List: Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall Legend by Eric Blehm The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg Martin Marten by Brian Doyle Creation by Bhajju Shyam with Gita Wolf I Don't Like Koala by Sean Ferrell, pictures by Charles Santoso Yeti and the Bird by Nadia Shireen
List: My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir by Viv Albertine Finding Zero by Amir D. Aczel The Waterfire Saga by Jennifer Donnelly One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl, illustrated by Tom Lichentheld
List: Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist by Chad Orzel On Immunity by Eula Biss Study of Pose by Steven Sebring What If? by Randall Munroe Underwater Puppies by Seth Casteel What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night by Refe and Susan Tuma Molecules by Theodore Gray Living Language: Dothraki by David J. Peterson Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle
List: Unmanned by Dan Fesperman Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater Paddling the Quiet Waters of Mid-Eastern New York by Russell Dunn Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides Last Chain on Billie by Carol Bradley The Zoo's Grand Opening by Judith Drews
In the heart of the city, among the taxis and towers, a small boy travels uptown and down, searching for his friend. Readers will certainly spot the glorious beast, plus an array of big-city icons they can count. Is the dragon taking the crosstown bus, or breathing his fiery breath below a busy street? Maybe he took a taxi to the zoo or is playing with the dogs in the park.
Steve Light’s masterful pen-and-ink illustrations, decorated with meticulous splashes of color, elevate this counting book (numbers 1–20) to new heights.
List: Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light Natchez Burning by Greg Iles The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman The Map Thief by Michael Blanding Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home by Nina Stibbe The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
List: The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi Book from the Ground by Xu Bing (also, The Book About Xu Bing's 'Book From the Ground' edited by Mathieu Borysevicz) The Galapagos: A Natural History by Henry Nicholls Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure by Anna Walker Goodnight Songs by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists
List: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Amsterdam by Russell Shorto American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon A Simpler Way of Life by William Morgan, Photography by Trevor Tondro The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz The Best American InfoGraphics 2013 Edited by Gareth Cook, Introduction by David Byrne Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd Exploralab: 150+ Ways to Investigate the Amazing Science All Around You by The Exploratorium