The 2003 Best, Notable & Recommended. (Best of the Best)

Teacher Librarian, April 2003 | Go to article overview

The 2003 Best, Notable & Recommended. (Best of the Best)


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

7 X 9 = Trouble! Claudia Mills. G. Brian Karas, ill. Farrar. 0-374-36746-9.

Alphabet under construction. Denis Fleming. Holt. 0-8050-6848-1.

Bear snores on. Karma Wilson. Jane Chapman, ill. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry. 0-689-83187-0.

Duck on a bike. David Shannon. Scholastic/Blue Sky. 0-439-05023-5.

Frida. Jonah Winter. Ana Juan, ill. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. 0-590-20320-7.

Get well, good knight. Shelley Moore Thomas. Jennifer Plecas, ill. Dutton. 0-525-46914-1.

Gooney Bird Greene. Lois Lowry. Middy Thomas, ill. Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine. 0-618-23848-4.

Gossie & Gertie. Olivier Dunrea. Houghton. 0-618-17676-4.

Head, body, legs: A story from Liberia. Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret Lippert. Julie Paschkis, ill. Holt. 0-8050-6570-9.

Henrietta and the golden eggs. Hanna Johansen. Kathi Bhend, ill. John Barrett, trans. David R. Godine. 1-56792-210-4.

Hondo & Fabian. Peter McCarty. Henry Holt. 0-8050-6352-8.

I stink! Kate McMullan. Jim McMullan, ill. HarperCollins/Joanna Cotler. 0-06-029849-9.

Madlenka's dog. Peter Sis. Illus. Farrar/Frances Foster. 0-374-34699-2.

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! Candace Fleming. G. Brian Karas, ill. Atheneum. 0-689-83152-8.

My friend rabbit. Eric Rohmann. Millbrook/Roaring Brook. 0-7613-1535-7.

Rap a tap tap: Here's Bojangles--Think of that! Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon. Scholastic/Blue Sky. 0-590-47883-4.

"Slowly, slowly, slowly," said the sloth. Eric Carle. Putnam/ Philomel. 0-399-23954-5.

What Charlie heard. Mordecai Gerstein. Farrar/Frances Foster. 0-374-38292-1.

Middle Readers

Becoming Joe DiMaggio. Maria Testa. Scott Hunt, ill. Candlewick. 0-7636-1537-4.

Confucius: The golden rule. Russell Freedman. Frederic Clement, ill. Scholastic. 0-439-13957-0.

Coraline. Neil Gaiman. Dave McKean, ill. HarperCollins. 0-380-97778-8.

A corner of the universe. Ann Martin. Scholastic. 0-439-38880-5.

Degas and the dance: The painter and the petits rats, perfecting their art. Susan Goldman Rubin. Harry N. Abrams. 0-8109-0567-1.

Ella Fitzgerald: The tale of a vocal virtuosa. Andrea Davis Pinkney. Brian Pinkney, ill. Hyperion/Jump at the Sun. 0-7868-0568-4.

Fossil fish found alive: Discovering the coelacanth. Sally Walker. Carolrhoda. 1-57505-536-8.

Georgie Lee. Sharon Phillips Denslow. Lynn Rae Perkins, ill. Greenwillow. 0-688-17940-1.

Inventing the future: A photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison. Marfe Ferguson Delano. National Geographic. 0-7922-6721-4.

Journey to the river sea. Eva Ibbotson. Kevin Hawkes, ill. Penguin Putnam/Dutton. 0-525-46739-4.

My Chinatown: One year in poems. Kam Mak. HarperCollins. 0-06-029190-7.

Once upon a marigold. Jean Ferris. Harcourt. 0-15-216791-9.

Pictures of Hollis Woods. Patricia Reilly Giff. Random House/Wendy Lamb. 0-385-32655-6.

The pot that Juan built. Nancy Andrews-Goebel. David Diaz, ill. Lee & Low. 1-58430-038-8.

Ruby Holler. Sharon Creech. HarperCollins/Joanna Cotler. 0-06-027732-7.

Saffy's angel. Hilary McKay. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry. 0-689-84933-8.

Saladin: Noble prince of Islam. Diane Stanley. HarperCollins. 0-688-17135-4.

The signers: The 56 stories behind the Declaration of Independence. Dennis Brindell Fradin. Michael McCurdy, ill. Walker. 0-8027-8849-1.

Stand tall. Joan Bauer. Putnam. 0-399-23473-X.

Surviving the Applewhites. Stephanie Tolan. HarperCollins. 0-06-623603-7. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

The 2003 Best, Notable & Recommended. (Best of the Best)
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.