Our 101 Favorite Children's Books of the Year Part 2

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #207

Our 101 Favorite Children’s Books of the Year Part 2

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This Week’s Guests are

Matthew Winner
Cynthia Alaniz
Matthew Winner of The Busy Librarian and the Let’s Get Busy Podcast with Cynthia Alaniz of Librarian in Cute Shoes & Contributor at the Nerdy Book Club.

Matthew, Cynthia, and I talk about
  • Their favorite books of 2014.
  • the next 51 books on the list including our number 1 picks!
  • All books are in alphabetical order so we can spread the book love.
  • Getting a downloadable PDF of the books HERE for you to take to your local independent bookseller and get your favorites!

Shh We Have a Plan Brown Girl Dreaming Fourteenth Goldfish
Maple Mix It Up
My Teacher is a MonsterNana in the CityNeighborhood Sharks  Nest by Esther Ehrlich Ninja Noisy Paint Box Nuts to You On the Wing Once Upon an Alphabet Short Stories for All the Letters Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy Pardon Me Planes Go Quest Rain Reign Revolution Rooting for You Sam and Dave Dig a Hole Scraps Sebastian and the Balloon Separate is Never Equal Sisters Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear Sparky Stellas Starliner The Adventures of Beekle The Dumbest Idea EverMarla Frazee - THE FARMER AND THE CLOWN TJ61-9-2013 JKT 175L CTP_Layout 1 The Meaning of Maggie The Mermaid and the Shoe The Midnight Library The Night Gardner The Pilot and the Little Prince The Right Word The Troublemaker Thomas JeffersonThree Bears in a BoatTiny Creatures Treaties Trenches Mud and Blood Tyrannosaurus Wrecks Under the Egg Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere Viva Frida West of the Moon Wild Things Winter Bees Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza

Download a PDF list of all these books here: Top 101 Children Books 2014

Note to my podcast listeners

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, “Hey! I could do that, but with children’s publishing as my focus!” That’s how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I’d learn some stuff myself, too. I’ve had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People’s Literature, to librarians and New York Time’s bestselling authors. I’ve interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I’ve installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it’s worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that’s only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn’t include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My “Burpers!” This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it’s an incredible experience for me. But if you’ve you’ve been helped, or just love it too, and you’re able, here’s your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper!

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Recent Comments

  • Tessa Kruger
    December 22, 2014 - 7:02 pm · Reply

    Can't WAIT to finish my Twinkle story to also belong with you people. It feels awful to stand on the sideline, so far far away. "Just you wait, Henry Higgens, just you wait…!"

  • Tessa Kruger
    December 22, 2014 - 2:06 pm · Reply

    Can’t WAIT to finish my Twinkle story to also belong with you people. It feels awful to stand on the sideline, so far, far away. “Just you wait, Henry Higgens, just you wait…!”
    Every time I sit in front of my computer, my characters smuggle with my brain and I have to rewrite a lot of the plot again…

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