September 23, 2017

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49 Fantastic New Titles | September 2017

Native American Women share their stories in #NotYourPrincess; Anne of Green Gables gets a graphic novel makeover; a children’s bilingual picture book celebrates a Mexican holiday; and two middle grade audiobooks.

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44 Terrific Titles | August 2017

August’s stars feature Molly Idle’s “Flora” adventures, an illustrated biography of the legendary Arturo Schomburg, and audiobooks of two popular YA titles.

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36 Stellar Titles | July 2017

Jennifer Mathieu’s YA novel Moxie is an empowering take on feminism; Dashka Slater uses a devastating crime to examine race, gender, and socioeconomic status in Oakland, CA, in The 57 Bus; and Gareth Hinds presents a masterly graphic novel look at some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most well-known works.

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42 Stellar Titles | June 2017

M.T. Anderson presents sci-fi with hard-hitting social commentary; Martha Brockenbrough profiles Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father who’s having a moment; and Lian Tanner concludes her compelling “Icebreaker” trilogy.

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32 Stellar Titles | May 2017

Andrea Cheng’s lovely sequel to The Year of the Book, the skinny on our canine companions, Rita Williams-Garcia’s newest work of middle grade fiction.

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37 Superb New Titles | April 2017

This month’s stars include a compilation of picture book authors and illustrators answering the question “What’s your favorite color?” a graphic novel biography of Mama Cass, and the first book in a new series about a steampunk-inspired alternate history of New York City from Laura Ruby.

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38 Stellar New Titles | March 2017

This month’s stars include Scott Westerfeld’s graphic novel debut, a new title from Frances Hardinge, and poetry by Kwame Alexander.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | February 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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