42 Spectacular Titles | November 2017

Long-awaited fiction from John Green, Frances Hardinge, and Philip Pullman; a fantastical feather picture book; stellar nonfiction explores historical figures in the Civil Rights movement.

Picture Books

Banks, Kate. How To Find an Elephant. illus. by Boris Kulikov. Farrar/Margaret Ferguson Bks. Nov. 2017. p. 56.

Beebe, Katy. Nile Crossing. illus. by Sally Wern Comport. Eerdmans. Oct. 2017. p. 56.

Davies, Nicola. The Pond. illus. by Cathy Fisher. Graffeg. Nov. 2017. p. 59.

Hart, Caryl. Let’s Go to the Farm. illus. by Lauren Tobia. Kane Miller. Dec. 2017. p. 55.

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse & Paris Rosenthal. Dear Girl. illus. by Holly Hatam. HarperCollins/Harper. Jan. 2018. p. 66.

Tsurumi, Andrea. Accident! illus. by author. HMH. Oct. 2017. p. 67.

Wenxuan, Cao. Feather. tr. from Chinese by Chloe Garcia Roberts. illus. by Roger Mello. Steerforth. Sept. 2017. p. 67.

Middle Grade

Connor, Leslie. The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Jan. 2018. p. 71.

Meriano, Anna. Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble. HarperCollins/Walden Pond. Jan. 2018. p. 75.


Ahmed, Samira. Love, Hate & Other Filters. Soho Teen. Jan. 2018.p. 81.

Green, John. Turtles All the Way Down. Dutton. Oct. 2017. XPRESS

Hardinge, Frances. A Skinful of Shadows. Abrams/ Amulet. Oct. 2017. XPRESS

Konen, Leah. Love and Other Train Wrecks. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Jan. 2018. p. 89.

Pullman, Philip. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage. Knopf. Oct. 2017. XPRESS

Surmelis, Angelo. The Dangerous Art of Blending In. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. Jan. 2018. p. 93.

Graphic Novels

Findakly, Brigitte & Lewis Trondheim. Poppies of Iraq. tr. from French by Helge Dascher. illus. by authors. Drawn & Quarterly. Sept. 2017. p. 108.

Gillman, Melanie. As the Crow Flies. illus. by author. Iron Circus Comics. Nov. 2017. p. 94.


Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem & Raymond Obstfeld. Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court. Little, Brown. Nov. 2017. p. 106. POP

Bolden, Tonya. Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man. Abrams. Jan. 2018. p. 106.

Clark-Robinson, Monica. Let the Children March. illus. by Frank Morrison. HMH. Jan. 2018. p. 99.

Pitman, Gayle E. Feminism From A to Z. ­Magination. Oct. 2017. p. 107.

Rusch, Elizabeth. Impact!: Asteroids and the ­Science of Saving the World. HMH. Nov. 2017. p. 107.

Weatherford, Carole Boston. Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You. illus. by James E. Ransome. Bloomsbury. Jan. 2018. p. 104.

Adult Books 4 Teens

Bui, Thi. The Best We Could Do. illus. by author. Abrams ComicArts. Mar. 2017. p. 96.

Khair, Tabish. Just Another Jihadi Jane. ­Interlink. Jan. 2017. p. 95.

Ng, Celeste. Little Fires Everywhere. Penguin Pr. Sept. 2017. p. 96.

Radtke, Kristen. Imagine Wanting Only This. ­illus. by author. Pantheon. Apr. 2017. p. 97.

White, Nick. How To Survive a Summer. Penguin/Blue Rider. Jun. 2017. p. 96.


Freedom over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought To Life. Dreamscape. 2017. p. 43.

Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark. PBS. 2017. p. 45.

The Vietnam War. PBS. 2017. p. 46.


Oakes, Stephanie. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly. Recorded Bks. Aug. 2017. p. 48.


Camp Songs. Performed by Ella Jenkins. Smithsonian Folkways. 2017. p. 49.

Dessert Island. Performed by Froggins and Bug. Prod. by Dean Jones. 2017. p. 49.

Junie B. Jones the Musical Cast Album. Performed by various performers. Theatreworks/USA. 2017. p. 49.

Kinder Lullaby. Performed by Brian and Terri ­Kinder. Kindersongs. 2016. p. 49.

Life on a Trampoline. Performed by Randy Sharp and Dave Kinnoin. Song Wizard Records/CD Baby. 2017. p. 49.

Made in LA. Performed by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Rainy Days Dimes Music. 2017. p. 49.

Mundo Verde/Green World. Performed by Mister G. Coil Records. 2017. p. 50.

My Mom Is Batman! Performed by The Mighty Magic Pants. Family Fridge Music. 2017. p. 50.

Rise Shine #Woke. Performed by Alphabet ­Rockers. School Time Music. 2017. p. 50.

Swing Set. Performed by Jazzy Ash. Leaping ­Lizards Music. 2017. p. 51.

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Hi there, I was wondering if you'd be adding more of your stars lists for 2018 titles? Thanks!

Posted : Feb 14, 2018 01:29




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