
Forever Home: A Dog and Boy Love Story by Henry Cole. Scholastic Press
Home by Tonya Lippert. Illustrated by Andrea Stegmaier. Magination Press
Lizzy and the Cloud by the Fan Brothers. Simon & Schuster
Me and the Boss: A Story About Mending and Love by Michelle Edwards. Illustrated by April Harrison.
Anne Schwartz Books / Random House
The More You Give by Marcy Campbell. Illustrated by Francesca Sanna. Knopf / Random House
My Brother Is Away by Sara Greenwood. Illustrated by Luisa Uribe. Random House Studio
Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual by Carole Boston Weatherford.
Illustrated by Frank Morrison. Crown / Penguin Random House
The Talk by Alicia D. Williams. Illustrated by Briana Mukodiri Uchendu. Caitlyn Dlouhy Books / Atheneum
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. Orchard Books / Scholastic
Too Early by Nora Ericson. Illustrated by Elly MacKay. Abrams
Where Wonder Grows by Xelena Gonzalez. Illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia. Cinco Puntos
With Lots of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez. Illustrated by Andre Céolin. Viking / Penguin Random House
Yellow Dog Blues by Alice Faye Duncan. Illustrated by Chris Raschka. Eerdmans

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Fiction (6 titles)
Black Bird, Blue Road
by Sofiya Pasternack. Versify / HarperCollins
Frizzy by Claribel Ortega. Illustrated by Rose Bousamra. First Second / Roaring Brook Press
Garvey in the Dark by Nikki Grimes. Wordsong / Astra
Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd. Scholastic Press
A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga. Balzer + Bray
Singing with Elephants by Margarita Engle. Viking / Penguin Random House

Nonfiction (12 titles)
Concrete: From the Ground Up by Larissa Theule. Illustrated by Steve Light. Candlewick
Honeybee Rescue: A Backyard Drama by Lore Griffin Burns. Photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz.
Charlesbridge
Keepunumuk: Weeachumun’s Thanksgiving Story by Danielle Greendeer, Anthony Perry, and Alexis
Bunten. Illustrated by Garry Meeches Sr. Charlesbridge
Killer Underwear Invasion! How to Spot Fake News, Disinformation & Conspiracy Theories by Elise Gravel.
Chronicle
A Land of Books: Dreams of Young Mexihcah Word Painters by Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams
The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense by Jon Scieszka. Illustrated by Julia
Rothman. Candlewick
A River’s Gifts: The Mighty Elwha River Reborn by Patricia Newman. Illustrated by Natasha Donovan.
Millbrook Press
Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About
the Japanese American Incarceration
by Elizabeth Partridge. Illustrated by Lauren Tamaki. Chronicle
Tree Hole Homes by Melissa Stewart. Illustrated by Amy Hevron. Random House Studio
The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey by Jason Chin. Neal Porter Books / Holiday House
Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith and Derrick Barnes. Illustrated by Dawud
Anyabwile. Norton
A Walk Through the Rain Forest by Martin Jenkins. Illustrated by Vicky White. Candlewick

Register for the Notable Children’s Books discussions here:

Jan. 20, 1-5pm Central (OPEN session)
Jan. 23, 1-5pm Central (OPEN session)

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