The new 2015 list of starred titles is on the website noting the specific journals--Booklist, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly--that have starred the titles. It does not reference BCCB, School Library Journal, or VOYA.
By entering the age level in "In Progress at a Glance," you may find the list of books selected for 2015. These individual lists will suffice until all of the annotations have been input, and the website updated to show these titles in one list.
The Discussion List for the Notable Children's Book Committee's meetings at the ALA Conference in Chicago is now online at > http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists. Please check it out. And if you are coming to ALA mid-winter please come to one of our meetings in the Convention Center, W194 B. We are meeting Friday 1/30 between 1 and 4 p.m., Sat. 1/31-Mon. 2/2 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Hope to see you there.
Graceful watercolor paintings and a compelling tale of city dwelling red-tailed hawks on an apartment house window ledge will engage readers' sympathies and underline the necessity of protecting habitats, even in the heart of a city.
Unusual perspectives, both in illustrations and in multiple points of view, provide a kaleidoscopic survey of those who planned, financed, and built the Statue of Liberty, including a child who donated chicken-raising profits.
When two red-tailed hawks build a nest atop a New York City apartment building, they enrapture bird lovers but enrage residents. Winter’s pastel acrylics and simple shapes give this true story a timeless character.
It’s against rules, but a Marine befriends an Iraqi wild dog that steadfastly follows his unit in the desert. Inviting photos include the machines and landscape of a soldier’s daily life and warmly depict a true story that ends happily.
What can one person do? This inspirational picture book biography answers that question by showing how Wangari Maathai, recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, led others to plant three million trees and reforest the arid soil of Kenya.