ALA Notable Books for Children
2018 (Younger Readers)
Alfie.
Click to search this book in our catalog   Thyra Heder
Publishers Weekly Alfie is a pet turtle, and his new owner Nia, an African-American girl with braided hair and plenty of curiosity, tries hard to fin...More
2018 (Younger Readers)
All Around Us
Click to search this book in our catalog   Xelena Gonzalez
Book list A young girl with Native American and Spanish heritage learns from her grandfather that circles are all around us. The moon, clocks, wheels...More
 
2018 (Younger Readers)
All the Way to Havana
 Margarita Engle
School Library Journal PreS-Gr 2-Accompanied by the vibrant onomatopoeia of an old rebuilt car, a brown-skinned boy travels with his family from thei...More
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2018 (Younger Readers)
Baby Goes to Market
 Atinuke
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2018 (Younger Readers)
Big Cat, Little Cat
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Book list It's all about simple text and clean lines in this picture book about feline camaraderie. Cooper certainly loves and understands cat be...More
2018 (Younger Readers)
Blue Sky, White Stars
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2018 (Younger Readers)
The Book of Mistakes
 Corinna Luyken
School Library Journal PreS-Gr 3-It starts with a mistake, but page by page, one slightly too large eye, a wonky elbow, and feet a little too far off...More
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2018 (Younger Readers)
The Boy and the Whale
 Mordicai Gerstein
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2018 (Younger Readers)
Charlie and Mouse
Click to search this book in our catalog   Laurel Snyder
Publishers Weekly In four ebullient linked stories, Snyder (Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova) and Hughes (A Brave Bear) introduce the two epo...More
2018 (Younger Readers)
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
Click to search this book in our catalog   Monica Brown
School Library Journal Gr 1-4-Two well-known children's book creators present the life of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo through the kid-frien...More
 
2018 (Younger Readers)
Good Night, Planet
 Liniers
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2018 (Younger Readers)
A Greyhound, a Groundhog
 Emily Jenkins
Publishers Weekly Dedicated to picture book icon Ruth Krauss, this elegant pas de deux between two unlikely creatures recalls the sense of uninhibite...More
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2018 (Younger Readers)
Home in the Rain
Click to search this book in our catalog   Bob Graham
2018 (Younger Readers)
I See a Cat
Click to search this book in our catalog   Paul Meisel
School Library Journal PreS-Gr 1-Another great addition to the series by Meisel (See Me Run and See Me Dig), again featuring the always-popular antic...More
 
2018 (Younger Readers)
Jabari Jumps
 Gaia Cornwall
Publishers Weekly An African-American boy works up the courage to leap from the high dive in Cornwall's warm and genuine debut. "I'm a g...More
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2018 (Younger Readers)
King and Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats
 Dori Hillestad Butler
Book list Three dog treats are missing, and Kayla thinks that the culprit is her golden retriever, King. But he knows the truth there is an intruder ...More
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2018 (Younger Readers)
La Princesa and the Pea
Click to search this book in our catalog   Susan Middleton Elya
School Library Journal PreS-Gr 2-The traditional Hans Christian Andersen tale gets a makeover in this modern version with a twist. In her signature s...More
2018 (Younger Readers)
Life on Mars
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jon Agee
 
2018 (Younger Readers)
The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs the Hard Way
 Patrick McDonnell
School Library Journal PreS-Gr 1-McDonnell's abecedarian tale takes a small scarlet cat on a breathtaking adventure. The clever tale-wordless exc...More
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2018 (Younger Readers)
My Kite Is Stuck! And Other Stories.
 Salina Yoon
School Library Journal K-Gr 2-The delightful trio from Duck, Duck, Porcupine are back in three short stories of friendship. In the first, Big Duck ge...More
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2018 (Younger Readers)
Noodleheads See the Future.
Click to search this book in our catalog   Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, and Mitch Weiss
School Library Journal K-Gr 3-The creator of Fly Guy follows up Noodlehead Nightmares with another hilarious and engaging anthropomorphic book full o...More
2018 (Younger Readers)
Now
Click to search this book in our catalog   Antoinette Portis
School Library Journal PreS-Gr 1-A young girl names all her favorite things as she joyfully lives out her days. "This is my favorite mud, my fav...More
 
2018 (Younger Readers)
The Only Fish in the Sea
 Philip C. Stead
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2018 (Younger Readers)
A Perfect Day
 Lane Smith
Book list Two-time Caldecott Honor Book awardee Smith tackles the animal world with gusto and joy as he describes the perfect day in the outdoors. A ...More
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2018 (Younger Readers)
Professional Crocodile
Click to search this book in our catalog   Giovanna Zoboli
2018 (Younger Readers)
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
Click to search this book in our catalog   Carmen Agra Deedy
Book list In the noisy village of La Paz, a cacophony of baying dogs, crooning mothers, humming engines, musicians, and singers make it hard to hear,...More
 

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