Notable Children's Books

Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books. According to the Notables Criteria, "notable" is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children's books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways.

Recorded Books is proud to be the audiobook publisher for these noteworthy titles: 


Younger Readers

Weekends with Max and His Dad. By Linda Urban

Middle Readers


Dory Fantasmagory: Dory Dory Black Sheep. By Abby Hanlon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon. By Kelly Barnhill

A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day. By Andrea Davis Pinkney

Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis. By Jabari Asim

Older Readers


Booked. By Kwame Alexander

Garvey’s Choice. By Nikki Grimes

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune. By Pamela S. Turner

What Elephants Know. By Eric Dinerstein

All Ages


Freedom over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan. By Ashley Bryan

Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph. By Roxane Orgill

They All Saw a Cat. By Brendan Wenzel


Click here to view the complete list of 2017 Notable Children's Books. 


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