Larger-than-life personalities make up much of this latest batch of graphic novels.
SLJ Xpress Reviews
Select, web-only reviews of children’s and YA books and media.
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.
A young boy with Dreidels on the Brain, a changeling baby, light fantasy for humor lovers, and more.
A compelling look at the ecosystem, careers in leadership, and everything readers ever wanted to know about the human body.
A bilingual version of Helen Lester’s beloved Me First, a Sukkot celebration, an illustrated meditation on beauty, and more.
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.
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.
Unlikely superheroes, a good intro to shonen manga, and more in SLJ’s October online-only graphic novel reviews.
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.
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.
Check out our online-only chapter book reviews for October, including Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami and Julianna Swaney.