November 2016 Children's & Teen Starred Review Book Releases
November Starred Reviews

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The following is a list of books released in November 2016 that have received starred (exceptional) reviews from the professional review journals School Library Journal, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Horn Book, and The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.  This list will continue to grow over the coming months as reviewers include additional starred reviews.  Please feel free to check back.

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 Seeing stars?  Professional book reviewers only award a star to exceptional books.  More than one star means experts from multiple organizations felt the book was outstanding. 

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Love Is a Truck
by Amy Novesky
illustrated by Sara Gillingham
Audience: Babies and Toddlers,
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal

Graphically appealing two-color illustrations pair perfectly with a spare, rhythmic ode to beloved trucks of all kinds—from fire trucks to dump trucks to ice cream trucks, the sweetest trucks of all—and to the kid who loves and collects them, Love Is a Truck follows Love Is a Tutu (our ballet-inspired ode to tutus and...READ MORE

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Canticos: Elefantitos / Canticos: Little Elephants
by Susie Jaramillo
Audience: Babies and Toddlers
Published: November 29, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

Little Elephants is based on a traditional Mexican counting song and is one of the oldest (and best!) methods of putting a child to sleep — the verses, which describe how a number of elephants come to be balancing on a spider web, can be repeatedly endlessly by changing only the...READ MORE

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The Bossier Baby
by Marla Frazee
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Horn Book Star Image Publishers Weekly

Two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Marla Frazee’s Boss Baby is back—but this time there’s a new baby sister CEO in town!

Change is in the air—the Boss Baby’s staff has stopped taking his direction! It seems that there is a new CEO in town; from the moment she comes home, Boss...READ MORE

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One Minute till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You off to Sleep
by Kenn Nesbitt
illustrated by Christoph Niemann
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly Star Image School Library Journal

Just one more before bedtime? Please??

 

It's time for tuck-in, and your little one wants just one more moment with you--so fill it with something that will feed the imagination, fuel a love of reading, and send them off to sleep in a snap. Reach for a one-minute poem!...READ MORE

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Pug Man's 3 Wishes
by Sebastian Meschenmoser
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly

Sebastian Mechenmoser's Mr. Pug 's 3 Wishes is a hilarious remedy for a bad day! Grumpy Mr. Pug is having a terrible day. But when he's offered 3 wishes by an overly eager fairy, what he wishes for is very surprising and will leave little listeners laughing and cheering for...READ MORE

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Perfect
by Nicola Davies
illustrated by Cathy Fisher
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

Perfect is a story of anticipation, disappointment, acceptance, and, ultimately, love. Suffused with natural imagery, Perfect is an ideal way to open up the subject of disability with children, as well as being a great story in its own right. This beautifully illustrated, truly remarkable book is guaranteed to bring a lump to the throat....READ MORE

A Celebration of Beatrix Potter
A Celebration of Beatrix Potter: Art and letters by more than 30 of today's favorite children's book illustrators
by Beatrix Potter
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal

2016 marks the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, making it the perfect time to pay tribute to the beloved author/illustrator with A Celebration of Beatrix Potter!

With illustrious tales of characters like Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, and Jemima Puddle-Duck, Beatrix Potter established herself as one of the most cherished and influential author/illustrators...READ MORE

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Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep
by April Pulley Sayre
illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly

Squirrels wrestle.
Squirrels leap.
Squirrels climb.
Squirrels sleep.

If you followed a squirrel for a day, what would you see? Climbing branches, storing seeds, making homes in tree holes, and maybe even flying! Acclaimed nature writer April Pulley Sayre's lyrical text, paired with Steve Jenkins's stunning art, offers a glimpse...READ MORE

It is Not Time for Sleeping
It Is Not Time for Sleeping
by Lisa Graff
illustrated by Lauren Castillo
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly

As the day comes to an end, bedtime draws near. But the little boy in this book is quite sure it is NOT time for sleeping. As each piece of his evening routine is completed—helping with the dishes, playing with the dog, getting into pajamas, brushing teeth with Dad, being...READ MORE

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Gary
by Leila Rudge
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 8, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

Gary, a grounded racing pigeon, dreams of exploring the world—until the day he falls into an adventure of his very own.

