41 Stellar Titles | January 2018

Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel Speak in graphic novel format; Vashti Harrison's charming, informative exploration of black women throughout history; an audio edition of Philip Pullman's much-anticipated latest.

Picture Books

Blackall, Sophie. Hello Lighthouse. illus. by author. Little, Brown. Apr. 2018. p. 54.

de la Peña, Matt. Love. illus. by Loren Long. Putnam. Jan. 2018. p. 56.

Himmelman, John. Floaty. illus. by author. Holt. Jan. 2018. p. 59.

Peoples-Riley, Daria. This Is It. illus. by author. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Feb. 2018. p. 60.

Selznick, Brian & David Serlin. Baby Monkey, Private Eye. illus. by Brian Selznick. Scholastic. Feb. 2018. p. 64.

Stein, David Ezra. Honey. illus. by author. ­Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. Mar. 2018. p. 62.

Middle Grade

Blake, Ashley Herring. Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World. Little, Brown. Mar. 2018. p. 69.

Callender, Kheryn. Hurricane Child. Scholastic. Mar. 2018. p. 69.

Carroll, Emma. Strange Star. Delacorte. Mar. 2018. p. 69.

Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Journey of Little Charlie. Scholastic. Jan. 2018. p. 70.

Dasgupta, Sayantani. The Serpent’s Secret. Scholastic. Feb. 2018. p. 70.

Dominguez, Angela. Stella Diaz Has Something To Say. Roaring Brook. Jan. 2018. p. 70.

Hiranandani, Veera. The Night Diary. Dial. Feb. 2018. p. 73.

Rhodes, Jewell Parker. Ghost Boys. Little, Brown. Apr. 2018. p. 77.

Richmond, Caroline Tung. Live in Infamy: A Companion to The Only Thing To Fear. Scholastic. Mar. 2018. p. 77.


Blair, Kate. Tangled Planet. Dancing Cat Bks. May 2018. p. 84.

Hutchinson, Shaun David. The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza. S. & S./Simon Pulse. Feb. 2018. p. 87.

McCullough, Joy. Blood Water Paint. Dutton. Mar. 2018. p. 89.

Ribay, Randy. After the Shot Drops. HMH. Mar. 2018. p. 90. POP

Shusterman, Neal. Thunderhead. S. & S. Jan. 2018. p. 90. POP

Steiger, A.J. When My Heart Joins the Thousand. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Feb. 2018. p. 90.

Wyk, C.V. Blood and Sand. Tor Teen. Jan. 2018. p. 91. POP

Graphic Novels

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak: The Graphic Novel. illus. by Emily Carroll. Farrar. Feb. 2018. p. 91.

O’Connor, George. Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. illus. by author. First Second. Jan. 2018. p. 105. POP


BeltraN, Roxanne & Patrick Robinson. A Seal Named Patches. University of Alaska. Nov. 2017. p. 96.

Harrison, Vashti. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. illus. by author. Little, Brown. Dec. 2017. p. 97. POP

Judge, Lita. Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein. illus. by author. Roaring Brook. Jan. 2018. p. 107.

McCarthy, Meghan. All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff. illus. by author. S. & S./Paula Wiseman Bks. Feb. 2018. p. 98.

Nye, Naomi Shihab. Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Feb. 2018. p. 107.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Martin Rising: Requiem for a King. illus. by Brian Pinkney. Scholastic. Jan. 2018. p. 107.

Sayre, April Pulley. Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet. photos by author. Harper Collins/Greenwillow. Feb. 2018. p. 108.

Swanson, James L. Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassin. Scholastic.. p. 104.

Valdez, Patricia. Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles. illus. by Felicita Sala. Knopf. p. 102.

Wallace, Sandra Neil. Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. S. & S./Paula Wiseman Bks. Jan. 2018. p. 102.

Wright, Richards & Nina Crews. Seeing into Tomorrow. illus. by Nina Crews. Millbrook. Feb. 2018. p. 108.

Adult Books 4 Teens

Ata, Iasmin Omar. Mis(h)adra. illus. by author. S. & S./Gallery 13. Oct. 2017. p. 93.

Chakraborty, S.A. The City of Brass. Harper Voyager. Nov. 2017. p. 92.

Moreno-Garcia, Silvia. The Beautiful Ones. St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne. Oct. 2017. p. 93.


Morris, Chad and Shelly Brown. Mustaches for Maddie. Shadow Mountain. Oct. 2017. p. 42.

Dao, Julie C. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. Listening Library. Oct. 2017. p. 45.

Pullman, Philip. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage. Listening Library. Oct. 2017. p. 45.


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