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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | November 2015

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Picture Books

Arnold, Marsha Diane. Lost. Found. illus. by Matthew Cordell. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks. 2015. p. 77.

Ashman, Linda. Henry Wants More. illus. by Brooke Boynton Hughes. Random. Jan. 2016. p. 76.

Boyd, Lizi. Big Bear Little Chair. illus. by Lizi Boyd. Chronicle. 2015. p. 79.

Kuhlmann, Torben. Moletown. illus. by Torben Kuhlmann. NorthSouth. 2015. p. 84.

Sehgal, Kabir & Surishtha Sehgal. The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk. illus. by Jess Golden. S. & S./ Beach Lane. Nov. 2015. p. 88.

Teague, David. The Red Hat. illus. by Antoinette Portis. Disney-Hyperion. 2015. p. 89.

Middle Grade

Chilton, Andrew S. The Goblin’s Puzzle: Being the Adventures of a Boy with No Name and Two Girls Called Alice. illus. by Jensine Eckwall. Knopf. Jan. 2016. p. 94.

Parry, Rosanne. The Turn of the Tide. Random. Jan. 2016. p. 100.

Sepahban, Lois. Paper Wishes. Farrar/Margaret Ferguson Bks. Jan. 2016. p. 102.


Hutchinson, Shaun David. We Are the Ants. Simon Pulse. Jan. 2016. p. 116.

Perez, Rene S., II. Seeing Off the Johns. Cinco Puntos. 2015. p. 120.

Rowell, Rainbow. Carry On. St. Martin’s Griffin. 2015. p. 120.

Shrum, Brianna R. Never Never. Spencer Hill. 2015. p. 122.

Talley, Robin. What We Left Behind. Harlequin Teen. Nov. 2015. p. 123.

Walter, Jon. My Name Is Not Friday. Scholastic/ David Fickling Bks. Jan. 2016. p. 110.


Hughes, Langston. Sail Away. illus. by Ashley Bryan. S. & S./Atheneum. 2015. p. 132.

Lynch, P.J. The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland’s Good Fortune. illus. by P.J. Lynch. Candlewick. 2015. p. 132.

Miller, Sarah. The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden & the Trial of the Century. Schwartz & Wade Bks. Jan. 2016. p.134.

Murphy, Jim. Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved “Blue Babies” and Changed Medicine Forever. Clarion. Dec. 2015. p. 136.

Rhodes-Pitts, Sharifa. Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence, a Young Artist in Harlem. illus. by Christopher Myers. Museum of Modern Art. 2015. p. 133.

Winchester, Simon. When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis. Viking. 2015. p. 138.

Graphic Novels & Nonfiction

de Heer, Margreet. Religion: A Discovery in Comics. illus. by Margaret de Heer. NBM. 2015. p. 140.

Nicholson, Hope, ed. Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection. illus. by various. Alternate History. 2015. p. 125.

Lee, Tony. Messenger: The Legend of Joan of Arc. illus. by Sam Hart. Candlewick. 2015. p. 140.


Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman. DVD. Dist. by First Run Features. 2015. p. 66.

Sriracha. Dist. by Dreamscape. 2013, released in 2015. p. 68.

Weather Gone Wild. Dist. by Bullfrog Films. 2015. p. 69.


Benjamin, Ali. The Thing About Jellyfish. Hachette Audio. 2015. p. 70.

Gaiman, Neil. The Sleeper and the ­Spindle. Harper Audio, 2015. p. 72.

Gino, Alex. George. Scholastic Audiobooks. 2015. p. 70.

MURPHY, Julie. Dumplin’. Blackstone. 2015. p. 73.

Sachar, Louis. Fuzzy Mud. Listening Library. 2015. p. 70.

SANDS, Kevin. The Blackthorn Key. 6 CDs. 6 hrs. S. & S. Audio. 2015. p. 71.

YOON, Nicola. Everything, Everything. Listening Library. 2015. p. 74.

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

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