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1607-StarCvs-1Picture Books

Becker, Aaron. Return. illus. by author. Candlewick. Aug. 2016. p. 51.

Empson, Jo. Little Home Bird. illus. by author. Child’s Play. Jul. 2016. p. 54.

Gandhi, Arun & Bethany Hegedus. Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story. illus. by Evan Turk. S. & S./Atheneum. Aug. 2016. p. 54.

Godwin, Laura. Owl Sees Owl. illus. by Rob Dunlavey. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Sept. 2016. p. 55.

Goldsaito, Katrina. The Sound of Silence. illus. by Julia Kuo. Little, Brown. Aug. 2016. p. 55.

Hutchins, Pat. Where, Oh Where, Is Rosie’s Chick? illus. by author. S. & S. Aug. 2016. p. 56.

Jeffers, Oliver & Sam Winston. A Child of Books. illus. by authors. Candlewick. Sept. 2016. p. 56.

John, Jory. Quit Calling Me a Monster! illus. by Bob Shea. Random. Aug. 2016. p. 57.

Stringer, Lauren. Yellow Time. illus. by author. S. & S./Beach Lane. Sept. 2016. p. 61.

Chapter Books

Medina, Juana. Juana and Lucas. illus. by author. Candlewick. Sept. 2016. p. 63.

1607-StarCvs-2Middle Grade

Barnhill, Kelly. The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Algonquin. Aug. 2016. p. 64.

Bruchac, Joseph. Talking Leaves. Dial. Aug. 2016. p. 65.

Creech, Sharon. Moo. HarperCollins. Aug. 2016. p. 65.

Grimes, Nikki. Garvey’s Choice. Boyds Mills/Wordsong. Oct. 2016. p. 66.

LaFleur, Suzanne. Beautiful Blue World. Random/Wendy Lamb Bks. Sept. 2016. p. 68.

Magoon, Kekla. Rebellion of Thieves. Bloomsbury. Oct. 2016. p. 70. POP

Peck, Richard. The Best Man. Dial. Sept. 2016. p. 71.

Reeve, Philip. Railhead. Capstone/Switch. Apr. 2016. XPRESS

Stewart, Trenton Lee. The Secret Keepers. illus. by Diana Sudyka. Little, Brown. Sept. 2016. p. 72.


CÓrdova, Zoraida. Labyrinth Lost. Sourcebooks/Fire. Sept. 2016. p. 81. POP

Garner, Paula. Phantom Limbs. Candlewick. Sept. 2016. p. 81.

Girard, M-E. Girl Mans Up. HarperCollins/ HarperTeen. Sept. 2016. p. 82.

McGinnis, Mindy. The Female of the Species. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Sept. 2016. p. 83.

1607-StarCvs-3Graphic Novels

Pilkey, Dav. Dog Man. illus. by author. Scholastic/Graphix. Sept. 2016. p. 63. POP


Eamer, Claire. Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home. illus. by Marie-Ève Tremblay. Kids Can. Sept. 2016. p. 92.

Gianferrari, Maria. Coyote Moon. illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. Roaring Brook. Jul. 2016. p. 92.

Levy, Debbie. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark. illus. by Elizabeth Baddeley. S. & S. Sept. 2016. p. 94.

Rockliff, Mara. Around America To Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles. illus. by Hadley Hooper. Candlewick. Aug. 2016. p. 95. POP

Slade, Suzanne. The Music in George’s Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue. illus. by Stacy Innerst. Calkins Creek. Sept. 2016. p. 96.

Adult Books 4 Teens

Rivera, Gabby. Juliet Takes a Breath. Riverdale Avenue. Jan. 2016. p. 90.


Marthers, Janet & Paul Marthers. Follow Your Interests To Find the Right College. Wheatmark. Dec. 2015. p. 47.

Super Bug Encyclopedia. DK. Apr. 2016. p. 48.


Last Stop on Market Street. Dist. by Dreamscape. 2016. p. 38. POP

Big Voice. Dist. by the Video Project. 2015. p. 40.

Oyler. 56 min. Dist. by the Video Project. 2015. p. 41.


Andrews, Jesse. The Haters. Listening Library. Apr. 2016. p. 44.

Berry, Julie. The Passion of Dolssa. Listening Library. Apr. 2016. p. 44.

GARVIN, Jeff. Symptoms of Being Human. ­­HarperAudio. Feb. 2016. p. 45.

PENNYPACKER, Sara. Pax. HarperAudio. Feb. 2016. p. 43.

Pérez, Ashley Hope. Out of Darkness. Listening Library. Apr. 2016. p. 46.

Smith, Charles R., Jr. 28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World. Live Oak. Jan. 2016. p. 42.

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