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2014 Stand-outs

Announcing the 2014 Sonderbooks Stand-outs! These are not necessarily the best books published in 2014 -- but they are my personal favorites of the books I read in 2014. I hope you will enjoy some of these, too!

Happy Reading!

Tiny Beautiful Things
  1. Tiny Beautiful Things
    by Cheryl Strayed
  2. Her Gates Will Never Be Shut
    by Bradley Jersak
  3. Daring Greatly
    by Brené Brown
  4. Trees Up Close
    by Nancy Ross Hugo and Robert Llewellyn
  5. How to Avoid Falling in Love With a Jerk
    by John van Epp
  6. Quiet
    by Susan Cain
  7. Ken Libbrecht's Field Guide to Snowflakes
    by Ken Libbrecht
  8. Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing
    by Megan Smolenyak
  9. Call the Midwife
    by Jennifer Worth
  10. The Periodic Table
    A Visual Guide to the Elements

    by Paul Parsons

Children's Nonfiction
A Boy and a Jaguar
  1. A Boy and a Jaguar
    by Alan Rabinowitz
    illustrated by Cátia Chen
  2. Brown Girl Dreaming
    by Jacqueline Woodson
  3. Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold
    by Joyce Sidman and Rick Allen
  4. The Scraps Book
    by Lois Ehlert
  5. The Great American Dust Bowl
    by Don Brown
  6. Mysterious Patterns
    Finding Fractals in Nature

    by Sarah C. Campbell
  7. A Little Book of Sloth
    by Lucy Cooke

You Should Have Known
  1. You Should Have Known
    by Jean Hanff Korelitz
  2. Chestnut Street
    by Maeve Binchy
  3. The Queen of the Tearling
    by Erika Johansen
  4. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
    by Gabrielle Zevin
  5. Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
    by Maria Semple

Children's Fiction
The Winter Horses
  1. The Winter Horses
    by Philip Kerr
  2. The Castle Behind Thorns
    by Merrie Haskell
  3. Greenglass House
    by Kate Milford
  4. The Whispering Skull
    by Jonathan Stroud
  5. The Night Gardener
    by Jonathan Auxier
  6. The Interrupted Tale
    by Maryrose Wood
  7. Jinx's Magic
    by Sage Blackwood
  8. The Great Greene Heist
    by Varian Johnson
  9. Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
    by Hilary McKay
  10. Constable & Toop
    by Gareth P. Jones
  11. The Swallow
    by Charis Cotter

Teen Fiction
Mortal Heart
  1. Mortal Heart
    by Robin LaFevers
  2. Impossible
    by Nancy Werlin
  3. All the Truth That's in Me
    by Julie Berry
  4. The Caller
    by Juliet Marillier
  5. Unthinkable
    by Nancy Werlin
  6. The Shadow Hero
    by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew
  7. Chasing Power
    by Sarah Beth Durst
  8. Extraordinary
    by Nancy Werlin

Picture Books
Anna and Solomon
  1. Anna and Solomon
    by Elaine Snyder
    illustrated by Harry Bliss
  2. The Princess in Black
    by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
    illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  3. A Dance Like Starlight
    by Kristy Dempsey
    illustrated by Floyd Cooper
  4. Winter Is Coming
    by Tony Johnston
    illustrated by Jim LaMarche
  5. Once Upon an Alphabet
    by Oliver Jeffers
  6. The Most Magnificent Thing
    by Ashley Spires
  7. Anna Carries Water
    by Olive Senior
    illustrations by Laura James
  8. Waiting Is Not Easy!
    by Mo Willems
  9. Grandfather Gandhi
    by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus
    illustrated by Evan Turk
  10. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
    by Mo Willems
  11. Two Speckled Eggs
    by Jennifer K. Mann