In addition to the full list, the Quick Picks committee selected the following as its top ten.
Enz, Tammy and Biskup, Agnieszka. Batman Science: The Real-World Science Behind Batman's Gear. Illus. 2014. Capstone Young Readers, $9.95. 978-1-62370-0645. Armored cars and utility belts—these gadgets aren’t just for Batman anymore.
Knapp, Andrew. Find Momo: A Photography Book. Illus. 2014. Quirk Books, $14.95. 978-1-59474-678-9. Momo the border collie is hiding around the country—find him in each photo.
Prince, Liz. Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir. Illus. 2014. Zest Books, $15.99. 978-1-936976-55-3. Liz triumphs over gender labels in this witty comic memoir.
Alender, Katie. Famous Last Words. 2014. Scholastic, Inc./Point, $18.99. 978-0-545-63997-2. Willa is being haunted by the latest victim of a film-obsessed serial killer.
Alexander, Kwame. The Crossover. 2014. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/HMH Books for Young Readers, $16.99. 978-0-544-10771-7. Told in rhythmic verse, the story of a basketball star who struggles to stay on top on the court while adjusting to changes at home.
Belton, Claire. I am Pusheen the Cat. Illus. 2013. Simon & Schuster/Touchstone, $14.99. 978-1-4767-4701-9. A day in the life of an adorable cartoon cat.
Carroll, Emily. Through the Woods. Illus. 2014. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books, $14.99. 978-1-4424-6596-1. Five chillingly illustrated tales of what might be waiting for you in the dark.
Quintero, Isabel. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces. 2014. Cinco Puntos Press, $11.95. 978-1-935955-95-5. Gabi is determined to break down stereotypes imposed on her. No one is going to tell her what she can and can’t do.
Watkins, Steve. Juvie. 2013. Candlewick Press, $17.99. 978-0-7636-5509-9. Sadie's a good girl, but after a bad decision she’s sent to juvenile detention for a crime she didn’t commit.
Wilson, G. Willow. Ms. Marvel: No Normal. Illus. by Adrian Alphona. 2014. Marvel, $15.99. 978-0-7851-9021-9. A Muslim teen and comic fangirl suddenly finds herself with superpowers.