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Updated yearly, every January the American Library Association's "Association for Library Service to Children" releases a list of the most notable books for children from the previous year. This LibGuide provides that list with links to the catalog so hol

Association for Library Service to Children

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.

Interested in more Notable Books?

If you're interested in more Notable Children's Books then you can CLICK HERE to view lists going back to 1995! Happy Reading!

Want to read one these titles?

If you're interested in reading any of the titles that appear on this list, just click on the book which will take you to our online catalog. Click "Place Hold" next to the title and enter your library card number (starts with 22861 if you have a Fallsburg card) and your pin number (the last 4 digits of the phone number you gave the library when you signed up for the card).