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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | September 2016

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1609-star-pbPicture Books

Brosgol, Vera. Leave Me Alone. illus. by author. Roaring Brook. Sept. 2016. p. 116.

Crossley-Holland, Kevin. The Riddlemaster. illus. by Stéphane Jorisch. Tradewind. Oct. 2016. p. 117.

Edwards, Michelle. A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love. illus. by G. Brian Karas. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Oct. 2016. p. 120.

Fogliano, Julie. Old Dog Baby Baby. illus. by Chris Raschka. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks. Oct. 2016. p. 113.

Hayes, Geoffrey. Benny and Penny in How To Say Goodbye. illus. by author. Toon. Sept. 2016. p. 134.

Hoefler, Kate. Real Cowboys. illus. by Jonathan Bean. HMH. Oct. 2016. p. 123.

Jackson, Richard. In Plain Sight: A Game. illus. by Jerry Pinkney. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks. Sept. 2016. p. 124.

Long, Loren. Otis and the Kittens. illus. by author. Philomel. Sept. 2016. p. 127.

Plourde, Lynn. Bella’s Fall Coat. illus. by Susan Gal. Disney-Hyperion. Sept. 2016. p. 129.

Wenzel, Brendan. They All Saw a Cat. illus. by author. Chronicle. Sept. 2016. p. 132.

1609-star-mg-ya-gnMiddle Grade

Anderson, John David. Ms. Bixby’s Last Day. HarperCollins/Walden Pond. Jun. 2016. XPRESS

Reynolds, Jason. Ghost. S. & S./Atheneum. Aug. 2016. XPRESS


Kiely, Brendan. The Last True Love Story. S. & S./Margaret K. McElderry Bks. Sept. 2016. p. 159.

King, A.S. Still Life with Tornado. Dutton. Oct. 2016. p. 160.

Meyer, Marissa. Heartless. Feiwel & Friends. Nov. 2016. p. 160. POP

Pung, Alice. Lucy and Linh. Knopf. Sept. 2016. p. 162.

Graphic Novels

Brown, Box. Tetris: The Games People Play. illus. by author. First Second. Oct. 2016. p. 190.


Bryan, Ashley. Freedom over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan. illus. by author. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Bks. Sept. 2016. p. 172.

Bryant, Jen. Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille. illus. by Boris Kulikov. Knopf. Sept. 2016. p. 172.

Fink, Nadia. Frida Kahlo: para niñas y niños.

––––. Juana Azurduy: para niñas y niños.

––––. Violeta Parra: para niñas y niños.

ea vol: illus. by Pitu Saá. Books Del Sur. May 2016. XPRESS

Freedman, Russell. Vietnam: A History of the War. Holiday House. Oct. 2016. p. 188.

Grady, Cynthia. Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song. illus. by Michele Wood. Millbrook. Sept. 2016. p. 174.

Sayre, April Pulley. Best in Snow. photos by author. S. & S./Beach Lane. Oct. 2016. p. 180.

Stelson, Caren. Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story. Carolrhoda. Oct. 2016. p. 189.

Sweet, Melissa. Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White. illus. by author. HMH. Oct. 2016. p. 182. POP

Tonatiuh, Duncan, retel. The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes. illus. by author. Abrams. Oct. 2016. p. 182.

Wood, Susan. Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist. illus. by Duncan Tonatiuh. Charlesbridge. Sept. 2016. p. 185.


Flight of the Butterflies. Dist. by Shout! Kids Factory. 2016. p. 59.


I Believe in Little Things. Performed by Diana Panton. Entertainment One Music. 2016. p. 70.

Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island. Performed by Sonia De Los Santos. Festival Five Records. 2015. p. 70.

Rappaport, Doreen. Abe’s Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln. Weston Woods. Mar. 2016. p. 66.

REYNOLDS, Jason. As Brave as You. S. & S. Audio. May 2016. p. 67.

WALTER, Jon. My Name Is Not Friday. Scholastic Audio. Jan. 2016. XPRESS

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




    What does XPRESS mean? Is there a review somewhere?