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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | November 2016

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1611-star-cvs-1Picture Books

Escoffier, Michaël. Have You Seen My Trumpet? illus. by Kris Di Giacomo. Enchanted Lion. Oct. 2016. p. 70.

Franceschelli, Christopher. Cityblock. illus. by Peskimo. Abrams Appleseed. Sept. 2016. p. 70.

Haughton, Chris. Goodnight Everyone. illus. by author. Candlewick. Dec. 2016. p. 71.

Jenkins, Emily. A Greyhound, a Groundhog. illus. by Chris Appelhans. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Jan. 2017. p. 72.

Sanna, Francesca. The Journey. illus. by author. Flying Eye. Sept. 2016. p. 80.

Middle Grade

Murray, Martine. Molly & Pim and the Millions of Stars. Knopf. Jan. 2017. p. 90.

Oh, Ellen, ed. Flying Lessons & Other Stories. Crown. Jan. 2017. p. 90.


Latham, Jennifer. Dreamland Burning. Little, Brown. Feb. 2017. p. 101.

NielsEn, Susin. Optimists Die First. Random/Wendy Lamb Bks. Feb. 2017. p. 103.

Silvera, Adam. History Is All You Left Me. Soho Teen. Jan. 2017. p. 105. POP

1611-star-cvs-2Graphic Novels

Crilley, Mark. The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How To Draw. illus. by author. Crown/Watson-Guptill. Jul. 2016. p. 124.


Bang, Molly & Penny Chisholm. Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth. illus. by Molly Bang. Scholastic/Blue Sky. Jan. 2017. p. 111.

Bolden, Tonya. Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls. Abrams. Jan. 2017. p. 120.

Grimes, Nikki. One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance. illus. by various. Bloomsbury. Jan. 2017. p. 120.

MizieliŃska, Aleksandra & Daniel Mizieli ński. Under Water, Under Earth. illus. by authors. Candlewick/Big Picture. Oct. 2016. p. 117.

Myers, Walter Dean. Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History. illus. by Floyd Cooper. HarperCollins. Jan. 2017. p. 117.

Nesbitt, Kenn, sel. One Minute Till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems To Send You Off to Sleep. illus. by Christoph Niemann. Little, Brown. Nov. 2016. p. 117.

Rockwell, Anne. A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent. illus. by Floyd Cooper. Carolrhoda. Nov. 2016. p. 118.

Adult Books 4 Teens

Hough, Robert. The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan. Anansi. May 2016. p. 107.

John, Elnathan. Born on a Tuesday. Black Cat. May 2016. p. 108.

Smith, Mychal Denzel. Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education. Perseus/Nation. Jun. 2016. p. 110.

Woodson, Jacqueline. Another Brooklyn. HarperCollins/Amistad. Aug. 2016. p. 109.

Professional Reading

Naidoo, Jamie Campbell & Katie Scherrer. Once upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish. ALA Editions. May 2016. p. 125.

Sadowski, Michael. Safe Is Not Enough: Better Schools for LGBTQ Students. Harvard Education. Aug. 2016. p. 125.


CUSHMAN, Karen. Grayling’s Song. Recorded Books. Jul. 2016. p. 54.

Jacobson, Megan. Yellow. Brilliance. Jul. 2016. p. 57.

SHEVAH, Emma. Dara Palmer’s Major Drama. Recorded Books. Jul. 2016. p. 56.


Hello Friend! Performed by The Hollow Trees. Hollow Trees Records. 2016. p. 54.

Novelties. Performed by Recess Monkey. Amazon Music. 2016. p. 54.

One. Performed by Aaron Nigel Smith. Aya World Productions. 2016. p. 54.

Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony. Performed by Doctor Noize & others. Doctor Noize, Inc. 2016. p. 54.

Press Play. Performed by Brady Rymer. Bumblin’ Bee Records. 2016. p. 55.

Ranger Rick’s Trail Mix: Vol. 1. Performed by The Whizpops! Stretch McCoy Records. 2016. p. 55.

Saddle Up. Performed by The Okee Dokee Brothers. Okee Dokee Music. 2016. p. 55.

Storytime Singalong: Vol. 1. Performed by Emily Arrow. Emily Arrow. 2016. p. 55.

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