Notable Children's Book2009

Given by Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Other Names: Notables, ALA Notable Children's Book
74 Works 132,062 Books 8,079 Reviews 4.2
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: show more 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. show less
Categories:
All, All Ages (39), Middle Readers (161), Older Readers (173), Younger Readers (232), Zelinsky Edition (1), [2017], All Ages, 2017 (1), illustration (1), No Category (2,154)
Years:
All, 2024 (103), 2023 (97), 2022 (124), 2021 (93), 2020 (115), 2019 (109), 2018 (96), 2017 (95), 2016 (116), 2015 (105), 2014 (93), 2013 (79), 2012 (102), 2011 (69), 2010 (73), 2009 (74), 2008 (76), 2007 (94), 2006 (100), 2005 (78), 2004 (61), 2003 (66), 2002 (88), 2001 (72), 2000 (70), 1999 (61), 1998 (41), 1997 (59), 1996 (74), 1995 (65), 1993; Older Readers, 1995 (1), 1994; Older Readers, 1995 (1), 1994 (69), 1993 (60), 1992 (1), 1991 (4), 1990 (3), 1987 (1), 1986 (2), 1984 (2), 1983 (1), 1981 (1), 1980 (1), 1976 (2), 1973 (1), 1971 (1), 1940-1970 (1), 1970 (1), 1969 (2), 1966 (1), 1965 (2), 1964 (3), 1963 (1), 1961 (1), 1960 (2), 1959 (1), 1940-1959 (1), 1958 (2), 1955 (2), 1954 (1), 1952 (1), 1951 (1), 1950 (1), 1942 (1), 1941 (1)
Announced:
January 24: 2024 Recent
WorkYear
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
2009
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
2009
Wild Tracks!: A Guide to Nature's Footprints by Jim Arnosky
2009
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker
2009
Beware of the Frog by William Bee
2009
Frogs by Nic Bishop
2009
Masterpiece by Elise Broach
2009
All Stations! Distress!: April 15, 1912: The Day the Titanic Sank by Don Brown
2009
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant
2009
Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell
2009
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2009
Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
2009
Stinky by Eleanor Davis
2009
Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past by James M. Deem
2009
Papá and Me by Arthur Dorros
2009
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhán Dowd
2009
Bird by Zetta Elliott
2009
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle
2009
The Porcupine Year by Louise Erdrich
2009
Buffalo Music by Tracey E. Fern
2009
The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West by Sid Fleischman
2009
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming
2009
Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp by Denise Fleming
2009
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee
2009
Washington at Valley Forge by Russell Freedman
2009
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
2009
Goose and Duck by Jean Craighead George
2009
The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos by Lucia Gonzalez
2009
How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham
2009
Chicken Said, "Cluck!" by Judyann Ackerman Grant
2009
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale
2009
Maybe A Bear Ate It! by Robie Harris
2009
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
2009
What's Up, Duck: A Book of Opposites by Tad Hills
2009
Garmann's Summer by Stian Hole
2009
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend) by Deborah Hopkinson
2009
Reaching Out by Francisco Jimenez
2009
A Is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet by Stephen T. Johnson
2009
What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! by Barbara Kerley
2009
Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara
2009
Savvy by Ingrid Law
2009
Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia by Ted Lewin
2009
The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body by David Macaulay
2009
The Hinky-Pink: An Old Tale by Megan McDonald
2009
Way Up and Over Everything by Alice McGill
2009
Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis
2009
Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book by Yuyi Morales
2009
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out by National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance.
2009
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
2009
Ain't Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry by Scott Reynolds Nelson
2009
Ways To Live Forever by Sally Nicholls
2009
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola
2009
Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman by Marc Tyler Nobleman
2009
Afghan Dreams: Young Voices of Afghanistan by Tony O'Brien
2009
Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum by Robert Andrew Parker
2009
When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
2009
Nation by Terry Pratchett
2009
Six Innings by James Preller
2009
Wanda Gag: The Girl Who Lived to Draw by Deborah Kogan Ray
2009
Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve
2009
Silent Music by James Rumford
2009
Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulman
2009
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka
2009
One Boy by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
2009
How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz
2009
Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith
2009
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote by Tanya Lee Stone
2009
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
2009
¿Qué puedes hacer con un rebozo?/ What can you do with a rebozo? by Carmen Tafolla
2009
The Blacker the Berry: Poems by Joyce Carol Thomas
2009
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi
2009
Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane by Carole Boston Weatherford
2009
Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems
2009
After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
2009

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