The Best of 2014: PICTURE BOOKS!

I read dozens of picture books every week to my kids. In no particular order, here are some of my favorites that I read in 2014.
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
Super sweet story about a young boy, the penguin he finds, and recognizing true friendship when it falls in your lap.
100 Snowmen by Jennifer Arena, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
This is a unique counting book that is fun to read and has pictures to die for!
Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Tim Bowers
A funny story about not fitting in and accepting the differences in others.
Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
A beautiful story about a young girl, her invention, and her refusal to give up until she gets it right.
One Little Match by Thomas S. Monson, illustrated by Dan Burr
This is an inspirational and cautionary tale about the importance of obedience, rules, and consequences.
My Name is Bob by James Bowen and Garry Jenkins, illustrated by Gerald Kelley
A heartwarming book about Bob, the street cat, and his journey to find a good home.
How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
Another beauty from one of my favorite children’s book authors. This is a magical story about a young boy and his efforts to catch a star for himself.
Starring Me and You by Genevieve Cote
This little book is about overcoming fears that seem impossible to conquer.
Mighty Dads by Joan Holub, illustrated by James Dean
An ode to fathers everywhere, Mighty Dads is a celebration of dads and the wonderful things they teach their children. Of course, having James Dean (creator of Pete the Cat) illustrate the book didn’t hurt, either.

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
This is an absolutely hilarious book … with zero pictures in it.  I bought it for my four year old for Christmas and it was a huge hit with both her and my first grade daughter.  It’s brilliant. 

What are your favorite picture books from 2014?  Let me know in the comments so I can check them out!

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    Adriana Garcia
    December 31, 2014 at 5:20 am

    I noticed Oliver Jeffers is featured twice on your list. He has created a couple of picture books I want to read. I haven't really read much picture books this year. My favorite was probably If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano.

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      December 31, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      I love Oliver Jeffers. He is brilliant. Thanks for the recommendation! I can't wait to read it!

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    Tressa S
    January 6, 2015 at 5:33 am

    I'm just going to add this whole list to my kids' wish list on Amazon and then I'll just add one to my cart once in a while until we have them all. I love your recommendations!

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    Tina at
    January 8, 2015 at 10:31 am

    These look great too! You did a wonderful job on your lists for the year. Thanks for being a part of Booknificent Thursday this week!

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