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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | October 2015

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Barton, Chris. The Nutcracker Comes to America. illus. by Cathy Gendron. Millbrook. 2015. p. 61.

Simon, Richard & Tanya Simon. Oskar and the Eight Blessings. illus. by Mark Siegel. Roaring Brook. 2015. p. 69.

Picture Books

Bissonette, Aimée. North Woods Girl. illus. by Claudia McGehee. Minnesota Historical Society. Oct. 2015. p. 72.

Brown, Monica. Maya’s Blanket/La manta de Maya. tr. from English by Adriana Domínguez. illus. by David Diaz. Children’s Bk. Pr. 2015. p. 72.

Lester, Alison. Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach. illus. by Alison Lester. S. & S./Beach Lane. 2015. p. 70.

Moreau, Laurent. My Wild Family. tr. from French. illus. by author. Chronicle. Nov. 2015. p. 80.

Pinkney, Brian. On the Ball. illus. by author. Disney-Hyperion. 2015. p. 82.

Pinkwater, Daniel. Bear and Bunny. illus. by Will Hillenbrand. Candlewick. Dec. 2015. p. 82.

Rosen, Michael. A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young. illus. by Chris Riddell. Candlewick. 2015. p. 71.

Rosenberg, Liz. What James Said. illus. by Matthew Myers. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks. 2015. p. 83.

Wahl, Phoebe. Sonya’s Chickens. illus. by author. Tundra. 2015. p. 85.

Middle Grade

Marshall, Joseph, III. In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse. Abrams/ Amulet. Nov. 2015. p. 92.

Shevah, Emma. Dream On, Amber. illus. by Helen Crawford-White. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. Oct. 2015. p. 95.


Gantos, Jack. The Trouble in Me. Farrar. 2015. p. 102.

Pratchett, Terry. The Shepherd’s Crown. Harper. 2015. p. 106.

Waudby, Jeannie. One of Us. Running Pr. Teen. Nov. 2015. p. 118.

Wynne-Jones, Tim. The Emperor of Any Place. Candlewick. Oct. 2015. p. 118.


Carson, Mary Kay. Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science Under Glass. photos by Tom Uhlman. HMH. Oct. 2015. p. 132.

Deem, James M. The Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp. HMH. 2015. p. 132.

Homer. The Iliad. retold by Gillian Cross. illus. by Neil Packer. Candlewick. 2015. p. 134.

Napoli, Donna Jo. Treasury of Norse Mythology: Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge. illus. by Christina Balit. National Geographic. 2015. p. 136.

Nelson, Jo. Welcome to the Museum: Historium. illus. by Richard Wilkinson. Candlewick/Big Picture. 2015. p. 136.

Weatherford, Carole Boston. Freedom in Congo Square. illus. by R. Gregory Christie. Little Bee. Jan. 2016. p. 131.

Graphic Novels

Stevenson, Noelle & Grace Ellis. Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max. illus. by Brooke Allen. Boom! Studios. Oct. 2015. p. 120.


Click, Clack, Boo! Dist. by Dreamscape Media. 2015. p. 46.

Walt Disney. (American Experience). Dist. by PBS. 2015. p. 49.

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