With the 2015 just days away and my reading going so slowly, I figured it’s time to throw in the towel and post my list of this year’s favorite reads. I divided my long list into three posts: children’s fiction and nonfiction, young adult and middle school reads, and adult fiction and nonfiction.
Though I didn’t read as much as I usually do, I was really surprised as to how many fantastic books I read. The books on my lists are ones that I really enjoyed, would re-read, and would buy.
Since I rarely review children’s books, all links lead you to Goodreads for more information about each book.
The Troublemaker by Lauren Castillo
Gravity by Jason Chen
Blizzard by John Rocco
Hug Machine by Scott Campbell
Miss Brooks’ Story Nook by Barbara Bottner
The Monsterator by Keith Graves
Going Places by Peter H. Reynolds
Ben Rides On by Matt Davies
Knock Knock by Daniel Beaty
The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Camp Rex by Molly Idle
The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
The Reader by Amy Hest
Off to Market by Elizabeth Dale
Mousterpiece by Jane Breskin Zalbin
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jennifer Fisher Bryant
Noah Webster and His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock
Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Everything by Maira Kalman
The Noisy Paintbox: The Colors and Sounds of Kadinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock
Art From her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Lady Changed a City Forever by H. Joseph Hopkins
What were some of your favorite children’s books this year?
13 thoughts on “Favorite Children’s Books of 2014”
Ben Rides On and The Invisible Boy are two of my favorites as well. Another of my favorites this year, and a real winner with kids because of both the suspense and descriptive language, is Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy.
Thanks for this post. Now I know which picture books to look for the next time I am at the library!
Gavin! It’s so good to see you! 🙂
Yup! I’m still out here in the interwebs and following your blog.
A lot of these were favorites of mine, too. One I loved that is not on your list is The Farmer and the Clown.
I’m hoping to do a Mock Caldecott in January at school, and I’m sure a lot of these will be included.
Looks like a great list!
The children’s nonfiction made my heart beat faster!
Nice looking list! We haven’t read very many picturebooks here this year, but I think that needs to change for the new year. There’s so much that can be learned from a picturebook, for an older child. I’ll have to check out the books on your list!
I haven’t read any of those but The Hug Machine looks like a book I’d love to gift to everyone!
Love to see the Clementine Hunter bio on another list! I really loved that one too–definitely in my nonfiction top 10 for the year, though I don’t know if I’m going to put together a nonfiction top 10. I’m getting listed out!
Ooo, I need to add several of these to my TBR list, like the Hug Machine, The Girl and the Bicycle, and Art from Her Heart.
I love this books. I will add a few more children books to my reading list this year.
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