39 Thrilling Titles | February 2018

Highly anticipated titles from Justina Ireland, Jillian Tamaki, and Junot Diaz; professional reading on racism and inclusivity in children's lit; a graphic novel anthology explores trailblazing women throughout history and the world.

Picture Books

Buitrago, Jairo. On the Other Side of the Garden. illus. by Rafael Yockteng. Groundwood. Mar. 2018. p. 56

Díaz, Junot. Islandborn.

––––. Lola.

ea vol: illus. by Leo Espinosa. Dial. Mar. 2018. p. 57.

James, Matt. The Funeral. illus. by author. Groundwood. Apr. 2018. p. 60.

Light, Steve. Black Bird Yellow Sun. illus. by author. Candlewick. Mar. 2018. p. 62.

Tamaki, Jillian. They Say Blue. illus. by author. Abrams. Mar. 2018. p. 66.

Wiesner, David. I Got It! illus. by author. Clarion. Apr. 2018. p. 67.

Chapter Books

Viorst, Judith. Lulu Is Getting a Sister. illus. by Kevin Cornell. S. & S./Atheneum. Apr. 2018. p. 72.

Middle Grade

Anderson, John David. Granted. Harper­Collins/Walden Pond. Feb. 2018. p. 73.

Bigelow, Lisa Jenn. Drum Roll, Please. HarperCollins/Harper. Jun. 2018. p. 74.

McAnulty, Stacy. The Miscalculations of ­Lightning Girl. Random. May 2018. p. 81.

Messner, Kate. Breakout. Bloomsbury. Jun. 2018. p. 82.

Tyre, Lisa Lewis. Hope in the Holler. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. Jan. 2018. p. 86.


Bhathena, Tanaz. A Girl Like That. Farrar. Feb. 2018. p. 97.

Blake, Ashley Herring. Girl Made of Stars. HMH. May 2018. p. 98.

Chao, Gloria. American Panda. S. & S./Simon Pulse. Feb. 2018. p. 99.

Choi, Mary H.K. Emergency Contact. S. & S. Mar. 2018. p. 99.

Clare, Gwendolyn. Ink, Iron, and Glass. ­Imprint. Feb. 2018. p. 100.

Coles, Jay. Tyler Johnson Was Here. Little, Brown. Mar. 2018. p. 100.

Engle, Margarita. Jazz Owls. S. & S./Atheneum. May 2018. p. 93.

Ireland, Justina. Dread Nation. Harper­Collins/Balzer + Bray. Apr. 2018. p. 102.

Kiely, Brendan. Tradition. S. & S./Margaret K. McElderry Bks. May 2018. p. 103.

Stamper, Vesper. What the Night Sings. illus. by author. Knopf. Feb. 2018. p. 96.

Woodfolk, Ashley. The Beauty That Remains. Delacorte. Mar. 2018. p. 110.

Graphic Novels

Bagieu, Pénélope. Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World. illus. by author. First Second. Mar. 2018. p. 124.

Quintero, Isabel. Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide. illus. by Zeke Peña. Getty. Mar. 2018. p. 125.

Rubin, Sean. Bolivar. illus. by author. ­Archaia. Nov. 2017. XPRESS


Burkhart, Jessica, ed. Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles. ­S. & S./Simon Pulse. Apr. 2018. p. 120.

Dias, Marley. Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You. Scholastic. Jan. 2018. p. 120.

Fyvie, Erica. Trash Revolution: Breaking the Waste Cycle. illus. by Bill Slavin. Kids Can. Apr. 2018. p. 111.

Saedi, Sara. Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card. Knopf. Feb. 2018. p. 124.


Danza! Amalia Hernández and El Ballet ­Folklórico de México. Dreamscape. 2017. p. 42.

Deej. Rooy Media. 2017. p. 45.

Democracy in America. Media Rich Learning. 2017. p. 45.

Education, Inc. Media Education ­Foundation. 2016. p. 48.

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library. Dreamscape. 2017. p. 43.

Stories for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Weston Woods. 2017. p. 44.

Professional Reading

Fink, Cathy & Marcy Marxer. Cántale a tu bebé. illus. by James Nocito. Community Music. Sept. 2017. p. 126.

Nel, Philip. Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books. Oxford Univ. Aug. 2017. p. 126.


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