Most of the time, Gary is just like the other racing pigeons, eating and sleeping and dreaming of adventure. There’s just one thing that separates him from the ordinary...READ MORE

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Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!
by Daisy Hirst
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 8, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly

Two siblings have a falling-out and make up again in spectacular style in a warm, witty story with sure appeal for little monsters everywhere.

Once there was just Natalie. And then there was Alphonse, too. Natalie mostly doesn’t mind Alphonse being there—they both like naming pigeons ("Banana!" "Lorraine!"), bouncing things...READ MORE

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5 Little Ducks
by Denise Fleming
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 8, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

Make way for another perfect preschool picture book by Caldecott Honor recipient Denise Fleming!

Featuring a flock of oh-so-adorable fuzzy ducklings, this delightfully fresh take on the classic Five Little Ducks nursery rhyme emphasizes numbers and the days of the week—and these lucky ducklings are doted on by a loving...READ MORE

The Cat from Hunger Mountain
The Cat From Hunger Mountain
by Ed Young
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Publishers Weekly

Caldecott Medalist Ed Young delivers a visually stunning, poignant story about humility, wastefulness, and appreciating what one has.

In a place called Hunger Mountain there lives a lord who has everything imaginable yet never has enough. To satisfy his every desire, he hires builders to design the tallest pagoda; a...READ MORE

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The Bear Who Wasn't There
by LeUyen Pham
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Star Image Publishers Weekly

This book is about Bear... so what happens when he doesn't show up on his page? Who will find him? Will it be Giraffe, who himself seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or Cow, or perhaps even the author herself?

One thing's for sure--it...READ MORE

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier
by Hans Christian Anderson
illustrated by JooHee Yoon
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly Star Image School Library Journal

The Steadfast Tin Soldier is the first story Andersen wrote without a folktale source or literary model, so it stands as a completely original work of the imagination, which changed the fairytale genre for all time. 

 

"There were once five-and-twenty tin soldiers. They were all brothers, born of the same...READ MORE

Good Morning City
Good Morning, City
by Pat Kiernan
illustrated by Pascal Campion
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly

It's dark and quiet.
The moon still glimmers in the sky.

While the baker, the ferry boat captain, and the TV anchorman are busy at work, most people are cozily snuggled in bed. Then dawn's first light peeks through the tree branches. Wake up, city! There is much to be...READ MORE

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The Polar Bear
by Jenni Desmond
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal

A gorgeously illustrated nonfiction book about the polar bear, this is a factually accurate as well as a poetic exploration of polar bear bodies, habits, and habitats. Working in a painterly, expressive way, Jenni Desmond creates landscapes and creatures that are marked by atmosphere and emotion, telling a story about...READ MORE

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A Sea Voyage
by Gérard LoMonaco
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: November 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly  

An exciting pop-up book that takes children on a journey across the sea, discovering one fantastic boat after another along the way

Boats come in all shapes and sizes, and children will be enchanted by the range illustrated here in three dimensions as they follow a single boat across the...READ MORE

Bramble and Maggie: Snow Day
Approximate Reading Level: Grade 2
by Jessie Haas
illustrated by Alison Friend
Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 3 -- Early Readers
Published: November 8, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

Bramble the horse and her devoted girl, Maggie, face a major snowstorm in their fourth adventure.

The sky is white, the air is cold, and snowflakes are falling, tickling Bramble’s back. By bedtime, Maggie and her family are ready for the storm: they’ve shopped for supplies, covered Bramble’s hay with...READ MORE

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Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics
by Steve Jenkins
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Booklist Star Image Horn Book Star Image Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

How many species are there across the globe?   

How much do all of the insects in the world collectively weigh?  How far can animals travel?    

     Steve Jenkins answers these questions and many more with numbers, images, innovation, and authoritative science in his latest work of illustrated nonfictionJenkins layers his signature...READ MORE

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A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
illustrated by Steve Johnson,
illustrated by Lou Fancher
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Booklist Star Image Publishers Weekly

A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day.

