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September 2012 Reviews: Stars List

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Interior Image from, Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! (Marsalis)

Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! (Marsalis)
©2012 Illustration by Paul Rogers

Preschool to Grade 4

FERRIS, Jerri Chase. Noah Webster & His Words. illus. by Vincent X. Kirsch. Houghton Harcourt. Oct. 2012. p. 129.

HOPKINSON, Deborah. Annie and Helen. illus. by Raul Colón. Random/Schwartz & Wade Bks. Sept. 2012. p. 130.

HATKE, Ben. Legends of Zita the Spacegirl. illus. by author. First Second. Sept. 2012. p. 171.

KLASSEN, Jon. This Is Not My Hat. illus. by author. Candlewick. Oct. 2012. p. 116.

LAROCHELLE, David. It’s a Tiger! illus. by Jeremy Tankard. Chronicle. p. 118.

MARKEL, Michelle. The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau. illus. by Amanda Hall. Eerdmans. p. 132.

MARSALIS, Wynton. Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! illus. by Paul Rogers. Candlewick. Oct. 2012. p. 119.

PINFOLD, Levi. Black Dog. illus. by author. Candlewick/Templar. Oct. 2012. p. 122.

RAPPAPORT, Doreen. Helen’s Big World. illus. by Matt Tavares. Hyperion/Disney. Oct. 2012. p. 133.

WOODSON , Jacqueline. Each Kindness. illus. by E. B. Lewis. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. Oct. 2012. p. 127.


ABIRACHED , Zeina. A Game for Swallows. tr. from French by Edward Gauvin. illus. by author. Lerner/Graphic Universe. Sept. 2012. p. 170.

BRAY, Libba. The Diviners. Bk. 1. Little, Brown. Sept. 2012. p. 138.

ERDRICH, Louise. Chickadee. Bk. 4. illus. by author. (Birchbark House Series). HarperCollins/Harper. Sept. 2012. p. 143.

FARISH, Terry. The Good Braider. Amazon. p. 144.

HARTMAN, Brett. Cadillac Chronicles. Cinco Puntos. Oct. 2012. p. 145.

LEEDS, Constance. The Unfortunate Son. Viking. p. 148.

LEVITHAN, David. Every Day. Knopf. p. 148.

LIN, Grace. Starry River of the Sky. illus. by author. Little, Brown. Oct. 2012. p. 149.

LOWRY, Lois. Son. Houghton Harcourt. Oct. 2012. p. 150.

MARTÍNEZ, Andrés Vera & Na Liu . Little White Duck. illus. by Andrés Vera Martínez. Lerner/Graphic Universe. Oct. 2012. p. 172.

MURPHY, Jim. The Giant and How He Humbugged America. Scholastic. Oct. 2012. p. 165.

OLIVER, Lauren. The Spindlers. illus. by Iacopo Bruno. HarperCollins/Harper. Oct. 2012. p. 152.

RUMFORD, James. From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World. illus. by author. Roaring Brook/Flash Point/Neal Porter. Sept. 2012. p. 167.

ST. JOHN, Warren. Outcasts United. Delacorte. Sept. 2012. p. 168.

SANDLER, Martin W. The Impossible Rescue. Candlewick. Sept. p. 169.

STEAD, Rebecca. Liar & Spy. Random/Wendy Lamb. p. 157.

TENNAPEL, Doug. Cardboard. illus. by author. Scholastic/Graphix. p. 172.


IVERSEN, Kristen. Full Body Burden. Crown. (July 24 post)

ZETTWOCH, D. Birdseye Bristoe. illus. by author. Drawn & Quarterly. (Aug. 1 post)


If a Tree Falls. Bullfrog Films. p. 61.

Jim Thorpe. Moira Prods. p. 61.

Pig Tales. Nutmeg Media. p. 59.

Sick Day for Amos McGee. Weston Woods. p. 59.


All on a Sunday Afternoon, Sugar Free Allstars. p. 68.

Can You Canoe? RedEye Dist. p. 68.

Fairy Ring, or Elsie and Frances Fool the World. Brilliance Audio. p. 61.

In Tents. Recess Monkey. p. 69.

Invisible Friends. Dogonfleas.com. p. 69.

Love, Mouserella. By David Ezra Stein. Recorded Books. p. 66.

Songs in the Shade of the Flamboyant Tree. Independent Publishers Group. p. 70.

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