more notability

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):

Middle Readers:
“The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--and Most Surprising--Animals on Earth.” Jenkins, Steve. Illus. by the author. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“Barbed Wire Baseball.” Moss, Marissa. Illus. by Yuko Shimizu. Abrams
“Battle Bunny.” Scieszka, Jon and Barnett, Mac. Illus. by Matthew Myers. Simon & Schuster
“Battling Boy.” Pope, Paul. Illus. by the author. First Second
“Better Nate Than Ever.” Federle, Tim.  Simon & Schuster
“Bluffton: My Summers with Buster.” Phelan, Matt. Illus. by the author. Candlewick
“Bo at Ballard Creek.” Hill, Kirkpatrick. Illus. by LeUyen Pham. Holt
“The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible... on Schindler's List.” Leyson, Leon.  Illus. Atheneum
“The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös.” Heiligman, Deborah. Illus. by LeUyen Pham. Roaring Brook
“Doll Bones.” Black, Holly.  Margaret K. McElderry
“Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives.” Rusch, Elizabeth. Illus. by Tom Uhlman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.” Grabenstein, Chris.  Random
“Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table.” Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. Illus. by Eric-Shabazz Larkin. Readers to Eaters
“Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.” DiCamillo, Kate. Illus. by K. G. Campbell. Candlewick
“Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse.” Wissinger, Tamera Will. Illus. by Matthew Cordell. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“The Great American Dust Bowl.” Brown, Don. Illus. by the author. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“How to Catch a Bogle.” Jinks, Catherine. Illus. by Sarah Watts. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“Knock Knock : My Dad's Dream for Me.” Beaty, Daniel. Illus. by Bryan Collier. Little, Brown
“The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist.” Engle, Margarita.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“Lincoln's Grave Robbers.” Sheinkin, Steve.  Scholastic
“Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard.” Cate, Annette LeBlanc. Illus. by the author. Candlewick
“The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius.” Greenberg, Jan and Jordan, Sandra.  Roaring Brook/Neal Porter
“Mister Orange.” Matti, Truus. Illus. by Jenni Desmond. Trans. by Laura Watkinson. Enchanted Lion
“Monster on the Hill.” Harrell, Rob. Illus. by the author. Top Shelf
“P. S. Be Eleven.” Williams-Garcia, Rita.  HarperCollins/Amistad
“Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale.” Tonatiuh, Duncan. Illus. by the author. Abrams
“Rooftoppers.” Rundell, Katherine. Illus. by Terry Fan. Simon & Schuster
“Serafina's Promise: A Novel in Verse.” Burg, Ann E.  Scholastic
“Soldier Dog.” Angus, Sam.  Feiwel and Friends
“A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin.” Bryant, Jen. Illus. by Melissa Sweet. Knopf
“Sugar.” Rhodes, Jewell Parker.  Little, Brown
“Treasury of Egyptian Mythology.” Napoli, Donna Jo. Illus. by Christina Balit. National Geographic
“The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp.” Appelt, Kathi. Atheneum
“The War Within these Walls.” Sax, Aline. Illus. by Caryl Strzelecki. Trans. by Laura Watkinson. Eerdmans
“When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot.” Stringer, Lauren. Illus. by the author. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop.” Hill, Laban Carrick. illus. by Theodore Taylor III. Roaring Brook
“Words with Wings.” Grimes, Nikki.  Boyds Mills/WordSong

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