The Best of the Best: 2013 Notable Children’s Books

You may not have been able to read almost everything published in 2012—but this group did!  Join members of the 2013 Notable Children’s Book Committee for this special webinar where they will book talk through part of this year’s Notables list.  Covering twenty books in ninety minutes, you will discover new titles and gather information to help frame your own book discussions.  Original Notable discussions took place at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, but now you can relive those moments through this one-time webinar taking place free to ALSC members.  

The list of books being discussed is now available.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify and describe 20 of the 2013 Notable Children's Books
  • Gather information for forming their own book discussions
  • Use Notable Children's Book criteria in their own collection development

Who Should Attend

Librarians serving children in school or public libraries as well as those serving special populations; publishers and authors who are interested in the Notable's committee; and all those interested in learning about quality children's books.


All speakers were part of the 2013 Notable Children's Book Committee.  Participants include:

Wendy Woodfill, Chair, Hennepin Country Library, MN
Rosemary Chance, Sam Houston State University, TX
Patty Carleton, Saint Louis Public Library, MO
Edie Ching, University of Maryland, MD
Ramona N. Kerby, McDaniel College, MD
Maryann Owen, Racine Public Library, WI
Gwen Vanderhage, Denver Public Library, CO



ALSC offered this webcast to all personal ALSC members free of charge.
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How to Register

View The Best of the Best: 2013 Notable Children’s Books

If you are an ALSC member you will need your ALA login information to access the webcast; if you click on this link and receive a page error message, please ignore it and proceed to the login link in the top right corner of the page. If you are an ALSC member and you are having problems logging into the ALSC website please contact Kristen Figliulo.

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access


All inquiries, including sponsorship questions, can be directed to Kristen Figliulo, ALSC program officer, via email or by calling (312) 280-4026.