May 4, 2016

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | April 2016

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From the latest offerings by Printz winners Nick Lake and John Corey Whaley to Molly Idle’s Flora’s most recent adventure, SLJ’s April 2016 starred titles will inspire children and teens to keep the pages turning.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | March 2016

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Check out SLJ’s March 2016 starred titles, from Corinne Duyvis’s sophomore effort, On the Edge of Gone, and Stonewall-winning Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and You.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | February 2016

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The best of the best this month includes National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie’s debut picture book; Meg Medina’s latest, an intense YA set in 1977 against the backdrops of the Son of Sam murders; and another dazzler from Mara Rockliff and Bruno Iacopo.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | January 2016

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Don’t miss the best of what SLJ’s January stars have to offer: George O’Connor’s latest “Olympians” installment, the adventures of Clementine’s pal Waylon, and Tim Federle’s YA debut.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | December 2015

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From Marilyn Nelson’s sublime poetic reimagining of the Seneca Village to Ruta Sepetys’s latest novel to Douglas Florian’s delightful musings on rabbits, this month’s starred titles are by turns gentle, funny, poignant, and deeply moving.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | November 2015

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Curious about what to check out this month? November’s stars includes some can’t-miss titles: the audio version of Ali Benjamin’s heartbreaking The Truth About Jellyfish, Shaun David Hutchinson’s haunting We Are the Ants, and Ashley Bryan’s collection of Langston Hughes’s poetry, accompanied by his gorgeous collage-style illustrations.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | October 2015

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This month’s must-haves include a powerful, semiautobiographical novel from Jack Gantos; the latest “Scientists in the Field title”; and the latest Lumberjanes book.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | September 2015

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Excellent new titles from Mac Barnett, Emily Jenkins, Mo Willems, M.T. Anderson, and Steve Sheinkin top the September Stars list.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | August 2015

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The best selections this month include the can’t-miss follow-up to The Day the Crayons Quit, a picture book biography of the inventor of the Ferris Wheel, and Laura Amy Schlitz’s rich work of historical fiction, The Hired Girl.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | July 2015

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The cream of the crop includes A.S. King’s cryptic yet mesmerizing I Crawl Through It, an illustrated look at the famed feud between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, and a stunning picture book about the immigration experience.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | June 2015

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This month’s treasures include an inspiring picture book perfect for budding young writers, a poignant dog story, and some unforgettable novels now in audiobook format.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | May 2015

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This month’s must-haves include a picture book biography of e.e. cummings, an innovative concept book from Elisha Cooper, and a collection of Korean folk songs.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | April 2015

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This month’s can’t-miss titles include a creative picture book take on manners, a middle grade read set at the circus, and a spine-tingling short story collection.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | March 2015

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Visit old friends and new with this month’s SLJ stars. Will Grayson, Will Grayson fans will delight in finally seeing TIny Cooper’s masterpiece come to life, and Avi fans are in for a treat with Catch You Later, Traitor. Graphic novel fans have a wonderfully gruesome new series with “The Lunch Witch,” while YA fans looking for a new voice will find it with Claire Fuller’s Our Endless Numbered Days.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | February 2015

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Animals dominated the starred reviews this February, from plucky poultry to a runaway tiger cub to the fabulous world of hippos.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | January 2015

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This month’s stellar offerings include a picture book on blended families, a powerful graphic novel on the civil rights movement, and another stunner from Gary Golio.

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December Starred Reviews

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Enjoy a chimp-filled romp through Gombe with Jane Goodall’s latest, check out Kevin Brooks’s Carnegie Award–winning The Bunker Diary, and follow four generations of blackberry fool with Emily Jenkins’s sumptuous picture book A Fine Dessert with the December stars, which offer the best of fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia.

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November Starred Reviews

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Get political with Ken Burns’s newest documentary, The Roosevelts, find out how Megan Shepherd’s “Madman’s Daughter” trilogy ends, and change how you see rainstorms with April Pulley Sayre’s Raindrops Roll with the November stars, which offer the best of fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia.

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October Starred Reviews

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Travel to an English boarding school with wild tomboy Will in Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, learn how Roget determined The Right Word, and listen to The Girls in the Band with the October stars, which offer the best of fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia.

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September Starred Reviews

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Get the inside scoop behind the whale who inspired Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, take a walk on the wild side with The Accidental Highwayman, and blast off with Sally Ride, in the September stars, which offer the best of fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia.

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