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36 Stellar Titles | July 2017

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Picture Books

Britt, Paige. Why Am I Me? illus. by Selina Alko & Sean Qualls. Scholastic. Oct. 2017. p. 56.

Dominguez, Angela. Sing, Don’t Cry. illus. by author. Holt. Aug. 2017. p. 58.

Elya, Susan Middleton. La Princesa and the Pea. illus. by Juana Martinez-Neal. Putnam. Sept. 2017. p. 59.

Fogliano, Julie. When’s My Birthday? illus. by Christian Robinson. Roaring Brook. Sept. 2017. p. 60.

Muth, Jon J. Mama Lion Wins the Race. illus. by author. Scholastic. Aug. 2017. p. 63.

Stead, Philip C. The Only Fish in the Sea. illus. by Matthew Cordell. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks. Aug. 2017. p. 65.

Weatherford, Carole Boston. In Your Hands. illus. by Brian Pinkney. S. & S./Atheneum. Sept. 2017. p. 66.

Middle Grade

Beasley, Cassie. Tumble & Blue. Dial. Aug. 2017. p. 69.

Hautman, Pete. Slider. Candlewick. Sept. 2017. p. 73.

Messner, Kate. The Exact Location of Home. Bloomsbury. Oct. 2017. p. 76.

O’Reilly, Jane. The Notations of Cooper ­Cameron. Carolrhoda. Oct. 2017. p. 77.

Townsend, Jessica. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow. Little, Brown. Oct. 2017. p. 79.

Yeh, Kat. The Way to Bea. Little, Brown. Sept. 2017. p. 80.


Jones, Kelly. Murder, Magic, and What We Wore. Knopf. Sept. 2017. p. 89.

McLemore, Anna-Marie. Wild Beauty. Feiwel & Friends. Oct. 2017. p. 83.

Mathieu, Jennifer. Moxie. Roaring Brook. Sept. 2017. p. 91.

Porter, Sarah. When I Cast Your Shadow. Forge/Tor Teen. Sept. 2017. p. 92.

Reeve, Philip. Black Light Express. Switch Pr. Aug. 2017. p. 83.

Reynolds, Jason. Long Way Down. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Bks. Oct. 2017. p. 94.

Graphic Novels

Alvarez, Lorena. Nightlights. illus. by author. Flying Eye/Nobrow. Mar. 2017. XPRESS

Poe, Edgar Allan. Poe: Stories and Poems. adapt. by Gareth Hinds. illus. by Gareth Hinds. Candlewick. Aug. 2017. p. 95.


Gantos, Jack. Writing Radar: Using Your Journal To Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories. illus. by author. Farrar. Aug. 2017. p. 105. POP

Harris, Chris. I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and ­Immature Grown-Ups. illus. by Lane Smith. Little, Brown. Sept. 2017. p. 100.

Montgomery, Sy. Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World’s Largest Rainforest. HMH. Jul. 2017. p. 108.

Noyes, Deborah. The Magician and the ­Spirits: Harry Houdini and the Curious Pastime of ­Communicating with the Dead. Viking. Aug. 2017. p. 108.

Saujani, Reshma. Girls Who Code: Learn To Code and Change the World. illus. by Andrea Tsurumi. Viking. Aug. 2017. p. 109. POP

Slater, Dashka. The 57 Bus. Farrar. Oct. 2017. p. 109.

Tate, Don. Strong as Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Became the Strongest Man on Earth. illus. by ­author Charlesbridge. Aug. 2017. p. 104.

Adult Books 4 Teens

Gladstone, Max, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, & Brian Francis Slattery. Bookburners. S. & S./ Saga. Jan. 2017. p. 96.

VanderMeer, Jeff. Borne. MCD. Apr. 2017. p. 97.


Friendshape. Weston Woods. 2017. p. 40. POP

Nero’s Sunken City. PBS. 2017. p. 42.


Best of Raffi. Performed by Raffi. Rounder ­Records. 2017. p. 46.

Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast. Performed by Andrew Barkan & Polly Hall. Palindrome ­Records. 2016. p. 46.

Night & Day. Performed by JoJo & the Pinecones. Produced by Benjamin Gallina & Joelle ­Lurie. 2017. p. 47.

Poulo Warali. Performed by Poulo Warali. ­ Awesome Tapes from Africa. 2017. p. 47.


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

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