Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Notable Children's Books

Recognizes the best in children’s books from the past year, as chosen by the ALSC Notable Childrens Books Committee.

116 items

Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
All Thirteen
The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team
Book - 2020 Candlewick Press Children's Nonfiction Book
Almost American Girl
An Illustrated Memoir
Graphic Novel - 2020 Balzer + BrayHarper Alley, imprints of HarperCollins Publishers Teen Graphic Novel
Before the Ever After Book - 2020 Nancy Paulsen Books Children's Fiction Book
Brother's Keeper Book - 2020 Holiday House Children's Fiction Book
Dragon Hoops Graphic Novel - 2020 First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press Teen Graphic Novel
Elatsoe Book - 2020 Levine Querido Teen Fiction Book
Fighting Words Book - 2020 Dial Books for Young Readers Children's Fiction Book
Go With the Flow Graphic Novel - 2020 First Second Children's Graphic Novel
How We Got to the Moon
The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure
Book - 2020 Crown Books for Young Readers Children's Nonfiction Book
Land of the Cranes Book - 2020 Scholastic Press Children's Fiction Book
Poisoned Water
How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation
Book - 2020 Bloomsbury Children's Books, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., part of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Children's Nonfiction Book
Raybearer Book - 2020 Amulet Books Teen Fiction Book
Snapdragon Graphic Novel - 2020 First Second, of an imprint of Roaring Brook Press Children's Graphic Novel
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Racism, Antiracism, and You
Book - 2020 Little, Brown and Company Teen Nonfiction Book
Superman Smashes the Klan
The Graphic Novel
Graphic Novel - 2020 DC Comics Teen Graphic Novel
The Magic Fish Graphic Novel - 2020 RH Graphic Teen Graphic Novel
This Light Between Us
A Novel of World War II
Book - 2020 Tor Teen Teen Fiction Book
Accused!
The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys : Lies, Prejudice, and the Fourteenth Amendment
Book - 2019 Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights Children's Nonfiction Book
All the Greys on Greene Street Book - 2019 Viking Childrens Books Children's Fiction Book
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People Book - 2019 Beacon Press Children's Nonfiction Book
A Place to Belong Book - 2019 Atheneum Children's Fiction Book
A Story About Cancer (with A Happy Ending) Book - 2019 Frances Lincoln Children's Books Teen Fiction Book
Beverly, Right Here Book - 2019 Candlewick Press Children's Fiction Book
Born to Fly
The First Women's Air Race Across America
Book - 2019 Roaring Brook Press Children's Nonfiction Book
Games of Deception
The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany
Book - 2019 Philomel Books Children's Nonfiction Book
Genesis Begins Again Book - 2019 Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division Children's Fiction Book
I Can Make This Promise Book - 2019 Harper, an imprint of HaperCollins Publishers Children's Fiction Book
Infinite Hope
A Black Artist's Journey From World War II to Peace
Book - 2019 Atheneum Books for Young Readers Children's Nonfiction Book
Look Both Ways
A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Book - 2019 Atheneum Books for Young Readers Children's Fiction Book
Maybe He Just Likes You Book - 2019 Aladdin Children's Fiction Book
New Kid Graphic Novel - 2019 Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers Children's Graphic Novel
Ordinary Hazards
A Memoir
Book - 2019 WordSong, an imprint of Highlights Teen Nonfiction Book
Other Words for Home Book - 2019 Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Children's Fiction Book
Sal & Gabi Break the Universe Book - 2019 Disney Hyperion Children's Fiction Book
Strange Birds
A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers
Book - 2019 Kokila Children's Fiction Book
Survivors of the Holocaust
True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children
Graphic Novel - 2019 Sourcebooks Explore Children's Graphic Novel
The Other Half of Happy Book - 2019 Chronicle Books Children's Fiction Book
The Poison Eaters
Fighting Danger and Fraud in Our Food and Drugs
Book - 2019 Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane Children's Nonfiction Book
They Called Us Enemy Graphic Novel - 2019 Top Shelf Productions Teen Graphic Novel
The Year We Fell From Space Book - 2019 Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc Children's Fiction Book
This Promise of Change
One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality
Book - 2019 Bloomsbury Children's Books Children's Nonfiction Book
Torpedoed
The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"
Book - 2019 Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company Children's Nonfiction Book
Tristan Strong Punches A Hole in the Sky Book - 2019 Disney-Hyperion Children's Fiction Book
Wait, What?
A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing up
Book - 2019 Limerence Press Children's Nonfiction Book
We Are Displaced
My Journey and Stories From Refugee Girls Around the World
Book - 2019 Little, Brown and Company Children's Nonfiction Book
Where the Heart Is Book - 2019 Candlewick Press Children's Fiction Book
Words on Fire Book - 2019 Scholastic Press Children's Fiction Book
Amal Unbound Book - 2018 Nancy Paulsen Books Children's Fiction Book
Apollo 8
The Mission That Changed Everything
Book - 2018 Candlewick Press Children's Nonfiction Book
Attucks!
Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened A City
Book - 2018 Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers Children's Nonfiction Book
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