56 Excellent Titles | July 2018

From a graphic novel–style picture book by Kate DiCamillo to a Pride and Prejudice retelling set in Brooklyn, these works are must-haves for your collection.

Good Rosie! (DiCamillo). Illustration by Harry Bliss

Picture Books

Averbeck, Jim. Trevor. illus. by Amy Hevron. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks. Jul. 2018. p. 48.

Child, Brenda J. Bowwow Powwow. tr. from Ojibwe by Gordon Jourdain. illus. by Jonathan Thunder. Minnesota Historical Society. May 2018. XPRESS

Colón, Raúl. Imagine! illus. by author. S. & S./Paula Wiseman Bks. Sept. 2018. p. 49.

Cummins, Lucy Ruth. Stumpkin. illus. by author. S. & S./Atheneum. Jul. 2018. p. 44.

DiCamillo, Kate. Good Rosie! illus. by Harry Bliss. Candlewick. Sept. 2018. p. 50.

Gay, Marie-Louise. Mustafa. illus. by author. Groundwood. Aug. 2018. p. 52.

Khan, Hena. Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes. illus. by ­Mehrdokht Amini. Chronicle. Apr. 2018. p. 53.

Lin, Grace. A Big Mooncake for Little Star. Little, Brown. Aug. 2018. p. 45.

McNamara, Margaret. The Dinosaur Expert. illus. by G. Brian Karas. Random. Jul. 2018. p. 54.

Mora, Oge. Thank You, Omu! illus. by author. Little, Brown. Oct. 2018. p. 55.

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. Blue. illus. by author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. Sept. 2018. p. 56.

Sorell, Traci. We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga. illus. by Frané Lessac. Charlesbridge. Sept. 2018. p. 46.

Trimmer, Christian. Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies. illus. by Jessie Sima. S. & S. Aug. 2018. p. 57.

Chapter Books

Birney, Betty G. Life According to Og the Frog. ­Putnam. Jul. 2018. p. 59. POP

Faruqi, Saadia. Meet Yasmin! illus. by Hatem Aly. Capstone. Aug. 2018. p. 59. POP

Middle Grade

Barnett, Mac. Mac Undercover. illus. by Mike Lowery. Scholastic/Orchard. Sept. 2018. p. 60.

Creech, Sharon. Saving Winslow. Harper­Collins/Harper. Sept. 2018. p. 60.

Cruz, Marie Miranda. Everlasting Nora. Tor/Starscape. Jul. 2018. p. 61.

Foster, Stewart. All the Things That Could Go Wrong. Little, Brown. Sept. 2018. p. 61.

Gephart, Donna. In Your Shoes. Delacorte. Oct. 2018. p. 61.

Medina, Meg. Merci Suárez Changes Gears. ­Candlewick. Sept. 2018. p. 62.


Daud, Somaiya. Mirage. Flatiron. Aug. 2018. p. 70.

Heilig, Heidi. For a Muse of Fire. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Sept. 2018. p. 72.

Hesse, Monica. The War Outside. Little, Brown. Sept. 2018. p. 73.

Rivers, Karen. You Are the Everything. ­Algonquin. Oct. 2018. p. 76.

Rosen, L.C. Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts). Little, Brown. Oct. 2018. p. 76.

Zoboi, Ibi. Pride. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. Sept. 2018. p. 78. POP

Graphic Novels

Gudsnuk, Kristen. Making Friends. illus. by ­author. Scholastic/Graphix. Jul. 2018. p. 66.

Hendrix, John. The Faithful Spy: Dietrich ­Bonhoeffer and the Plot To Kill Hitler. illus. by ­author. Abrams/Amulet. Sept. 2018. p. 96.

Laperla, Artur. The Epic Origin of Super Potato. illus. by author. Lerner/Graphic Universe. Aug. 2018. p. 66.

O’Neill, Katie. Aquicorn Cove. illus. by author. Oni. Oct. 2018. p. 66.


Bowles, David, retel. Feathered Serpent/Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico. Cinco Puntos. May 2018. p. 92.

Brimner, Larry Dane. Blacklisted!: Hollywood, the Cold War, and the First Amendment. Calkins Creek. Oct. 2018. p. 92.

Hopkinson, Deborah. D-Day: The World War II Invasion That Changed History. Scholastic/Focus. Sept. 2018. p. 93.

Hudson, Wade & Cheryl Willis Hudson, eds. We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices. Crown. Sept. 2018. p. 89.

Montgomery, Heather L. Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill. illus. by Kevin O’Malley. Bloomsbury. Oct. 2018. p. 93.

Muhammad, Ibtihaj. Proud: Living My American Dream. Little, Brown. Jul. 2018. p. 93. POP

Reed, Amy, ed. Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA ­Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America. S. & S./
Simon Pulse. Aug. 2018. p. 94.

Adult Books 4 Teens

Corallo, Joe & Molly Jackson, eds. Mine!: A ­Celebration of Liberty and Freedom for All Benefiting Planned Parenthood. ComicMix. Jan. 2018. p. 84.

English, Talley. Horse. Knopf. Aug. 2018. p. 79.

Jerkins, Morgan. This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America. HarperCollins/Harper. Jan. 2018. p. 82.

Mirza, Fatima Farheen. A Place for Us. SJP for Hogarth. Jun. 2018. p. 80.

Nicholson, Hope, ed. The Secret Loves of Geeks. illus. by various. Dark Horse. Feb. 2018. p. 84.

Thomas, Etan. We Matter: Athletes and Activism. illus. Akashic. Mar. 2018. p. 83.


Biscontini, Tracey Vasil & Kathleen J. Edgar, eds. Protests, Riots, and Rebellions: Civil Unrest in the Modern World. UXL. Mar. 2018. p. 42.


Acevedo, Elizabeth. The Poet X. Harper Audio. Mar. 2018. p. 37.

Alexander, Kwame & others. Out of Wonder. Poems Celebrating Poets. Dreamscape Audio. Mar. 2018. p. 36.

Avi. The Player King. Recorded Bks. Feb. 2018. p. 36.

Hartman, Rachel. Tess of the Road. Listening Library. Feb. 2018. p. 40.

Harvey, Hannah B. A Children’s Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales. Recorded Bks. Nov. 2017. p. 40.

Kadohata, Cynthia. Checked. Recorded Bks. Feb. 2018. p. 36.

Smith, Ronald L. Black Panther. The Young Prince. Listening Library. Jan. 2018. p. 37.

Tyre, Lisa Lewis. Hope in the Holler. Listening ­Library. Jan. 2018. p. 37.

Wood, Susan. Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist. Live Oak Media. Mar. 2018. p. 35.

Professional Reading

Cassinelli, Colette. Inspiring Curiosity: The Librarian’s Guide to Inquiry-Based Learning. ISTE. May 2018. p. 101.

Dorr, Christina & Lizabeth Deskins. ­ LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens: Providing a Window for All. ALA. May 2018. p. 101.

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