The Best, Notable & Recommended for 2001

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The Best, Notable & Recommended for 2001


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

America's champion swimmer: Gertrude Ederle. David Adler. Terry Widener, ill. Harcourt/ Gulliver. 0-15-201969-3.

Casey at the bat: A ballad of the republic sung in the year 1888. Ernest Lawrence Thayer. Christopher Bing, ill. Handprint. 1-9297-6600-9.

Chato and the party animals. Gary Soto. Susan Guevara, ill. G.P. Putnam. 0-399-23159-5.

Click, clack, moo: Cows that type. Doreen Cronin. Betsy Lewin, ill. Simon & Schuster. 0-689-83213-3.

Cold little duck, duck, duck. Lisa Westberg Peters. Sam Williams, ill. Greenwillow. 0-688-16178-2.

Days like this: A collection of small poems. Simon James. Candlewick. 0-7636-0812-2.

Good night, good knight. Shelley Moore Thomas. Jennifer Plecas, ill. Dutton. 0-525-46326-7.

How do dinosaurs say good night? Jane Yolen. Mark Teague, ill. Scholastic/Blue Sky Press. 0-590-31681-8.

In every tiny grain of sand: A child's books of prayers and praise. Reeve Lindbergh. Christine Davenier, Bob Graham, Anita Jeram and Elisa Klevan, ill. Candlewick. 0-7636-0176-4.

Iris and Walter. Elissa Haden Guest. Christine Davenier, ill. Harcourt/Gulliver. 0-15-202122-1.

Kate and the beanstalk. Mary Pope Osborne. Giselle Potter, ill. Atheneum/Anne Schwartz. 0-689-82550-1.

Max. Bob Graham. Candlewick. 0-7636-1138-7.

Night worker. Kate Banks. Georg Hallensleben, ill. Farrar Straus Giroux/Frances Foster. 0-374-35520-7.

Off to the sweet shores of Africa and other talking drum rhymes. Uzo Unobagha. Julia Cairns, ill. Chronicle. 0-8118-2378-4.

Olivia. Ian Falconer. Atheneum/Anne Schwartz. 0-689-82953-1.

Radio rescue. Lynne Barasch. Farrar Straus Giroux/Frances Foster. 0-374-36166-5.

Seven spools of thread: A Kwanzaa story. Angela Shelf Medearis. Daniel Minter, ill. Albert Whitman. 0-8075- 7315-9.

Uncommon traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa. Don Brown. Houghton Mifflin. 0-618-00273-1.

Virgie goes to school with us boys. Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard. E.B. Lewis, ill. Simon & Schuster. 0-689-80076-2.

Wemberly worried. Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow. 0-688-17027-7.

Middle Readers

The amazing life of Benjamin Franklin. James Cross Giblin. Michael Dooling, ill. Scholastic. 0-590-48534-2.

Because of Winn-Dixie. Kate DiCamillo. Candlewick. 0-7636-0776-2.

Crazy horse's vision. Joseph Bruchac. S.D. Nelson, ill. Lee & Low. 1-880000-94-6.

Digging for bird-dinosaurs: An expedition to Madagascar. Nic Bishop. Houghton Mifflin. 0-395-96056-8.

The doll people. Ann Martin and Laura Godwin. Brian Selznick, ill. Hyperion. 0-7868-0361-4.

Frank O. Gehry: Outside in. Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan. Dorling Kindersley. 0-7894-2677-3.

Freedom River. Doreen Rappaport. Bryan Collier, ill. Hyperion/Jump at the Sun. 07868-0350-9.

Joey Pigza loses control. Jack Gantos. Farrar Straus and Giroux. 0-374-39989-1.

Judy Moody. Megan McDonald. Peter Reynolds, ill. Candlewick. 0-7636-0685-5.

Let it shine: Stories of Black women freedom fighters. Andrea Davis Pinkney. Stephen Alcorn, ill. Harcourt/Gulliver. 0-15-201005-X.

Liberty. Lynn Curlee. Atheneum. 0-689-82823-3.

My season with penguins: An Antarctic journal. Sophie Webb. Houghton Mifflin. 0-395-92291-7.

Norman Rockwell: Storyteller with a brush. Beverly Gherman. Atheneum 0-689-82001-1.

Nory Ryan's song. Patricia Reilly Gift. Delacorte. 0-385-32141-4.

Only passing through: The story of Sojourner Truth. Anne Rockwell. R. Gregory Christie, ill. Alfred A. Knopf. 0-679-89186-2. …

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