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Alexander, Kwame . The Crossover . Houghton Harcourt. Mar. 2014. p. 132.

Barton, Byron. My Bus. illus by author. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Apr. 2014. p. 102.

Bee, William. Digger Dog. illus by Cecilia Johansson. Candlewick/Nosy Crow. Apr. 2014. p. 102.

Brown, Skila. Caminar. Candlewick. Mar. 2014. p. 135.

Foxlee, Karen. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy. Knopf. 2014. p 138.

Harrison, Hannah E. Extraordinary Jane. Dial. Mar. 2014. p. 112.

Johnson, Jaleigh. The Mark of the Dragonfly. Delacorte. Mar. 2014. p. 141.

Judge, Lita. Flight School. illus by author. S & S/Atheneum. Apr. 2014. p. 115.

Kephart, Beth. Going Over. Chronicle. Apr. 2014. p. 160.

Marino, Gianna. Following Papa’s Song. illus by author. Viking. Apr. 2014. p. 120.

Moriarty, Jaclyn. The Cracks in the Kingdom. Bk. 2. (The Colors of Madeleine Series). Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. Mar. 2014. p. 161.

Oppel, Kenneth. The Boundless. S & S. Apr. 2014. p. 146.

Unsworth, Tania. The One Safe Place. Algonquin. Apr. 2014. p. 150.

Woods, Brends. The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. 2014. p. 151.


Athans, Sandra K. Secrets of the Sky Caves: Danger and Discovery on Nepal’s Mustang Cliff. Millbrook. Apr. 2014. p. 178.

Campbell, Sarah C. Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature. photos by Sarah C. Campbell & Richard P. Campbell. Boyds Mills. Apr. 2014. p. 171.

Chin, Jason. Gravity. illus. by author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. Apr. 2014. p. 171.

Ehlert, Lois. The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life. illus. by author. S & S/Beach Lane. Mar. 2014. p. 172.

Jenkins, Steve. Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World. illus. by author. Houghton Harcourt. Apr. 2014. p. 173.

Kanefield, Teri. The Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement. Abrams. 2014. p. 181.

Marrin, Albert. A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown’s War Against Slavery. Knopf. Apr. 2014. p. 181.

From the Adult Books 4 Teens blog

Beah, Ishmael. Radiance of Tomorrow. Sarah Crichton: Farrar (Jan. 14 post)

Brown, Pierce. Red Rising. Del Rey: Ballantine. (Feb. 3 post)


City Lights. 86 min. Criterion Collection. p. 68.

Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement. 60 min. New Day Films. p. 67.

The Last Ocean: The Toothfish and the Battle for Antarctica’s Soul. The Video Project. p. 68.

Nicky’s Family. 96 min. Menemsha Films. p. 69.

Safety Last! 73 min. Criterion Collection. p. 68.


Cather, Willa. O Pioneers! Dreamscape Media. p. 74.

Earl, Esther with Lori and Wayne Earl. This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl. Brilliance Audio. p. 73

Gaiman, Neil. Fortunately, the Milk. Harper Audio. p. 70.

Grimes, Nikki. Almost Zero. Full Cast Audio. p. 70.

Klavan , Andrew. The Long Way Home. ( The Homelanders: Bk. 2). Brilliance Audio. p. 75.

Lanagan, Margo. Sea Hearts. Brilliance Audio. p. 75.

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