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Picture Books

Austin, Mike. Rescue Squad No. 9. Random. Sept. 2016. p. 69.

Birdsall, Jeanne. My Favorite Pets: By Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski’s Class. illus. by Harry Bliss. Knopf. Jul. 2016. p. 63.

Burningham, John. Motor Miles. illus. by author. Candlewick. Sept. 2016. p. 70.

Gall, Chris. NanoBots. illus. by author. 40p. Little, Brown. Aug. 2016. p. 72.

Johnston, Tony. A Small Thing…but Big. illus. by Hadley Hooper. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks. Oct. 2016. p. 76.

Klassen, Jon. We Found a Hat. illus. by author. Candlewick. Oct. 2016. p. 76.

Morales, Yuyi. Rudas: Niño’s Horrendous Hermanitas. illus. by author. Roaring Brook/ Neal Porter Bks. Oct. 2016. p. 79.

Rex, Adam. School’s First Day of School. illus. by Christian Robinson. Roaring Brook. Jun. 2016. p. 66.

Sullivan, Deirdre. Ming Goes to School. illus. by Maja Löfdahl. Sky Pony. Jul. 2016. p. 67.

Williams, Vera B. Home at Last. illus. by Vera B. Williams & Chris Raschka. HarperCollins/ Greenwillow. Sept. 2016. p. 82.

Yoon, Salina. Duck, Duck, Porcupine! illus. by author. Bloomsbury. May 2016. p. 84.

Chapter Books

Kelly, Jacqueline. Skunked! illus. by Teagan White & Jennifer Meyer. Holt. Oct. 2016. p. 85.

Middle Grade

Burg, Ann E. Unbound. Scholastic. Sept. 2016. p. 87.

Davies, Jacqueline. Nothing but Trouble. Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Nov. 2016. p. 87.

Gidwitz, Adam. The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog. illus. by Hatem Aly. Dutton. Sept. 2016. p. 88.

Hashimi, Nadia. One Half from the East. Harper Collins. Sept. 2016. p. 89.

Kuhlmann, Torben. Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon. illus. by author. NorthSouth. Sept. 2016. p. 90.

Lin, Grace. When the Sea Turned to Silver. Little, Brown. Oct. 2016. p. 92. POP

Moranville, Sharelle Byars. 27 Magic Words. Holiday House. Jul. 2016. p. 93.

Tanner, Lian. Sunker’s Deep. Feiwel & Friends. Aug. 2016. p. 96.

Young, Karen Romano. Hundred Percent. Chronicle. Aug. 2016. p. 98.


Anderson, Laurie Halse. Ashes. S. & S./ Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Bks. Oct. 2016. p. 100.

Bow, Erin. The Swan Riders. S. & S./Margaret K. McElderry Bks. Sept. 2016. p. 105.

Brown, Jaye Robin. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Aug. 2016. p. 106.

Goslee, S.J. Whatever. Roaring Brook. Aug. 2016. p. 109.

Gratz, Alan. Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II. Scholastic. Oct. 2016. p. 101. POP

Larbalestier, Justine. My Sister Rosa. Soho Teen. Nov. 2016. p. 110.

McLemore, Anna-Marie. When the Moon Was Ours. St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne. Oct. 2016. p. 111.

Mathieu, Jennifer. Afterward. Roaring Brook. Sept. 2016. p. 112.

Niven, Jennifer. Holding Up the Universe. Random. Oct. 2016. p. 112. POP

Porter, Sarah. Vassa in the Night. Tor Teen. Sept. 2016. p. 115.

Starmer, Aaron. Spontaneous. Dutton. Aug. 2016. p. 116.

Graphic Novels

Lewis, John & Andrew Aydin. March: Book Three. illus. by Nate Powell. Top Shelf. Aug. 2016. p. 133.

Phelan, Matt. Snow White: A Graphic Novel. illus. by author. Candlewick. Sept. 2016. p. 99.


Davis, Kenneth C. In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives. Holt. Sept. 2016. p. 129.

Fleming, Candace. Giant Squid. illus. by Eric Rohmann. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks. Sept. 2016. p. 121.

Gillingham, Sara. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes. illus. by Sara Gillingham. Phaidon. May 2016. p. 122.

Hegbrook, Thomas. Storyworlds: Nature. illus. by author. Tiger Tales/360 Degrees. Sept. 2016. p. 122.

Marcus, Leonard S., ed. Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box. Candlewick. Sept. 2016. p. 132.

Steptoe, Javaka. Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. illus. by author. Little, Brown. Oct. 2016. p. 127.

Turner, Pamela S. Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World’s Brightest Bird. illus. by Guido de Filippo. photos by Andy Comins. HMH. Aug. 2016. p. 133.


Animal Reunions. Dist. by PBS. 2016. p. 51.

Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World To Play. Dist. by Alexander Street. 2015. p. 54.

Creatures of Light . Dist. by PBS. 2016. p. 54.


Mattick, Lindsay. Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear. Recorded Books. Apr. 2016. p. 56.

Gephart, Donna. Lily and Dunkin. Listening Library. May 2016. p. 57.

Kletter, Kerry. The First Time She Drowned. Listening Library. Mar. 2016. p. 60.

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