38 Stellar Reads from Pablo Tracey Baptiste, Sabaa Tahir, E.B. Goodale, & More | Starred Reviews, December 2021

Fascinating adult books for teens, informative professional reading, and gorgeously illustrated manga are among 38 of this month's starred reviews, spanning picture books, middle grade, YA, and more.


Picture Books

Crute, Josh. Hornswoggled!: A Wacky Words Whodunit. illus. by Jenn Harney. Page Street.

Eady, Antwan. Nigel and the Moon. illus. by Gracey Zhang. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen. 

Goodale, E.B. Also. Clarion. 

Greanias, Margaret Chiu. Amah Faraway. illus. by Tracy Subisak. Bloomsbury. 

Loring-Fisher, Jo. Wolf Girl. Frances Lincoln. 

Marcero, Deborah. Out of a Jar. Putnam.

Moahloli, Refiloe. I Am You: A Book About Ubuntu. illus. by Zinelda McDonald. Amazon Crossing. 

Nepveu-Villeneuve, Maude. Olivia Wrapped in Vines. illus. by Sandra Dumais. Orca.

Neruda, Pablo. Book of Questions. illus. by Paloma Valdivia. Enchanted Lion.

Roeder, Vanessa. The Stack. Dial. 

Rozelaar, Angela. Jeff Goes Wild. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen. 

Tokuda-Hall, Maggie. Love in the Library. illus. by Yas Imamura. Candlewick. 


Middle Grade

Avi. Loyalty. Clarion.

Clark, Zack Loran. The Lock-Eater. Dial. 

LeZotte, Ann Clare. Set Me Free. Scholastic. 



Garber, Stephanie. Once Upon a Broken Heart. Flatiron. 

Gonzales, Sophie & Cale Dietrich. If This Gets Out. Wednesday Bks. 

Hur, June. The Red Palace. Feiwel & Friends.

McManus, Karen M. You’ll Be the Death of Me. Delacorte. 

Shusterman, Neal & Jarrod Shusterman. Roxy. S. & S. 

Tahir, Sabaa. All My Rage. Razorbill. 


Graphic Novels

Fernández, Kelly. Manu. Scholastic/Graphix. 

Oowara, Sumito. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!: Vol. 2. Dark Horse.

Rivera, Lilliam. Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story. illus. by Steph C. DC Comics.

Ueda, Ryotaro. Hana-chan and the Shape of the World. Yen.



Aronson, Marc. Four Streets and a Square: A History of Manhattan and the New York Idea. Candlewick. 

Baptiste, Tracey. Because Claudette. illus. by Tonya Engel. Dial.

Hughes, Susan. Lights Day and Night: The Science of How Light Works. illus. by Ellen Rooney. Kids Can.

Lawler, Janet. Walrus Song. illus. by Timothy Basil Ering. Candlewick.

Miles, David. The Side-by-Side Declaration of Independence. Bushel & Peck. 

Peterson, Lois. Shelter: Homelessness in Our Community. illus. by Taryn Gee. Orca.

Poliquin, Rachel. The Strangest Thing in the Sea: And Other Curious Creatures of the Deep. illus. by Byron Eggenschwiler. Kids Can.

Thomson, Sarah L. A Pandemic Is Worldwide. illus. by Taia Morley. HarperCollins/Harper. 


Adult Books 4 Teens

Aoki, Ryka. Light from Uncommon Stars. Tor.com. 

Córdova, Zoraida. The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina. Atria.

Harrow, Alix E. A Spindle Splintered. Tor.com. 

Huchu, T.L. The Library of the Dead. Tor.com. 


Professional Reading

Whiting, Jacquelyn. Student-Centered Learning by Design. Libraries Unlimited. 

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