Below is a link to the Discussion List for Children’s Notable Lists. Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books, recordings, and videos. These lists will be whittled down and announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.
I do not know if there is a set number of books they choose as Notable for each category. I looked at the picture book list and made a list of the ones ML and I enjoyed most this year. I admit there are many on the list we didn’t read; so I trust the committee on the decisions they make. However… , I’ve starred and bolded the titles of seven books ML insists should make the cut.
Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornell
Journey by Aaron Becker
Crankenstein by Samantha Berger and illustrated by Dan Santat
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Boris Kulikov
If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin Stead
***Ribbit by Rodrigo Folgueira and illustrated by Poly Bernantene
***Little Red Writing by Joan Holub and illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Open This Little Book by Jessie Klausmeier and illustrated by Suzy Lee