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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | December 2016

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1612-star-pb-mgPicture Books

Agee, Jon. Life on Mars. illus. by author. Dial. Feb. 2017. p. 90.

ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. The Steadfast Tin Soldier. retold and illus. by JooHee Yoon. Enchanted Lion. Nov. 2016. p. 92.

Henkes, Kevin. Egg. illus. by author. Harper Collins/Greenwillow. Jan. 2017. p. 95.

Jiang, Ji-li. Lotus and Feather. illus. by Julie Downing. Disney-Hyperion. Dec. 2016. p. 96.

Medina, Juana. ABC Pasta: An Entertaining Alphabet. illus. by author. Viking. Feb. 2017. p. 98.

Middle Grade

Carter, Caela. Forever, or a Long, Long Time. HarperCollins. Mar. 2017. p. 107.

King, Amy Sarig. Me and Marvin Gardens. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Bks. Jan. 2017. p. 109.


Lacour, Nina. We Are Okay. Dutton. Feb. 2017. p. 120. POP

Marquardt, Marie. The Radius of Us. St. Martin’s Griffin. Jan. 2017. p. 122.

Soria, Destiny. Iron Cast. Abrams/Amulet. Oct. 2016. p. 124.

Graphic Novels

Clanton, Ben. Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea. illus. by author. Tundra. Oct. 2016. p. 106. POP

Xu, Ru. NewsPrints. illus. by author. Scholastic/Graphix. Jan. 2017. p. 111.


Bausum, Ann. The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power. National Geographic. Jan. 2017. p. 138.

Desmond, Jenni. The Polar Bear. illus. by author. Enchanted Lion. Nov. 2016. p. 130.

Leonard, Tom. Becoming Bach. illus. by author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks. Feb. 2017. p. 132.

Losure, Mary. Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d. Candlewick. Feb. 2017. p. 140.

McKissack, Patricia C. Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood. illus. by Brian Pinkney. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Jan. 2017. p. 133.

Ward, Jennifer. What Will Grow? illus. by Susie Ghahremani. Bloomsbury. Feb. 2017. p. 136.

Winter, Jonah. Mickey Mantle: The Commerce Comet. illus. by C.F. Payne. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Feb. 2017. p. 137.


“Sign with Robert” Series . Dist. by Tugg Edu. 2015. p. 77.

Supertruck. Dist. by Weston Woods. 2016. p. 78. POP


Bascomb, Neal. Sabotage: The Mission To Destroy Hitler’s Atomic Bomb. Recorded Books. Apr. 2016. p. 84.

Bruchac, Joseph. Talking Leaves. Listening Library. Aug. 2016. p. 81.

DiPucchio, Kelly. Grace for President. Weston Woods. Oct. 2016. p. 81.

Maniscalco, Kerri. Stalking Jack the ­Ripper. Hachette Audio. Sept. 2016. p. 85.

Stevenson, Noelle. Nimona. HarperAudio. Oct. 2016. p. 85.


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