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32 Stellar Titles | May 2017

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Picture Books

Brunetti, Ivan. Wordplay. illus. by author. 40p. TOON. May 2017. p. 72.

Cornwall, Gaia. Jabari Jumps. illus. by author. Candlewick. May 2017. p. 59.

Costello, David Hyde. Little Pig Saves the Ship. illus. by author. Charlesbridge. May 2017. p. 59.

Fucile, Tony. Poor Louie. illus. by author. Candlewick. Apr. 2017. p. 60.

Lazar, Tara. 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story. illus. by Ross MacDonald. Disney-Hyperion. May 2017. p. 63.

Naberhaus, Sarvinder. Blue Sky White Stars. illus. by Kadir Nelson. Dial. Jun. 2017. p. 66.

Chapter Books

Cheng, Andrea. The Year of the Garden. illus. by Patrice Barton. HMH. Apr. 2017. XPRESS

Middle Grade

Bowling, Dusti. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus. Sterling. Sept. 2017. p. 78.

Harrold, A.F. The Song from Somewhere Else. illus. by Levi Pinfold. Bloomsbury. Jul. 2017. p. 83.

Johnson, Jaleigh. The Quest to the Uncharted Lands. Delacorte. Jun. 2017. p. 84.

Korman, Gordon. Restart. Scholastic. May 2017. p. 86. POP

Rosenberg, Madelyn & Wendy Wan-Long Shang. This Is Just a Test. Scholastic. Jun. 2017. p. 91.

Williams-GARCIA, Rita. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. HarperCollins/Amistad. May 2017. p. 93.

Wolk, Lauren. Beyond the Bright Sea. Dutton. May 2017. p. 93.


Ali, S.K. Saints and Misfits. S. & S./Salaam Reads. Jun. 2017. p. 99.

Crowder, Melanie. An Uninterrupted View of the Sky. Philomel. Jun. 2017. p. 94.

Israel, Julie. Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index. Penguin/Kathy Dawson Bks. May 2017. p. 104.

Zappia, Francesca. Eliza and Her Monsters. HarperCollins/­Greenwillow. May 2017. p. 108.

Graphic Novels

Costa, Ben. Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli. illus. by James Parks. Knopf. Jun. 2017. p. 109.

Kindt, Matt. Dept. H: Vol. 1: Pressure. illus. by Matt Kindt & Sharlene Kindt. Dark Horse. Jan. 2017. XPRESS

Pullman, Philip. Mystery of the Ghost Ship. illus. by Fred Fordham. Scholastic/Graphix. Jun. 2017. p. 109.


Frydenborg, Kay. A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human. HMH. Mar. 2017. p. 121.

Martin, Jacqueline Briggs & June Jo Lee. Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix. illus. by Man One. Readers to Eaters. May 2017. p. 116.

Nelson, S.D. Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender. Abrams. Mar. 2017. p. 117.

Williams, Lily. If Sharks Disappeared. illus. by author. Roaring Brook. Jun. 2017. p. 119.

Adult Books 4 Teens

Carey, Jacqueline. Miranda and Caliban. Tor.Feb. 2017. p. 110.

George, Alex. Setting Free the Kites. Putnam. Feb. 2017. p. 110.

Professional Reading

Carroll, Joyce, Kelly Barger, Karla James, & Kristy Hill. Guided by Meaning in Primary Literacy: Libraries, Reading, Writing, and Learning. Libraries Unlimited. Feb. 2017. p. 128.


Duck on a Bike/Un pato en bicicleta. Weston Woods. 2017. p. 48. BL

Duck on a Tractor/Un pato en tractor. Weston Woods. 2017. p. 48. BL

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. PBS. 2016. p. 50.


Hale, Shannon & Dean Hale. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World. Listening Library. Feb. 2017. p. 51.

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

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