One question for eight people: the Newbery/Caldecott edition of Five Questions
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal, Knopf, 13–16 years.
Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton by Matt Phelan, Candlewick, 8–12 years.
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata, Atheneum, 10–14 years.
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia, HarperCollins/Amistad, 10–14 years.
Journey by Aaron Becker, Candlewick, 5–8 years.
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner, Clarion, 3–5 years.
Locomotive by Brian Floca, Atheneum/Jackson, 8–11 years.
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown, Little, 3–5 years.
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales, Roaring Brook/Porter, 3–5 years.
Frog Song written by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illus. by Gennady Spirin, Holt, 3–5 years.
Doll Bones written by Holly Black, illus. by Eliza Wheeler, McElderry, 10–14 years.
Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? written by Eve Bunting, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier, Clarion, 3–5 years.
Building Our House by Jonathan Bean, Farrar, 5–8 years.
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle, Chronicle, 3–5 years.
What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, & Blessings written by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Pamela Zagarenski, Houghton, 10–14 years.
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff, Putnam, 11–13 years.
Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington, Little, 11–13 years.
Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle, Simon, 8–12 years.
Clementine and the Spring Trip written by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee, Hyperion, 5–9 years.
If You Want to See a Whale written by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Erin E. Stead, Roaring Brook/Porter, 3–5 years.
Bo at Ballard Creek written by Kirkpatrick Hill, illus. by LeUyen Pham, Holt, 8–12 years.
All the world’s children
Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía una Llamita by Angela Dominguez, Holt, 3–5 years.
Alone in the Forest written by Gita Wolf and Andrea Anastasio, illus. by Bhajju Shyam, Tara, 4–7 years.
Wild Berries / Pikaci-Mīnisa by Julie Flett, Simply Read, 4–7 years.
Here I Am written by Patti Kim, illus. by Sonia Sánchez, Capstone/Picture Window, 5–8 years.
Easy, breezy easy readers
Big Bad Wolf [Urgency Emergency!] by Dosh Archer, Whitman, 5–8 years.
Itsy Bitsy Spider [Urgency Emergency!] by Dosh Archer, Whitman, 5–8 years.
Mouse and Mole, Secret Valentine by Wong Herbert Yee, Houghton, 5–8 years.
Squirrels on Skis [Beginner Books] written by J. Hamilton Ray, illus. by Pascal Lemaitre, Random/Beginner, 5–8 years.
Robot, Go Bot! [Step into Reading Comic Readers] written by Dana Meachen Rau, illus. by Wook Jin Jung, Random, 5–8 years.
Scientists in the field (and at home)
Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World written by Elizabeth Rusch, illus. by Oliver Dominguez, Candlewick, 5–9 years.
Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought) written by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Kathryn Hewitt, Harcourt, 7–12 years.
The Dolphins of Shark Bay [Scientists in the Field] written by Pamela S. Turner, photographs by Scott Tuason, Houghton, 8–12 years.
The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America’s Largest Mammal [Scientists in the Field] written by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop, Houghton, 8–12 years.
“Listen, if you will…”
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal, read by W. Morgan Sheppard, Listening Library, 13–16 years.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, read by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra, Listening Library, 13–16 years.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, read by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Recorded Books, 13–16 years.
Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King, read by Kirby Heyborne, Listening Library, 13–16 years.
From the editor
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann, Roaring Brook, 3–5 years.
These titles were featured in the January 2014 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.