Critical Favourites: “Best Of” 2014 in P, J, and YA

“Best Of” lists are some of my favourite things this time of year. I will inevitably read a great book too late to add it to my own yearly list (it just happened with Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future). This is why I’m always grateful for the word of book experts and enthusiasts like the folks at Kirkus and School Library Journal, who always provide stellar book lists for every age. A good chunk of Valerie’s or my favourites made it onto these lists, so I’ll give some other books in our collection the chance to shine. Some of these are brand new arrivals or are on their way. Reserve or come check them out today!

Picture Books (P)

The mermaid and the shoe by K.G. Campbell
Share by Sally Anne Garland
Shoe Dog by Megan McDonald ; pictures by Katherine Tillotson
Blizzard by John Rocco
Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman
Sebastian and the Balloon by Philip C. Stead
Any Questions?  written and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
The Baby Tree  by Sophie Blackall

Middle-Grade Fiction (J) 


The forbidden stone
by Tony Abbott
Jasper John Dooley: Not in Love  by Caroline Adderson ; illustrated by Ben Clanton
Hidden : a Child’s Story of the Holocaust written by Loïc Dauvillier ; illustrated by Marc Lizano ; color by Greg Salsedo ; translated by Alexis Siege
The Key that Swallowed Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos
The Glass Sentence  by S.E. Grove
Odd, Weird & Little by Patrick Jennings
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Braden Lamb
Fly Away  by Patricia MacLachlan

 Young Adult Fiction (YA) 

Death Sworn by Leah Cypess
Afterworlds
by Scott Westerfeld
Belzhar  
by Meg Wolitzer
Grasshopper Jungle : A History
 by Andrew Smith.
We Were Liars
 by E. Lockhart
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
by Jenny Han
Girl Defective
 by Simmone Howell
The Tyrant’s Daughter
 by J.C. Carleson
The Story of Owen : Dragon Slayer of Trondheim
by E. K. Johnston
The Family Romanov : Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia 
by Candace Fleming

We also have plenty of award-winners for all ages here at the library. Here are some past and current winners for P, J, and YA.

Enjoy!

Bronwen

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