The American Library Association's 2001 list of notable children's books travels across the English Channel, to the Dominican Republic, to Madagascar.There are Lakota warriors, history-making blizzards and adventures at sea. Some books for older children confront war and AIDS. And, of course, there's good old Harry.
UConn's Northeast Children's Literature collection, offers some classic titles from her should-read roster.
2001's Notable Children's Books
Ederle's determination to be the first woman to swim the English Channel, 21 arduous miles of cold, choppy water, leads to personal triumph and a victory for all womankind.
Using the barnyard typewriter, Farmer Brown's cows draft ultimatums, while negotiating better living conditions for all the farm animals. Caldecott Honor Book.
The days of one irrepressible pig are busy from morning to night, as Olivia excels at everything, including wearing people out. Caldecott Honor Book.
Wemberly worries about everything, especially about beginning nursery school. Her courage grows with family support and a successful first day.
Virgie, a spunky young African-American girl living in the post-Civil War South, is determined to join her brothers at the local Quaker school. King Illustrator Honor Book.
A diverse collection of prayers, affirmations and poems in praise of God, nature and the good things in life is supported by joyous, colorful illustrations.