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38 Stellar New Titles | March 2017

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Bond, Rebecca. Pig & Goose and the First Day of Spring. illus. by author. Charlesbridge. Mar. 2017. p. 100.

Buitrago, Jairo. Walk with Me. tr. from Spanish by Elisa Amado. illus. by Rafael Yockteng. Groundwood. Mar. 2017. p. 101.

Layton, Neal. The Tree. illus. by author. Candlewick. Feb. 2017. p. 105.

Miyares, Daniel. That Neighbor Kid. illus. by author. S. & S. May 2017. p. 109.

Simler, Isabelle. The Blue Hour. tr. from French. illus. by author. Eerdmans. Feb. 2017. p. 112.

Yaccarino, Dan. Morris Mole. illus. by author. HarperCollins. May 2017. p. 115.

Chapter Books

Iwasa, Megumi. Yours Sincerely, Giraffe. tr. from Japanese by Cathy Hirano. illus. by Jun Takabatake. Gecko. Mar. 2017. p. 119.

Nilsson, Ulf. A Case in Any Case. tr. from Swedish by Julia Marshall. illus. by Gitte Spee. Gecko. Mar. 2017. p. 120.

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Almond, David. Harry Miller’s Run. illus. by Salvatore Rubbino. Candlewick. Feb. 2017. XPRESS

Crowder, Melanie. Three Pennies. S. & S./Atheneum. May 2017. p. 123.

Diaz, Alexandra. The Only Road. S. & S. Oct. 2016. XPRESS

Trafton, Jennifer. Henry and the Chalk Dragon. illus. by Benjamin Schipper. Rabbit Room. Apr. 2017. p. 133.


Bayerl, Katie. A Psalm for Lost Girls. Putnam. Mar. 2017. p. 140.

Bolden, Tonya. Crossing Ebenezer Creek. Bloomsbury. May 2017. p. 135.

Hardinge, Frances. A Face Like Glass. Abrams/Amulet. May 2017. p. 136.

Kaplan, A.E. Grendel’s Guide to Love and War. Knopf. Apr. 2017. p. 145.

Lee, Mackenzi. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Jun. 2017. p. 146. POP

Peet, Mal with Meg Rosoff. Beck. Candlewick. Apr. 2017. p. 149.

Sedgwick, Marcus. Saint Death. Roaring Brook. Apr. 2017 p. 150.

Weston, Carol. Speed of Life. Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky. Apr. 2017. p. 140.


Graphic Novels

Arnold, Tedd, Martha Hamilton, & Mitch Weiss. Noodleheads See the Future. illus. by Tedd Arnold. Holiday House. Jan. 2017. p. 121.

Westerfeld, Scott. Spill Zone. illus. by Alex Puvilland. First Second. May 2017. p. 152.


Alexander, Kwame with Mary Rand Hess & Deanna Nikaido. Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Picture. photos by Joel Sartore. National Geographic. Feb. 2017. p. 156.

Behnke, Alison Marie. Racial Profiling: Everyday Inequality. Twenty-First Century. Apr. 2017. p. 166.

Corey, Shana. A Time To Act: John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech. illus. by R. Gregory Christie. NorthSouth. Apr. 2017. p. 158.

Heiligman, Deborah. Vincent and Theo: The van Gogh Brothers. Holt. Apr. 2017. p. 169.

Osborne, Linda Barrett. Come On in, America: The United States in World War I. Abrams. Mar. 2017. p. 171.

Smith, Danna. The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry. illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. Candlewick. Apr. 2017. p. 165.


Lind, Nancy S., Erik T. Rankin, & Gardenia Harris. Today’s Economic Issues: Democrats and Republicans. ABC-CLIO. Aug. 2016. p. 67.


I Voted? Dist. by Tugg Educational. 2016. p. 60.

Incarcerating US. Dist. by Bullfrog Films. 2015. p. 60.

My Congo. Dist. by PBS. 2016. p. 60.

The Story of Cats. Dist. by PBS. 2016. p. 61.

Treasures of the Earth. Dist. by PBS. 2017. p. 61.


BRIGHT, Paul, Brian Sibley, Jeanne Willis, & Kate Saunders. The Best Bear in All the World. Books on Tape. Oct. 2016. p. 62.

Brown, Skila. To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner Party. Brilliance Audio. Oct. 2016. p. 64.

MEYER , Marissa. Heartless . Macmillan Audio. Nov. 2016. p. 66.

Stelson, Caren. Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story. Dreamscape. Dec. 2016. p. 66.

Turner, Pamela S. Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune. Recorded Books. Oct. 2016. p. 66.

This article was published in School Library Journal's March 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.



  1. I am always reminded anew when I look at these lists that I wish the titles were hyperlinked.