Five fun new titles about everyone’s favorite furry companions.
New Books by Tedd Arnold, John Burningham, Lucy Cousins, and Michael Hall | Preschool to Grades 4 Fiction Reviews
An instant classic, Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman, plus several new picture books by award-winning and beloved illustrators top our Preschool to Grade 4 picks this month.
A mystery set during the McCarthy era from the author of , a modern fairy tale by master storyteller Charles De Lint, and an historical tale rife with allusions to Norweigan folklore by Newbery Honor winner Margi Preus lead our selection of new middle grade reviews.
Exciting New Titles by Melissa De La Cruz, Pete Hautman, and Marissa Meyer | Grades 9 & Up Fiction Reviews
From Jenny Han’s poignant novel about true love and sisterhood to Alan Lawrence Sitomer’s look into the gritty world of cage fighting, the following books for high school readers will intrigue teens and keep them coming for more.
Whether a paranormal romance aficionado or a dystopian or postapocalyptic fiction completist, teen readers can slake their hunger for series fiction with the following picks.
From an ode to an innovative jazz musician to an unreliable narrator-driven YA novel, check out the book and multimedia titles that made SLJ’s April list of stellar offererings.
Unlike many novels in verse, which can read like conventional narratives with line breaks, Caminar contributes poetry that elevates the genre.
Stunning artwork takes readers into the lush, inviting waters filled with marine life swimming effortlessly across the pages.
This inventive and engaging fantasy, based on the story of the Snow Queen, will be a welcome addition to middle grade collections.
The author admirably touches upon profound issues related to identity and race and tenderly conveys intergenerational bonds.
In a world full of competition for kids to be the fastest, smartest, and best at everything, this story’s message is a worthy one.
Aptly named Digger Dog sniffs out a bone and with catchy, repetitive phrases, uses increasingly larger digging tools and vehicles to break the hard ground and retrieve it.
Kephart immerses readers in 1980s Berlin, a time period that does not receive a lot of attention in most history textbooks.
Several YA novels in our March issue capitalize on the Downton Abbey fandom, including Bethany Hagen’s postapocalyptic Landry Park, Katherine Longshore’s drama-filled Manor of Secrets, and Leila Rasheed’s lush Diamonds & Deceit.
Our March issue is chock-full of excellent middle grade offerings: Gary Blackwood’s tale of an orphan living in 1835 Philadelphia with nothing but his masterful ability to play chess; Nikki Loftin’s enchanting retelling of “The Nightingale”; and Emma Trevayne’s meticulously created steampunk world.
Luminous and inspiring picture books abound in the March issue, including a collection of previously unpublished poems by Margaret Wise Brown, the tale of a little boy who proudly wears a tangerine dress—even in the face of cruel comments, and an oddly lovable sloth.
Baby animals, a tooting toddler, and die-cuts galore: this smattering of board books will appeal to your youngest readers.
Judge successfully balances the humor in the storytelling, the drawings, and the situations in this delightful and charming book.
A modern and magical retelling of The Snow Queen, a train adventure packed with nonstop action, and a delightful look at the life and inspirations of one of the most well-respected picture book artists round out a rich selection of titles in our March Stars.