28 Excellent Titles | Starred Reviews, March 2020

Essential and exceptional titles reviewed in our March 2020 issue, including picture books, middle grade, YA, nonfiction, graphic novels, and audiobooks for children and teens.

The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story (Khalil)
©2020 by Anait Semirdzhyan

Picture Books

Butler, Dori Hillestad. Dear Beast. illus. by Kevan Atteberry. Holiday House. 
Ellinas, Georghia. William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. illus. by Jane Ray. Candlewick. 
Garbutt, Loretta. A Stopwatch from Grampa. illus. by Carmen Mok. Kids Can. 
Khalil, Aya. The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story. illus. by Anait Semirdzhyan. Tilbury House. 
Underwood, Deborah. Outside In. HMH. 
Valério, Geraldo. At the Pond. Groundwood. 
Yarlett, Emma. Beast Feast. Kane Miller. 

Middle Grade

Blankman, Anne. The Blackbird Girls. Viking. 
LeZotte, Ann Clare. Show Me a Sign. Scholastic. 
Morris, Chad & Shelly Brown. Willa and the Whale. Shadow Mountain. 
Park, Linda Sue. Prairie Lotus. HMH/Clarion. 
Ryon, Loriel. Into the Tall, Tall Grass. S. & S./Margaret K. McElderry Bks. 
Stead, Rebecca. The List of Things That Will Not Change. Random/Wendy Lamb Bks. 
Thin, Michelle Aung. Crossing the Farak River. Annick. 


Atta, Dean. The Black Flamingo. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. 
Callender, Kacen. Felix Ever After. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. 
Gregorio, I.W. This Is My Brain in Love. Little, Brown. 
Hesse, Monica. They Went Left. Little, Brown. 
McSmith, Tobly. Stay Gold. HarperTeen. 
Salaysay, Cynthia. Private Lessons. Candlewick. 
Sanchez, Jenny Torres. We Are Not from Here. Philomel. 

Graphic Novels

Stilton, Geronimo & Elisabetta Dami. The Sewer Rat Stink. adapt. & illus. by Tom Angleberger. Scholastic. 


Peterson, Christy. Into the Deep: Science, Technology, and the Quest To Protect the Ocean. Lerner/Twenty-First Century. 
Pheasant-Neganigwane, Karen. Powwow: A Celebration Through Song and Dance. Orca. 


Adeyemi, Tomi. Children of Virtue and Vengeance. Macmillan Audio. 
Sepetys, Ruta. The Fountains of Silence. Listening Library.

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