April 23, 2018

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34 Can’t-Miss Titles from SLJ’s April 2018 Issue

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Picture Books

Barnett, Mac. Square. illus. by Jon Klassen. Candlewick. May 2018. p. 102.

Becker, Aaron. A Stone for Sascha. illus. by author. Farrar. May 2018. p. 102

Kheiriyeh, Rashin. Saffron Ice Cream. illus. by author. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Bks. May 2018. p. 108.

Lilly, Elizabeth. Geraldine. illus. by author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks. Jun. 2018. p. 108.

Salmieri, Daniel. Bear and Wolf. illus. by ­author. Enchanted Lion. Mar. 2018. p. 111.

Vandever, Daniel W. Fall in Line, Holden! ­illus. by author. Salina Bookshelf. Jul. 2017. XPRESS

Willems, Mo. A Busy Creature’s Day Eating: An Alphabetical Smorgasboard. illus. by ­author. Disney-Hyperion. Mar. 2018. p. 113.

Middle Grade

Applegate, Katherine. Endling: The Last. HarperCollins/Harper. May 2018. p. 116. POP

Mass, Wendy & Rebecca Stead. Bob. illus.by Nicholas Gannon. Feiwel & Friends. May 2018. p. 122. POP

Respicio, Mae. The House That Lou Built. ­Random/Wendy Lamb Bks. Jun. 2018. p. 122.


Alexander, Kwame. Rebound. HMH. Apr. 2018. p. 126.

Arnold, David. The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik. Viking. May 2018. p. 128.

Cameron, Sophie. Out of the Blue. Roaring Brook. May 2018. p. 130.

Chan, Crystal. All That I Can Fix. S. & S./ Simon Pulse. Jun. 2018. p. 127.

Gilbert, Kelly Loy. Picture Us in the Light. Disney-Hyperion. Apr. 2018. p. 132.

Jackson, Tiffany D. Monday’s Not Coming. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. May 2018. p. 134.

Mather, Janice Lynn. Learning To Breathe. S. & S. Jun. 2018. p. 135.

Millard, Glenda. The Stars at Oktober Bend. Candlewick. May 2018. p. 136.

Miller, Samuel. A Lite Too Bright. Harper­Collins/Katherine Tegen Bks. May 2018. p. 136.

Oshiro, Mark. Anger Is a Gift. Tor/Tor Teen. May 2018. p. 136.

Graphic Novels

Sell, Chad & others. The Cardboard Kingdom. illus. by Chad Sell. Knopf. Jun. 2018. ­­ p. 125.

FLEMING, Ann Marie. Window Horses: The ­Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming. illus. by Kevin Langdale & others. Bedside. Mar. 2018. p. 139.

Flood, Joe. Sharks: Nature’s Perfect Hunter. illus. by author. First Second. Apr. 2018. p. 152.


Gianferrari, Maria. Hawk Rising. illus. by Brian Floca. Roaring Brook. May 2018. p. 142.

Gyetxw, Hetxw’ms (Brett D. Huson). The ­Sockeye Mother. illus. by Natasha ­Donovan. Highwater. Mar. 2018. p. 143.

Rosenstock, Barb. Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the ­Bathysphere. illus. by Katherine Roy. Little, Brown. Jun. 2018. p. 145.


Elliott, David. In the Past: From ­Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years. illus. by Matthew ­Trueman. ­Candlewick. Mar. 2018. p. 154.

HERRERA, Juan Felipe. Jabberwalking. ­Candlewick. Mar. 2018. p. 155.

Hesterman, Katie. A Round of Robins. ­illus. by Sergio Ruzzier. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. Mar. 2018. p. 155.

Medina, Tony. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy. illus. by various. Penny Candy Bks. Feb. 2018. p. 155.

Reynolds, Jason. For Every One. S. & S./ Atheneum. Apr. 2018. p. 156. POP


BLACK, Holly. The Cruel Prince. Hachette ­Audio. Jan. 2018. p. 52.

MARRIN, Albert. Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The ­Influenza Pandemic of 1918. Listening ­Library. Jan. 2018. p. 52.

Sánchez, Erika L. I Am Not Your Perfect ­Mexican Daughter. Listening Library. Oct. 2017. p. 53.


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