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2002 Notable Children's Books in the English Language Arts
 

And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon
Written by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
Illustrated by Janet Stevens


Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio
Written by Tony Johnston
Illustrated by Raúl Colón


Bad Boy: A Memoir
Written by Walter Dean Myers


Baloney (Henry P.)
Written by Jon Scieszka
Illustrated by Lane Smith


The Black Bull of Norroway
Retold by Charlotte Huck
Illustrated by Anita Lobel


Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Written by Susan Campbell Bartoletti


Bluebird Summer
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by Bethanne Anderson


Car Wash
Written by Sandra Steen and Susan Steen
Illustrated by G. Brian Karas


A Dragon in the Sky: The Story of a Green Darner Dragonfly
Written by Laurence P. Pringle
Illustrated by Bob Marstall


Fair Weather
Written by Richard Peck


Goin’ Someplace Special
Written by Patricia McKissack
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney


The Hickory Chair
Written by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
Illustrated by Benny Andrews


Hidden Worlds: Looking through a Scientist’s Microscope
Written by Stephen Kramer
Photographs by Dennis Kunkel


The Land
Written by Mildred Taylor


Lizards, frogs, and polliwogs: poems and paintings
Written and illustrated by Douglas Florian


Love, Ruby Lavender
Written by Deborah Wiles


Love That Dog: A Novel

Written by Sharon Creech


Milo’s Hat Trick
Written and Illustrated by Jon Agee


The Other Side
Written by Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrated by E.B. Lewis


The Other Side of Truth
Written by Beverley Naidoo


Pieces: A Year in Poems & Quilts
Written and Illustrated by Anna Grossnickle Hines


A Poke in the I

Selected by Paul B. Janeczko
Illustrated by Chris Raschka


Rattletrap Car
Written by Phyllis Root
Illustrated by Jill Barton


A Rumpus of Rhymes: A Book of Noisy Poems
Written by Bobbi Katz
Illustrated by Susan Estelle Kwas


Shakespeare: His Work and His World
Written by Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Robert Ingpen


Silver Seeds
Written by Paul Paolilli and Dan Brewer
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher


A Step from Heaven
Written by An Na


The Three Pigs
Written and Illustrated by David Wiesner


Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems
Written by Kristine O’Connell George
Illustrated by Kate Kiesler


Witness
Written by Karen Hesse

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Publishers wishing to submit books for consideration for the 2009 list should contact Deanna Day at day@vancouver.wsu.edu.

Criteria for Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts
 

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