February 24, 2017

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | February 2017

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Another stunning folktale adaptation from Jerry Pinkney, Steve Sheinkin’s latest work of narrative nonfiction, and Laini Taylor’s strangely beautiful new novel.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | January 2017

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This month’s can’t-miss titles include Jason Chin’s stunning look at the Grand Canyon, George O’Connor’s graphic novel treatment of the goddess of the hunt, and a charming new chapter book from Laura Amy Schlitz.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | December 2016

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This month’s stellar offerings include Amy Sarig King’s middle grade debut, a bizarre yet thought-provoking look at the environment; Jenni Desmond’s gorgeous look at the polar bear, and a quirky new graphic novel series starring a narwhal and his best friend, a jellyfish.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | November 2016

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Gorgeous verse from Nikki Grimes, Emily Jenkins’s playful new picture book, and an anthology from We Need Diverse Books.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | October 2016

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An illustrated glimpse into Congressman John Lewis’s early years, Neal Shusterman’s hauntingly dark dystopian, Albert Marrin’s examination of the Japanese internment experience, and more.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | September 2016

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Ashley Bryan presents a stunning collection of poetry that explores the lives of 11 enslaved people, Brendan Wenzel’s innovative picture book plays with perspective, and A.S. King’s newest is a heartbreaking yet insightful look at identity and family dysfunction.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | August 2016

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Yuyi Morales’s stunning follow-up to Niño Wrestles the World; a darkly humorous, gut-wrenching YA read from Aaron Starmer; Calpurnia Tate in chapter book format.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | July 2016

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From Aaron Becker’s lush conclusion to his “Journey” picture book series to librarian Mindy McGinnis’s YA blockbuster The Female of the Species, there’s something for every reader in July’s list of starred titles.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | June 2016

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From a new and updated version of the Archie comics to David Shannon’s follow-up to Duck on a Bike to a “Scientists in the Field” book on great white sharks, this month’s starred selections are sure to appeal to readers of all stripes.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | May 2016

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From Antoinette Portis’s latest hilarious picture book to the sequel to Renée Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn, SLJ’s May 2016 stars are must-have titles for children’s and YA collections.

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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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