45 Phenomenal Titles | November 2018 Stars

We spotlight the best of children's and YA materials reviewed in our November issue, including the latest from Kevin Henkes, Sharon Draper, Roshani Chokshi, and Ibi Zoboi.

Picture Books

Brunetti, Ivan. 3x4. illus. by author. Toon Bks. Sept. 2018. p. 65.

Diggs, Taye. I Love You More Than . . . illus. by Shane W. Evans. Feiwel & Friends. Sept. 2018. p. 56.

Frazee, Marla. Little Brown. illus. by author. ­S. & S./Beach Lane. Oct. 2018. p. 58.

Henkes, Kevin. Winter Is Here. illus. by Laura Dronzek. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Nov. 2018. p. 58.

Klocek, Noah. Dreamland. illus. by author. Candlewick. Nov. 2018. p. 60.

Kousky, Vern. Harold Loves His Woolly Hat. illus. by author. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Dec. 2018. p. 60.

Montanari, Susan. Hip-Hop Lollipop. illus. by Brian Pinkney. Random/Schwartz & Wade. Oct. 2018. p. 64.

Newman, Jeff. Found. illus. by Larry Day. S. & S. Nov. 2018. p. 64.

Middle Grade

Doyle, Catherine. The Storm Keeper’s Island. Bloomsbury. Jan. 2019. p. 66.

Draper, Sharon M. Blended. S. & S. Oct. 2018. p. 66.

Haydu, Corey Ann. Eventown. HarperCollins. Feb. 2019. p. 67.

Schmidt, Gary D. Pay Attention, Carter Jones. Clarion. Feb. 2019. p. 68.

Simon, T.R. Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground. Candlewick. Sept. 2018. p. 68.

Swanson, Matthew. Two’s a Crowd: The Real McCoys. Imprint. Nov. 2018. p. 68.


Akiyoshi, Rikako. The Dark Maidens. illus. by Booota. Vertical. May 2018. p. 70.

Alexander, Kwame with Mary Rand Hess. Swing. Blink. Oct. 2018. p. 71. POP

Bolden, Tonya. Inventing Victoria. Bloomsbury Jan. 2019. p. 72.

Chee, Traci. The Storyteller. Putnam. Nov. 2018. p. 70.

Chokshi, Roshani. The Gilded Wolves. ­Wednesday Bks. Jan. 2019. p. 73. POP

Crockett, Mary. How She Died, How I Lived. Little, Brown. Nov. 2018. p. 73.

Dayton, Arwen Elys. Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful. Delacorte. Dec. 2018. p. 74.

Konigsberg, Bill. The Music of What Happens. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. Jan. 2019. p. 77.

Mejia, Tehlor Kay. We Set the Dark on Fire. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen. Feb. 2019. p. 78.

Solomon, Rachel Lynn. Our Year of Maybe. S. & S./Simon Pulse. Jan. 2019. p. 79.

Zoboi, Ibi , ed. Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. Jan. 2019. p. 80.

Graphic Novels

Craft, Jerry. New Kid. illus. by author. HarperCollins. Feb. 2019. p. 69.

Delliquanti, Blue with Soleil Ho. Meal. illus. by author. Iron Circus Comics. Oct. 2018. p. 80.


Desmond, Jenni. The Elephant. illus. by author. Enchanted Lion. Oct. 2018. p. 85.

Duncan, Alice Faye. Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968. ­illus. by R. Gregory Christie. Calkins Creek. Aug. 2018. p. 85.

Gates, Henry, Jr. with Tonya Bolden. Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow. Scholastic Focus. Jan. 2019. p. 92.

Okamoto, Nadya. Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement. S. & S. Oct. 2018. p. 93.

Weatherford, Carole Boston. The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop. illus. by Frank Morrison. little bee. Jan. 2019. p. 90.

Adult Books 4 Teens

Brandreth, Benet. The Spy of Venice: A ­William Shakespeare Mystery. Pegasus Crime. Aug. 2018. p. 81.

Chung, Nicole. All You Can Ever Know. ­Catapult. Oct. 2018. p. 83.

Crandall, Susan. The Myth of Perpetual Summer. Gallery. Jun. 2018. p. 81.

Edim, Glory, ed. Well-Read Black Girl: ­Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves. ­Ballantine. Oct. 2018. p. 83.

Gay, Roxane, ed. Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture. Harper Perennial. May 2018. p. 83.

Hosseini, Khaled. Sea Prayer. illus. by Dan Williams. Riverhead. Sept. 2018. p. 81.

Iweala, Uzodinma. Speak No Evil. HarperCollins/Harper. Mar. 2018. p. 82.

Jauhar, Sandeep. Heart: A History. Farrar. Sept. 2018. p. 83.

Segalov, Michael & HUCK Magazine. Resist!: How To Be an Activist in the Age of Defiance. Laurence King. Aug. 2018. p. 84.


Morgenstern, Julie. Time To Parent: ­Organizing Your Life To Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You. Holt. Sept. 2018. p. 94.

Professional Reading

Alexander, Kwame. The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop (and You Can Too!). Shell Education. Jul. 2018. p. 95.

Carson, Jenn. Get Your Community Moving: Physical Literacy Programs for All Ages. ALA Editions. Jun. 2018. p. 95.


44 Pages. Passion River. 2017. p. 49.

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