Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children and Teens2020

Given by Capitol Choices

Other Names: Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children
97 Works 34,116 Books 1,964 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
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
2020
Maybe Tomorrow? by Charlotte Agell
2020
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
2020
All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World by Lori Alexander
2020
Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali
2020
The Line Tender by Kate Allen
2020
B is for Baby by Atinuke
2020
The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
2020
A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey
2020
The Other Half of Happy by Rebecca Balcárcel
2020
The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett
2020
The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin
2020
Lovely War by Julie Berry
2020
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow
2020
This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen Boyce
2020
Stuffed by Liz Braswell
2020
Fever Year: The Killer Flu of 1918 by Don Brown
2020
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace by Ashley Bryan
2020
Titanosaur : Discovering the World's Largest Dinosaur by José Luis Carballido
2020
New Kid by Jerry Craft
2020
The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance by Lynn Curlee
2020
Which One Doesn't Belong?: Playing with Shapes by Christopher Danielson
2020
A New Home by Tania de Regil
2020
Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
2020
We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar
2020
Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott
2020
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
2020
Birdsong by Julie Flett
2020
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca
2020
Sorry for Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley
2020
Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe
2020
Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman
2020
Two Brothers, Four Hands by Jan Greenberg
2020
Best Friends by Shannon Hale
2020
Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship" by Deborah Heiligman
2020
Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes
2020
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
2020
¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market (English and Spanish Edition) by Raul Gonzalez Iii
2020
Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
2020
The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems by Paul B. Janeczko
2020
The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in our Food and Drugs by Gail Jarrow
2020
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
2020
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
2020
Under My Hijab by Hena Khan
2020
The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg
2020
Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai
2020
Butterfly Yellow by Thanhhà Lại
2020
The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter by Shabazz Larkin
2020
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
2020
Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist by Julie Leung
2020
Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons
2020
It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear
2020
Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet by Curtis Manley
2020
A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust by Albert Marrin
2020
Hello, World! Ocean Life by Jill McDonald
2020
What Is Given from the Heart by Patricia C. Mckissack
2020
Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis
2020
Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour
2020
Juana and Lucas: Big Problemas by Juana Medina
2020
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
2020
Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Méndez
2020
Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles Volume 1 by Naru Narumi
2020
Let 'er Buck!: George Fletcher, the People's Champion by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
2020
Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story by Lesléa Newman
2020
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard
2020
Free Lunch by Rex Ogle
2020
Bloom by Kevin Panetta
2020
Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born by Miranda Paul
2020
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
2020
My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero
2020
The Bell Rang by James E. Ransome
2020
One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller by Kate Read
2020
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds
2020
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
2020
Bird Count by Susan Edwards Richmond
2020
Another by Christian Robinson
2020
We're Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey
2020
Maximillian Fly by Angie Sage
2020
Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt
2020
Why? by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
2020
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
2020
You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
2020
Sweet Dreamers by Isabelle Simler
2020
Small in the City by Sydney Smith
2020
You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks by Evan Turk
2020
Along the Tapajós by Fernando Vilela
2020
Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang
2020
Stargazing by Jen Wang
2020
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
2020
Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II by Andrea Warren
2020
A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel
2020
Home in The Woods by Eliza Wheeler
2020
Because by Mo Willems
2020
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation by Barry Wittenstein
2020
Frankly in Love by David Yoon
2020
The Whole Wide World and Me by Toni Yuly
2020
Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
2020

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