Notable Children’s Books – ML’s Favorites and Mine

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.

CountMonkeys

Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornell

Journey

Journey by Aaron Becker

Crankenstein

Crankenstein by Samantha Berger and illustrated by Dan Santat

MrTiger

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

CrayonsQuit

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

MechanicalFish

Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Boris Kulikov

SeeWhale

If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin Stead

ribbit

***Ribbit by Rodrigo Folgueira and illustrated by Poly Bernantene

LittleRedWriting

***Little Red Writing by Joan Holub and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

OpenLittleBook

Open This Little Book by Jessie Klausmeier and illustrated by Suzy Lee

Warning

***Warning:  Do Not Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaput and illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
HowToBeCat
How To Be a Cat by Nikki McClure and illustrated by Abrams Appleseed
SophieSquash
***Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
line
***The Long, Long Line by Tomoko Ohmura

Unicorn
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea
Bluebird
Bluebird by Bob Staake
BadWolf
The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague
RoundTortilla
Round is a Tortilla:  A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong and illustrated by John Parra
MrWuffles
***Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner
NotGoodIdea
***That Is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems
I have blogged about most of the books on the list.  The ones I haven’t are in the queue.  So many great books out there so little time to read and write.

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