ALA Notable Children’s Books

Highlights of the ALA Notable Children’s Books include…

younger readers

Cork & Fuzz: Short and Tall by Dori Chaconas, illustrated by Lisa McCue (Viking)(author interview); Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by James E. Ransome (Random/Schwartz and Wade)(author interview); Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways by Laura McGee Kvasnosky (Candlewick, 2006)(author-illustrator interview); Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes, illustrated by Yuyi Morales (Henry Holt)(authorillustrator interviews); Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt (Kids Can)(author-illustrator interview); Mammoths on the Move by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus (Harcourt)(author interview).

middle readers

Hugging the Rock by Susan Taylor Brown (Tricycle Press)(author interview); The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin (Little Brown)(author interview); Rules by Cynthia Lord (Scholastic)(author interview); The Cat with the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in Terezin by Susan Goldman Rubin with Ela Weissberger (Holiday House)(author interview); Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom by Tim Tingle, illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges (Cinco Puntos)(recommendation); Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Hyperion)(illustrator interview); Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky (Random/Schwartz & Wade).

older readers

Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm (Random House)(recommendation); All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall (Little Brown)(author interview); Andy Warhol: Pop Art Painter by Susan Goldman Rubin (Abrams)(author interview); House of the Red Fish by Graham Salisbury (Random House/Wendy Lamb)(author interview).

Cynsational Notes

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