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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

Written by Karen Hesse













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