Notable Children's Books Committee


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.


Paige Bentley-Flannery (Chair, February 1, 2016, to January 31, 2017)
Ms. Lara Anne Crews (Member, February 1, 2016, to February 14, 2017)
Dr. Brenda Dales (Member, February 1, 2015, to January 31, 2017)
Ms. Kimberly Probert Grad (Member, February 1, 2015, to January 31, 2017)
Sharon Haupt (Member, February 1, 2015, to January 31, 2017)
Ms. Ariana Augustine Sani Hussain (Member, February 1, 2016, to January 31, 2018)
Danielle Jones (Member, February 1, 2015, to September 16, 2016)
Ms. Kirby McCurtis (Member, February 1, 2016, to September 16, 2016)
Jacqueline J. Partch (Member, February 1, 2016, to September 16, 2016)
Maria Simon (Member, February 1, 2016, to January 31, 2018)
Gaye Hinchliff (Consultant, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017)
Dan Bostrom (Staff Liaison, May 21, 2012, to April 1, 2017)
Courtney Jones (Staff Liaison, March 31, 2014, to June 30, 2018)

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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.


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

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