38 Dazzling Titles | February 2019 Stars

Must-have new titles for library collections, reviewed in our February issue.

Picture Books

Dubuc, Marianne. Otto and Pio. illus. by author. Princeton Architectural Pr. Mar. 2019. p. 48.

Eliot, Hannah. Lunar New Year. illus. by Alina Chau. Little Simon. Dec. 2018. p. 42.

Godwin, Jane & Davina Bell. Baby Day. illus. by Freya Blackwood. S. & S./Atheneum. Mar. 2019. p. 46.

Luyken, Corinna. My Heart. illus. by author. Dial. Jan. 2019. p. 51.

McKissack, Patricia C. What Is Given from the Heart. illus. by April Harrison. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Jan. 2019. p. 44.

Stevenson, Robin. Pride Colors. Orca. Mar. 2019. p. 44.

Surnaite, Margarita. The Lost Book. illus. by author. S. & S./Margaret K. McElderry Bks. p. 54.


Chapter Books

Angleberger, Tom. Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster. illus. by Jared ­Chapman. Abrams/Amulet. Mar. 2019. p. 55.


Middle Grade

Benjamin, Ali. The Next Great Paulie Fink. Little, Brown. Apr. 2019. p. 57.

Blake, Ashley Herring. The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James. Little, Brown. Mar. 2019. p. 57.

Goldberg Sloan, Holly & Meg Wolitzer. To Night Owl From Dogfish. Dial. Feb. 2019. p. 58.

Hernandez, Carlos. Sal and Gabi Break the Universe. Disney-Hyperion. Mar. 2019. p. 58.

RamÉe, Lisa Moore. A Good Kind of Trouble. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. Mar. 2019. p. 60.

Venkatraman, Padma. The Bridge Home. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. Feb. 2019. p. 62.

Williams, Alicia D. Genesis Begins Again. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Bks. Jan. 2019. p. 63.



Bardugo, Leigh. King of Scars. Imprint. Jan. 2019. p. 72. POP

Hutchinson, Shaun David. The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried. S. & S./Simon Pulse. Feb. 2019. p. 73.

Jackson, Kosoko. A Place for Wolves. Sourcebooks/Fire. Apr. 2019. p. 74.

Johnston, E.K. The Afterward. Dutton. Feb. 2019. p. 74.

McCarthy, Cori & Amy Rose Capetta. Once & Future. Little, Brown. Mar. 2019. p. 75. POP

McGovern, Kate. Fear of Missing Out. Farrar. Mar. 2019. p. 75.

Norriss, Andrew. Mike. Scholastic/David Fickling Bks. Feb. 2019. p. 76.

Reynolds, Justin A. Opposite of Always. ­HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Mar. 2019. p. 76. POP

Thomas, Angie. On the Come Up. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. Feb. 2019. p. 77.

Waller, Sharon Biggs. Girls on the Verge. Holt. Apr. 2019. p. 78.

Graphic Novels

Bertagna, Julie. Wildheart: The Daring Adventures of John Muir. illus. by William Goldsmith. Yosemite Conservancy. Mar. 2019. p. 86.

Brown, Don. Rocket to the Moon! illus. by author. Abrams/Amulet. Mar. 2019. p. 86.

Hinds, Gareth. The Iliad. illus. by author. Candlewick. Mar. 2019. p. 86.

Panetta, Kevin. Bloom. illus. by Savanna Ganucheau. First Second. Feb. 2019. p. 78.



Dutcher, Jim & Jamie Dutcher with Glen Phalen. Running with Wolves: Our Story of Life with the Sawtooth Pack. photos by authors. National Geographic. Jan. 2019. p. 83.

Foreman, Michael. Stubby: A True Story of Friendship. illus. by author. Andersen. Apr. 2019. p. 80.

Greenberg, Jan & Sandra Jordan. Two Brothers, Four Hands. illus. by Hadley Hooper. Holiday House/Neal Porter Bks. Apr. 2019. p. 80.

Hollihan, Kerrie Logan. Mummies Exposed! Abrams. May 2019. p. 84.

Jenkins, Martin. Beware of the Crocodile. illus. by Satoshi Kitamura. Candlewick. Mar. 2019. p. 81.

Keyser, Amber J. No More Excuses: Dismantling Rape Culture. Lerner. Mar. 2019. p. 84.

Safina, Carl. Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel. Roaring Brook. Apr. 2019. p. 85.


Professional Reading

Manglik, Gauri & Sadaf Siddique. Muslims in Story: Expanding Multicultural Understanding Through Children’s and Young Adult Literature. ALA Editions. Sept. 2018. p. 87.

Ewing, Eve L. Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side. University of Chicago. Oct. 2018. p. 87.

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