Notable Children's Books, 1995

Compiled by a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Included are books published in the United States in 1994 that are of special interest and value to children through age 14.

An annotated version of this list in available in the April1, 1995 issue of Booklist.


Younger Readers

Byars, Betsy. The Golly Sisters Ride Again. Illustrated by Sue Truesdell. HarperCollins.

Fleming, Denise. Barnyard Banter. Holt.

Fox, Mem. Tough Boris. Illustrated by Kathryn Brown. Harcourt.

Mahy, Margaret. The Rattlebang Picnic. Illustrated by Steven Kellogg. Dial.

Nolen, Jerdine. Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm. Illustrated by Mark Buehner. Lothrop.

Priceman, Marjorie. How To Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Knopf.

Rathmann, Peggy. Good Night, Gorilla. Putnam.

Reiser, Lynn. The Surprise Family. Greenwillow.

Schertle, Alice. How Now, Brown Cow? Illustrated by Amanda Schaeffer. Harcourt.

Scott, Ann Herbert. Hi! Illustrated by Glo Coalson. Philomel.

Silverman, Erica. Don't Fidget a Feather. Illustrated by S.D. Schindler. Macmillan.

Stoeke, Janet Morgan. A Hat for Minerva Louise. Dutton.

Turnbull, Ann. Too Tired. Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. Harcourt.

Wild, Margaret. Going Home. Illustrated by Wayne Harris. Scholastic.

Wild, Margaret. Our Granny. Illustrated by Julie Vivas. Ticknor & Fields.


Middle Readers

Aardema, Verna. Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa. Illustrated by Reynold Ruffins. Knopf.

Cooper, Floyd. Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes. Philomel.

Dalakoy, Vedat. Sister Shako and Kolo the Goat: Memoirs of My Childhood in Turkey. Lothrop.

Facklam, Margery. The Big Bug Book. Illustrated by Paul Facklam. Little, Brown.

Florian, Douglas. Beast Feast. Harcourt.

Grimes, Nikki. Meet Danitra Brown. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Lothrop.

Hughes, Langston. Sweet and Sour Animal Book. Illustrated by students from the Harlem School of the Arts. Oxford.

Kendall, Russ. Russian Girl: Life in an Old Russian Town. Scholastic.

Kimmel, Eric. The Three Princes: A Tale from the Middle East. Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher. Holiday House.

King-Smith, Dick. Three Terrible Trins. Illustrated by Mark Teague. Crown.

Lasky, Kathryn. The Librarian Who Measured the Earth. Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Little, Brown.

Lester, Julius. John Henry. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Dial.

Maguire, Gregory. Seven Spiders Spinning. Illustrated by Kirk Zimmer. Clarion.

Markle, Sandra. Outside and Inside Birds. Bradbury.

Mayne, William. Hob and the Goblins. Illustrated by Norman Messenger. Dorling Kindersley.

McDermott, Gerald. Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest. Harcourt.

Polacco, Patricia. My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. Simon & Schuster.

Polacco, Patricia. Pink and Say. Philomel.

Stanley, Diane and Peter Vennema. Cleopatra. Morrow.


Older Readers

Avi. The Barn. Orchard/Richard Jackson.

Bachrach, Susan D. Tell Them We Remember: The Story of the Holocaust. Little, Brown.

Brust, Beth Wagner. The Amazing Paper Cuttings of Hans Christian Andersen. Ticknor & Fields.

Celebrate America in Poetry and Art. Edited by Nora Panzer. Hyperion.

Christiansen, C.B. I See the Moon. Atheneum.

Creech, Sharon. Walk Two Moons. HarperCollins.

Cushman, Karen. Catherine, Called Birdy. Clarion.

Dorris, Michael. Guests. Hyperion.

Farmer, Nancy. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm. Orchard.

Fine, Anne. Flour Babies. Little, Brown.

Foreman, Michael. War Game. Illustrated by Michael Foreman. Arcade.

Freedman, Russell. Kids At Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor. Clarion.

Harris, Robie. It's Perfectly Normal: A Book about Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health. Illustrated by Michael Emberley. Candlewick.

Hesse, Karen. Phoenix Rising. Holt.

Johnston, Julie. Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me. Little, Brown.

Koertge, Ron. Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright. Orchard.

Monceaux, Morgan. Jazz: My Music, My People. Knopf.

Nelson, Theresa. Earthshine. Orchard/Richard Jackson.

Oppenheim, Shulamith Levey. Iblis. Illustrated by Ed Young. Harcourt.

Paterson, Katherine. Flip-Flop Girl. Lodestar.

Reuter, Bjarne. The Boys of St. Petri. Translated by Anthea Bell. Dutton.

Salisbury, Graham. Under the Blood Red Sun. Delacorte.

Stanley, Jerry. I Am an American: A True Story of Japanese Internment. Crown.

Wolf, Sylvia. Focus: Five Women Photographers. Whitman.

Woodson, Jacqueline. I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This. Delacorte.


All Ages

Bunting, Eve. Smoky Night. Illustrated by David Diaz. Harcourt.

Goldin, Barbara Diamond. The Passover Journey: A Seder Companion. Illustrated by Neil Waldman. Viking.

Issacs, Anne. Swamp Angel. Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. Dutton.

Johnson, James Weldon. The Creation. Illustrated by James E. Ransome. Holiday House.

Orozco, José-Luis. De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children. Illustrated by Elisa Kleven. Dutton.

Rogasky, Barbara. Winter Poems. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. Scholastic.

Rohmann, Eric. Time Flies. Crown.

Sabuda, Robert. The Christimas Alphabet. Orchard.


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