ALA Notable Books for Children 2017

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.

Before Morning

by Joyce Sidman / Beth Krommes


Dory Dory Black Sheep

by Abby Hanlon


Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist

by Susan Wood / Duncan Tonatiuh


Full of Beans

by Jennifer L. Holm

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Giant Squid

by Candace Fleming / Eric Rohmann


I Am Not a Number

by Jenny Kay Dupuis / Gillian Newland


The Secret Keepers

by Trenton Lee Stewart / Diana Sudyka


We Found a Hat

by Jon Klassen


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