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Happy Holidays and “Best Of” Book Lists for 2014

We wish all of you a peaceful and joyous holiday season. On January 5th, we’ll be back with a regular posting. In the meantime, we wanted to share a collection of “Best of 2014″ lists. Please feel free to add to our collection of links by submitting a favorite “best of” listing of your own in a comment.


We’d like to extend our deep appreciation to the teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators, and publishers who join us in our efforts to put wonderful books in the hands of children. 

Happy New Year to all!


Best of 2014
Click on each title for the full list. 







Scholastic’s 2014 “What Kids Want to Read” Research Report

Additionally, we thought our teacher and librarian friends would be interested in this latest position statement on leisure reading, co-published by the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. 
Mary Ann Cappiello About Mary Ann Cappiello

Mary Ann is a professor of language and literacy at Lesley University. A former public school language arts and humanities teacher, she is a passionate advocate for and commentator on children’s books. Mary Ann is the co-author of Teaching with Text Sets and Teaching to Complexity.