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2011 Notable Children’s Books for Middle Readers

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2011 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and value to children 14 years of age and younger.

Middle Readers

  • Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring.” By Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan. Illus. by Brian “Floca.” Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.
  • The Bat Scientists.” By Mary Kay Carson. Illus. by Tom Uhlman. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • “Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave.” By Laban Carrick Hill. Illus. by Bryan Collier. Little/Brown.
  • The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester.” By Barbara O’Connor. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
  • “Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature.” By Sarah C. Campbell. Illus. by Sarah and Richard P. Campbell. Boyds Mills.
  • Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys.” By Bob Raczka. Illus. by Peter H. Reynolds. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe.” By Loree Griffin Burns. Illus. by Ellen Harasimowicz. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships.” By Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Illus. by Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • “Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot.” By Sy Montgomery. Illus. by Nic Bishop. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • “Me, Frida.” By Amy Novesky. Illus. by David Diaz. Abrams.
  • Nic Bishop Lizards.” By Nic Bishop. Illus. by the author. Scholastic.
  • The Night Fairy.” By Laura Amy Schlitz. Illus. by Angela Barrett. Candlewick.
  • “Ninth Ward.” By Jewell Parker Rhodes. Little, Brown.
  • “¡Ole! Flamenco.” By George Ancona. Illus. by the author. Lee & Low.
  • One Crazy Summer.” By Rita Williams-Garcia. Harper/Amistad.
  • “Ruth and the Green Book.” By Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Gwen Strauss. Illus. by Floyd Cooper. Carolrhoda.
  • “Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light.” By Tim Tingle. Illus. by Karen Clarkson. Cinco Puntos.
  • “Shake, Rattle & Turn That Noise Down! How Elvis Shook Up Music, Me and Mom.” By Mark Alan Stamaty. Knopf.
  • Smile.” By Raina Telgemeier. Illus. by Raina Telgemeier and Stephanie Yue. Scholastic/Graphix.
  • “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.” By Tom Angleberger. Amulet Books.
  • A Tale Dark and Grimm.” By Adam Gidwitz. Dutton.
  • “Trickster:  Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection.” Edited by Matt Dembicki. Illus. Fulcrum Books.
  • Turtle in Paradise.” By Jennifer L. Holm. Random.
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