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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | June 2016

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1606-STAR-PB-CVsPicture Books

Cuevas, Michelle. The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles. illus. by Erin E. Stead. Dial. Aug. 2016. p. 72.

Jaramillo, Susie. Los Pollitos/Little Chickies. illus. by Susie Jaramillo. Encante. Apr. 2016. XPRESS

Manley, Curtis. The Summer Nick Taught His Cats To Read. illus. by Kate Berube. S. & S./ Paula Wiseman Bks. Jul. 2016. p. 81.

Maturana, Andrea. Life Without Nico. illus. by Francisco Javier Olea. Kids Can. Apr. 2016. p. 82.

OHora, Zachariah. The Not So Quiet Library. Dial. Jul. 2016. p. 83.

Shannon, David. Duck on a Tractor. illus. by author. Scholastic/Blue Sky. Sept. 2016. p. 84.

Willems, Mo. The Thank You Book. illus. by author. Disney-Hyperion. May 2016. XPRESS

1606-STAR-MG-CVsMiddle Grade

Avery, Tom. Not as We Know It. ­Random/Schwartz & Wade Bks. Aug. 2016. p. 90.

Engle, Margarita. Lion Island: Cuba’s Warrior of Words. S. & S./Atheneum. Aug. 2016. p. 92.

Harrington, Janice N. Catching a Storyfish. Wordsong. Sept. 2016. p. 94.

Reynolds, Jason. As Brave as You. S. & S./ Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Bks. May 2016. XPRESS.


Acevedo, Kristy. Consider. Jolly Fish. Apr. 2016. XPRESS

Altebrando, Tara. The Leaving. Bloomsbury. Jun. 2016. p. 104.

Avery, Lara. The Memory Book. Little, Brown/Poppy. Jul. 2016. p. 104.

Budhos, Marina. Watched. Random/Wendy Lamb Bks. Sept. 2016. p. 101.

Cameron, Sharon. The Forgetting. Scholastic. Sept. 2016. p. 106.

Chee, Traci. The Reader. 448p. Putnam. Sept. 2016. p. 106.

Kuehn, Stephanie. The Smaller Evil. Dutton. Aug. 2016. p. 111.

Kurtagich, Dawn. And the Trees Crept In. Little, Brown. Sept. 2016. p. 111.

Lubar, David. Character, Driven. Tor Teen. Mar. 2016. XPRESS

Mills, Wendy. All We Have Left. Bloomsbury. Aug. 2016. p. 102.

1606-STAR-GN-CVsGraphic Novels

Larson, Hope. Compass South. illus. by Rebecca Mock. Farrar. Jun. 2016. p. 100. POP

Waid, Mark. Archie Vol. 1. illus. by Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, & Veronica Staples. Archie Comics. Mar. 2016. p. 118.

Telgemeier, Raina. Ghosts. illus. by author. Scholastic. Sept. 2016. p. 100. POP


1606-STAR-NF_AB4T-CVsMontgomery, Sy. The Great White Shark Scientist. photos by Keith Ellenbogen. HMH. Jun. 2016. p. 131. POP

Scandiffio, Laura. Fight To Learn: The Struggle To Go to School. Annick. Sept. 2016. p. 137.

Adult Books 4 Teens

Greenidge, Kaitlyn. We Love You, Charlie Freeman. Algonquin. Mar. 2016. p. 120.


Becoming Bulletproof. Dist. by Tugg Educational. 2014. p. 53.

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras. Dist. by Dreamscape. 2016. p. 54.

Jackie Robinson. 240 min. Dist. by PBS. 2016. p. 56.


DICAMILLO, Kate. Raymie Nightingale. Listening Library. Apr. 2016. p. 58.

Kang, Anna. You Are (Not) Small. Weston Woods. Jan. 2016. p. 58.

KELLY, Erin Entrada. The Land of Forgotten Girls. HarperAudio. Mar. 2016. p. 59.

LLOYD, Natalie. The Key to Extraordinary. Scholastic. Feb. 2016. p. 60.

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