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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | June 2015

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Picture Books

BRAM, Elizabeth. Rufus the Writer. illus. by Chuck Groenink. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Jul. 2015.

DESBORDES, Astrid. Edmond, the Moonlit Party. illus. by Marc Boutavant. Enchanted Lion. Jul. 2015.

HENKES, Kevin. Waiting. illus. by author. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Sept. 2015.

JENKINS, Emily. Toys Meet Snow. illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Sept. 2015.

PEARLE, Ida. The Moon Is Going to Addy’s House. illus. by author. Dial. Jul. 2015.

SAVAGE, Stephen. Where’s Walrus? and Penguin? illus. by author. Scholastic. Sept. 2015.

Middle Grade

MCGHEE, Alison. Firefly Hollow. illus. by Christopher Denise. S. & S./Atheneum. Aug. 2015.

PATRICK, Denise Lewis. Finding Someplace. Holt. Aug. 2015.

SOLOMONS, David. My Brother Is a Superhero. Viking. Jul. 2015.

TANNER, Lian. Icebreaker. Feiwel & Friends. Aug. 2015.


CAREY, Edward. Foulsham. (The Iremonger Trilogy: Bk. 2). Overlook. Jul. 2015.

FLETCHER, Susan. A Little in Love. Scholastic/Chicken House. Aug. 2015.

HUNT, Leo. 13 Days of Midnight. Candlewick. Aug. 2015.

MCCARRY, Sarah. About a Girl. St. Martin’s. Jul. 2015.

MONNINGER, Joseph. Whippoorwill. HMH. Sept. 2015.

PÉREZ, Ashley Hope. Out of Darkness. Carolrhoda Lab. Sept. 2015.

VERDI, Jessica. What You Left Behind. Sourcebooks Fire. Aug. 2015.


ARMAND, Glenda. Ira’s Shakespeare Dream. illus. by Floyd Cooper. Lee & Low. Jun. 2015.

BLUMENTHAL, Karen. Tommy: The Gun That Changed America. Roaring Brook. Jun. 2015.

BRIMNER, Larry Dane. The Rain Wizard: The Amazing, Mysterious, True Life of Charles Mallory Hatfield. Calkins Creek. Sept. 2015.

WINTER, Jonah. Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. illus. by Shane W. Evans. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Jul. 2015.

Graphic Nonfiction

HARTLAND, Jessie. Steve Jobs: Insanely Great. illus. by author. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Jul. 2015.

THRASH, Maggie. Honor Girl. illus. by author. Candlewick. Sept. 2015.


Big Block Singsong: Volume One. Dist. by Kaboom! Entertainment/Phase 4 Films. 2014.

Last Days in Vietnam. (American Experience). Dist. by PBS. 2015.

The Last Orangutan Eden. (Nature). Dist. by PBS. 2015.

Perfection. Dist. by Human Relations Media. 2011.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. Dist. by the Cinema Guild. 2014.


AUXIER, Jonathan. The Night Gardener. Recorded Books. 2015.

BLACKBURNE, Livia. Midnight Thief. Recorded Books. 2015.

HARTMAN, Rachel. Shadow Scale. (Seraphina: Bk. 2). Listening Library. 2015.

PERKINS, Lynne Rae. Nuts to You. Recorded Books. 2015.

RUNDELL, Katherine. Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms. Recorded Books. 2015.

TOTEN, Teresa. The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B. Listening Library. 2015.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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