ALA Notable Books for Children
2016 (Younger Readers)
An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns
Click to search this book in our catalog   Betsy R. Rosenthal
Publishers Weekly While several picture books have tackled collective nouns, Rosenthal and Jago's collaboration stands out for the sheer inventiv...More
2016 (Younger Readers)
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlems Greatest Bookstore
Click to search this book in our catalog   Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
 
2016 (Younger Readers)
Ballet Cat The Totally Secret Secret
 Bob Shea
Publishers Weekly Tapping into the same barely restrained exuberance and visual energy that characterizes much of his previous work, Shea introduces ...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep!
 Todd Tarpley
Publishers Weekly This book accomplishes two important goals: it's wonderfully entertaining, and it gives parents a well-deserved opportunity to ...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Boats for Papa
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jessixa Bagley
Publishers Weekly Buckley, a beaver, lives with his mother at the shore. Papa isn't with them; what happened to him isn't revealed, but it...More
2016 (Younger Readers)
A Chicken Followed Me Home!: Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl
Click to search this book in our catalog   Robin Page
School Library Journal PreS-Gr 2-With a touch of humor, this well-designed title presents everything you always wanted to know about chickens-but did...More
 
2016 (Younger Readers)
Detective Gordon: The First Case
 Ulf Nilsson
School Library Journal Gr 1-4-Detective Gordon is a portly toad who would much rather eat cake and drink tea than solve crimes. Alas, being the only ...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Dont Throw It to Mo!
 David A. Adler
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girls Courage Changed Music
Click to search this book in our catalog   Margarita Engle
Publishers Weekly A riot of tropical color adds sabor to the tale of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who dreams "of pound...More
2016 (Younger Readers)
Emmanuels Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Click to search this book in our catalog   Laurie Ann Thompson
Library Journal K-Gr 2-This powerful and winning picture book tells the story of a young man overcoming the odds. Born in Ghana with a deformed left ...More
 
2016 (Younger Readers)
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the Worlds Most Famous Bear
 Lindsay Mattick and Sophie Blackall
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Float
 Daniel Miyares
Publishers Weekly In the opening scene of Miyares's (Pardon Me!) wordless story, two pairs of hands-one big, one small-fold newspaper into origam...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Flop to the Top!
Click to search this book in our catalog   Eleanor Davis
Book list My name is Wanda. I'm a superstar, announces the little girl as she starts snapping selfies with her pet Wilbur, a droopy lump of a dog...More
2016 (Younger Readers)
Flutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido: Animal Poems
Click to search this book in our catalog   Julie Paschkis
Publishers Weekly In 12 tantalizing poems, written in English and Spanish, Paschkis shows herself to be a sensitive observer of the animal kingdom, a...More
 
2016 (Younger Readers)
Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution
 Mara Rockliff
School Library Journal Gr 1-4-A little-known figure from the American Revolution era is given a fresh look for another generation of history lovers. ...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village
 Fang Suzhen
Publishers Weekly Taiwanese author Suzhen writes honestly, even starkly, about the death of a grandparent and the suffering that precedes it. Xiao Le...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
The Grasshopper & the Ants
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jerry Pinkney
Book list A personable grasshopper wearing a straw boater and a leggy ant in an acorn hat square off over the joys of relaxing versus the honest purs...More
2016 (Younger Readers)
Growing Up Pedro
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Hippos Are Huge!
 Jonathan London
School Library Journal PreS-Gr 2-With gorgeous mixed-media illustrations and accessible, engaging language, this picture book will spur interest in t...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
I Yam a Donkey!
 Cece Bell
Publishers Weekly Newbery Honoree Bell (El Deafo) creates a laugh-out-loud dialogue in the tradition of "Who's on First?" or Lane Smith...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
If You Plant a Seed
Click to search this book in our catalog   Kadir Nelson
School Library Journal PreS-Gr 2-A fuzzy, brown rabbit and a tiny notch-eared mouse plant tomato, carrot, and cabbage seeds and then wait for the pla...More
2016 (Younger Readers)
Last Stop on Market Street
Click to search this book in our catalog   Matt De La Pena
Publishers Weekly Like still waters, de la Peņa (A Nation's Hope) and Robinson's (Gaston) story runs deep. It finds beauty in unexpected plac...More
 
2016 (Younger Readers)
Lenny & Lucy
 Philip C. Stead
Book list An overloaded station wagon snakes through a dark wood, with a shaggy yellow dog and a boy named Peter peering from its backseat. I think t...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Leo: A Ghost Story
 Mac Barnett
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Lillians Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Mango, Abuela, and Me
Click to search this book in our catalog   Meg Medina
Publishers Weekly Abuela has left her house in a sunnier place and moved to the wintry city to live with Mia and her family in their small apartment....More
 
