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1604-STAR_PB-MidGrdPicture Books

Gottesfeld, Jeff. The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank’s Window. illus. by Peter McCarty. Knopf. 2016. p. 132.

Henkes, Kevin. When Spring Comes. illus. by Laura Dronzek. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. 2016. p. 125.

Idle, Molly. Flora and the Peacocks. illus. by author. Chronicle. May 2016. p. 132.

Murray, Alison. Hare and Tortoise. illus. by author. Candlewick. May 2016. p. 136.

Murray, Diana. City Shapes. illus. by Bryan Collier. Little, Brown. Jun. 2016. p. 136.

Perkins, Lynne Rae. Frank and Lucky Get Schooled. illus. by author. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Jun. 2016. p. 138.

Ringgold, Faith. We Came to America. illus. by author. Knopf. May 2016. p. 138.

Smith, Lane. There Is a Tribe of Kids. illus. by author. Roaring Brook. May 2016. p. 140.

Middle Grade

Auxier, Jonathan. Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard: A Peter Nimble Adventure. Abrams/Amulet. Apr. 2016. p. 145.

Levy, Dana Alison. The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island. Delacorte. May 2016. p. 150.

Wolk, Lauren. Wolf Hollow. Dutton. Apr. 2016. p. 154.


Lake, Nick. Whisper to Me. Bloomsbury. May 2016. p. 168.

Leopoldo, Gout. Genius: The Game. Feiwel & Friends. Jun. 2016. p. 168.

Moore, Lisa. Flannery. Groundwood. May 2016. p. 170

O’Neill, Louise. Asking for It. Quercus. May 2016. p. 170.

Perkins, Stephanie, ed. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories. St. Martin’s/Griffin. May 2016. p. 170.

Spotswood, Jessica, ed. A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers and Other Badass Girls. Candlewick. 2016. p. 173.

Whaley, John Corey. Highly Illogical Behavior. Dial. May 2016. p. 174.


The Bee Book. DK. 2016. p. 183.

Bower, Tamara. The Mummy Makers of Egypt. illus. by author. Seven Stories. 2016. p. 178.

Campbell, Jeff. Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth’s Most Dominant Species. Zest. 2016. p. 183.

Hood, Susan. Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. illus. by Sally Wern Comport. S. & S. May 2016. p. 180.

O’Connell, Caitlin. Bridge to the Wild: Behind the Scenes at the Zoo. photos by Caitlin O’Connell & Timothy Rodwell. HMH. Aug. 2016. p. 184.

Roth, Susan L. & Cindy Trumbore. Prairie Dog Song: The Key to Saving North America’s Grasslands. illus. by Susan L. Roth. Lee & Low. Apr. 2016. p. 182.


The Best of Big Blue Live. Dist. by PBS. 2016. p. 56.

Chasing It. 46 min. Dist. by Dreamscape. 2015. p. 56.


BRACKEN, Alexandra. Passenger. Brilliance. 2016. p. 61.

Del Rio, Tania. Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye. Brilliance. 2015. p. 59.

Nelson, Marilyn. American Ace. Listening Library. 2016. p. 59.

SEPETYS, RUTA. Salt to the Sea. Listening Library. 2016. p. 64.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.