December 12, 2017

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Alphabet Books Galore, All About Parrots, and Inside a Roller Derby Race | Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4

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See our August 2014  list of SLJ Stars.

The following titles are reviewed in this month's print issue:

Bunting, Eve. P Is for Pirate: A Pirate Alphabet. illus. by John Manders. 40p. ebook available. Sleeping Bear. Aug. 2014. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781585368150.

Engel, Steve. Tracks Count: A Guide to Counting Animal Prints. illus. by Alexander Petersen. 32p. (Little Naturalist). Craigmore Creations. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781940052076. LC 2014000400.

Cruschiform. Full Speed Ahead!: How Fast Things Go. illus. by Cruschiform. 64p. glossary. Abrams. Nov. 2014. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9781419713385.

Greenwood, Mark. The Mayflower. illus. by Frané Lessac. 32p. chron. ebook available. further reading. Holiday House. Oct. 2014. RTE $16.95. ISBN 9780823429431.

Lewis, J. Patrick. Everything Is a Poem: The Best of J. Patrick Lewis. illus. by Maria Cristina Pritelli. 88p. Creative Editions. Sept. 2014. Tr $24.99. ISBN 9781568462400. LC 201304116.

Lewis, J. Patrick. M Is for Monster: A Fantastic Creatures Alphabet. illus. by Gerald Kelley. 32p. Sleeping Bear. Aug. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781585368181.

MacLeod, Elizabeth. Bunny the Brave War Horse: Based on a True Story. illus. by Marie Lafrance. 32p. maps. notes. Kids Can. Aug. 2014. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781771380249.

Macy, Sue. Roller Derby Rivals. illus. by Matt Collins. 32p. Holiday House. 2014. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9780823429233.

Nolan, Janet. PB & J Hooray!: Your Sandwich’s Amazing Journey from Farm to Table. illus. by Julia Patton. 32p. Albert Whitman. Sept. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780807563977. LC 2014001148.

Overdeck, Laura. Bedtime Math 2: This Time It’s Personal. illus. by Jim Paillot. 96p. chart. ebook available. Feiwel & Friends. 2014. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9781250040961.

Posada, Mia. Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks. illus. by Mia Posada. 32p. ebook available. further reading. websites. Millbrook. Oct. 2014. RTE $16.95. ISBN 9781467718714. LC 2013030948.

Rotner, Shelly & David A. White. Body Bones. illus. by David A. White. photos by Shelly Rotner. 32p. ebook available. glossary. index. Holiday House. Oct. 2014. RTE $16.95. ISBN 9780823431625. LC 2013044989.

Shapiro, Sheryl Simon Shapiro. What Can You Do with Only One Shoe?: Reuse, Recycle, Reinvent. illus. by Francis Blake. 32p. ebook available. illus. photos. Annick. 2014. lib. ed. $22.95. ISBN 9781554516438; pap. $9.95. ISBN 9781554516421.

Sill, Cathryn. About Parrots: A Guide for Children. illus. by John Sill. 48p. further reading. glossary. websites. Peachtree. Aug. 2014. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781561457953. LC 2013036723.

Smith, David J. If..: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers. illus. by Steve Adams. 40p. chron. notes. Kids Can. Aug. 2014. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9781894786348.

Walch, Michelle & John Maddin. Letters of the West: An ABC Book of the Many Plants, Animals, and Other Curious Features of the West. illus. by John Maddin. 32p. (The Little Naturalist). Craigmore Creations. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781940052106. LC 2014008092.

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