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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | July 2015

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Buitrago, Jairo. Two White Rabbits. tr. from Spanish by Elisa Amado. illus. by Rafael Yockteng. Groundwood. Oct. 2015. p. 60.

Muth, Jon J. Zen Socks. illus. by author. Scholastic. Oct. 2015. p. 66.

Stead, Philip C. Lenny & Lucy. illus. by Erin E. Stead. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks. Oct. 2015. p. 68.

Zagarenski, Pamela. The Whisper. illus. by author. HMH. Oct. 2015. p. 70.

Middle Grade

Boyce, Frank Cottrell. The Astounding Broccoli Boy. HarperCollins/Walden Pond. Sept. 2015. p. 73.

Crowder, Melanie. A Nearer Moon. S. & S./Atheneum. Sept. 2015. p. 74.

Durst, Sarah Beth. The Girl Who Could Not Dream. Clarion. Nov. 2015. p. 76.

Gino, Alex. George. Scholastic. Sept. 2015. p. 77.

Haydu, Corey Ann. Rules for Stealing Stars. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Sept. 2015. p. 78.

Magoon, Kekla. Shadows of Sherwood. Bloomsbury. Aug. 2015. p. 80.

Pearsall, Shelley. The Seventh Most Important Thing. Knopf. Sept. 2015. p. 81.


Danticat, Edwidge. Untwine. Scholastic. Sept. 2015. p. 85.

HAHN, Rebecca. The Shadow Behind the Stars. S. & S. Sept. 2015. p. 86.

King, A.S. I Crawl Through It. Little, Brown. Sept. 2015. p. 93.

Martin, Darragh. The Keeper. Little Island. Jul. 2015. p. 87.

Pon, Cindy. Serpentine. Month9. Sept. 2015. p. 97.

Ritter, William. Beastly Bones. Algonquin. Sept. 2015. p. 88.

Schmatz, Pat. Lizard Radio. Candlewick. Sept. 2015. p. 98.

Westerfeld, Scott, Margo Lanagan, & Deborah Biancotti. Zeroes. S. & S./Simon Pulse. Sept. 2015. p. 99.


Brown, Don. Aaron and Alexander. illus. by author. Roaring Brook. Oct. 2015. p. 101.

Derby, Sally. Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. illus. by Sean Qualls. Candlewick. Sept. 2015. p. 106.

Fern, Tracey. W Is for Webster: Noah Webster and his American Dictionary. illus. by Boris Kulikov. Farrar/Margaret Ferguson Bks. Nov. 2015. p. 103.

Montgomery, Sy. The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk. photos by Keith Ellenbogen. HMH. 2015. p. 108.

Tate, Don. Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton. illus. by author. Peachtree. Sept. 2015. p. 104.

Graphic Nonfiction

Chikwanine, Michel & Jessica Dee Humphreys. Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War. illus. by Claudia Dávila. Kids Can. Sept. 2015. p. 111.

Duffy, Chris, ed. Fable Comics. illus. by various. First Second. Sept. 2015. p. 111.


Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. Dist. by Weston Woods. 2015. p. 40.

Niño Wrestles the World. Dist. by Dreamscape Media. 2015. p. 41.


Bausum, Ann. Stonewall. Listening Library. 2015. p. 48.

The Great War: Stories Inspired by Items From The First World War. Brilliance. 2015. p. 46.

LEAVER, Trisha. The Secrets We Keep. Brilliance. 2015. p. 49.

RUBIN, Lance. Denton Little’s Deathdate. Listening Library. 2015. p. 49.

Shannon, David. Bugs in My Hair! Weston Woods. 2015. p. 45.

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