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Which children's books were recommended by the American Library Association in 2014?

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For young readers, some recommended books are "Eat Like a Bear," by Steve Jenkins, "Exclamation Mark," by Tom Lichtenheld, and "Flight of the Honey Bee" by Brian Lovelock. Recommendations for middle readers include "Bo at Ballard Creek," by LeUyen Pham, "Doll Bones" by Margaret K. McElderry, and "Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me" by Bryan Collier. For older readers, one of the recommendations is "Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design," by Chip Kidd.

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"Eat Like a Bear" is about a grizzly bear who wakes up in the spring and searches for food. "Exclamation Mark," teaches punctuation through the adventures of this punctuation mark. "Flight of the Honey Bee" is about the drama a bee goes through in a regular day. "Bo at Ballard Creek" is about the adventures of an orphan who is raised by gold miners.

In "Doll Bones," three friends set off on a mission while a china doll haunts their days and nights. "Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me" is about a boy who learns to understand the absence of his father. In "Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design," the author talks about the world of graphic design, and teaches children to be more creative.

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