Friday, December 26, 2014

2014 Best Children’s Picture Books

Something had to give this year when I got so far behind with book reviews. Unfortunately, it was my children’s reviews that didn't get done. I read 81 children’s picture books this year, both the hot 2014 releases and a lot of older books I ran across on blogs or in the library’s collection.

Here are my top 21 favorites of the year:

Ball, Mary Sullivan
Blizzard, John Rocco
Count the Monkeys, Mac Barnett

Do Unto Otters, Laurie Keller
Duck & Goose, Tad Hills
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?, Mo Willems

Flora and the Penguin, Molly Idle
How Big Were Dinosaurs?, Lita Judge
If  You Want to See a Whale, Julie Fogliano

Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty & Rosie Revere, Engineer, Andrea Beaty
Imogene’s Last Stand, Candace Fleming

Little Blue Truck, Alice Schertle
No Roses for Harry, Gene Zion
Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World), Mac Barnett

Penny and Her Marble, Kevin Henkes
The Scrambled States of America Talent Show, Laurie Keller
Skippyjon Jones, Judy Schachner

Sophie’s Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller & Anne Wilsdorf
The Story of Ferdinand, Munro Leaf
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library, Barb Rosenstock


  1. You have some of our favorites on here! Blizzard, Ferdinand, Sophie's Squash, Count the Monkeys ...

    We've been waiting FOREVER to get a copy of Flora and the Penguin from the library. Hopefully soon.

    1. I'm sure I first found a couple of these on your blog! I know Blizzard was one.

      I recently agreed to do the children's book selection for our library, so I'm able to order what I'm excited to read--and check them out first. It's kind of a dream job. :)

    2. Oh wow, that does sound like a dream job!