Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children and Teens2002

Given by Capitol Choices

Other Names: Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children
94 Works 152,141 Books 4,603 Reviews ½ 4.0
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
Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
2002
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson
2002
Little Rat Sets Sail by Monika Bang-Campbell
2002
Close Your Eyes by Kate Banks
2002
Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard
2002
Halfway to the Sky by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
2002
Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers
2002
Wake Up, Big Barn! by Suzanne Tanner Chitwood
2002
Wolf on the Fold by Judith Clarke
2002
A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements
2002
Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper
2002
Georgie Lee by Sharon Phillips Denslow
2002
Gossie by Olivier Dunrea
2002
Gossie & Gertie by Olivier Dunrea
2002
It's Snowing! by Olivier Dunrea
2002
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
2002
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman
2002
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
2002
Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming
2002
Summersaults by Douglas Florian
2002
America by E. R. Frank
2002
Confucius : The Golden Rule by Russell Freedman
2002
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
2002
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
2002
Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos
2002
Little Dog and Duncan (Claudia Lewis Poetry Award) by Kristine O'Connell George
2002
Troy by Adèle Geras
2002
What Charlie Heard by Mordicai Gerstein
2002
The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by James Cross Giblin
2002
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
2002
Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg
2002
A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson by Michelle Y. Green
2002
The Village that Vanished by Ann Grifalconi
2002
Talkin' about Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes
2002
Iris and Walter: The Sleepover by Elissa Haden Guest
2002
Owen's Marshmallow Chick by Kevin Henkes
2002
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
2002
Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
2002
Do Like a Duck Does! by Judy Hindley
2002
Time Stops for No Mouse by Michael Hoeye
2002
Stravaganza: City of Masks by Mary Hoffman
2002
Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson
2002
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
2002
The Bug Scientists by Donna M. Jackson
2002
Sometimes Bad Things Happen by Ellen Jackson
2002
Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution by Steve Jenkins
2002
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman
2002
Auschwitz: The Story of a Nazi Death Camp (Watts Nonfiction) by Clive A. Lawton
2002
The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis
2002
Tiger, Tiger by Dee Lillegard
2002
Berta: A Remarkable Dog (Groundwood Books) by Celia Barker Lottridge
2002
Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry
2002
Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster: The Discovery of the Smallpox Vaccine by Albert Marrin
2002
A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin
2002
Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay
2002
I Stink! by Kate McMullan
2002
7 x 9 = Trouble! by Claudia Mills
2002
Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam by Walter Dean Myers
2002
A Step From Heaven by An Na
2002
Starting with Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
2002
Sabriel by Garth Nix
2002
19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye
2002
Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
2002
The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption by Jean Davies Okimoto
2002
To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers by Wendie C. Old
2002
American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne
2002
When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park
2002
This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie (Golden Kite Awards) by Elizabeth Partridge
2002
The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Paterson
2002
Bob by Tracey Campbell Pearson
2002
Ella Fitzgerald: the Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa by Andrea Pinkney
2002
Scranimals by Jack Prelutsky
2002
All Aboard! by Mary Lyn Ray
2002
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Muñoz Ryan
2002
The Four Ugly Cats in Apartment 3D by Marilyn Sachs
2002
Island Boyz by Graham Salisbury
2002
Secrets of Sound: Studying the Calls and Songs of Whales, Elephants, and Birds by April Pulley Sayre
2002
David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon
2002
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
2002
Can You Guess My Name?: Traditional Tales Around the World by Judy Sierra
2002
Feather Boy by Nicky Singer
2002
Loser by Jerry Spinelli
2002
Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam by Diane Stanley
2002
Snow by Manya Stojic
2002
This Is the House That Jack Built by Simms Taback
2002
Get Well, Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas
2002
The Edge on the Sword by Rebecca Tingle
2002
Fossil Fish Found Alive: Discovering the Coelacanth by Sally M. Walker
2002
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
2002
Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff
2002
Apple Pie Fourth of July by Janet S. Wong
2002
Hush by Jacqueline Woodson
2002
Visiting Day by Jacqueline Woodson
2002
Peacock and Other Poems by Valerie Worth
2002

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