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2014

This year was a bit different when it came to reading than the years in the past. Usually, my main focus is on middle grade and young adult novels, but with the addition of Trent, all of a sudden I read more picture books than the past 3 years combined and less MG/YA novels than in the past.  In total I read 408 new books (Goodreads does not track rereads) in 2014. 58 were children’s, middle grade, or young adult novels, 38 were graphic novels, and 305 of them were picture books. Although it is a bit different than my past stats, I am still super proud of them.

Today, I want to share with you my favorite reads over the last year. Most of these are not 2014 titles; they are just titles I read in 2014.  I highly recommend all of these titles; you cannot go wrong with any of them! And if you missed Ricki’s Top Ten Favorites, you can check them out here.

*If you click on the covers, it will take you to our review or the book’s Goodreads page*

Young Adult

winger jumped milkofbirds openly living life in outer space dr bird's advice for sad poets Yaqui Delgado

Young Adult Graphic Novels

shadowhero inreallife ares

Middle Grade

snicker rain brown girl

flora murphys mira2

Kid Lit and Middle Grade Graphic Novels

deafo sisters silver Nnewts dragons amulet6 cleopatra comics

Picture Books
Many of the picture books I read this year were with Trent, my son. These are not my favorites for reading to him (you can find those on my “Kellee and Trent’s Favorites” posts: 0-3 months, 3-6 month, 6-9 months, & 9-12 months coming in February). These are my favorites in general: for myself, for my students, for my son, for everyone.

knock memoirs incredible little invisible moosebelongs oliver the man with the violin idea Julia my teacher sam and dave the cat the dog girlwhoheard come on rain blue period flight school

Nonfiction Picture Books

ivanpb emerson locomotive

noisy Tree Lady boyandajaguar

babe ruth henry aaron

ted williams pedro

What were your favorite reads of 2014?

Happy new year!

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3 Responses to Kellee’s Favorite Reads of 2014

  1. Wonderful list! I’m still a little scared to read The Living… 🙂

  2. Love seeing Winger and The Man with the Violin on this list. Both favourites of mine too! Lots of great reading. A boy and a Jaguar is such a special book.

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