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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | August 2015

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Picture Books

BEAN, Jonathan. This Is My Home, This Is My School. illus. by author. 48p. Farrar. Oct. 2015.

BROWN, Marc. Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten. illus. by author. Knopf. 2015.

Carle, Eric. The Nonsense Show. illus. by author. Philomel. Oct. 2015.

Christie, R. Gregory. Mousetropolis. illus. by author. Holiday House. Sept. 2015.

Daywalt, Drew. The Day the Crayons Came Home. illus. by Oliver Jeffers. Philomel. Sept. 2015.

Diggs, Taye. Mixed Me! illus. by Shane W. Evans. Feiwel & Friends. Oct. 2015.

McDonnell, Patrick. Thank You and Good Night. illus. by author. Little, Brown. Oct. 2015.

1508-Star-MiddleMiddle Grade

Anderson, Jodi Lynn. My Diary from the Edge of the World. S. & S./Aladdin. Nov. 2015.
Applegate, Katherine. Crenshaw. Feiwel & Friends. Sept. 2015.
Benjamin, Ali. The Thing About Jellyfish. Little, Brown. Sept. 2015.
Hilton, Marilyn. Full Cicada Moon. Dial. Sept. 2015.
Johnson, Hal. Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: 20 Chilling Tales from the Wilderness. illus. by Tom Mead. Workman. Aug. 2015.
Nesbet, Anne. The Wrinkled Crown. HarperCollins/Harper. Nov. 2015.

Oppel, Kenneth. The Nest. illus. by Jon Klassen. S. & S. Oct. 2015.

Sands, Kevin. The Blackthorn Key. S. & S./ Aladdin. Sept. 2015.

Selznick, Brian. The Marvels. illus. by author. Scholastic. Sept. 2015.


Bow, Erin. The Scorpion Rules. S. & S./Margaret K. McElderry Bks. Sept. 2015.

Bray, Libba. Lair of Dreams. Little, Brown. Aug. 2015.

Fowley-Doyle, Moïra. The Accident Season. Penguin/Kathy Dawson Bks. Aug. 2015.

Gaiman, Neil. The Sleeper and the Spindle. illus. by Chris Riddell. HarperCollins/Harper. Sept. 2015.

Schlitz, Laura Amy. The Hired Girl. Candlewick. Sept. 2015.

Schmidt, Gary D. Orbiting Jupiter. Clarion. Oct. 2015.
Smith, Andrew. Stand-Off. S. & S. Sept. 2015.

Yoon, Nicola. Everything, Everything. Delacorte. Sept. 2015.


Dawson, Willow. The Wolf-Birds. illus. by author. Owlkids. Sept. 2015. .

Kraft, Betsy Harvey. The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris. illus. by Steven Salerno. Holt/Christy Ottaviano Bks. Oct. 2015.

Lowinger, Kathy. Give Me Wings: How a Choir of Former Slaves Took on the World. Annick. Sept. 2015.

Mattick, Lindsay. Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear. illus. by Sophie Blackall. Little, Brown. Oct. 2015.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound. Roaring Brook. Sept. 2015.

Robertson, Robbie. Hiawatha and the Peacemaker. illus. by David Shannon. Abrams. Sept. 2015.

Weatherford, Carole Boston. Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement. illus. by Ekua Holmes. Candlewick. Aug. 2015.

1508-Star-GNGraphic Novels & Nonfiction

Brown, Don. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans. illus. by author. HMH. Aug. 2015.

Hatke, Ben. Little Robot. illus. by author. First Second. Sept. 2015.

Holm, Jennifer L. Sunny Side Up. illus. by Matthew Holm & Lark Pien. Scholastic. Aug. 2015.

Winick, Judd. Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth. illus. by author. Random. Sept. 2015.

Adult Books 4 Teens

KRAKAUER, Jon . Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town. Doubleday. 2015.

LEERHSEN, Charles. Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty. S. & S. 2015.


Belle and Sebastian. Dist. by Omnibus Entertainment. 2013.

1913: Seeds of Conflict. Dist. by PBS. 2015.

Revolution. Dist. by Revolutionary Films. 2015.


De la Peña, Matt. Last Stop on Market Street. Recorded Books. 2015.

Jones, Rob Lloyd. Wild Boy & the Black Terror. Brilliance.

LIEB, Josh. Ratscalibur. Listening Library. 2015.


Dancin’ in the Kitchen: Songs for All Families. Performed by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. CDBaby. 2015.

Goo on My Shoe. Performed by Here Comes Trouble. CDBaby. 2015.

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

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