33 New Releases, Including Books by Jerry Craft and Jerry Pinkney| Starred Reviews, February 2023

February's starred titles include professional reading and reference books, along with a range of fiction and nonfiction for young readers of all ages.


Picture Books

Becker, Shelly. One, Two, Grandpa Loves You. illus by Dan Yaccarino. Abrams/Appleseed. 

Boss, Shira. The City Tree. illus. by Lorena Alvarez. HarperCollins/Clarion. 

Donaldson, Julia. Welcome to the World. illus by Helen Oxenbury. S. & S./Paul Wiseman. 

Hillenbrand, Will. The Voice in the Hollow. Holiday House. 

Wesolowska, Monica. Elbert in the Air. illus. by Jerome Pumphrey. Dial. 


Middle Grade

Bécotte, Jonathan. Like a Hurricane. tr. from French by Jonathan Kaplansky. Orca. 

Dairman, Tara. The Girl From Earth’s End. Candlewick. 

Gow, Robin. Dear Mothman. Abrams/Amulet. 

Mitchell, Jane. Run for Your Life. Little Island. 

Schmidt, Gary D. The Labors of Hercules Beal. HarperCollins/Clarion. 



Musariri, Blessing. All That It Ever Meant. Norton. 

Park, Patricia. Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim. Crown. 

Schwartz, Dana. Immortality: A Love Story. Wednesday Bks. 


Graphic Novels

Craft, Jerry. School Trip. HarperCollins/Quill Tree.

Lam, Michelle. Meesh the Bad Demon. Knopf. 

Suggs, Christine. ¡Ay, Mija! (A Graphic ­Novel): My Bilingual Summer in Mexico. Little, Brown. 



Boxer, Elisa. Hidden Hope: How a Toy and a Hero Saved Lives During the Holocaust. illus. by Amy June Bates. Abrams. 

Dadey, Debbie. Never Give Up: Dr. Kati Karikó and the Race for the Future of Vaccines. illus. by Juliana Oakley. Millbrook.

Florio, John & Ouisie Shapiro. Doomed: Sacco, Vanzetti & the End of the American Dream. Roaring Brook. 

Henderson, Kimberly Annece. Dear Yesteryear. illus. by Ciara LeRoy. Dial.

Hillström, Ylva. The Art and Life of Hilma af Klint. illus. by Karin Eklund. Thames & Hudson.

Pinkney, Jerry. Just Jerry: How Drawing Shaped My Life. Little, Brown.

Roy, Katherine. Making More: How Life Begins. Norton. 

Salazar, Aida. Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter. illus. by Molly Mendoza. Scholastic. 

Stelson, Caren. Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport. illus. by Selina Alko. Carolrhoda. 

Weatherford, Carole Boston. All Rise: The Story of Ketanji Brown Jackson. illus. by Ashley Evans. Crown. 

Winters, C.E. Cut!: How Lotte Reiniger and a Pair of Scissors Revolutionized Animation. illus. by Matt Schu. Greenwillow. 


Professional Reading

Johnson-Feelings, Dianne & Jonda C. McNair, eds. A Centennial Celebration of The Brownies’ Book. Univ. of Mississippi. 

Lawson, Jennifer E., ed. Teacher, Take Care: A Guide to Well-Being and Workplace Wellness for Educators. Portage & Main. 

Lindey, Sara & Jason King. The Green Mister Rogers: Environmentalism in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Univ. of Mississippi. 

Marcus, Leonard S. Pictured Worlds: Masterpieces of Children’s Book Art by 101 Essential Illustrators from Around the World. Abrams. 

Schlosser, Maureen. Social and Emotional Learning for Picture Book Readers. ALA Editions. 



Kanellos, Nicolás. Latino Almanac: From Early Explorers to Corporate ­Leaders. Visible Ink. 

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