Booklist online just released its Notable Children's Books 2009. This list, chosen by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), is comprised of works of fiction, information, poetry and pictures. Categories range from the very young to YA readers. All of these books were published in 2008 and ALSC, Newbery, Caldecott and Geisel award winners are automatically included. If you haven't read these books, run - don't walk - to your local library. An impressive list of authors/talent/illustrators -inspiring to all writers of children's books.