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.
Bear encounters a lost toy bunny in the forest and brings it home. He immediately goes to work trying to find the owner, while enjoying its company at the same time. When the bunny's owner comes forward, Bear's emotions tug in two directions, until a resolution is reached. Incredibly appealing without being saccharine, featuring bright colors and plenty of white space. Up to Seven. Todd Krueger
Mourning for his mother, Jack Baker enters boarding school and meets math savant Early Auden, obsessed with the number Pi and his brother, supposedly missing in action. Jack joins Early’s search. Daymond’s quiet narration creates the wilderness while Bramhall adds depth to philosophical Pi’s parallel quest.
While missing his dog and trying to protect his secret, Travis avoids other students at his despicable new school. But the flamboyant Velveeta notices and asks many questions. When she discovers Travis’s motives, the two become something each desperately needs--friends.
Ella, Gus’s elderly dog, promises Gus that she will always be with him, but after she dies, Gus spends a lonely Halloween cavorting with skeletons in the cemetery. Gus’s reappearance is part of the night’s spooky but endearing magic. Firm horizontals and thickly outlined figures keep the story grounded.