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2011 Notable Books for Younger 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.

Younger Readers

  • April and Esme, Tooth Fairies.”  By Bob Graham. Illus. by the author. Candlewick.
  • Back of the Bus.”  By Aaron Reynolds.  Illus. by Floyd Cooper.  Philomel.
  • Big Red Lollipop.”  By Rukhsana Khan.  Illus. by Sophie Blackall.  Viking.
  • Bink and Gollie.” By Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee. Illus. by Tony Fucile. Candlewick.
  • “Chalk.” By Bill Thomson.  Illus. by the author. Marshall Cavendish.
  • City Dog, Country Frog.” By Mo Willems. Illus. by Jon J. Muth. Hyperion.
  • Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin.” By Duncan Tonatiuh. Illus. by the author. Abrams.
  • “Fiesta Babies.” By Carmen Tafolla. Illus. by Amy Córdova. Tricycle Press.
  • “Grandma’s Gift.” By Eric Velasquez. Illus. by the author. Walker.
  • Hip-Pocket Papa.” By Sandra Markle. Illus. by Alan Marks. Charlesbridge.
  • Interrupting Chicken.” By David Ezra Stein. Illus. by the author. Candlewick.
  • “In the Wild.” By David Elliott. Illus. by Holly Meade. Candlewick.
  • Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!” By Grace Lin. Illus. by the author. Little, Brown.
  • LMNO Peas.” By Keith Baker. Illus. by the author. Beach Lane.
  • “Pecan Pie Baby.” By Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Putnam.
  • “Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes.” By Salley Mavor. Illus. by the author. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • The Quiet Book.”  By Deborah Underwood.  Illus. by Renata Liwska.  Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • “Rubia and the Three Osos.”  By Susan Middleton Elya.  Illus. by Melissa Sweet. Hyperion.
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee.” By Philip C. Stead. Illus. by Erin E. Stead. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.
  • Tuck Me In!” By Dean Hacohen. Illus. by Sherry Scharschmidt. Candlewick.
  • We Are in a Book!” By Mo Willems. Illus. by the author. Disney/Hyperion.
  • Yucky Worms.”  By Vivian French.  Illus. by Jessica Ahlberg.  Candlewick.
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