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.


Dr. Brittany Adams
(Member, February 1, 2024, to January 31, 2026)
Dr. Rebecca (Becki) B. Bishop
(Member, February 1, 2024, to January 31, 2026)
Ms. Carla N. Larsen
(Member, February 1, 2024, to January 31, 2026)
Anne M. Link
(Member, February 1, 2024, to January 31, 2026)
Katy Punch
(Member, February 1, 2024, to January 31, 2026)
Ana Cackley
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2030)

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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.

Staff Liaison

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