2014 notable reads indeed!

I still owe a real post, but until then:

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) selected it's choices for the 2014 Notable Children's Books (I've highlighted my favorites):

Younger Readers:
“Ball.” Sullivan, Mary. Illus. by the author. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“Alphablock.” Franceschelli, Christopher. Illus. by Paskimo. Appleseed/Abrams
“The Bathing Costume, or, the Worst Vacation of My Life.” Moundlic, Charlotte. Illus. by  Olivier Tallec. Trans. by Claudia Zoe Bedrick. Enchanted Lion
“Benjamin Bear in ‘Bright Ideas!’” Coudray, Philippe. Illus. by the author. TOON
“A Big Guy Took My Ball!” Willems, Mo. Illus. by the author. Disney/Hyperion
“Building Our House.” Bean, Jonathan. Illus. by the author. Farrar
“Bully.” Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter
“Count the Monkeys.” Barnett, Mac. Illus. by Kevin Cornell. Disney/Hyperion
“The Dark.” Snicket, Lemony. Illus. by Jon Klassen. Little, Brown
“The Day the Crayons Quit.” Daywalt, Drew. Illus. by Oliver Jeffers. Philomel
“Deep in the Sahara.” Cunnane, Kelly. Illus. by Hoda Hadadi. Random/Schwartz & Wade
“Eat Like a Bear.” Sayre, April Pulley. Illus. by Steve Jenkins. Holt
“Exclamation Mark.” Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. Illus. by Tom Lichtenheld. Scholastic
“Flight of the Honey Bee.” Huber, Raymond. Illus. by Brian Lovelock. Candlewick
“Flora and the Flamingo.” Idle, Molly. Illus. by the author. Chronicle
“Fraidyzoo.” Heder, Thyra. Illus. by the author. Abrams
“Little Santa.” Agee, Jon. Illus. by the author. Dial
“Locomotive.” Floca, Brian. Illus. by the author. Atheneum
“Lulu and the Dog from the Sea.“ McKay, Hilary. Illus. by Priscilla Lamont. Whitman
“Maria Had a Little Llama/MarÍa tenÍa una Ilamita.” Dominguez, Angela. Illus. by the author. Holt
“Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song.” Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Illus. by Brian Pinkney. Little, Brown
“Mitchell Goes Bowling.” Durand, Hallie. Illus. by Tony Fucile. Candlewick
“Moo!” LaRochelle, David. Illus. by Mike Wohnoutka. Walker
“Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.” Brown, Peter. Illus. by the author. Little, Brown
“Mr. Wuffles!” Wiesner, David. Illus. by the author. Clarion
“My Father’s Arms Are a Boat.” Lunde, Stein Erik. Illus. by øyvind Torseter. Enchanted Lion
“My Happy Life.” Lagercrantz, Rose. Illus. by Eva Eriksson. Gecko
“Nelson Mandela.” Nelson, Kadir. Illus. by the author. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen
“Niño Wrestles the World.” Morales, Yuyi. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter
“Old Mikamba Had a Farm.” Isadora, Rachel. Illus. by the author. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen
“On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein.”  Berne, Jennifer Illus. by Vladimir Radunsky. Chronicle
“Parrots Over Puerto Rico.” Roth, Susan L. and Trumbore, Cindy. Illus. by Susan L. Roth. Lee & Low
“Penny and Her Marble.” Henkes, Kevin. Illus. by the author. Greenwillow
“Robot, Go Bot!” Rau, Dana Meachen. Illus. by Wook Jin Jung. Random
“Take Me Out to the Yakyu.” Meshon, Aaron. Illus. by the author. Atheneum
“Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book.” Savage, Stephen. Illus. by the author. Dial
“Tito Puente: Mambo King/Rey del Mambo.” Brown, Monica. Illus. by Rafael López. Rayo
“The Tortoise & the Hare.” Pinkney, Jerry. Illus. by the author. Little, Brown
“Warning: Do Not Open This Book!” Lehrhaupt, Adam. Illus. by Matthew Forsythe. Simon & Schuster
“The Watermelon Seed.” Pizzoli, Greg. Illus. by the author. Disney/Hyperion
“Xander's Panda Party.” Park, Linda Sue. Illus. by Matt Phelan. Clarion
“The Year of Billy Miller.” Henkes, Kevin. Illus. by the author. Greenwillow

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