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New Books in Hindi for 2014

Prema galī ati sān̐karī by Śyāma Jāṅgiṛa

Lauṭatī ṭrena by Ushā Jaina 'Śīrīṃ'

Ādhā kamarā by Candrakiraṇa Saunareksā

Mukti-yuddha kī gaṅgā-meghanā by Mahendra Nātha Dube

Rūma ôna da rūfa: [baisṭasailara The room on the roof kā anuvāda] by Raskina Bônḍa ; [anuvāda, R̥shi Māthura]

Merī priya kahāniyām̐ by Amarakānta

Dāmpatya manovijñāna: dāmpatya manovijñāna para ādhārita ālekha by lekhikā, Ushā Jaina 'Śīrīṃ'

Nadī: [upanyāsa] by Ushā Priyamvadā

Seppuku by Vinoda Bhāradvāja

Sadī ke mahānatama krikeṭara Sacina by Vimala Kumāra

New Books in Gujarati for 2014

Śeraloka Homsanī rahasyakathāo by Sara Ārthara Kônana Ḍôyala ; bhāvānuvāda, Jyotikumāra Vaishṇava

Saṅkalpanuṃ sukāna by Śailesha Sagapariyā

3 misṭekasa ôpha māya lāipha by Cetana Bhagata ; anuvāda, Hareśa Dhoḷakiyā

New Books in Chinese for 2014

Yuan shan de hui yin by Kalede Husaini zhu ; Li Jingyi yi = And the mountains echoed / Khaled Hosseini

Zhi pai wu by Maikeer Daobusi zhu ; He Yujia yi

GenTED xue biao da,rang shi jie ji zhu ni: yong geng you shui fu li de fang shi xing xiao ni he ni de gou xiang by ka man.gai luo(Carmine Gallo) zhu ; luo ya xuan,liu yi an yi

Mo Dai Huang Di Zi Chuan [Xin Xiu Ban] (Shang) by Ai Xin Jue Luo. Pu Yi

Mo Dai Huang Di Zi Chuan [Xin Xiu Ban] (Shang) by Ai Xin Jue Luo. Pu Yi

Ming zhen tan de jia suo by dong ye gui wu zhu ; wang hua mao yi

Year 2014 Top Fiction Picks

Our picks for fiction were varied with only one duplicate in this list.

 

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I'll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson

We are not ourselves by Matthew Thomas


The storied life of A.J. Fikry: a novel by Gabrielle Zevin



The all-girl filling station's last reunion: a novel by
Fannie Flagg

The shadow hero by story by Gene Luen Yang ; art by Sonny Liew ; lettering by Janice Chiang

Realistic Fiction for Kindergarteners

Looking for something without talking animals or inanimate objects come to life? Try a few realistic fiction titles.

Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems — A story for any child who has lost a beloved toy. The story continues in Knuffle Bunny, Too and Knuffle Bunny Free.

Sophie's squash by Pat Zietlow Miller; illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf  Being friends with a squash comes with some unusual problems for Sophie to overcome.

One special day by written by Lola M. Schaefer; illustrated by Jessica Meserve — A delightful look at becoming a big brother, followed up by One Busy Day, about these same siblings a little older.

Biographies for Kindergarteners

Do you have a child in Kindergarten who loves to read about people? Use this list to find books to share, or to pique your own interest about famous people.

Mali under the night sky: a Lao story of home by Youme  An artist must leave her home because of war. 

The watcher: Jane Goodall's life with the chimps by Jeanette Winter  Find out more about this chimpanzee-loving woman. 

What We're Reading: December 2014

A Christmas carol: and other Christmas books by Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

A child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas ; illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg

This year it will be different and other stories: a Christmas treasury by Maeve Binchy

The Christmas train by David Baldacci

A week in December by Sebastian Faulks

A different kind of Christmas by Alex Haley

Holidays on ice by David Sedaris

New Cookbooks/ Holiday Cooking


Vegetarian/ Vegan Cooking

Vegan holiday cooking from Candle Cafe: celebratory menus and recipes from New York's premier plant-based restaurants by Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos, & Jorge Pineda ; photography by Jim Franco ; forewords by Alicia Silverstone and Laura and Woody Harrelson

Vegan holiday kitchen: more than 200 delicious, festive recipes for special occasions by Nava Atlas ; photographs by Susan Voisin

How to cook everything vegetarian: simple recipes for great food by Mark Bittman ; Illustrations by Alan Witschonke


For those who cannot cook well or do not enjoy it

The can't cook book: 100+ recipes for the absolutely terrified! by Jessica Seinfeld ; photographs by John Kernick ; cover photography by Mark Seliger ; design & illustrations by 3&Co. ; food styling by Sara Quessenberry