A clever and intriguing love story, diverse speculative fiction, and more.
SLJ Xpress Reviews
Select, web-only reviews of children’s and YA books and media.
A beautifully written tearjerker from David Almond, the story of the Constitution, and a poignant, powerful immigrant story.
Superheroes of all stripes, from a Good Samaritan to a bird/cat hybrid. Plus, the Spanish translation of Raina Telgemeier’s Ghosts, something for Legends of Zelda fans, and more.
A lumbering yet loquacious ox wins over a glamorous yet conceited gazelle via the power of the pen in this epistolary picture book.
A can’t-miss title from the late Terry Pratchett, Truly Lovejoy rides again, and another installment in the “Story Thieves” series.
A truly vast array of informational materials, from a glimpse at the inspiring female athletes of the 2016 Olympic Games to a Chickasaw astronaut’s story to Donna Jo Napoli’s Tales from the Arabian Nights.
A heartfelt, age-appropriate take on homelesssness; a fun and quirky magician tale; and a rollicking STEM read-aloud.
YA titles featuring Jason Bourne–esque adventures and nonstop sci-fi action are bound to please teen readers.
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.
From animals and nature to dating advice for teen boys, January’s online-only reviews include a variety of accessible and informational titles.
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.
Sara Wolf’s follow up to Love Me Never; the conclusion to Marie Lu’s “Young Elites” series; the latest “Team DEVIL” title.
A handful of novels in a variety of genres and with an intriguing array of settings for voracious YA readers.
Ten picture book selections illustrated in a variety of styles and formats to read-aloud, sing, or share one-on-one.
These 10 lively and engaging informational books include appealing designs and feature lots of animals, some LEGOs, and a few laughs along the way.