Saturday, August 25, 2007

2007 International Reading Association Notable Books

The International Reading Association's special interest group: Children's Literature and Reading has formed a committee called Notable Books for a Global Society (NBGS). Each year they select outstanding trade books which enhance student understanding of people and cultures throughout the world. The first list was published in 1996. To be eligible, a trade book must be published in the United States for the first time during the year of copyrights under consideration (so books on the 2007 list have a US copyright date of 2006). Winning titles are from fiction, non fiction and poetry written for children in grades K-12.

2007 IRA CL/R SIG Notable Books:


The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by J. Boyne (David Fickling)

Copper Sun, by S. Draper (Atheneum)

Penny From Heaven, by J.L. Holm (Random House)

A Place Where Sunflowers Grow, by A. Lee-Tai (Children's Book Press)

Christmas in the Trenches, by J. McCutcheon (Peachtree)

Night Boat to Freedom, by M.T. Raven (Melanie Kroupa)

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw tale of Friendship and Freedom, by T. Tingle (Cinco Puntos Press)

Counting on Grace, by E. Winthrop (Wendy Lamb)

Dear Mr. Rosenwald, by C. Weatherford (Scholastic)

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, by C.B. Weatherford (Jump at the Sun)

The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak (Alfred A. Knopf)


Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, by R. Freedman (Holiday House)

Cat With the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in Terezin, by S.R. Goldman with Ela Weissberger (Holiday House)

Up Before Daybreak: Cotton and People in American, by D. Hopkinson (Scholastic)

Ryan and Jimmy and the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together, by H. Shoveller (Kids Can Press)

Paths to Peace, by J.B. Zalben (Dutton)


When the Horses Ride By, by E. Greenfield (Lee & Low)

Jazz, by W.D. Myers (Holiday House)


I Lost My Tooth In Africa, by P. Diakite (Scholastic)

Crossing the Wire, by W. Hobb (HarperCollins)

Best Beekeeper of Lalibela: A Tale from Africa, by C. Kessler (Holiday House)

Selvakumar Knew Better, by V. Kroll (Shen's)

Sold, by P. McCormick (Hyperion)


Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale, by F.I. Campoy & A.F. Ada (Atheneum)

Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters, by P. McKissack (Schwartz & Wade)

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