July 20, 2017

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A monthly selection of must-have new titles for kids and teens chosen by SLJ’s book review editors.

SLJ’s July 2017 Popular Picks

A little train peruses a tiny town, a young Wonder Woman finds a warbringer, girls learn to code, and bestselling fantasy authors continue exciting new series in this month’s popular picks!

This article was published in School Library Journal's July 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

SLJ’s June 2017 Popular Picks

Celebrate summer’s return with these June Popular Picks! This month’s list includes a new mythical creature nonfiction series that kicks off with Bigfoot and Nessie, a case of mistaken identity and taboo romance with a sci-fi twist, and the latest Narwhal and Jelly book, in which the duo team up to be heroes for the day.

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SLJ’s May 2017 Popular Picks

A bevy of titles sure to circulate: profiles of queer figures through history, Steve Light’s latest, and more.

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Winning Is Contagious: Saul Ramirez on “The Champions’ Game”

Saul Ramirez, a middle school art teacher in Texas, challenged his mostly Latinx student population to becomes chess champions, setting them on a path to victory.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

You’ve Come a Long Way, “Feminist Baby”!

Loryn Brantz’s Feminist Baby tackles gender equality for the youngest set.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

SLJ’s April 2017 Popular Picks

The latest thriller from Cristin Terrill, a feminist primer for little ones, and a heartfelt memoir by a BuzzFeed editor.

SLJ’s March 2017 Popular Picks

Spring is around the corner, and with it comes SLJ’s March Popular Picks!

SLJ’s February 2017 Popular Picks

These materials will fly off the shelves, from a story about a young boy who loves his green pants to a timely YA novel centered on gun violence and Islamophobia by Barry Lyga.

Prejudice, Gun Violence, and Suicide: Barry Lyga Tackles It All in “Bang”

Barry Lyga talks about what inspired his hard-hitting novel Bang, an SLJ February 2017 Popular Pick.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Debbie Bornstein Holinstat on Holocaust “Survivors Club”

SLJ recently spoke with Holinstat about her and her father’s book, an SLJ Popular Pick.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

SLJ’s January 2017 Popular Picks

SLJ is ringing in the New Year with this January Popular Picks list! This month includes a story about a badger who realizes his obsession with cleanliness has gone too far; the return of Aaron Blabey’s “Bad Guys”; a stunning graphic novel about Artemis, the goddess of the hunt; and an autobiography by soccer star Carli Lloyd, recently voted FIFA’s Best Women’s Soccer Player.

Ben Clanton on “Narwhal, Unicorn of the Sea”

Ben Clanton, author of Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, an SLJ popular pick, discusses this new graphic novel series, why narwhals are having a moment, his love of puns, and more.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

SLJ’s December Popular Picks

Featuring a tale about a rooster who refuses to stay silent, a new graphic novel series about a narwhal and his jellyfish companion, and a middle grade Cyrano de Bergerac, this month’s Popular Picks are bound to fly off shelves.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

SLJ’s November Pop Picks

This month’s Popular Picks features favorite authors such as Emma Chichester Clark, Deb Lucke, and Kimberly and James Dean.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Deb Lucke on her Latest “Lunch Witch” Graphic Novel

Deb Lucke’s sequel to “Lunch Witch” was just named an SLJ Popular Pick. She reveals what’s next for Grunhilda.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Steve Jenkins on Popular Pick “Animals by the Numbers”

Jenkins connects literacy, design, and the surprising world of animal facts.

This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

SLJ’s October Pop Picks

These are SLJ’s October 2016 Popular Picks, a collection of titles that your kids and teens will want to get their hands on. This month’s Pop Picks list includes a colorful seek-and-find by Brian Cronín, a hilarious “autobiography” by Jim Murphy, another zombie-apocalypse YA thriller, this time from Gregg Hurwitz, and a terrific look at the history of forensic science by Bridget Heos.

This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Fiendish Females and Humanoids: S.J. Kincaid on Popular Pick “The Diabolic”

SLJ caught up with S. J. Kincaid to chat about the I, Claudius–inspired tale The Diabolic, a September 2016 SLJ Popular Pick.

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SLJ’s September Popular Picks

SLJ‘s September 2016 Popular Picks feature some great titles that your kids and teens will be clamoring for: Eoin Colfer’s Iron Man adventure, the latest “Bad Kitty” book, Melissa Sweet’s biography of E.B. White, and more.

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SLJ’s August Popular Picks

The latest from Nicola Yoon; Dan Santat’s newest early reader, part of Mo Willems’s “Elephant and Piggie Like Reading” series; and the DVD version of Finding Winnie.

This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.