41 Fresh Titles | May 2018

New picture books from Cynthia Alonso and Philip C. Stead; a documentary on HBCUs; teen-friendly poetry from Rupi Kaur; a graphic novel guide to they/them pronouns for young folks and adults alike.

Picture Books

Alonso, Cynthia. Aquarium. illus. by author. Chronicle. Apr. 2018. p. 64.

Fogliano, Julie. A House That Once Was. illus. by Lane Smith. Roaring Brook. May 2018. p. 68.

Jacoby, Sarah. Forever or a Day. illus. by ­author. Chronicle. Mar. 2018. p. 69.

Lies, Brian. The Rough Patch. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Aug. 2018. p. 69.

Ruzzier, Sergio. Fox & Chick: The Party: and Other Stories. Chronicle. Apr. 2018. p. 76.

Stead, Philip C. Vernon Is On His Way: Small Stories. illus. by author. Roaring Brook. Jun. 2018. p. 72.

Yelchin, Eugene. Pip & Pup. illus. by author. Holt/Godwin Bks. Apr. 2018. p. 75.

Middle Grade

Bowling, Dusti. 24 Hours in Nowhere. ­ Sterling. Sept. 2018. p. 80.

Hood, Susan. Lifeboat 12. S. & S. Sept. 2018. p. 84.


Córdova, Zoraida. Bruja Born. Sourcebooks/Fire. Jun. 2018. p. 93. POP

Goo, Maurene. The Way You Make Me Feel. Farrar. May 2018. p. 95. POP

Karim , Sheba. Mariam Sharma Hits the Road. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Jun. 2018. p. 97. POP

Redd, Tara Wilson. The Museum of Us. ­ Random/Wendy Lamb Bks. Jun. 2018. p. 100.

Sanchez, Jenny Torres. The Fall of Innocence. Philomel. Jun. 2018. p. 101.

Walton, Will. I Felt a Funeral in My Brain. Scholastic/PUSH. May 2018. p. 102.

Graphic Novels

Abouet, Marguerite. Akissi: Tales of Mischief. tr. from French by Judith Taboy & Marie Bédrune. illus. by Mathiew Sapin. Flying Eye/Nobrow. May 2018. p. 88.

Bessora. Alpha: Abidjan to Paris. tr. from French by Sarah Ardizzone. illus. by ­Barroux. Bellevue Literary Pr. May 2018. p. 104.

Bongiovanni, Archie & Tristan Jimerson. A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns. illus. by Archie Bongiovanni. Oni/­Limerence. Jun. 2018. p. 125.

Brosgol, Vera. Be Prepared. illus. by author. First Second. Apr. 2018. p. 125.

McCloskey, Kevin. Snails Are Just My Speed! illus. by author. Toon Bks. May 2018. p. 125.


ALVA, Alfredo & Deborah Mills. La Frontera: El viaje con papá/My Journey with Papa. tr. from by María A. Pérez. illus. by Claudia Navarro. Barefoot. May 2018. BL p. 113.

Kelly, Irene. A Frog’s Life. illus. by Margherita Borin. Holiday House. May 2018. p. 116.

Messner, Kate. The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs. illus. by Matthew Forsythe. Chronicle. May 2018. p. 119.

Thimmesh, Catherine. Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild. HMH. Apr. 2018. p. 124.

Adult Books 4 Teens

Abel, Heather. The Optimistic Decade. Algonquin. May 2018. p. 106.

Coster, Naima. Halsey Street. Little A. Jan. 2018. p. 107.

Dominik, Parisien & Navah Wolfe, eds. Robots vs. Fairies. S. & S./Saga. Jan. 2018. p. 107.

Kaur, Rupi. The Sun and Her Flowers. Andrews McMeel. Oct. 2017. p. 110.

Khan-Cullors, Patrisse & Asha Bandele. When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. St. Martin’s. Jan. 2018. p. 110

Klehfoth, Elizabeth. All These Beautiful Strangers. HarperCollins/Morrow. Jul. 2018. p. 109.

Navin, Rhiannon. Only Child. Knopf. Feb. 2018. p. 109.

Oluo, Ijeoma. So You Want To Talk About Race. Perseus/Seal. Jan. 2018. p. 111.

Westover, Tara. Educated: A Memoir. Random. Feb. 2018. p. 112.

Wides-Muñoz, Laura. The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means To Be American. HarperCollins/Harper. Jan. 2018. p. 112.


Caldecott Collection, Vol. III. Weston Woods. 2017. p. 49.

The Cheetah Children. PBS. 2018. p. 49. POP

Fletcher’s Seasons. Weston Woods. 2018. p. 49.

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: It’s a Beautiful Day Collection. PBS. 2018. p. 50. POP

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities. PBS. 2018. p. 57.

Tyrus. PBS. 2018. p. 57.

Written Off. Video Project. 2017. p. 58.

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