Best New Children’s Books for 2014

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Best New Children’s Books for 2014

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Every year, great groups of readers, librarians and children put out their favorite books of the new year.  I have always found these lists terrific sources of wonderful reading choices for checking out at the library or adding a new classic to our book shelves. This year’s choices are top notch as always, with my particular favorites being Locomotive, illustrated by Brian Floca and a new favorite, Flora & Ulysses, by one of my favorite authors, Kate DiCamillo.


Caldecott Award Winner, 2014

Locomotive, illustrated by Brian Floca

Newberry Medal Winner, 2014

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, by Kate DiCamill


Correta Scott King Award Winners, 2014

PS BE Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia,  Author Award Winner

Knock Knock by Bryan Collier, Illustrator Award Winner

When the beat was born by Theodore Taylor III, Award for New Talent

Belpre Medal Winner, 2014

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, written by Meg Medina, Author Award

Niño Wrestles the World, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales, Illustrator Award

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

Parrots over Puerto Rico, written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore

(Theodore Seuss) Geisel Award

The Watermelon Seed, written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

Batchelder Award

Mister Orange by Truus Matti, translated by Laura Watkinson,