Books

Best picture books of 2014

ALONZO FELIX FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

FLASHLIGHT

By Lizi Boyd

Chronicle, 40 pp., ages 2-6, $16.99

THE FARMER AND THE CLOWN

By Marla Frazee

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Beach Lane, 32 pp., ages 4-8, $17.99

SPIC-AND-SPAN!:

Lillian Gilbreth’s Wonder Kitchen

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By Monica Kulling

Illustrated By David Parkins

Tundra, 32 pp., ages 5-8, $17.99

FIREFLY JULY:

A Year of Very Short Poems

Edited by Paul Janeczko

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Illustrated By Melissa Sweet

Candlewick, 48 pp. ages 6-9, $16.99

TWO SPECKLED EGGS

By Jennifer K. Mann

Candlewick, 32 pp., ages 5-8, $14.99

A BOOK OF BABIES

By Il Sung Na

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Knopf, 24 pp., ages 1-6, $15.99

BLIZZARD

By John Rocco

Disney-Hyperion, 40 pp., ages 3-5, $17.99

A POND FULL OF INK

By Annie M.G. Schmidt

Illustrated by Sieb Posthuma

Eerdman, 34 pp., ages 6-11, $16

BLUE ON BLUE

By Dianne White

Illustrated by Beth Krommes

Beach Lane, 48 pp., ages 5-8, $17.99