As winter draws near, so do opportunities to get cozy and snuggle with a good book! Check out one of these New York Times notable children’s books of 2014. You’ll be happy you did!
The Baby Tree
by Sophie Blackall
After learning that his parents are expecting a baby, a young boy asks several people where babies come from and gets a different answer from each before his parents have a chance to give the right answer. Includes advice on answering questions about reproduction.
The Farmer and the Clown
by Marla Frazee
A wordless picture book in which a farmer rescues a baby clown who has bounced off the circus train, and reunites him with his clown family.
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
by Mac Barnett
Sam and Dave are on a mission to find something spectacular. They decide to dig a hole and keep digging, but they don’t find anything. But, somebody does find something, and the day becomes spectacular in the end.
Hansel & Gretel
by Neil Gaiman
Two abandoned children come upon a gingerbread cottage inhabited by a cruel witch who wants to eat them.
Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson
The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South.
The Red Pencil
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder.
by Raina Telgemeier
Raina, fourteen, and her ten-year-old sister Amara don’t get along. On a road trip to a family reunion, the two are left alone in the family van when it breaks down.
by Cece Bell
Going to school can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers!