The 2014 Kirkus Prize finalists...
The Young Readers' list is:
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet
Aviary Wonders Inc.: Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual, by Kate Samworth
El Deafo, by Cece Bell
The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza, by Jack Gantos
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim, by E.K. Johnston
The Freedom Summer Murders, by Don Mitchell