Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, selects the best children’s books. Here are the selected lists for Older Readers, grades 6-8, ages 11-14, and All Ages:

OLDER READERS

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust Drama

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure  My Family for the War

A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return by Zeina Abirached

Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure by Jim Murphy and Alison Blank

My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve

My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Son (The Giver, #4) Son of a Gun Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

Son by Lois Lowry

Son of a Gun by Anne de Graaf

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World 12715346

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery

We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Levinson

 

ALL AGES

Little Bird National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar!

Little Bird by Germano Zullo

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry by J. Patrick Lewis

Step Gently Out Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems

Step Gently Out by Helen Frost, illustrated by Rick Lieder

Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems by Kate Coombs, illustrated by Meilo So

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The Year Comes Round: Haiku through the Seasons by Sid Farrar, illustrated by Ilse Plume