I always look forward to the list of titles under consideration for the Notable Children’s Book list from ALSC. Notable books must be “worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding.” The list includes books for birth through age 14.

Here are the fiction titles that will be discussed at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference.



Bink and Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

Crow by Barbara Wright

A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton


Kepler’s Dream by Juliet Bell

Kindred Souls by Patricia MacLachlan

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

May B. by Caroline Starr Rose


Mr. and Mrs. Bunny – Detectives Extraordinaire by Polly Horvath

No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate


One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Wonder by RJ Palacio




And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

A Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham

Demolition by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock


Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena Khan, illustrated by Merhdokht Amini


Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

The Hero of Little Street by Gregory Rogers

Just Ducks by Nicola Davies


Oh, No George! by Chris Haughton

One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo


Pip’s Trip by Janet Morgan Stoeke

We March by Shane W. Evans

Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham