Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books. According to the Notables Criteria, \"notable\" is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children's books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways.
Finding Fire. By Logan S. Kline. Illus. by the author. Candlewick, $18.99 (9781536213027).This wordless picture book uses a bright palette to tell the story of a young member of a prehistoric community who volunteers to find fire when their source is doused by rain.
Hello, Puddle! By Anita Sanchez. Illus. by Luisa Uribe. Clarion, $17.99 (9780358381440). This nonfiction picture book introduces young readers to a puddle and the many animals that use it for shelter and sustenance throughout the seasons. 076b4e4f54