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:
Barbed Wire Baseball. Moss, Marissa. Illus. by Yuko Shimizu.
Battle Bunny. Scieszka, Jon and Barnett, Mac. Illus. by Matthew Myers.
Battling Boy. Pope, Paul.
Better Nate Than Ever. Federle, Tim.
Bluffton: My Summers with Buster. Phelan, Matt.
Bo at Ballard Creek. Hill, Kirkpatrick. Illus. by LeUyen Pham.
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös. Heiligman, Deborah. Illus. by LeUyen Pham.
Doll Bones. Black, Holly.
Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives. Rusch, Elizabeth. Illus. by Tom Uhlman.
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: 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. Beaty, Daniel. Illus. by Bryan Collier.
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist. Engle, Margarita.
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers. Sheinkin, Steve.
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. 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. Tonatiuh, Duncan.
Rooftoppers. Rundell, Katherine. Illus. by Terry Fan.
Serafina’s Promise: A Novel in Verse. Burg, Ann E.
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. 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 the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop. Hill, Laban Carrick. Illus. by Theodore Taylor III.
Words with Wings. Grimes, Nikki.