2016 (Younger Readers)
The Moon is Going to Addys House
 Ida Pearle
Publishers Weekly Working in collage, Pearle (A Child's Day: An Alphabet of Play) sets delicately cut, classically proportioned human figures ont...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea
 Brenda Z. Guiberson
School Library Journal Gr 2-5-Handsome, softly realistic illustrations depict an assortment of ocean dwellers, each accompanied by a brief paragraph ...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Moving Blocks
Click to search this book in our catalog   Yusuke Yonezu
2016 (Younger Readers)
Mr Squirrel and the Moon
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sebastian Meschenmoser
Publishers Weekly Meschenmoser's story opens as a wheel of yellow cheese rolls off its wagon, hurtles off a cliff, and lands on a branch outside ...More
 
2016 (Younger Readers)
My Tatas Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata
 Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford
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2016 (Younger Readers)
A Pig, a Fox, and a Box
 Jonathan Fenske
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Piper Green and the Fairy Tree: Too Much Good Luck
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2016 (Younger Readers)
The Popcorn Astronauts: And Other Biteable Rhymes
Click to search this book in our catalog   Deborah Ruddell
School Library Journal K-Gr 3-Organized by the four seasons, these 21 brief poems bring out the tastes of the year. Starting with spring strawberries...More
 
2016 (Younger Readers)
The Princess and the Pony
 Kate Beaton
Publishers Weekly Beaton, whose "Hark, a Vagrant!" webcomic has won her a devoted audience, makes her picture-book debut with a story starr...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Raindrops Roll
 April Pulley Sayre
Book list Raindrops get a close-up treatment in this quietly informative picture book. In gorgeous, page-filling, full-color photos of raindrops on l...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Red
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jan De Kinder
School Library Journal K-Gr 2-Originally from Belgium, this quiet yet powerful book addresses bullying. When a little girl notices her classmate blus...More
2016 (Younger Readers)
Roger is Reading a Book
Click to search this book in our catalog   Koen Van Biesen
School Library Journal PreS-Gr 1-In this enchanting Belgian import, bespectacled Roger, clad in a vest, a bow-tie, and a tweed cap, settles down to e...More
 
2016 (Younger Readers)
Sidewalk Flowers
 JonArno Lawson
Publishers Weekly A girl in a hooded red coat walks through the city with her father. He leads her home in silence, leaving her to contemplate the wo...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
The Skunk
 JMac Barnett
Book list How do you shake a skunk from your tail? Such is one man's quandary after finding a skunk on his doorstep one evening. Next thing he kn...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Special Delivery
Click to search this book in our catalog   Philip C. Stead
Book list Shipping a live elephant to a lonely aunt is no easy task. The postman says Sadie will need a wheelbarrow of stamps; the pilot says she wil...More
2016 (Younger Readers)
Supertruck
Click to search this book in our catalog   Stephen Savage
Book list *Starred Review* Let's face it. Some trucks get all the glory, rushing about to repair a sparking power line, put out a fire, or tow a ...More
 
2016 (Younger Readers)
Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova
 Laurel Snyder
School Library Journal Gr 1-4-This tall, graceful picture book captures the artistic spirit, if not the entire biography, of one of the world's p...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Tiptoe Tapirs
 Hanmin Kim
Publishers Weekly Distinctively stylized paintings distinguish this cautionary tale from South Korean author-illustrator Kim. Set "long ago in a...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Trombone Shorty
Click to search this book in our catalog   Troy Andrews
2016 (Younger Readers)
Two Mice
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sergio Ruzzier
Publishers Weekly In a book with the rhythms, if not the precise goals, of a counting book, Ruzzier (A Letter to Leo) follows two white mice into and...More
 
2016 (Younger Readers)
Wait
 Antoinette Portis
School Library Journal PreS-K-The conflicting agendas of a mother and preschooler play out in this classic scenario depicting a leisurely/rushed walk...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle
 Miranda Paul
Book list In this gentle and very cleverly rhymed book, basics of the water cycle are conveyed through what otherwise looks and feels like a narrativ...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Who Done It?
Click to search this book in our catalog   Olivier Tallec
School Library Journal PreS-Gr 2-This long and slim French import is an absolute gem. Told mostly through illustration, it is a humorous seek-and-fin...More
2016 (Younger Readers)
Wolfie the Bunny
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ame Dyckman
Publishers Weekly Dyckman's (Tea Party Rules) rousing, warmhearted story opens as a family of city-dwelling bunnies discover a wolf cub in a bask...More
 
2016 (Younger Readers)
The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy
 Beatrice Alemagna
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Woodpecker Wham!
 April Pulley Sayre
Book list Woodpeckers don't just peck. They chop, bonk, tap, and slam, doing serious work. The same team that collaborated most recently on Eat l...More
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2016 (Younger Readers)
Written and Drawn by Henrietta:
Click to search this book in our catalog   Liniers

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