The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family were struggling Polish immigrants, and despite Keats’s obvious talent, his father worried that Ezra’s...READ MORE

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The Bone Sparrow
by Zana Fraillon
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist Star Image Publishers Weekly

"Indispensable."-Booklist (starred review)

LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE 2016

Subhi is a refugee. He was born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, and the center is the only world he knows. But every night, the faraway...READ MORE

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A Boy Called Christmas
by Matt Haig
illustrated by Chris Mould
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

Before there was Santa Claus, there was a young boy who believed in the impossible. . . . Lemony Snicket meets Elf in this warmhearted Christmas caper.
 
Eleven-year-old Nikolas—nicknamed “Christmas”—has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he’s happy with his turnip...READ MORE

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The Dragon's Gate (Chronicles of the Black Tulip Book 2)
by Barry Wolverton
illustrated by Dave Stevenson
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

An engrossing fantasy, a high-seas adventure, an alternate history epic—this is the richly imagined and gorgeously realized second book in acclaimed author Barry Wolverton’s Chronicles of the Black Tulip, perfect for fans of The Glass Sentence and the Books of Beginning series.

A magical white jade stone and a map inscribed in...READ MORE

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Underneath My Bed: List Poems
by Brian P. Clearly
illustrated by Richard Watson
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

When is a list also a poem? When it's a list poem! List poems can be funny or serious, rhymed or unrhymed. Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary explains how these types of poems work—and shows some of the many ways they can be written. 

Underneath My Bed is packed with goofy...READ MORE

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A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent
by Anne Rockwell
illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal

Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette, a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated its newfound freedom, James returned to slavery. His service hadn't qualified him for the release he'd been hoping...READ MORE

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Race the Night
by Kirsten Hubbard
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: November 8, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal

"[A] moving tale of resilience, hope, and the meaning of family." -School Library Journal(starred review)READ MORE

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5 Giraffes
by Anne Innis Dagg
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: November 28, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

The latest in the 5 Animals series, with an introduction by Rob Laidlaw, 5 Giraffes profiles five unique giraffes from both captivity and the wild. Accompanying the five giraffe profiles is information on their diet, social life, and chapters on some of their more unique aspects, like the giraffe's unusual body. Includes...READ MORE

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Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman’s Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights
by Mary Cronk Farrell
Audience: Tweens
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Booklist

Fannie Sellins (1872–1919) lived during the Gilded Age of American Industrialization, when the Carnegies and Morgans wore jewels while their laborers wore rags. Fannie dreamed that America could achieve its ideals of equality and justice for all, and she sacrificed her life to help that dream come true. Fannie became...READ MORE

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Saving Hamlet
by Molly Booth
Audience: Tweens,
Audience: Teens
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly

Emma Allen couldn't be more excited to start her sophomore year. Not only is she the assistant stage manager for the drama club's production of Hamlet, but her crush Brandon is directing, and she's rocking a new haircut that's sure to get his attention. But soon after school starts, everything goes haywire....READ MORE

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Nothing But Trouble
by Jacqueline Davies
Audience: Tweens
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal

From the acclaimed author of The Lemonade War comes a new book starring two smart girls determined to liven up their town—one epic prank at a time.

Odawahaka has always been too small for Maggie’s big scientific ideas. Between her stuck-in-a-rut mom, her grumpy grandpop, and the lifetime supply of sludgy soda...READ MORE

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The Dog, Ray
by Linda Coggin
Audience: Tweens
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

By turns humorous, poignant, and moving, this tale of a girl who comes back to Earth as a dog is a nuanced portrait of death, love, grief, and hope.

When my death came it was swift. Swift as a running horse. It wasted no time.

Daisy, age twelve,...READ MORE

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The Friendship Experiment
by Erin Teagan
Audience: Tweens
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

Future scientist Madeline Little is dreading the start of middle school. Nothing has been right since her grandfather died and her best friend changed schools. Maddie would rather help her father in his research lab or write Standard Operating Procedures in her lab notebook than hang out with a bunch...READ MORE

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The Sun Is Also a Star
by Nicola Yoon
Audience: Teens
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly Star Image Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Star Image Horn Book

Awards: Printz Honor

Be the first to read the dazzling new novel from Nicola Yoon, the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Everything, Everything



Natasha:
 I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl...READ MORE

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Blood for Blood (Wolf by Wolf Book 2)
by Ryan Graudin
Audience: Teens
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

"Wild and gorgeous, vivid and consuming. I loved it! I can't wait for the sequel."--Laini Taylor,New York Times bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, on Wolf by Wolf

 

The action-packed, thrilling sequel to Ryan Graudin's Wolf by Wolf.

