The Best, Notable & Recommended for 2000

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The Best, Notable & Recommended for 2000


Recommended resources for children were compiled by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and for young adults by the Young Adult Services Association (YALSA), divisions of the American Library Association.

Notable Children's Books

Younger Readers

26 Fairmount Avenue. Tomie
DePaola. Putnam. 0-399-23246-X.

A child's calendar. John Updike.
Trina Schart Hyman (ill.). Holiday
House. 0-8234-1445-0.

Bark, George. Jules Feiffer.
HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.
0-06-205185-7.

Emeline at the circus. Marjorie
Priceman. Knopf. 0-679-87685-5.

Hare and the tortoise. Helen
Ward. Millbrook. 0-7613-0988-8.

Hatseller and the monkeys.
Baba Wague. Diakite. Scholastic.
0-590-96069-5.

Here comes Mother Goose.
Iona Opie. Rosemary Wells (ill.).
Candlewick. 0-7636-0683-9.

Hooway for Wodney Wat.
Helen Lester. Lynn Munsinger
(ill.). Houghton Mifflin/Walter
Lorraine. 0-395-92392-1.

Hush, little baby. Illustrated by
Marla Frazee. Harcourt
Brace/Browndeer. 0-15-201429-2.

I, Crocodile. Fred Marcellino.
HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.
0-06-205168-7.

Jamela's dress. Niki Daly. Farrar,
Straus & Giroux. 0-374-33667-9.

Joseph had a little overcoat.
Simms Taback. Viking.
0-670-87855-3.

Little dog poems. Kristine
O'Connell George. June Otani
(ill.). Clarion. 0-395-82266-1.

My rows and piles of coins.
Tololwa Mollel. E.B. Lewis (ill.).
Clarion. 0-395-75186-1.

Not my dog. Colby Rodowsky.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
0-374-35531-2.

Raising Sweetness. Diane Stanley.
G. Brian Karas (ill.). Putnam.
0-399-23225-7.

Red-eyed tree frog. Joy Cowley.
Photographs by Nic Bishop.
Scholastic. 0-590-87175-7.

Sector 7. David Wiesner. Clarion.
0-395-74656-6.

Sleepytime rhyme. Remy Charlip.
Greenwillow. 0-688-16271-1.

Tasty baby belly buttons.
Judy Sierra. Meila So (ill.). Knopf.
0-679-89369-5.

Three cheers for Catherine the
Great! Cari Best. Giselle Potter
(ill.). DK. 0-7894-2622-6.

Trashy Town. Andrea
Zimmerman & David Clemesha.
Dan Yaccarino (ill.).
HarperCollins. 0-06-027139-6.

Trucks, trucks, trucks. Peter Sis.
Greenwillow. 0-688-16276-2.

Two bullies. Junko Morimoto.
Crown. 0-517-80061-6.

Ugly duckling. Hans Christian
Andersen. Jerry Pinkney (ill.).
Morrow. 0-688-15932-X.

What do illustrators do?
Eileen Christelow. Clarion.
0-395-90230-4.

What! Cried Granny: An almost
bedtime story. Kate Lum. Adrian
Johnson (ill.). Dial. 0-8037-2382-2.

When Sophie gets angry -- really,
really angry ... Molly Bang.
Scholastic/Blue Sky.
0-590-18979-4.

Middle Readers

Alice's adventures in
Wonderland. Lewis Carroll.
Helen Oxenbury (ill.).
Candlewick. 0-7636-0804-1.

Amelia and Eleanor go for a
ride. Pam Munoz Ryan.
Brian Selznick (ill.). Scholastic.
0-590-96075-X.

Band of angels. Deborah
Hopkinson. Raul Colon (ill.).
Atheneum/An Anne Schwartz
Book. 0-689-81062-8.

Birchbark house. Louise Erdrich.
Hyperion. 0-7868-0300-2.

Black cat. Christopher Myers.
Scholastic. 0-590-03375-1.

Bud, not Buddy. Christopher Paul
Curtis. Delacorte. 0-385-32306-9.

Candy corn. James Stevenson.
Greenwillow. 0-688-15837-4.

Francie. Karen English. Farrar,
Straus & Giroux. 0-374-32456-5.

Gorilla walk. Ted & Betsy Lewin.
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.
0-688-16509-5.

Honest pretzels and 64 other
amazing recipes for cooks ages 8
& up. Mollie Katzen. Tricycle.
1-883672-88-0.

In search of the spirit: The living
national treasures of Japan. Sheila
Hamanaka & Ayano Ohmi. Morrow.
0-688-14607-4.

It's so amazing: A book about eggs,
sperm, birth, babies and families.
Robie Harris. Michael Emberley (ill.).
Candlewick. 0-7636-0051-2.

Lost flower children. Janet Taylor
Lisle. Philomel. 0-399-23393-8.

Man of the family. Kathleen Kart.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
0-374-34764-6.

Me and Rupert Goody. Barbara
O'Conner. Farrar, Straus & Giroux/
Frances Foster. 0-374-34904-5. 

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