December 12, 2017

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School Library Journal Stars List: July 2012

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Olive and the Big Secret (Freeman), image from the book.

Olive and the Big Secret (Freeman)
©2012 by Tor Freeman

Preschool to Grade 4

BATEMAN, Donna M. Out on the Prairie. illus. by Susan Swan. Charlesbridge. July 2012. p. 65.

CECIL, Randy. Horsefly and Honeybee. illus. by author. Holt. p. 55.

CERULLO, Mary M. City Fish, Country Fish. photos by Jeffrey L. Rotman. Tilbury. p. 67.

FREEMAN, Tor. Olive and the Big Secret. illus. by author. Candlewick/Templar. Aug. 2012. p. 56.

HILLS, Tad. Rocket Writes a Story. illus. by author. Random/Schwartz and Wade. July 2012. p. 58.

KRISHNASWAMI, Uma. Out of the Way! Out of the Way! illus. by Uma Krishnaswamy. Groundwood. p. 59.

RAY, Deborah Kogan. Paiute Princess. illus. by author. Farrar/Frances Foster. p. 72.


ANDERSON, Jodi Lynn. Tiger Lily. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. July 2012. p. 75.

BURNS, Loree Griffin. Citizen Scientists. Holt. p. 95.

KINCAID, S. J. Insignia. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. July 2012. p. 81.

LINDQUIST, Heath er C. Children of Manzanar. Heyday Books. p. 98.

MATSON, Morgan. Second Chance Summer. S & S. p. 84.

MURPHY, Jim & Alison Blank. Invincible Microbe. Clarion. July 2012. p. 99.

RUSCH, Elizabeth. The Mighty Mars Rover. (Scientists in the Field Series). Houghton Harcourt. p. 100.

RUTHERFORD, Clarice. A Dog Is a Dog. illus. by NJ Wiley. Alpine. p. 101.

WEIN, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity. Hyperion/Disney. p. 90.

Adult Books 4 Teens Blog

FOUNTAIN, Ben. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Ecco. (May 29 post)

KICK, Russ, ed. The Graphic Canon. Vol. 1. Seven Stories. (May 16 post)

MCGILL, Jerry. Dear Marcus. Spiegel & Grau.
(June 4 post)

RASH, Ron. The Cove. Ecco. (May 14 post)


No Job for a Woman. Women Make Movies. p. 41.

The Shout It Out Alphabet Film from A to Z. Pyramid Media. p. 38.


Beneath a Meth Moon. By Jacqueline Woodson. Brilliance Audio. p. 42.

Blood. By D. J. McHale. Brilliance Audio. p. 42.

BZRK. By Michael Grant. Brilliance Audio. p. 43.

Curveball. By Jordan Sonnenblick. Brilliance Audio. p. 43.

Good Ms. Padgett Sings the Little Red Hen & Other Stories. p. 48.

Inside Out and Back Again. By Thanhha Lai. Recorded Books. p. 45.

Old Side of Young. p. 48.

Over the Moon. Over the Moon. p. 48.

Riddle. By Alison Croggon. Brilliance Audio. p. 46.

Wo! Bobby Susser Songs for Children. New Hope Records. p. 50.