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Brother Hugo and the Bear (Beebe) ©2014 by S. D. Schindler

Brother Hugo and the Bear (Beebe) ©2014 by S. D. Schindler


Anderson, Jodi Lynn. The Vanishing Season. HarperCollins/

HarperTeen. Jul. 2014. p. 123.

Baker, Keith. Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors. illus. by author. S. & S./Beach Lane. Jul. 2014. p. 73.

 Eerdmans. 2014. p. 73.

Carnesi, Mônica. Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear. illus. by author. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. Aug. 2014. p. 74.

Chung, Arree. Ninja! illus. by author. Holt. Jun. 2014. p. 76.

Cox, Lynne. Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas. illus. by Brian Floca. Random/Schwartz & Wade. May 2014. p. 78.

Daly, Cathleen. Emily’s Blue Period. illus. by Lisa Brown. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. Jun. 2014. p. 79.

Graff, Lisa. Absolutely Almost. Philomel. Jun. 2014. p. 109.

Holczer, Tracy. The Secret Hum of a Daisy. Putnam. May 2014. p. 111.

JOHNSON, Angela . All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom . illus. by E. B. Lewis. S. & S. May 2014. p. 84.

Kuehn, Stephanie. Complicit. St. Martin’s Griffin. Jun. 2014. p. 133.

Picard, Matthias. Jim Curious: A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea. illus. by author. Abrams. 2014. p. 101.

Ruiz Zafón, Carlos. Marina. tr. from Spanish by Lucia Graves. Little, Brown. Jul. 2014. p. 138.

Tamaki, Mariko. This One Summer. illus. by Jillian Tamaki. First Second. May 2014. p. 144.

Tan, Shaun. Rules of Summer. illus. by author. Scholastic/ Arthur A. Levine Bks. May 2014. p. 96.

Thong, Roseanne Greenfield. Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors. illus. by John Parra. Chronicle. 2014. p. 96.

Tullet, Hervé. Help! We Need a Title! illus. by author. Candlewick. May 2014. p. 97.

WILES, Deborah. Revolution. (The Sixties Trilogy: Bk. 2). Scholastic. May 2014. p. 119.


Adler, David A. Triangles. illus. by Edward Miller. Holiday House. 2014. p. 146.

Atkinson, Rick. D-Day. Holt. May 2014. p. 153.

Carson, Mary Kay. Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America’s Own Backyard. photos by Tom Uhlman. (Scientists in the Field). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. May 2014. p. 153.

Krull, Kathleen. What’s New? The Zoo!: A Zippy History of Zoos. illus. by Marcellus Hall. Scholastic. Jun. 2014. p. 148.

McCully, Emily Arnold. Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business—and Won! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Jul. 2014. p. 156.

Montgomery, Sy. Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa’s Cat. photos by Nic Bishop. (Scientists in the Field). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014. p. 156.

PRINS, Marcel & Peter Henk Steenhuis. Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival. tr. from Dutch by Laura Watkinson. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Bks. 2014.p. 157.

RUBIN, Susan Goldman. Everybody Paints!: The Lives and Art of the Wyeth Family. Chronicle. 2014. p. 157.

Rubin, Susan Goldman. Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Holiday House. May 2014. p. 158.

SWINBURNE, Stephen. Sea Turtle Scientist. (Scientists in the Field). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014. p. 158.

Tonatiuh, Duncan. Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation. illus. by author. Abrams. May 2014. p. 151.


The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. PBS. p. 58.

Fantastic Mr. Fox. The Criterion Collection. p. 57.

Trashed. Green Planet Films. p. 62.


Angus, David. Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine. Naxos Audio. p. 63.

Hyman, Zachary. The Bambino and Me. Tundra Books. p. 63.

Powell, Patricia Hruby. Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker. Recorded Books. p. 64.

Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Feral Nights. Brilliance Audio. p. 66.

Waller, Sharon Biggs. A Mad Wicked Folly. Listening Library. p. 66.


Mearra—Selkie from the Sea. CDBaby.com. p. 69.

Shine Shine Shine. Performed by Mama Mac. CDBaby.com. p. 69.

Songs from a Journey with a Parrot: Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes From Brazil and Portugal. The Secret Mountain. p. 69.

The Trash Tunes. CDBaby.com. p. 69.

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