My Top 35 Picture Books of 2014

This is my last list for 2014, but I saved the biggie for last.  There are many more that could have been on the list, but this is where I could bear to cut it off.  Enjoy!

Baby Bear Big Bug

Baby Bear by Kadir Nelson

Big Bug by Henry Cole

Blizzard Blue on Blue

Blizzard by John Rocco

Blue on Blue by Dianne White, illustrated by Beth Krommes

The Book with No Pictures Cat Says Meow: and other animalopoeia

The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak

Cat Says Meow by Michael Arndt

A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream Draw!

A Dance Like Starlight by Kristy Dempsey, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Draw! By Raul Colon

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas The Farmer and the Clown

Elizabeth Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox, illustrated by Brian Floca

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

Firebird Flashlight

Firebird by Misty Copeland, illustrated by Christopher Myers

Flashlight by Lizi Boyd

The Fox and the Crow 21413862 

The Fox and the Crow by Manasi Subramaniam

Fox’s Garden by Princesse Camcam

Hannah's Night 19156005

Hannah’s Night by Komoko Sakai

Hunters of the Great Forest by Dennis Nolan

Jim Curious: A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea in 3-D Vision It's an Orange Aardvark!

Jim Curious by Matthias Picard

It’s an Orange Aardvark by Michael Hall

Jacob's New Dress The Lion and the Bird

Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman, illustrated by Chris Case

The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc

May the Stars Drip Down Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters

May the Stars Drip Down by Jeremy Chatelain, illustrated by Nikki McClure

Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

The Promise Remy and Lulu

The Promise by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin

Remy and Lulu by Kevin Hawkes

The River Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

The River by Alessandro Sanna

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Shh! We Have a Plan The Storm Whale

Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton

The Storm Whale by Benji Davies

Take Away the A Telephone

Take Away the A by Michael Escoffier, illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo

Telephone by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jen Corace

This Is a Moose Three Bears in a Boat

This Is a Moose by Richard T. Morris, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman

Viva Frida What If...?

Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales, photographs by Tom O’Meara

What If…? By Anthony Browne

Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Jim LaMarche