2022 SF Notable Lists

The Core Committee Recognizing Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the selections for its 2022 Notable Lists.

Hal Clement Notable Young Adult Books List

  • The Electric Kingdom, David Arnold (Viking Books for Young Readers)
  • This Is Not the Jess Show, Anna Carey (Quirk)
  • Hunting, Stars, Cherie Dimaline (Amulet)
  • The Curie Society, Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni & Janet Harvey (MIT Press)
  • The Ones We’re Meant to Find, Joan He (Roaring Brook)
  • Aetherbound, E.K. Johnston (Dutton)
  • Gamora and Nebula: Sisters in Arms, Mackenzi Lee (Marvel Press)
  • The Darkness Outside Us, Eliot Schrefer (Katherine Tegen)
  • Bright Shining World, Josh Swiller (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • Iron Widow, Xiran Jay Zhao (Penguin Teen)

Eleanor Cameron Notable Middle Grade List

  • Stowaway, John David Anderson (Walden Pond)
  • Maya and the Robot, Eve L. Ewing, illustrated by Christine Almeda (Kokila)
  • The Last Cuentista, Donna Barba Higuera (Levine Querido)
  • The Lion of Mars, Jennifer L. Holm (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  • Jillian vs. Parasite Planet, Nicole Kornher-Stace (Tachyon)
  • D-39: A Robodog’s Journey, Irene Latham (Charlesbridge)
  • Last Gate of the Emperor, Kwame Mbalia & Prince Joel Makonnen (Scholastic)
  • Flood City, Daniel José Older (Scholastic)
  • Trouble in the Stars, Sarah Prineas (Philomel)
  • The Orpheus Plot, Christopher Swiedler (HarperCollins)
  • Weird Kid, Greg van Eekhout (HarperCollins)

Selections were also made for the Golden Duck Notable Picture Books list.

Titles were chosen by the Core division of the ALA. For more information, including complete lists, see the ALA website.

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