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Notable Books for Children 2018

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.

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      The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse

      by Mac Barnett

      Feb 2018

      Easy Reading

      Younger
      With a nod and wink to readers, this untraditional fable is about a mouse and a duck who get swallowed by a wolf.

      Impact!: Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

      by Elizabeth Rusch

      Feb 2018

      Nonfiction Middle

      Middle
      Follow scientists as they search for dangerous asteroids in space, study asteroids that have smashed into the ground, and make plans to prevent an asteroid strike if one ever threatens our planet.

      Life on Surtsey, Iceland’s Upstart Island

      by Loree Griffin Burns

      Feb 2018

      Science Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      Older
      On November 14, 1963, a volcano fifteen miles off the shore of Iceland exploded under the sea, resulting in a brand-new island. Scientists immediately recognized Surtsey for what it was: an opportunity to observe the way life takes hold.

      Silent Days, Silent Dreams

      by Allen Say

      Feb 2018

      Arts Elementary Plus

      Older
      James Castle was born two months premature. He was deaf, mute, autistic, and probably dyslexic. He didn't walk until he was four; he would never learn to speak, write, read, or use sign language.Yet, today Castle's artwork hangs in major museums throughout the world.

      The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid

      by Colin Meloy

      Feb 2018

      Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus

      Older
      The young son of an American diplomat joins a secret society of pickpockets in Marseille.

      Quicksand Pond

      by Janet Taylor Lisle

      Aug 2017

      Advanced Readers

      Older
      Quicksand Pond is a shadowy, hidden place, full of chirping, shrieking, croaking life. It's where, legend has it, people disappear.

      Town Is by the Sea

      by Joanne Schwartz

      Jul 2017

      Easy Reading Plus

      Younger
      Stunning illustrations show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig. Author's note. Full-color illustrations.

      Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem

      by Patricia Newman

      Jun 2017

      Nonfiction Middle

      Middle
      Marine biologist Brent Hughes didn't think sea otters and sea grass had much in common, but his research revealed a new and surprising connection between the two. Science activity. Suggestions for protecting the environment. Source notes. Glossary. Selected bibliography. Suggested resources. Index. Full-color map, diagrams, graphs, and photographs.

      Armstrong & Charlie

      by Steven B. Frank

      Jun 2017

      Advanced Readers

      Older
      Charlie isn't looking forward to sixth grade. If he starts sixth grade, chances are he'll finish it. And when he does, he'll grow older than the brother he recently lost.

      The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found

      by Martin W. Sandler

      Apr 2017

      History High

      Older
      Explore the exciting true story of the captaincy, wreck, and discovery of the Whydah —the only pirate ship ever found—and the incredible mysteries it revealed. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions of historical documents, illustrations, and maps.

      Snail and Worm: Three Stories About Two Friends

      by Tina Kügler

      May 2016

      Easy Reading

      Younger
      When Worm meets Snail, Snail is talking to a rock named Bob. Worm introduces Snail to a stick named Ann, and a friendship is born (between Worm and Snail, not Bob and Ann)! Full-color illustrations created with acrylic on paper, collage, and digital media.
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