January 20, 2017

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SLJ Xpress Reviews

Select, web-only reviews of children’s and YA books and media.

Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | January 2017

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Larger-than-life personalities make up much of this latest batch of graphic novels.

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Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | January 2017

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Michaela MacColl’s historical fiction title takes place at the Carlisle Indian School; Scott Westerfeld pens a series opener sure to please ardent sci-fi fans.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | January 2017

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From animals and nature to dating advice for teen boys, January’s online-only reviews include a variety of accessible and informational titles.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | January 2017

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A number of classic tales lead the way this month, from Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen to a new take on Pinocchio and more.

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YA Xpress Reviews | January 2017

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Sara Wolf’s follow up to Love Me Never; the conclusion to Marie Lu’s “Young Elites” series; the latest “Team DEVIL” title.

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YA Xpress Reviews | December 2016

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A handful of novels in a variety of genres and with an intriguing array of settings for voracious YA readers.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | December 2016

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Ten picture book selections illustrated in a variety of styles and formats to read-aloud, sing, or share one-on-one.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | December 2016

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These 10 lively and engaging informational books include appealing designs and feature lots of animals, some LEGOs, and a few laughs along the way.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | December 2016

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A manga selection about volleyball, perseverance, and sportsmanship.

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Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | November 2016

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A young boy with Dreidels on the Brain, a changeling baby, light fantasy for humor lovers, and more.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | November 2016

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A compelling look at the ecosystem, careers in leadership, and everything readers ever wanted to know about the human body.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | November 2016

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A bilingual version of Helen Lester’s beloved Me First, a Sukkot celebration, an illustrated meditation on beauty, and more.

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YA Xpress Reviews | November 2016

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Cindy Pon follows up Serpentine with the deeply satisfying Sacrifice, Jo Knowles delivers a “realistic and sensitive depiction of a family in crisis,” and Edward Stanton explores Polynesian history.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | November 2016

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A treat for manga lovers: an action-filled sports tale and fantastical historical fiction.

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Chapter Book Xpress Reviews | November 2016

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A funny follow-up for fans of My Pet Human, a new chapter book heroine, and more.

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Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | October 2016

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A touching novel about two Dominican families’ dealing with tragedy on 9/11; a Quantum Leap–type romp for middle graders. These and more in this month’s crop of online-only reviews.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | October 2016

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Unlikely superheroes, a good intro to shonen manga, and more in SLJ’s October online-only graphic novel reviews.

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YA Xpress Reviews | October 2016

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From Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom to Gaby Triana’s latest, October’s online-only reviews include works for teens in a variety of genres—fantasy, realistic fiction, and more.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | October 2016

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From Harry Potter crafts to dinosaur dictionaries, this month’s offering of online-only reviews present a variety of informational titles for all types of inquisitive minds.

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Chapter Books Xpress Reviews | October 2016

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Check out our online-only chapter book reviews for October, including Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami and Julianna Swaney.

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