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Chang, Victoria. Is Mommy? illus. by Marla Frazee. S. & S./Beach Lane. 2015. p. 84.

Elschner, Géraldine. Like a Wolf. illus. by Antoine Guilloppé. Minedition. 2015. p. 88.

Florian, Douglas. The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits. illus. by Sonia Sánchez. Little Bee. Feb. 2016. p.88.

Hall, Michael. Frankencrayon. illus. by author. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Jan. 2016. p. 90.

JEFFERS, Oliver. The Hueys in What’s the Opposite? illus. by author. Philomel. Jan. 2016. p.90.

Murray, Alison. The House that Zack Built. illus. by author. Candlewick. Feb. 2016. p. 93.

Park, Linda Sue. Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs. illus. by Jennifer Black Reinhardt. Clarion. Mar. 2016. p. 94.

Chapter Books

Michaels, Anne. The Adventures of Miss Petitfour. illus. by Emma Block. Tundra. 2015. p. 99.

Middle Grade

Connor, Leslie. All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Mar. 2016. p. 100.

Kelly, Erin Entrada. The Land of Forgotten Girls. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Mar. 2016. p. 102.

Marsh, Katherine. The Door by the Staircase. illus. by Kelly Murphy. Disney-Hyperion. Jan. 2016. p. 104.

Nelson, Marilyn. My Seneca Village. Namelos. 2015. p. 105.

Pennypacker, Sara. Pax. illus. by Jon Klassen. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. Feb. 2016. p. 106.

Stroud, Jonathan. The Hollow Boy. Disney-Hyperion. 2015. p. 108.


Catmull, Katherine. The Radiant Road. Dutton. Jan. 2016. p. 113.

Downham, Jenny. Unbecoming. Scholastic/David Fickling Bks. Feb. 2016. p. 120.

Friend, Natasha. Where You’ll Find Me. Farrar. Mar. 2016. p. 113.

Goodman, Alison. The Dark Days Club. (A Lady Helen Novel). Viking. Jan. 2016. p. 121.

Heilig, Heidi. The Girl from Everywhere. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Feb. 2016. p. 121.

Rossi, Veronica. Riders. Tor/Starscape. Feb. 2016. p. 127.

Sepetys, Ruta. Salt to the Sea. Philomel. Feb. 2016. p. 128.

Wells, Dan. Bluescreen. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. Feb. 2016. p. 129.


Burleigh, Robert. Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor. illus. by Raúl Colón. S. & S./Paula Wiseman Bks. Jan. 2016. p. 135.

Charleyboy, Lisa & Mary Beth Leatherdale, eds. Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City. Annick. 2015. p. 142.

Lewis, J. Patrick, ed. Book of Nature Poetry. National Geographic. 2015. p. 136.

Noyes, Deborah. Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original “Girl” Reporter Nellie Bly. Viking. Feb. 2016. p. 145.

Turner, Pamela S. Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune. illus. by Gareth Hinds. Charlesbridge. Feb. 2016. p. 147.

Wallmark, Laurie. Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine. illus. by April Chu. Creston. 2015. p. 140.

Graphic Novels

North, Ryan. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power. illus. by Erica Henderson. Marvel. 2015. p. 110.

Pope, Paul & JT Petty. The Fall of the House of West. illus. by David Rubín. First Second. 2015. p. 130.

Tolstikova, Dasha. A Year Without Mom. illus. by author. Groundwood. 2015. p. 110.

Adult Books 4 Teens

Capó Crucet, Jennine. Make Your Home Among Strangers. St. Martin’s. 2015. p. 131.


Defining Sexual Assault. Dist. by Human Relations Media. 2016. p. 71.

Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. Dist. by Warner Brothers Home Entertainment. 2015. p. 70.

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. Dist. by Dreamscape. 2015. p. 70.

Some Kind of Spark. Dist. by Argot Pictures. 2014. p. 73.


Nielsen, Jennifer A. A Night Divided. Scholastic Audio. 2015. p. 76.

Paulsen, Gary. This Side of Wild. S. & S. Audio. 2015. p. 77.

SLJ’s Starred Reviews | December 2015

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