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Book/Multimedia Review Stars | October 2013

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Toilet: How It Works (MaCaulay)
©2013by David Macaulay


AGEE, Jon. Little Santa. illus. by author. Dial. Oct. p. 68.

FRANCESCHELLI, Christopher. Alphablock. illus. by Peskimo. Abrams/Appleseed. p. 82.

GOLAN, Avirama. Little Naomi, Little Chick. tr. from Hebrew by Annette Appel. illus. by Raaya Karas. Eerdmans. p. 82.

GORBACHEV, Valeri. Me Too! illus. by author. (I Like to Read Series). Holiday House. p. 83.

HOPKINSON, Deborah. The Great Trouble. Knopf. Oct. p. 104.

KIMMEL, Eric A. Hanukkah Bear. illus. by Mike Wohnoutka. Holiday House. Oct. p. 71.

KING, A. S. Reality Boy. Little, Brown. Oct. p. 124.

MCCULLY, Emily Arnold. Pete Won’t Eat. illus. by author. (I Like to Read Series). Holiday House. p. 87.

PENDZIWOL, Jean E. Once Upon a Northern Night. illus. by Isabelle Arsenault. Groundwood/House of Anansi. p. 90.

ROSOFF, Meg. Picture Me Gone. Putnam. Oct. p. 112.

RYLANT, Cynthia. God Got a Dog. illus. by Marla Frazee. S & S/Beach Lane. Oct. p. 112.

SAX, Aline. The War Within These Walls. tr. from Flemish by Laura Watkinson. illus. by Caryl Strzelecki. Eerdmans. Oct. p. 129.

STIEFVATER, Maggie. The Dream Thieves. Bk. 2. (The Raven Cycle Series). Scholastic. p. 130.

WEIN, Elizabeth. Rose Under Fire. Hyperion/Disney. p. 131.


DOWNER, Ann. Wild Animal Neighbors. Twenty-First Century. Nov. p. 140.

EHRLICH, Amy, adapt. With a Mighty Hand: The Story in the Torah. illus. by Daniel Nevins. Candlewick. p. 140.

HOPKINS, H. Joseph. The Tree Lady. illus. by Jill McElmurry. S & S/Beach Lane Books. p. 134.

KIDD, Chip. Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design. Workman. Oct. p. 143.

MACAULAY, David with Sheila Kennan. Toilet: How It Works. illus. by David Macaulay. (My Readers Series). Roaring Brook/David Macaulay Studio. p. 135.

MARCUS, Leonard S. Randolph Caldecott. Farrar/Frances Foster. p. 144.

ROTH, Susan L. & Cindy Trumbore. Parrots Over Puerto Rico. illus. by Susan L. Roth. Lee & Low. p. 144.

THIMMESH, Catherine. Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled: How Do We Know What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like? illus. by John Sibbick et al. Houghton Harcourt. Oct. p. 145.

From the Adult Books 4 Teens blog

SLOUKA, Mark. Brewster. Norton. (Aug. 8 post)

EXTENCE, Gavin. The Universe Versus Alex Woods. Redhook. (Aug. 12 post)

BARLOW, Toby. Babayaga. Farrar. (Sept. 9 post)


Blackout. Weston Woods. p. 49.

Defiant Requiem. PBS Dist. p. 51.

Never Forget to Lie. PBS Dist. p. 51.


Bunny in the Moon. Performed by DidiPop. AV Café. p. 59.

Divergent. By Veronica Roth. Harper Audio. p. 53.

Fantastico! Performed by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Lucky Diaz Music. p. 60.

Permanent Record. By Leslie Stella. Brilliance Audio. p. 56.

Pi in the Sky. By Wendy Mass. Recorded Books. p. 56.

P.S. Be Eleven. By Rita Williams-Garcia. Recorded Books. p 56.

Sugar. By Jewell Parker Rhodes. Brilliance Audio. p. 58.

Summer of the Gypsy Moths. By Sara Pennypacker. Listening Library. p. 58.

Turn Turn Turn.Performed by Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell. Dan Zanes. p. 60.

When the World Was New.Performed by Dean Jones. CDBaby.com. p. 61.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. By Meg Medina. Brilliance Audio. p. 59.

This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2013 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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