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Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis/Matt Data and the Cosmic Crisis (CHAD)
©2013 by Jon Chad


Anderson, Laurie Halse . The Impossible Knife of Memory. Viking. Jan. 2014. p. 92.

DeStefano, Lauren . Perfect Ruin. S & S. p. 97.

Hubbard, Jenny . And We Stay. Delacorte. Jan. 2014. p. 100.

Hurley, Jorey . Nest. illus. by author. S & S/Paula Wiseman Bks. Feb. 2014. p. 70.

Isaacs, Anne . Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch. illus. by Kevin Hawkes. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Feb. 2014. p. 70.

Kipling, Rudyard . Just So Stories: For Little Children. illus. by Ian Wallace. Groundwood. p. 82.

Lamb, Rosy . Paul Meets Bernadette. illus. by author. Candlewick. p. 72.

Lloyd, Natalie . A Snicker of Magic. Scholastic. Feb. 2014. p. 84.

Nichols, Lori . Maple. illus. by author. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. Feb. 2014. p. 75.

Turnage, Sheila . The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing. Penguin/Kathy Dawson Bks. Feb. 2014. p. 92.

Underwood, Deborah . Here Comes the Easter Cat. illus. by Claudia Rueda. Dial. Jan. 2014. p. 77.

Vlahos, Len . The Scar Boys. Egmont USA. Jan. 2014. p. 105.

Graphic Novels

Chad, Jon . Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis/Matt Data and the Cosmic Crisis. illus. by Jon Chad. Roaring Brook. p. 107.


Bolden, Tonya. Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America. Abrams. Jan. 2014. p. 118.

Forbes, Scott. How to Be a Dinosaur Hunter: Your Globe-Trotting, Time-Traveling Guide. illus. by James Gulliver Hancock. Lonely Planet. p. 114.

Hartland, Jessie. How the Meteorite Got to the Museum. illus. by author. Blue Apple. p. 114.

Kalman, Maira. Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Everything. illus. by author. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. Jan. 2014. p. 114.

Singer, Marilyn . Rutherford B., Who Was He? Poems About Our Presidents . illus. by John Hendrix. Hyperion/Disney. p. 122.

From the Adult Books 4 Teens blog

SOKOLOVE, Michael. Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater. Riverhead: Penguin Group (USA). (Nov. 11 post)

EDWARDS, Gavin. Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind. Harper Collins. (Nov. 13 post)

MAROH, Julie. Blue Is the Warmest Color. Arsenal Pulp Press. (Dec. 2 post)

OJITO, Mirta. Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town. Beacon. (Dec. 6 post)


Bink & Gollie: Two for One . Weston Woods. p. 51

Cloudette . Weston Woods. p. 51


Carnivores. By Aaron Reynolds. Recorded Books. p. 53.

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred. By Samantha R. Vamos. Live Oak Media. p. 53.

The Dream Thieves: The Raven Cycle, Bk. 2. By Maggie Stiefvater. Scholastic Audiobooks. p. 54.

A Long Walk to Water. By Linda Sue Park. Full Cast Audio. p. 58.

Mexican Whiteboy. By Matt de la Peña. Brilliance Audio. p. 61.

Move Like an Animal. Performed by Birdie’s Playhouse. Birdie’s Playhouse. p. 61.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More . By Roald Dahl . Penguin Audio. p. 55.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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