My Top Read-Aloud Picture Books of 2014

Hi, friends! In case you missed it (and if you did, see Colby Sharp’s post right here), the authors and illustrators of the 2015 E. B. White Read-Aloud Picture Book Award & Honor books are all dudes. I read some excellently awesome Read-Aloud Picture Books last year myself, and I’d like to add some of those to the mix (in no particular order):

Josh Funk’s Top Read-Aloud Picture Books of 2014

  • Backhoe Joe written by Lori Alexander & illustrated by Craig Cameron
  • Baking Day at Grandma’s written by Anika Denise & illustrated by Christopher Denise
  • Cock-a-Doodle Oops! written by Lori Degman & illustrated by Deborah Zemke
  • Crankenstein written by Samantha Berger & illustrated by Dan Santat
  • Duck, Duck, Moose written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen & illustrated by Noah Z. Jones
  • Edgar’s Second Word written by Audrey Vernick & illustrated by Priscilla Burris
  • Found written & illustrated by Salina Yoon
  • Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance written & illustrated by Birgita Sif
  • Froodle written & illustrated by Antoinette Portis
  • Gaston by written by Kelly DiPucchio & illustrated by Christian Robinson
  • Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau written by Andrea Beaty & illustrated by David Roberts
  • I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo written by Jill Esbaum & illustrated by Gus Gordon
  • The Jacket written by Kristen Hall & illustrated by Dasha Tolstikova
  • Louise Loves Art written & illustrated by Kelly Light
  • Maple written & illustrated by Lori Nichols
  • Nana in the City written & illustrated by Lauren Castillo
  • Ninja Red Riding Hood written by Corey Rosen Schwartz & illustrated by Dan Santat
  • One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl & illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
  • Orangutangled written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen & illustrated by Aaron Zenz
  • A Piece of Cake written & illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  • Sparky written by Jenny Offil & illustrated by Chris Applehans
  • Tap Tap Boom Boom written by Elizabeth Bluemle & illustrated by G. Brian Karas
  • There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie written by Rebecca Colby & illustrated by Kate McLelland
  • This Orq. (He Cave Boy.) written by David Elliott & illustrated by Lori Nichols
  • Uni the Unicorn written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Brigette Barrager
  • Very Little Red Riding Hood written by Teresa Heapy & illustrated by Sue Heap
  • Viva Frida written & illustrated by Yuyi Morales
  • You Are (Not) Small written by Anna Kang & illustrated by Christopher Weyant

What are your favorite Read-Aloud Picture Books published in 2014?

3 thoughts on “My Top Read-Aloud Picture Books of 2014

  1. That’s a fun list! Thanks for sharing. Right now I’m loving the read-aloud-ability of THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES. My favorite is encouraging my nephew to get my stoic in-laws to read it to him. Hilarity ensues.


  2. My son loves picture books! The better the illustrations the more immersed in the story he is 🙂 Thanks for creating this list and I will definitely add a few of these to his TBR pile at bedtime. I wanted to recommend two FANTASTIC monster books with awesome illustrations. The author is A.J. Cosmo and he is the creative genius behind “The Monster that Ate our Keys” and “The Monster that Ate my Socks” ( These books are not scary at all (perfect for bedtime reading) and are two very funny stories that teach life lessons and kept my son laughing throughout. I highly recommend!


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