Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children and Teens2013

Given by Capitol Choices

Other Names: Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children
99 Works 133,443 Books 9,253 Reviews 4.1
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
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
2013
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
2013
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
2013
Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies by Marc Aronson
2013
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
2013
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
2013
Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett
2013
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
2013
Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr's Final Hours by Ann Bausum
2013
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
2013
His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg by Louise Borden
2013
The Diviners by Libba Bray
2013
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
2013
Island: A Story of the Galápagos by Jason Chin
2013
I, Galileo by Bonnie Christensen
2013
Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close
2013
The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats
2013
Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole
2013
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
2013
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
2013
Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies
2013
The Birds of Bethlehem by Tomie dePaola
2013
Bink & Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamillo
2013
A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle
2013
Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman
2013
My Name Is Parvana by Deborah Ellis
2013
Chickadee by Louise Erdrich
2013
We March by Shane W. Evans
2013
Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey Fern
2013
And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano
2013
Step Gently Out by Helen Frost
2013
Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke
2013
I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery by Cynthia Grady
2013
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
2013
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
2013
Penny and Her Doll by Kevin Henkes
2013
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
2013
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose
2013
A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson
2013
Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
2013
Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford
2013
The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins
2013
Magritte's Marvelous Hat by D. B. Johnson
2013
Bird Talk: What Birds Are Saying and Why by Lita Judge
2013
Return to the Willows by Jacqueline Kelly
2013
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena Khan
2013
Ask the Passengers by A. S. King
2013
See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles
2013
Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems by Gail Carson Levine
2013
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
2013
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson
2013
Dumpling Days by Grace Lin
2013
Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
2013
Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue
2013
The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long
2013
The Fairy Ring: Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World by Mary Losure
2013
Frog and Fly by Jeff Mack
2013
Fire in the Streets by Kekla Magoon
2013
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
2013
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel
2013
Chloe by Peter McCarty
2013
Duck for a day by Meg McKinlay
2013
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
2013
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery
2013
Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure by Jim Murphy
2013
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
2013
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola
2013
Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky
2013
Expensive People by Joyce Carol Oates
2013
Twelve Kinds of Ice by Ellen Bryan Obed
2013
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
2013
Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
2013
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
2013
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
2013
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter
2013
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport
2013
The Camping Trip that Changed America by Barb Rosenstock
2013
The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity by Elizabeth Rusch
2013
Andrew Drew and Drew by Barney Saltzberg
2013
Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer
2013
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
2013
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
2013
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin
2013
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
2013
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
2013
More by I. C. Springman
2013
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead
2013
A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead
2013
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
2013
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
2013
Drama: A Graphic Novel by Raina Telgemeier
2013
Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills by Renée Watson
2013
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
2013
Listen to My Trumpet! by Mo Willems
2013
Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson
2013
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
2013
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin
2013
Mousterpiece by Jane Breskin Zalben
2013
Little Bird by Germano Zullo
2013

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