Capitol Choices membership for 2017 is currently being updated. Whether this will be your first year in Capitol Choices or your fifteenth, you need to sign-up! If you would like to be on the Capitol Choices membership list for 2017 (necessary to nominate and vote), please e-mail Darcie Caswell (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, preferred e-mail, and reading group you will be part of. Members from last year, if you find your Capitol Choices website login no longer works, that means you need to e-mail Darcie and re-new!
Noted author Ann Bausum will receive the Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C.'s Non-Fiction Award on Saturday April 29 at a luncheon at Clyde's restaurant. There will be an opportunity to purchase her books and have them signed as well as hear Ann talk about her work. The event is at Clyde's Gallery Place from noon to 3 p.m. . Tickets are $35 and may be ordered through the Guild web site childrensbookguild.org or by mail with a check to the guild c/o Terry Jennings, 1836 Post Oak Trail, Reston, Va. 20191.
Please note that three of our exceptional members are on the ALSC section of the American Library Association Ballot that should have been received by all ALA members. Kathie Meizer is on the ballot for ALSC Board, Theresa Cain is on the ballot for the Caldecott Committee and Sandra Eklund is on the ballot for the Newbery Committee.
This view shows all of the books in this age group that have been selected in years past and nominated for the current year (but not yet selected). The nominations are marked by a "Nomination(not yet selected):" label.
Hanneke moves about the city procuring and delivering black market and other hard-to-find items in Nazi occupied Amsterdam during World War II. She puts her relative safety as a Christian on the line when she receives an unusual request to use her skill and advantages to rescue a young Jewish girl.
Three misfit high school friends traverse triumphs and heartbreak in their small Tennessee town. Distinct voices, a strong sense of place, and issues of class, religion, and opportunity are explored in this brilliant debut.
A young gentlewoman, Dolssa, is accused of heresy during the time of the Inquisition in southern France. She is taken in by three tavern-keeper sisters who hide her, despite the danger to their entire town. This highly engaging tale is also available on audiobook.
Queens, NY: In the long hot summer of 1977, all minds are on serial killer Son of Sam. Cuban American Nora is balancing life with her mother and reckless younger brother Hector. Add in a blackout and a little bit of romance, and this story takes you on a true adventure.
16-year-old Vicky Cruz is recovering from a suicide attempt, with the help of other young patients in the hospital. The descriptions of what depression feels like are powerfully realistic and have the potential to save lives.
Four teens flee from war-torn Nazi Germany on the ill-fated ship Wilhelm Gustloff: Joana, a Lithuanian nurse; Florian, a Prussian masquerading as a soldier; Emilia, a damaged Polish girl; and Alfred, a Nazi sailor. The haunting story of their struggle to survive and the secret each carries is told in alternating voices.
Sierra has to come to grips with her own supernatural abilities and the magic in her Puerto Rican heritage when her community is targeted by an outsider seeking to steal the power and use their spiritual strength against them.
In a full-color webcomic turned graphic novel an energetic young shapeshifting villain joins on as sidekick for the misunderstood Lord Blackheart as they attempt to stick it to the corrupt Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics.
Alex, intersexed and raised as a boy, quits taking her meds in order to claim to her female side. The result: chaos within herself, her family and her school—and destructive sabotage by her mother. Alex’s voice will draw readers into her pain, struggles and hope.