Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children and Teens2006

Given by Capitol Choices

Other Names: Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children
101 Works 211,655 Books 6,695 Reviews 4.2
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
A Gift of Gracias: The Legend of Altagracia by Julia Alvarez
2006
Photo by Brady: A Picture of the Civil War by Jennifer Armstrong
2006
Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
2006
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
2006
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
2006
Snip Snap!: What's That? by Mara Bergman
2006
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
2006
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
2006
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America by Karen Blumenthal
2006
Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl by Tonya Bolden
2006
The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales
2006
Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States by Lori Marie Carlson
2006
Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci
2006
Celia Cruz: Queen of Salsa by Veronica Chambers
2006
Opposites by Robert Crowther
2006
Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein by Marfé Ferguson Delano
2006
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
2006
Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo
2006
Chicken Boy by Frances O'Roark Dowell
2006
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
2006
The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich
2006
A Room with a Zoo by Jules Feiffer
2006
Bang! by Sharon Flake
2006
zoo's who by Douglas Florian
2006
Wrecked by E. R. Frank
2006
Understanding the Holy Land: Answering questions about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Mitch Frank
2006
Stanley Mows the Lawn by Craig Frazier
2006
Food For Thought by Saxton Freymann
2006
The Legend of the Wandering King by Laura Gallego García
2006
Lights Out by Arthur Geisert
2006
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
2006
The Liberation of Gabriel King by K. L. Going
2006
A Book About Design: Complicated Doesn't Make It Good by Mark Gonyea
2006
Oscar's Half Birthday by Bob Graham
2006
Blood Red Horse by K. M. Grant
2006
Looking for Alaska by John Green
2006
Traction Man is Here! by Mini Grey
2006
Where I Want to Be by Adele Griffin
2006
The Witch's Boy by Michael Gruber
2006
Invisible by Pete Hautman
2006
The Minister's Daughter by Julie Hearn
2006
Flush by Carl Hiaasen
2006
Raven's Gate by Anthony Horowitz
2006
Big Surprise in the Bug Tank (Easy-to-Read, Dial) by Ruth Horowitz
2006
Totally Joe by James Howe
2006
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms by Paul B. Janeczko
2006
That New Animal by Emily Jenkins
2006
A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson
2006
Goha The Wise Fool by Denys Johnson-Davies
2006
The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students by Suzanne Jurmain
2006
The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster
2006
Big on Plans by Katy Kelly
2006
Heavy Metal And You by Chris Krovatin
2006
Are We There Yet? A Journey Around Australia by Alison Lester
2006
Day of Tears by Julius Lester
2006
Where We Are, What We See by David Levithan
2006
Upstream by Melissa Lion
2006
The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
2006
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar
2006
Inexcusable by Chris Lynch
2006
A Pack of Lies by Geraldine McCaughrean
2006
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald
2006
Permanent Rose by Hilary McKay
2006
Precious and the Boo Hag by Patricia C. Mckissack
2006
Hidden Child by Isaac Millman
2006
Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth
2006
A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson
2006
Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life by Jerdine Nolen
2006
A Maze Me: Poems for Girls by Naomi Shihab Nye
2006
Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel
2006
Lizzie Nonsense by Jan Ormerod
2006
John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth by Elizabeth Partridge
2006
A Room on Lorelei Street by Mary E. Pearson
2006
Ball Don't Lie by Matt de la Peña
2006
Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
2006
Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
2006
Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme by Jack Prelutsky
2006
The Scarecrow and His Servant by Philip Pullman
2006
The Tiger in the Well by Philip Pullman
2006
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
2006
Michael Rosen's Sad Book by Michael Rosen
2006
Meet Wild Boars by Meg Rosoff
2006
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
2006
Mr. Putter & Tabby Make a Wish by Cynthia Rylant
2006
Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs by Robert Sabuda
2006
Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury
2006
Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust by April Pulley Sayre
2006
Seen Art? by Jon Scieszka
2006
White is for Blueberry by George Shannon
2006
Song of the Water Boatman & Other Pond Poems by Joyce Sidman
2006
Stormwitch by Susan Vaught
2006
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker
2006
Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford
2006
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
2006
I Could Do That!: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote by Linda Arms White
2006
Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles
2006
The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson
2006
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter
2006
What I Call Life by Jill Wolfson
2006
Poison by Chris Wooding
2006
Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson
2006

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