ALA Notable Children’s Books

Notable Children’s Books – 2017

pgraphic1-1448“Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) 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.”

“According to ALSC policy, the current year’s Newbery, Caldecott,  Belpré, Sibert, Geisel, and Batchelder Award and Honor books automatically are added to the Notable Children’s Books list.”

Younger Readers  (Preschool-grade 2 (age 7)

 Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer. By Diane Stanley. Illus. by Jessie Hartland. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman.

Ada Twist, Scientist. By Andrea Beaty. Illus. by David Roberts. Abrams.

Before Morning. By Joyce Sidman. Illus. by Beth Krommes. HMH.

Best Frints in the Whole Universe. By Antoinette Portis. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

Counting. By Fleur Star. illus. DK.

Coyote Moon. By Maria Gianferrari. Illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. Roaring Brook.

Fabulous Frogs. By Martin Jenkins. Illus. by Tim Hopgood. Candlewick.

Go, Otto, Go! By David Milgrim. Illus. by the author. Simon & Schuster/Simon Spotlight.

 (Geisel Honor Book)

Good Night Owl. By Greg Pizzoli. Illus. by the author. Disney/Hyperion.

(Geisel Honor Book)

The Great Pet Escape. By Victoria Jamieson. Illus. by the author. Holt.

Horrible Bear! By Ame Dyckman. Illus. by Zachariah OHora. Little, Brown.

A Hungry Lion; or, A Dwindling Assortment of Animals. By Lucy Ruth Cummins. Illus. by the author. Atheneum.

The Infamous Ratsos. By Kara LaReau. Illus. by Matt Myers. Candlewick.

 (Geisel Honor Book)

Leave Me Alone! By Vera Brosgol. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook.

(Caldecott Honor Book)

The Night Gardener. By Terry Fan. Illus. by Eric Fan. Simon & Schuster.

Old Dog Baby Baby. By Julie Fogliano. Illus. by Chris Raschka. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! An Alphabet Caper. By Mike Twohy. Illus. by the author. HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray.  (Geisel Honor Book)

Over the Ocean. By Taro Gomi. Illus. by the author. Chronicle.

 (Batchelder Honor Book)


A Piece of Home. By Jeri Watts. Illus. by Hyewon Yum. Candlewick.

Puddle. By Hyewon Yum. Illus. by the author. Farrar.

Rudas: Niño’s Horrendous Hermanitas. By Yuyi Morales. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

School’s First Day of School. By Adam Rex. Illus. by Christian Robinson. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

Thunder Boy Jr. By Sherman Alexie. Illus. by Yuyi Morales. Little, Brown.

We Are Growing! A Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie Like Reading! Book. By Laurie Keller. Illus. by the author. Disney/Hyperion.    (Geisel Medal Book)

We Found a Hat. By Jon Klassen. Illus. by the author. Candlewick.

Weekends with Max and His Dad. By Linda Urban. Illus. by Katie Kath. HMH.

When Andy Met Sandy. By Tomie dePaola and Jim Lewis. Illus. by Tomie dePaola. Simon & Schuster.

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? By Kate DiCamillo. Illus. by Chris Van Dusen. Candlewick.

I’m off to the library again!

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