Notable Children's Books Committee

Charge

To select, annotate, and present for publication annually a list of notable children's books published during the preceding year within the terms, definitions, and criteria governing the list.

Roster

Maeve Visser Knoth (Chair, February 1, 2017, to January 31, 2018)
Skye Corey (Member, September 24, 2016, to January 31, 2018)
Ms. Tiffeni Fontno (Member, February 1, 2017, to January 31, 2019)
Melody R. Frese (Member, February 1, 2017, to January 31, 2019)
Rose Garrett (Member, February 1, 2017, to January 31, 2019)
Ms. Ariana Augustine Sani Hussain (Member, February 1, 2016, to January 31, 2018)
Jennifer Knight (Member, February 1, 2017, to January 31, 2018)
Amy M. Laughlin (Member, February 1, 2017, to January 31, 2019)
Mr. Benjamin Ryan Martin (Member, February 1, 2017, to January 31, 2018)
Patty Saidenberg (Member, September 30, 2016, to January 31, 2018)
Maria Simon (Member, February 1, 2016, to January 31, 2018)
Dan Bostrom (Staff Liaison, May 21, 2012, to December 15, 2023)
Courtney Jones (Staff Liaison, March 31, 2014, to June 30, 2018)

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Composition

The Notable Children's Books Committee consists of eleven members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving 2-year terms, and led by the committee chair. (Chair + 10) Chair's term is one year.

Origin

Established in 1940 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

Get Involved

ALSC and ALA value committed and active committee members. Qualified ALSC members are welcome to volunteer to serve on ALSC's committees. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other ALSC committees by filling out an ALSC committee volunteer form. Depending on the committee, appointments take place either in the spring or fall. Accordingly, committee service begins either following Annual Conference or Midwinter Meeting.

Staff Liaison

Courtney Jones
312-280-2163