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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone (Russell-Brown) ©2014 by Frank Morrison

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone (Russell-Brown)
©2014 by Frank Morrison


BECKER, Aaron. Quest. illus. by author. Candlewick. Aug. 2014. p. 62.

DE FOMBELLE, Timothée. Vango: Between Sky and Earth. tr. from French by Sarah Ardizzone. Candlewick. Oct. 2014. p. 99.

GRIFFIN, Adele. The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone. Soho Teen. Aug. 2014. p. 103.

HAWKES, Kevin. Remy and Lulu. illus. by Kevin Hawkes & Hannah E. Harrison. Knopf. Sept. 2014. p. 67.

MAGUIRE, Gregory. Egg & Spoon. Candlewick. Sept. 2014. p. 106.

NIX, Garth. Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen. HarperCollins. Oct. 2014. p. 107.

PEARSON, Mary E. The Kiss of Deception. (The Remnant Chronicles). Holt. Jul. 2014. p. 108.

PERKINS, Lynne Rae. Nuts to You. illus. by author. HarperCollins/ Greenwillow. Sept. 2014. p. 91.

PERKINS, Stephanie. Isla and the Happily Ever After. Dutton. Aug. 2014. p. 109.

PINKNEY, Andrea Davis. The Red Pencil. illus. by Shane W. Evans. Little, Brown. Sept. 2014. p. 92.

SHEA, Bob. Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads. illus. by Lane Smith. Roaring Brook. Oct. 2014. p. 76.

SMITH, Andrew. 100 Sideways Miles. S. & S. Sept. 2014. p. 111.

TULLET, Hervé. Mix It Up. illus. by author. Chronicle. Sept. 2014. p. 78.

WILLEMS, Mo. My New Friend Is So Fun! illus. by author. (Elephant & Piggie). Hyperion/Disney Book Group. 2014. p. 79.

WESTERFELD, Scott. Afterworlds. S. & S./Simon Pulse. Sep. 2014. p. 112.

WOOD, Fiona. Wildlife. Little, Brown/Poppy. Sept. 2014. p. 113.

Graphic Novels

CARROLL, Emily. Through the Woods. illus. by author. S. & S./Margaret K. McElderry. Jul. 2014. p. 114.

TELGEMEIER, Raina. Sisters. illus. by author. Scholastic/Graphix. Aug. 2014. p. 96


BRYAN, Ashley. Ashley Bryan’s Puppets: Making Something from Everything. photos by Ken Hannon. S. & S./Atheneum. Jul. 2014. p. 115.

DAVIES, Nicola. Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes. illus. by Emily Sutton. Candlewick. Aug. 2014. p. 116.

HENDRIX, John. Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914. illus. by author. Abrams. Oct. 2014. p. 118.

JUDGE, Lita. Born in the Wild: Baby Mammals and Their Parents. Roaring Brook. Oct. 2014. p. 119.

LATHAM, Irene. Dear Wandering Wildebeest: And Other Poems from the Water Hole. illus. by Anna Wadham. Millbrook. Sept. 2014. p. 120.

MARKLE, Sandra. The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery. Millbrook. Sept. 2014. p. 124.

ROSENSTOCK, Barb. Ben Franklin’s Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention. illus. by S. D. Schindler. Calkins Creek. Sept. 2014. p. 121.

ROY, Katherine. Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands. illus. by author. Roaring Brook/David Macaulay Studio. Sept. 2014. p. 121.

RUSSELL-BROWN, Katheryn. Little Melba and Her Big Trombone. illus. by Frank Morrison. Lee & Low. Jul. 2014. 122.

WOODSON, Jacqueline. Brown Girl Dreaming. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. Aug. 2014. p. 126.


ABBOTT, Megan. The Fever. Little, Brown. 2014. (posted 6/6)

BREZNICAN, Anthony. Brutal Youth. St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne Bks. 2014. (posted 6/9)

DOERR, Anthony. All the Light We Cannot See. Scribner. 2014. (posted 5/12)


Great Migrations. Dist. by National Geographic. 2010. p. 47.

Secret Life of Predators. Dist. by National Geographic. 2013. p. 47.

Untamed Americas. Dist. by National Geographic. 2012. p. 47.

Valentine Road. Dist. by Bullfrog Films. 2013 p. 48.


FRIEDMAN, Michael Jan. The Ultimates: Tomorrow Men. Graphic Audio. 2014. p. 53.

SEDGWICK, Marcus. Midwinterblood. Listening Library. 2014. p. 55.

WILLEMS, Mo. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? Weston Woods. 2014. p. 50

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