29 Terrific Titles | October Stars 2017

Graphic novels broach tough topics like consent and police violence; Leigh Bardugo's Thorns excels at dark fantasy; a nonfiction title explores Harriet Tubman's early years.

Picture Books

Kahiu, Wanuri. The Wooden Camel. illus. by Manuela ­Adreani. Lantana. Oct. 2017. p. 77.

MacKAy, Elly. Waltz of the Snowflakes. illus. by author. Running Pr. Oct. 2017. p. 67.

Otoshi, Kathryn. Draw the Line. illus. by author. Roaring Brook. Oct. 2017. p. 80.

Rees, Douglas. Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna the Very First Chicken. illus. by Jed Henry. Holt. Sept. 2017. p. 81.

Schwartz, Amy. 100 Things I Love To Do with You. illus. by author. Abrams. Dec. 2017. p. 83.

Willems, Mo & Bryan Collier. It’s Shoe Time! illus. by ­authors. Disney. Nov. 2017. p. 86.

Chapter Books

Snyder, Laurel. Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy. illus. by ­Emily Hughes. Chronicle. Oct. 2017. p. 88.

Steinhöfel, Andreas. If My Moon Was Your Sun. illus. by Nele Palmtag. Plough. Nov. 2017. p. 88.

Middle Grade

Moore, David Barclay. The Stars Beneath Our Feet. Knopf. Sept. 2017. XPRESS

Puldio, Pamela. El misterioso aire azul. illus. by Pepe Ávalos. Uranito. Jan. 2017. XPRESS


Albert, Melissa. The Hazel Wood. Flatiron. Jan. 2018. p. 102.

Bardugo, Leigh. The Language of Thorns. Imprint. Sept. 2017. XPRESS

Black, Holly. The Cruel Prince. Little, Brown. Jan. 2018. p. 104. POP

Hopper, Laura. I Never. HMH. Nov. 2017. p. 108.

Mayhew, Julie. The Big Lie. Candlewick. Nov. 2017. p. 111.

Parker, Natalie C., ed. Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. p. 112.

Graphic Novels

Lee, Jen. Garbage Night. illus. by authors. Flying Eye/Nobrow. Jun. 2017. XPRESS

Liniers. Good Night, Planet. illus. by author. Toon. Sept. 2017. XPRESS

Medina, Tony. I Am Alfonso Jones. illus. by John Jennings & Stacey Robinson. Tu Bks. Oct. 2017. p. 115. POP

Ostertag, Molly. The Witch Boy. illus. by author. Scholastic/Graphix. Nov. 2017. p. 98.

Wallis, Pete & Thalia Wallis. What Does Consent Really Mean? illus. by Joseph Wilkins. Singing Dragon. Nov. 2017. p. 132.


Argueta, Jorge Tetl. Agua, Agüita/Water, Little Water. tr. from Spanish by Gabriela Baeza Ventura. illus. by ­Felipe ­Ugalde Alcántara. Piñata. Oct. 2017. p. 119. BL

Cline-Ransome, Lesa. Before She was Harriet. illus. by James E. Ransome. Holiday House. Nov. 2017. p. 120.

Yellowhorn, Eldon. Turtle Island: The Story of North America’s First People. illus. by Kathy Lowinger. ­Annick. Sept. 2017. p. 132.

Adult Books 4 Teens

Butler, Nickolas. The Hearts of Men. HarperCollins/ Ecco. Mar. 2017. p. 116.


Freedom in Congo Square. Dreamscape. 2017. p. 50.

Great Yellowstone Thaw: How Nature Survives. PBS. 2017. p. 51.

Joe’s Violin. Cinema Guild. 2016. p. 52.


GlÄser, Mechthild. Book Jumper. Tantor. Jul. 2017. p. 57.

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