2012 Notable Children’s Books–All Ages

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) annually recognizes a list of the best books for children. The list is a lengthy one, so I’ll break it up by ages, as the committee does. The links head to GoodReads.

Here is the list for All Ages:


Can we save the tiger? By Martin Jenkins, Illus. by Vicky White.

Heart and soul: the story of America and African Americans. By Kadir Nelson.

If rocks could sing: A Discovered Alphabet. By Leslie McGuirk.


Never forgotten. By Pat McKissack, Illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon.

Press here. By Hervé Tullet.

Swirl by swirl: spirals in nature. By Joyce Sidman, Illus. by Beth Krommes.