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 (email@example.com) 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.
Kendra, raised by her grandmother while her mother completes her own education, feels abandoned. Strongly portrayed secondary characters—Kendra’s ne’er-do-well father and best friend Adonna—round out this complex urban romance filled with risky choices.
In this existential Danish import, one student taunts his classmates by saying that nothing has meaning. When the other students decide to "create meaning," the results are chilling. Their decisions will resound with readers long after this tightly-written, disturbing twenty-first century fable is over.
Popular Samantha has a perfect life until she dies in a car crash. When she awakens the next morning in her own bed, she relives the fatal day seven times. Each instance reveals new perspectives about herself and the people she has known.
As good as the first book, this sequel has an "older and wiser" Katniss learning the political repercussions of her defiance of authority when she changed the nature of The Hunger Games. Her attraction to the two important male figures in her life continues along with her confusion about her feelings and she reluctantly takes on a larger role in her society. The ending keeps it from being a "stand alone" book but the story is so compelling I think it should be on our list.