Building Our House by Jonathan Bean, Farrar, 5–8 years.
Journey by Aaron Becker, Candlewick, 5–8 years.
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown, Little, Brown, 3–7 years.
Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? written by Eve Bunting, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier, Clarion, 3–7 years.
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle, Chronicle, 3–7 years.
The Tiny King by Taro Miura, Candlewick, 2–4 years.
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales, Porter/Roaring Brook, 3–7 years.
The Dark written by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Jon Klassen, Little, Brown, 3–7 years.
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner, Clarion, 3–7 years.
Gobble You Up! written by Gita Wolf, illus. by Sunita, Tara, 3–7 years.
All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry, Viking, 13 years and up.
Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow, 5–8 years.
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow, 6–10 years.
Bo at Ballard Creek written by Kirkpatrick Hill, illus. by LeUyen Pham, Holt, 6–10 years.
The Thing About Luck written by Cynthia Kadohata, illus. by Julia Kuo, Atheneum, 8–13 years.
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal, Knopf, 11–14 years.
A Corner of White [Colors of Madeleine] by Jaclyn Moriarty, Levine/Scholastic, 12–14 years.
Invasion by Walter Dean Myers, Scholastic, 12–14 years.
Bluffton: My Summers with Buster by Matt Phelan, Candlewick, 8–11 years.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin’s Griffin, 13 years and up.
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan, Dial, 11–13 years.
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia, Amistad/HarperCollins, 6–10 years.
Boxers & Saints written and illus. by Gene Luen Yang, color by Lark Pien, First Second/Roaring Brook, 12–14 years.
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein written by Jennifer Berne, illus. by Vladimir Radunsky, Chronicle, 5–8 years.
The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown, Houghton, 12–14 years.
Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate, Candlewick, 8–11 years.
Locomotive by Brian Floca, Jackson/Atheneum, 6–10 years.
The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth by Steve Jenkins, Houghton, 6–12 years.
March: Book One written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illus. by Nate Powell, Top Shelf Productions, 12–14 years.
Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled: How Do We Know What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like? by Catherine Thimmesh, Houghton, 8–11 years.
These titles were featured in the December 2013 special Fanfare issue of Notes from the Horn Book.