40 Fantastic Titles | December 2017

Audio editions of stellar titles by Mitali Perkins and David Barclay Moore; a book on autism for young audiences; educator and activist Betty Shabazz's early years are explored.

Picture Books

Bernstein, Galia. I Am a Cat. illus. by ­author. Abrams. Feb. 2018. p. 82.

KerascoËT. I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness. illus. by author. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Feb. 2018. p. 86.

Kuefler, Joseph. The Digger and the Flower. illus. by author. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. Jan. 2018. p. 86.

Scanlon, Liz Garton. Kate, Who Tamed The Wind. illus. by Lee White. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Feb. 2018. p. 91.

Middle Grade

Johnson, Varian. The Parker Inheritance. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Bks. Mar. 2018. p. 97.

Kelly, Erin Entrada. You Go First. Harper Collins/Greenwillow. Apr. 2018. p. 97.

Shabazz, Ilyasah with Renée Watson. Betty Before X. Farrar. Jan. 2018.p. 100.


Abawi, Atia. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes. Philomel. Jan. 2018. p. 103.

Ahmadi, Arvin. Down and Across. Viking. Jan. 2018. p.105.

Dimaline, Cherie. The Marrow Thieves. ­Dancing Cat Bks. Sept. 2017. p. 106.

Kemmerer, Brigid. More Than We Can Tell. Bloomsbury. Mar. 2018. p. 108.

Maaren, Kari. Weave a Circle Round. ­TorTeen. Nov. 2017. XPRESS

Marsh, Sarah Glenn. Reign of the Fallen. Penguin/Razorbill. Jan. 2018. p. 104.

Thomas, Leah. When Light Left Us. Bloomsbury. Feb. 2018. p. 113.

Graphic Novels

Kullab, Samya. Escape from Syria. illus. by Jackie Roche. Firefly. Oct. 2017. p. 114.

Wang, Jen. The Prince and the Dressmaker. ­illus. by author. First Second. Feb. 2018. p. 114.


Burns, Loree Griffin. Life on Surtsey: Iceland’s Upstart Island. HMH. Nov. 2017. p. 122.

Elliott, Zetta. Benny Doesn’t Like To Be Hugged. illus. by Purple Wong. Rosetta Pr. Sept. 2017. XPRESS

Markle, Sandra. Snowy Owl Invasion!: Tracking an Unusual Migration. Millbrook. Feb. 2018. p. 119.

Sidman, Joyce. The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science. HMH. Feb. 2018. p. 124.

Smith-gonzalez, Matthew & Maya Gonzalez. They She He Me. illus. by Maya Gonzalez. Reflection Pr. Oct. 2017. p. 121.

Veirs, Laura. Libba: The Magnificent ­Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten. illus. by Tatyana ­Fazlalizdeh. Chronicle. Jan. 2018. p. 121.

Adult Books 4 Teens

Borders, Ila Jane & Jean Hastings Ardell. Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball ­Odyssey. Univ. of Nebraska. Apr. 2017. p. 117.

Gill, John Freeman. The Gargoyle Hunters. Knopf. Mar. 2017. p. 115.

McGuire, Seanan. Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Tor.com/Tom Doherty Bks. Jun. 2017. p. 116.

Stephenson, Neal & Nicole Galland. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. William Morrow. Jun. 2017. p. 116.

Yolen, Jane. The Emerald Circus. Tachyon. Nov. 2017. p.117.


Revolting Rhymes. Public Media ­Distribution. 2017. p. 71.

School’s First Day of School. Weston Woods. 2017. p. 71. POP

The Farthest: Voyager in Space. PBS. 2017. p. 73.


Bell, Jennifer. The Uncommoners: The Crooked Sixpence. Listening Library. Jan. 2017. XPRESS

Cashore, Kristin. Jane, Unlimited. Listening Library. Sept. 2017. p. 77.

Freedman, Russell. Because They Marched: The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America. Dreamscape. Jan. 2017. XPRESS

Gratz, Alan. Refugee. Recorded Bks. Jul. 2017. p. 75.

Konigsberg, Bill. Openly Straight. Dreamscape. Mar. 2017. XPRESS

LaCour, Nina. We Are Okay. Listening ­Library. Feb. 2017. XPRESS

Moore, David Barclay. The Stars Beneath Our Feet. Listening Library. Sept. 2017. p. 76.

Perkins, Mitali. You Bring the Distant Near. Listening Library. Sept. 2017. p. 79.

Porter, Sarah. Vassa in the Night. Recorded Bks. Jan. 2017. XPRESS

Powell, Patricia Hruby. Loving Vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case. Jan. 2017. Dreamscape. XPRESS


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