41 Superb New Releases by Derrick Barnes, Lesa Cline-Ransome, Katherine Applegate, and More | Starred Reviews, August 2023

This month's starred reviews include inclusive back-to-school picture books, the latest Zelda video game, and two audiobooks by Alex Segura and Monica Gallagher.

Pase lo que pase mañana (Levington) ©2023 by Mariona Cabassa



Niebuhr-Siebert, Sandra. Mina Belongs Here. illus. by Lars Baus. Floris. 

Scharnhorst, Becky. How to Get Your Octopus to School. illus. by Jaclyn Sinquett. Penguin/Flamingo.

Windness, Kaz. Bitsy Bat, School Star. S. & S./Paula Wiseman. 


Picture Books

Bently, Peter. I Am Cat! illus. by Chris Chatterton. Penguin Workshop. 

Berger, Carin. In the Night GardenHoliday House/Neal Porter. 

Gray, Gary R., Jr. I’m Fromillus. by Oge Mora. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. 

Lee, Sophia N. Lolo’s Sari-sari Store. illus. by Christine Almeda. Atheneum. 

Levington, Rebecca Gardyn. Pase lo que pase mañana. illus. by Mariona Cabassa. Barefoot. 

Luby, Brittany. When the Stars Came Home. illus. by Natasha Donovan. Little, Brown.

Singh, Rina. Once, a Bird. illus. by Nathalie Dion. Orca. 

Townes, Jess. Sometimes I Cry. illus. by Daniel Miyares. Farrar. 

Yuly, Toni. Slowly Slowly. Atheneum. 


Transitional Books

Fang, Vicky. A Pie for Us!: An Acorn Book. illus. by Luisa Leal. Scholastic.


Middle Grade

Applegate, Katherine & Gennifer Choldenko. Dogtown. illus. by Wallace West. Feiwel & Friends. 

Thomson, Pari. Greenwild: The World Behind the Door. Farrar. 

Woodson, Jacqueline. Remember Us. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen. 



Ameyaw, Maya. When It All Syncs Up. Annick. 

Burton, Gabi. Sing Me to Sleep. Bloomsbury. 

Eddings, Mazey. Tilly in Technicolor. Wednesday Bks. 

Forrest, Claire. Where You See Yourself. Scholastic.

Jae-Jones, S. Guardians of Dawn: ZharaWednesday Bks. 

Kaufman, Amie. The Isles of the Gods. Knopf. 

Mills, Emma. Something Close to Magic. Atheneum. 


Graphic Novels

Nguyen, Trang & Jeet Zdung. Saving H’non: Chang and the Elephant. illus. by Jeet Zdung. Dial. 


Loud and Proud: The Life of Congresswoman Shirley ­Chisholm (Cline-Ransome) ©2023 by Kaylani Juanita


Cline-Ransome, Lesa. Loud and Proud: The Life of Congresswoman Shirley ­Chisholm. ­illus. by Kaylani Juanita. S. & S./Paula Wiseman. 

Ignotofsky, Rachel. What’s Inside a Caterpillar Cocoon?: And Other Questions About Moths & Butterflies. Crown. 

Lin, Grace. Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods. Little, Brown. 

Lindstrom, Carole. Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior. illus. by Bridget George. Roaring Brook. 

Narayanan, Priya. Friend of Numbers: The Life of Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. illus. by Satwik Gade. Eerdmans. 

Sheinkin, Steve. Impossible Escape: A True Story of Survival and Heroism in Nazi Europe. Roaring Brook. 



Barnes, Derrick. Like Lava In My Veins. Listening Library. 

Bell, Cece. El Deafo. Listening Library. 

Hale, Shannon & LeUyen Pham. Best Friends. ­Macmillan Audio. 

Moreci, Michael & Hayden Sherman. Wasted Space: Volume 2. GraphicAudio.

Sax, Sarah. Picture DayListening Library. 

Segura, Alex & Monica Gallagher. The Black Ghost: Hard Revolution. GraphicAudio.  

Segura, Alex & Monica Gallagher. The Black Ghost 2: Shame the Devil. GraphicAudio. 

Soontornvat, Christina & Joanna Cacao. The Tryout. Scholastic Audio. 

Tang, Betty C. Parachute KidsScholastic Audio. 

Wilson, G. Willow. Ms. Marvel: A Marvel OmnibusDreamscape Audio. 



The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Nintendo Switch. 

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