Children's Literature Assembly

Notable Books

Home WelcomeMembershipEndowment FundNotablesJournalEventsRelated Sites


Notable Book lists for Previous Years


2006 Notable Children's Books in the English Language Arts


Janeczko, Paul B. (2005). A Kick in the Head. Illus. by Chris Raschka. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press.

Kennedy, Caroline. (2005). A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children. Illus. by Jon J. Muth. New York: Hyperion.

Marsalis, Wynton. (2005). Jazz A B Z. Illus. by Paul Rogers. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press.

Nelson, Marilyn. (2005). A Wreath for Emmett Till. Illus. by Philippe Lardy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Sidman, Joyce. (2005). Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems. Illus. by Beckie Prange. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Historical Fiction

Anderson, M. T. (2005). The Serpent Came to Gloucester. Illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press.

Erdrich, Louise. (2005). The Game of Silence. New York: HarperCollins.

Lester, J. (2005). Day of Tears. New York: Hyperion.

Uhlberg, Myron. (2005). Dad, Jackie and Me. Illus. by Colin Bootman. Atlanta: Peachtree.

Woodson, Jacqueline. (2005). Show Way. Illus. by Hudson Talbott. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons.

Realistic Fiction

Canales, V. (2005). The Tequila Worm. New York: Wendy Lamb Books/Random House.

Dowell, Frances O’Roark. (2005). Chicken Boy. New York: Atheneum.

Broach, Elise. (2005). Shakespeare's Secret. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Grimes, Nikki. (2005). Dark Sons. New York: Jump at the Sun/Hyperion.

Howe, James. (2005) Totally Joe. New York: Atheneum.

Perkins, Lynne. Rae. (2005). Criss Cross. New York: Greenwillow/HarperCollins

Wiles, Deborah. (2005). Each Little Bird that Sings. San Diego: Harcourt.


Pullman, Philip. (2005). The Scarecrow and His Servant. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Riordan, Rick. (2005). The Lightning Thief. New York: Miramax Books/Hyperion.

Taback, Simms. (2005). Kibitzers and Fools. New York: Viking.


Borden, Louise. (2005). The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H. A. Rey. Illus. by Allan Drummond. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Jurmain, Suzanne. (2005). The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

McNulty, Faith. (2005). If You Decide to Go to the Moon. Illus. by Steven Kellogg. New York: Scholastic Press.

Park, Linda Sue & Durango, Julia. (2005). Yum! Yuck! Illus. by Sue Ramá Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.

Varmer, Hjørdis. (2005). Hans Christian Andersen: His Fairy Tale Life. Illus. by Lilian Brøgger. Toronto: Groundwood Books.

Picture Books

Agee, Jon. (2005). Terrific. New York: Michael di Capua Books/Hyperion.

Buel, Nick. (2005). Bad Kitty. New Milford, CN: A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press.

Hicks, Barbara Jean. (2005). Jitterbug Jam: A Monster Tale. Illus. by Alexis Deacon. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Say, Allen. (2005). Kamishibai Man. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Stevens, Janet & Crummel, Susan Stevens. (2005). The Great Fuzz Frenzy. Illus. by Janet Stevens. San Diego: Harcourt.














Publishers wishing to submit books for consideration for the 2009 list should contact Deanna Day at
Criteria for Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts

Home WelcomeMembershipEndowment FundNotablesJournalEventsRelated Sites