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.
Sydney's golden-boy brother has a serious run-in with the law, which fractures the family's dynamic. She finds respite with her new friend Layla and her family in this thoughtful novel from a perennial favorite.
Falling in love with the boy next door sounds like a cliché but when you are Madeline, a girl “allergic to everything”, it becomes more complicated than that. Suddenly, Madeleine wants a life beyond the one she and her mother have fashioned.
When Robyn, a fellow OCD sufferer, joins Adam's support group, there is an immediate attraction. Despite the humor and levity that pervades this novel, Adam's OCD is spiralling out of control, and his desire to fix everyone's issues may backfire spectacularly.
Caden goes to school and has a family, but he also lives on a pirate ship and is in danger. This stunning, rewarding book gives the reader a glimpse through the eyes of a boy suffering from mental illness.
Simon forgets to log off the school computer one day, unintentionally revealing his secret email romance and his so-far undeclared sexual orientation. An aggravating, funny and poignant story of self-discovery…and love.