Kathleen Horning, director of the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education
Mitali Perkins, author of "Rickshaw Girl," "Monsoon Summer" and "The Not-So-Star-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen"
LeUyen Pham, illustrator of children's books including "Grace for President," "Freckleface Strawberry" and "Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters"
Nina Lindsay, supervising librarian for children's services at the Oakland Public Library, former judge on the Newbery Award selection committee
Christopher Myers, illustrator of children's books including "Harlem" and "Black Cat"
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Honey I Love by Eloise Greenfield
Chickadee by Louise Erdrich
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Mitali Perkin's Picks:
More, More, More, Said the Baby: Three Love Stories by Vera B. Williams (picture book)
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (middle grades)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Young Adult)
LeUyen Pham's List:
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Ellen Forney
Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats