The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has selected their 2014 Notable Children’s Books list.  The Middle Readers section contains books for children ages 8-10.  Here are the books:

The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--and Most Surprising--Animals on Earth Barbed Wire Baseball Battle Bunny

The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest–and Most Surprising–Animals on Earth. Jenkins, Steve.

Barbed Wire Baseball. Moss, Marissa. Illus. by Yuko Shimizu.

Battle Bunny. Scieszka, Jon and Barnett, Mac. Illus. by Matthew Myers.

Battling Boy Better Nate Than Ever Bluffton

Battling Boy. Pope, Paul.

Better Nate Than Ever. Federle, Tim.

Bluffton: My Summers with Buster. Phelan, Matt.

Bo at Ballard Creek The Boy on the Wooden Box The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos

Bo at Ballard Creek. Hill, Kirkpatrick. Illus. by LeUyen Pham.

The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible…on Schindler’s List. Leyson, Leon.

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös. Heiligman, Deborah. Illus. by LeUyen Pham.

Doll Bones 15814403

Doll Bones. Black, Holly.

Eruption!:  Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives. Rusch, Elizabeth. Illus. by Tom Uhlman.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Grabenstein, Chris.

Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table. Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. Illus. by Eric-Shabazz Larkin.

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. DiCamillo, Kate. Illus. by K. G. Campbell.

Gone Fishing The Great American Dust Bowl How to Catch a Bogle (Bogle #1)

Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse. Wissinger, Tamera Will. Illus. by Matthew Cordell.

The Great American Dust Bowl. Brown, Don.

How to Catch a Bogle. Jinks, Catherine. Illus. by Sarah Watts.

Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist Lincoln's Grave Robbers

Knock Knock : My Dad’s Dream for Me. Beaty, Daniel. Illus. by Bryan Collier.

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist. Engle, Margarita.

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers. Sheinkin, Steve.

15798647 The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius

Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard. Cate, Annette LeBlanc.

The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius. Greenberg, Jan and Jordan, Sandra.

Mister Orange Monster on the Hill P.S. Be Eleven (Gaither Sisters, #2)

Mister Orange. Matti, Truus. Illus. by Jenni Desmond. Trans. by Laura Watkinson.

Monster on the Hill. Harrell, Rob.

P. S. Be Eleven. Williams-Garcia, Rita.

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale Rooftoppers Serafina's Promise

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale. Tonatiuh, Duncan.

Rooftoppers. Rundell, Katherine. Illus. by Terry Fan.

Serafina’s Promise: A Novel in Verse. Burg, Ann E.

Soldier Dog A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin Sugar

Soldier Dog. Angus, Sam.

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, Bryant, Jen. Illus. by Melissa Sweet.

Sugar. Rhodes, Jewell Parker.

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp The War within These Walls

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology. Napoli, Donna Jo. Illus. by Christina Balit.

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp. Appelt, Kathi.

The War within These Walls. Sax, Aline. Illus. by Caryl Strzelecki. Trans. by Laura Watkinson.

When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot. Stringer, Lauren.

When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop. Hill, Laban Carrick. Illus. by Theodore Taylor III.

Words with Wings

Words with Wings. Grimes, Nikki.