March 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Best Books 2014: Nonfiction

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
Jen Bryant. illus. by illus. by Melissa Sweet. Eerdmans.
Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices
Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale, eds. Annick.
The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life
Lois Ehlert. S. & S./Beach Lane.
On the Wing
David Elliott. illus. by illus. by Becca Stadtlander. Candlewick.
Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines
Paul Fleischman. Candlewick.
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
Candace Fleming. Random.
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
Paul B. Janeczko. illus. by illus. by Melissa Sweet. Candlewick.
Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat
Gail Jarrow. Calkins Creek.
Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World
Steve Jenkins. Houghton Harcourt.
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
Angela Johnson. illus. by illus. by E.B. Lewis. S. & S.
A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown’s War Against Slavery
Albert Marrin. Knopf.
Hello, I’m Johnny Cash
G. Neri. illus. by illus. by A.G. Ford. Candlewick.
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
Patricia Hruby Powell. illus. by illus. by Christian Robinson. Chronicle.
The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening
Chris Raschka. Candlewick.
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands
Katherine Roy. Roaring Brook/David Macaulay Studio.
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
Katheryn Russell-Brown. illus. by illus. by Frank Morrison. Lee & Low.
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
Steve Sheinkin. Roaring Brook.
Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold
Joyce Sidman. illus. by illus. by Rick Allen. Houghton Harcourt.
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos
Stephanie Roth Sisson. Roaring Brook.
The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Peter Sís. Farrar/Frances Foster Bks.
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams.
Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks.