32 Must-Have Titles by Courtney Summers, Ruby Bridges, and More | Starred Reviews, November 2020

This month's offerings include new entries from Megan Whalen Turner, David Yoon, Bill Nye, and Ruby Bridges. 


Picture Books

Barroux. Keep an Eye on Ivy. Thames & Hudson.

Derby, Cindy. Two Many Birds. Roaring Brook.

Hood, Morag. Brenda Is a Sheep. Random. 

Liu, Xuefeng. The Musician. illus. by Gunter Grossholz & Yuxi Wan. Reycraft.

Meisel, Paul. You Poop Here. Holiday House.

Parsley, Elise. How To Catch a Clover Thief. Little, Brown.

Phelan, Matt. Turtle Walk. HarperCollins/Greenwillow.

Quackenbush, Robert. Henry’s Important Date. S. & S./Aladdin.

Williamson, Sarah. Elevator Bird. Knopf.


Chapter Books

Katz, Alan. The Lieography of Amelia Earhart: The Absolutely Untrue, Totally Made Up, 100% Fake Life Story of a Great American Aviator. illus. by Tracy Hill. Tanglewood.


Middle Grade

Alston, B.B. Amari and the Night Brothers. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray.

Ansari, Rebecca K.S. The In-Between. HarperCollins/Walden Pond.

Kaufman, Amie & Ryan Graudin. The World Between Blinks. HarperCollins/Quill Tree.

Lane, Kathleen. Pity Party. Little, Brown.

Polonsky, Ami. Spin with Me. Farrar. 

Schmidt, Gary D. Just Like That. Clarion. 



Bryant, Elise. Happily Ever Afters. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray.

Harris, Pamela N. When You Look Like Us. HarperCollins/Quill Tree.

Moulite, Maika & Maritza Moulite. One of the Good Ones. Inkyard.

Summers, Courtney. The Project. St. Martin’s/Wednesday Bks.

Turner, Megan Whalen. Return of the Thief. HarperCollins/Greenwillow.

Yoon, David. Super Fake Love Song. Putnam. 


Graphic Novels

Viola, Jason. Science Comics: The Digestive System: A Tour Through Your Guts. illus. by Andy Ristaino. First Second.



Allenby, Victoria. Shape Up, Construction Trucks! Pajama Pr.

Bascomb, Neal. The Racers: How an Outcast Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Challenged Hitler’s Best. Scholastic Focus.

Bridges, Ruby. This Is Your Time. Delacorte.

Denise, Anika Aldamuy. A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer! illus. by Leo Espinosa. HarperCollins/Harper.

Montgomery, Heather L. Who Gives a Poop?: Surprising Science from One End to the Other. illus. by Iris Gottlieb. Bloomsbury.

Nye, Bill & Gregory Mone. Bill Nye’s Great Big World of Science. Abrams.

Shulevitz, Uri. Chance: Escape from the Holocaust. Farrar.

Yang, Kao Kalia. The Most Beautiful Thing. illus. by Khoa Le. Carolrhoda.


Adult Books 4 Teens

Clapsaddle, Annette Saunooke. Even As We Breathe. University of Kentucky.

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