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ALA Noteable Books for Children

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.

2013
Click   Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien.
Boxers
 
2013
Click   Gene Luen Yang; color by Lark Pien
Saints
 
2013
Click   Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor and Park

 

 
2013
Click   Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl
 
2013
Click   Rick Yancey
The 5th Wave

 

 
2013
Click   Meg Rosoff
Picture me gone
 
2013
Click   Brandon Sanderson : illustrations by Ben McSweeney.
The Rithmatist
 
2013
Click   Elizabeth Wein
Rose under fire
 
2013
Click   Tim Federle.
Better Nate than ever

 

 
2013
Click   written by Charles de Lint ; illustrated by Charles Vess.
The cats of Tanglewood Forest
 
2013
Click   Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by K.G. Campbell.
Flora and Ulysses : the illuminated adventures
 
2013
Click   Shirley Hughes
Hero on a bicycle

 

 
2013
Click   Rose Lagercrantz ; illustrated by Eva Eriksson ; [translated by Julia Marshall].
My happy life
 
2013
Click   Kathi Appelt.
The true blue scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

 

 
2013
Click   Monica Edinger ; illustrated by Robert Byrd.
Africa is my home : a child of the Amistad
 
2013
Click   Benjamin Chaud
The bear's song
 
2013
Click   Bob Staake
Bluebird

 

 
2013
Click   by Deborah Heiligman ; pictures by LeUyen Pham.
The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdos
 
2013
Click   Jonathan Bean.
Building our house

 

 
2013
Click   by Lemony Snicket ; illustrated by Jon Klassen.
The dark
 
2013
Click   Tomi Ungerer.
Fog Island

 

 
2012
Click   Luke Pearson
Hilda and the bird parade
 
2013
Click   Aaron Becker
Journey

 

 
2013
Click   David Wiesner
Mr. Wuffles!
 
2013
Click   Sylvie Neeman and Ingrid Godon ; translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick.
Something big
 
2013
Click   Jacqueline Woodson (Author), James Ransome (Illustrator)
This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration
 
2012 (Younger Readers)
Click   George Ella Lyon
All the Water in the World