Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children and Teens2001

Given by Capitol Choices

Other Names: Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children
93 Works 135,871 Books 3,975 Reviews ½ 3.9
WHO WE ARE
The first edition of Capitol Choices published in 1996 built on the work of the late Peggy Coughlan at the Children's Literature Center of the Library of Congress, who for many years show more edited an annual list entitled "Books for Children." The founding members of the Capitol Choices group who worked on these lists appreciated the opportunity to hone their critical skills during those years and wished to carry the work of that committee forward. Since 1996, Capitol Choices has included librarians, teachers, booksellers, children's literature specialists, reviewers, and magazine editors who work in cities, suburbs, and rural areas in and around Washington, D.C. Most of us work directly with young people, and all of us share a passion for books and a commitment to pairing children with books.

CRITERIA
Our mission is to identify and select a yearly list of outstanding titles for children and teens. We consider books and audiobooks published in the current calendar year for readers from birth through the high school years. We look not only for those books and audiobooks that are obviously remarkable but also for those whose charm, art, information, or depth of feeling may enhance a young person's world. We especially look for books that may not find an audience without the benefit of special attention. What does Capitol Choices mean by "the best"? "Best" of the year? "Best" by this author? "Best" of its type? Our discussions are often heated, always serious, filled with good humor and, in the end, the titles we choose meet all of these criteria. In addition to the qualities that mark good titles—clarity, accuracy, credibility, and that most elusive quality of all, distinguished writing, illustration or narration—we place special emphasis on titles which we believe appeal to and reflect the sensibilities of their intended audience.
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Categories:
All, Audiobook (10), Audiobooks (26), Birth to Age Seven (25), Fourteen and Up (60), Fourteen and up (22), Fourteen and up & Audiobooks (1), Seven to Ten (89), Seven to Ten & Audiobooks (1), Ten to Fourteen (81), Ten to Fourteen & Audiobooks (2), Up to Seven (48), Zero to Seven (28), [2016], Fourteen and Up, 2016 (1), [2017], Fourteen and Up, 2017 (1), No Category (2,195)
Years:
All, 2023 (98), 2022 (100), 2021 (96), 2020 (97), 2019 (93), 2018 (98), 2017 (100), 2015; Audiobooks, 2016 (1), 2016 (98), 2015 (91), 2014 (100), 2013 (99), 2011, 2012 (1), 2012 (98), 2011 (95), 2009; 2010 (3), 2010 (96), 2008; Audiobooks, 2009 (2), 2009 (94), 2007, 2008 (5), 2008 (99), 2000, 2007 (1), 2005, 2007 (1), 2007 (90), 2004, 2006 (2), 2005, 2006 (3), 2006 (101), 2004, 2005 (3), 2005 (111), 2002, 2004 (3), 2004 (104), 2001, 2002 (4), 2002 (94), 2001 (93), 2000 (82), 1998, 1999 (1), 1999, 2000 (5), 1999, 2002 (1), 1996, 1999 (1), 1999 (80), 1998, 2000 (2), 1998 (81), 1997, 2000 (1), 1997, 2004 (1), 1997 (85), 1996 (73)
WorkYear
Milo's Hat Trick by Jon Agee
2001
The Gawgon and the Boy by Lloyd Alexander
2001
Heaven Eyes by David Almond
2001
How Tía Lola Came to [Visit] Stay by Julia Alvarez
2001
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
2001
My Car by Byron Barton
2001
Shrinking Violet by Cari Best
2001
Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg
2001
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
2001
Ten Seeds by Ruth Brown
2001
Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali by Khephra Burns
2001
Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People by Bonnie Christensen
2001
Greenwitch by Susan Cooper
2001
The Grey King by Susan Cooper
2001
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
2001
The Rag and Bone Shop by Robert Cormier
2001
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
2001
Inside Freight Train by Donald Crews
2001
The Seeing Stone - Arthur Trilogy, Book One by Kevin Crossley-Holland
2001
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
2001
Brooklyn Bridge by Lynn Curlee
2001
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
2001
Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer
2001
Seek by Paul Fleischman
2001
In the Days of the Vaqueros: America's First True Cowboys by Russell Freedman
2001
The Hero of Ticonderoga by Gail Gauthier
2001
Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin
2001
Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems by Kristine O'Connell George
2001
Before Wings by Beth Goobie
2001
"Let's Get a Pup!" Said Kate by Bob Graham
2001
Heart to Heart : New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art by Jan Greenberg
2001
Grandaddy and Janetta Together: The Three Stories in One Book by Helen V. Griffith
2001
The Emperor Lays an Egg by Brenda Z. Guiberson
2001
Meltdown: A Race Against Nuclear Disaster at Three Mile Island: A Reporter's Story by Wilborn Hampton
2001
Building a New Land: African Americans in Colonial America by James Haskins
2001
Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick by Kevin Henkes
2001
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman
2001
The Demon in the Teahouse by Dorothy Hoobler
2001
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
2001
Celebrating Ramadan by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
2001
The Black Bull of Norroway: A Scottish Tale by Charlotte Huck
2001
Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst
2001
A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete Poems by Paul B. Janeczko
2001
Five Creatures by Emily Jenkins
2001
What Pete Ate from A to Z by Maira Kalman
2001
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley
2001
Slap Your Sides by M. E. Kerr
2001
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
2001
You Don't Know Me by David Klass
2001
Patches: Lost And Found by Steven Kroll
2001
The Cod's Tale by Mark Kurlansky
2001
Captain and Matey Set Sail (I Can Read Book 2) by Daniel Laurence
2001
Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit by Laurie Lawlor
2001
The Blues Singers: Ten Who Rocked the World by Julius Lester
2001
Harley by Star Livingstone
2001
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2001
Henry's First-Moon Birthday by Lenore Look
2001
Dusty Locks and the Three Bears by Susan Lowell
2001
The Great Canoe: A Karina Legend by Maria Elena Maggi
2001
The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish: Based on a True Story by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
2001
Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers
2001
Parsifal's Page by Gerald Morris
2001
Zazoo by Richard Mosher
2001
Bad Boy: A Memoir by Walter Dean Myers
2001
The Greatest: Muhammad Ali by Walter Dean Myers
2001
The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo
2001
Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson
2001
Born Blue by Han Nolan
2001
Marvin One Too Many by Katherine Paterson
2001
Fair Weather by Richard Peck
2001
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport
2001
Sigmund Freud: Pioneer of the Mind by Catherine Reef
2001
Pablita Velarde: Painting Her People by Marcella J. Ruch
2001
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354 by James Rumford
2001
Mice and Beans by Pam Muñoz Ryan
2001
The Great Gracie Chase: Stop That Dog! by Cynthia Rylant
2001
Lord of the Deep by Graham Salisbury
2001
Cowgirls by Candace Savage
2001
The Stray Dog by Marc Simont
2001
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
2001
The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
2001
I Am Morgan le Fay by Nancy Springer
2001
Gugu's House by Catherine Stock
2001
Civil War At Sea, The by George Sullivan
2001
Bobcat by Stephen R. Swinburne
2001
The Land by Mildred D. Taylor
2001
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren
2001
Memories of Summer by Ruth White
2001
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
2001
Clever Beatrice by Margaret Willey
2001
Every Time a Rainbow Dies by Rita Williams-Garcia
2001
Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart by Vera B. Williams
2001
Dinosaur Parents, Dinosaur Young: Uncovering the Mystery of Dinosaur Families by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
2001

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