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September 1, 2015

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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 August 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 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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August Starred Reviews

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Paul Fleischman opens our eyes to the environmental crisis, young Henri Matisse ponders The Iridescence of Birds, and Philip C. Stead takes to the skies in the August stars, offering the best of fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia.

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July Starred Reviews

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Ben Franklin makes a splash, Hervé Tullet mixes it up, and Mo Willems makes new friends in the July stars, offering the best of fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia.

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June Starred Reviews

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From a dystopian adventure set in Hawaii to a surreal, graphic-novel-inspired picture book to a deep exploration of one history’s most infamous families, the June Stars offer excellent examples of the best in fiction, nonfiction, and media for children and teens.

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May Starred Reviews

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Tracy Holczer’s tender exploration of grief, Matthias Picard’s eye-popping 3-D underwater adventure, and Stephanie Kuehn’s unputdownable thriller top our list of stellar titles reviewed in the May issue.

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April Starred Reviews

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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.

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March Starred Reviews

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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.

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February Starred Reviews

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What do six-foot tall (and rather rowdy) praying mantises, an aspiring nature photographer, and an artist with synesthesia have in common? They can all be found within our fabulous February Stars list.

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