 

There would be blood.

Blood for blood.

Blood to...READ MORE

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The Amateurs (The Amateurs Book 1)
by Sara Shepard
Audience: Teens
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly

As soon as Seneca Frazier sees the post on the Case Not Closed website about Helena Kelly, she's hooked. Helena's high-profile disappearance five years earlier is the one that originally got Seneca addicted to true crime. It's the reason she's a member of the site in the first place.

 ...READ MORE

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Legalizing Marijuana: Promises and Pitfalls
by Margaret J. Goldstein
Audience: Teens
Published: November 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

With the increase in states legalizing marijuana, understanding the debate about marijuana is more important than ever. Learn about the movement to legalize, the arguments on each side, and what it means for patients, state economies, and legal systems. Examine issues including the history of the movement toward legalization in...READ MORE

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Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse
by Catherine Reef
Audience: Teens
Published: November 8, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist Star ImageKirkus Star Image Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Star Image Publishers Weekly

Most people know Florence Nightingale was a compassionate and legendary nurse, but they don’t know her full story. This riveting biography explores the exceptional life of a woman who defied the stifling conventions of Victorian society to pursue what was considered an undesirable vocation. She is best known for her...READ MORE

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Merrow
by Ananda Braxton-Smith
Audience: Teens
Published: November 8, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Booklist

In this breathless and beautifully crafted tale, twelve-year-old Neen Marrey must separate town gossip from town lore to learn the truth about her mother—and herself.

The people of Carrick Island have been whispering behind Neen’s back ever since her father drowned and her mother disappeared. The townspeople say her mother...READ MORE

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Four-Four-Two
by Dean Hughes
Audience: Teens
Published: November 8, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Booklist

From the author of Soldier Boys and Search and Destroy comes a thought-provoking, action-packed page-turner based on the little-known history of the Japanese Americans who fought with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II.

Yuki Nakahara is an American.

But it’s the start of World War II, and America doesn’t see it...READ MORE

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Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity
by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Audience: Teens
Published: November 8, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

The last time Jess saw her father, she was a boy. Now she’s a high school graduate, soon to be on her way to art school. But first she has some unfinished business with her dad. So she’s driving halfway across the country to his wedding. He happens to be...READ MORE

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Heartless
by Marissa Meyer
Audience: Teens
Published: November 8, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland―the infamous Queen of Hearts―she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls...READ MORE

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My Sister Rosa
by Justine Larbalestier
Audience: Teens
Published: November 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly Star Image Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

What if the most terrifying person you know is your ten-year-old sister?

Seventeen-year-old Aussie Che Taylor loves his younger sister, Rosa. But he’s also certain that she’s a psychopath—clinically, threateningly, dangerously. Recently Rosa has been making trouble, hurting things. Che is the only one who knows; he’s the only one...READ MORE

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The Nerdy and the Dirty
by B. T. Gottfred
Audience: Teens
Published: November 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star ImageKirkus Star ImageBooklist Star Image Publishers Weekly

His classmates may consider him a nerd, but Benedict Pendleton knows he's destined for great things. All he has to do is find a worthy girlfriend, and his social station will be secured. Sure, Benedict is different--but that's what he likes about himself.

Pen Lupo is sick and tired of...READ MORE

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And Then the Sky Exploded
by David A. Poulsen
Audience: Teens
Published: November 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

When Christian learns his great-grandfather helped build the A-bombs dropped on Japan, he wants to make amends … somehow.

While attending the funeral of his great-grandfather, ninth-grader Christian Larkin learns that the man he loved and respected was a member of the Manhattan Project, the team that designed and created...READ MORE

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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe Book 1)
by Neal Shusterman
Audience: Teens
Published: November 22, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Star Image Publishers Weekly Star Image Booklist  

Awards: Printz Honor

Two teens are forced to murder—maybe each other—in the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.



In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional...READ MORE

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Of Fire and Stars
by Audrey Coulthurst
Audience: Teens
Published: November 22, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly

An atmospheric and romantic debut fantasy perfect for fans of Ash and The Winner’s Curse.

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile kingdoms. But Denna has...READ MORE

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