ALSC – 2012 Notable Children’s Books

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, and 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.
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This particular collection only includes some of the notable books of ALSC’s Notable Children’s Books of 2012 list.

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Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku (2011)

Written by Lee Wardlaw

Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

Nice place they got here.
Bed. Bowl. Blankie. Just like home!
Or so I've been told.

Visiting hours!
Yawn. I pretend not to care.
Yet -- I sneak a peek.

So begins this beguiling tale of a wary shelter cat and the boy who takes him home.

Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, this adoption story, told entirely in haiku, is unforgettable. This book is recommended for children ages 4 and up. (Copyright © Henry Holt and Co./Macmillan. All rights reserved.)

Souce:  Macmillan Publishers.

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