Katherine Applegate's Sequel to 'The One and Only Ivan'; Patrick Ness's Alt-History, Sci-Fi Thriller; & 35 Other Superb Titles | Starred Reviews, May 2020

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

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

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Ali, A. E. Our Favorite Day of the Year. ­illus. by Rahele Jomepour Bell. Salaam Reads.
Coppo, Marianna. Ray. Tundra. 
Higgins, Ryan T. We Will Rock Our Classmates. Disney-Hyperion. 
Katz, Karen. My America. Holt. 
Kurpiel, Sarah. Lone Wolf. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. 
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. The Village Blacksmith. illus. by G. Brian Karas. Candlewick. 
Nelson, Natalie. Holiday! Groundwood. 
Pliska, Zeena. Hello, Little One: A Monarch Butterfly Story. illus. by Fiona Halliday. Page Street. 
Reynolds, Aaron. Rescuing Mrs. Birdley. illus. by Emma Reynolds. S. & S. 
Scillian, Devin. Memoirs of a Tortoise. illus. by Tim Bowers. Sleeping Bear. 
Tallandier, Muriel. Under My Tree. tr. from French by Sarah Klinger. illus. by Mizuho Fujisawa. Blue Dot.
Vaught, Susan. Together We Grow. illus. by Kelly Murphy. S. & S./Paula Wiseman Bks. 
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Amato, Mary. Lucky Me, Lucy McGee. illus. by Jessica Meserve. Holiday House.
Anderson, John David. One Last Shot. HarperCollins/Walden Pond. 
Applegate, Katherine. The One and Only Bob. illus. by Patricia Castelao. HarperCollins/Harper. 
Going, K.L. The Next Great Jane. Dial. 
King, Wesley. Sara and the Search for Normal. S. & S/Paula Wiseman Bks. 
Levine, Gail Carson. A Ceiling Made of ­Eggshells. HarperCollins/Quill Tree. 

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Bashardoust, Melissa. Girl, Serpent, Thorn. Flatiron.
Culli, Lindsey Roth. Say Yes Summer. Delacorte. 
Firestone, Carrie. Dress Coded. Putnam. 
Lee, Lyla. I’ll Be the One. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. 
McQueen, Daven. The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones. Wattpad. 
Moke, Jenny Elder. Hood. Disney-Hyperion.
Ness, Patrick. Burn. HarperTeen. 
Oliver, Ben. The Loop. Scholastic/Chicken House. 

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Anderson, M.T. The Daughters of Ys. illus. by Jo Rioux. First Second. 
Cullum, Jared. Kodi. Top Shelf. 

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Barton, Bethany. I’m Trying To Love Rocks. Viking. 
Conkling, Winifred. Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life. Feiwel & Friends. 
Keating, Jess. Ocean Speaks: How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean’s Biggest Secret. illus. by Katie Hickey. Tundra. 
Ruppert, Anne & Kate Messner. Forensics: Super Science and Curious Capers for the Daring Detective in You. National Geographic. 
Sayre, April Pulley. Seagulls Soar. illus. by Kasia Bogdanska. Boyds Mills. 
Vitale, Paola. Who Will It Be?: How Evolution Connects Us All. illus. by Rossana Bossù. Blue Dot. 

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