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 Annual 2017

Notable Children’s Books Nominees – #alaac17

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. Here is the list of titles which will be discussed at the ALA Annual Meetings in Chicago beginning next week. Enjoy! PICTURE BOOKS Big Cat, little cat. By Elisha Cooper. Roaring Brook Press (9781626723719). Birds Make Nests. By Garland, Michael. Holiday House (9780823436620). Bob, Not Bob! By Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick. Illus. by Matthew Cordell. Disney/Hyperion (9781484723029). The Book of Mistakes. By Corinna Luyken. Dial Books/Penguin Random…

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 Midwinter 2016

Notable Children’s Books — 2016 Discussion List

Micki Freeney, the chair of the 2016 Notable Children’s Books Committee, and the entire NCB committee, invite you to join them at their Midwinter discussions, taking place in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 162AB on: Friday, January 8, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday, January 11, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The complete discussion list is below. Titles with an asterisk indicate that the book was already discussed at the Annual Conference last summer. PICTURE BOOKS *3, 2, 1, Go! by Emily Arnold McCully. Holiday House. 8: An Animal Alphabet by Elisha Cooper. Scholastic Inc,/Orchard Books. A B See by Elizabeth Doyle. Simon & Schuster/Little Simon. Ask Me by Bernard Waber. Illus. by Suzy Lee. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret by Bob Shea. Disney/Hyperion Bear and Hare Go Fishing…

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….

ALA Midwinter 2015

Notable Children’s Books — 2015 Discussion List

Edie Ching, chair, and the rest of the 2015 Notable Children’s Books Committee, invite you to join them at their Midwinter discussions, taking place on Friday, January 30th from 1:00 to 4:00, and Saturday, January 31 through Monday, February 2nd, from 1:30 to 4:30. All discussions will take place in McCormick Place West, Room W194B. The complete discussion list is below. Titles in italics indicate that the book was already discussed at the Annual Conference last summer; titles with an asterisk will be discussed for the first time at Midwinter. FICTION (INCLUDING FICTION GRAPHIC NOVELS AND FICTION VERSE NOVELS) *Acampora, Paul.  I Kill the Mockingbird.  Roaring Brook Press. Alexander, Kwame. The Crossover.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Auxier, Jonathan. The Night Gardener. Abrams/Amulet. *Averbeck, Jim. A Hitch at the Fairmont. Illus. by Nick Bertozzi.  Atheneum Books for Young Readers. *Barnhill, Kelly. The Witch’s Boy.  Algonquin Young Readers. *Bell, Cece. El Deafo. Abrams/Amulet Books….

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ALSC Notable Children’s Book Committee welcomes suggestions

Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books for inclusion on the Notable Children’s Books list. According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: “Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding.” Books intended for children, birth though age 14, that have been published in the United States in 2014 are eligible for consideration. The ALSC Notable Children’s Book Committee welcomes suggestions for books to be considered.  Please send your title suggestions to chair Edith Ching at ec.notables15@verizon.net