30 Great Print and Audiobooks, Including a Darcie Little Badger prequel and a Veera Hiranandani sequel | Starred Reviews, April 2024

Three poetry books are starred this National Poetry Month, as well as biographies of Mae Jemison and Chadwick Boseman.

A Maleta Full of ­Treasures (Sylvester) ©2024 by Juana Medina


Picture Books

BUCHET, Nelly. Dog vs. Strawberry. illus. by Andrea Zuill. Random House Studio. 

DUBUC, Marianne. Everyone Gets a Turn. Princeton Architectural Pr. 

NYOKO, Mel. For Our Daughters. illus. by Joelle Avelino. Random House Studio. 

SYLVESTER, Natalia. A Maleta Full of Treasures. illus. by Juana Medina. Dial. 

TORTORELLA, Nico. Olivette Is You. illus. by Melissa Kashiwagi. Random. 

TURCOTTE, Roxanne. The Sun Never Hurries. illus. by Lucie Crovatto. Pajama Pr. 


Middle Grade

BRADLEY, Kimberly Brubaker. The Night WarDial. 

GRANILLO, Ashley. Cruzita and the Mariacheros. Lerner. 

KESSLER, Liz. Code Name Kingfisher. S. & S./Aladdin.

SALAZAR, Aida. Ultraviolet. Scholastic. 



LITTLE BADGER, Darcie. Sheine Lende: A Prequel to Elatsoeillus. by Rovina Cai. Levine Querido. 

OH, Axie. ASAPHarperTeen.

UNDERHILL, Edward. This Day Changes Everything. Wednesday Bks. 


Graphic Novels

ASHLEY, Maurice. The Life-Changing Magic of Chess: A Beginner’s Guide with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley. illus. by Denis Angelov. Magic Cat. 

CHUNG, Christine D.U. & Salwa Majoka. Viewfinder. Tundra.

JIMÉNEZ, Francisco. The Circuit Graphic Novel. adapt. by Andrew J. Rostan. illus. by Celia Jacobs. HarperCollins/Clarion. 

MIZUBE, Chika & Kanata Hoshi. Pass the Monster Meat, Milady!, Vol. 1. illus. by Chika Mizube. Kodansha.

PANGBURN, Chas! & Kim Shearer. Double Booking: The Tail of the Mummy Cat. illus. by Nic Touris. Papercutz. 

STARKS, Kyle. Karate Prom. First Second.

XUNISE, Bianca. Punk Rock Karaoke. Viking. 


Memory Garden (Ghahremani)©2024 by Susie Ghahremani



DYRANDER, Johnny. Make Tracks: Trucks. Nosy Crow.

GHAHREMANI, Zohreh. Memory Garden. ­illus. by Susie Ghahremani. Macmillan/Godwin. 

SABIC-EL-RAYESS, Amra with Laura L. Sullivan. Three Summers: A Memoir of Sisterhood, Summer Crushes, and Growing Up on the Eve of WarFarrar. 

SINGLETON, Chris with Ryan G. Van Cleave. Chadwick Boseman: King of Wakanda: A Hero On and Off the Screenillus. by Adriana Pérez Perales. Bushel & Peck. 

SINGLETON, Chris with Ryan G. Van Cleave. Mae Jemison: Shooting for the Stars: The First Black Woman in Space. illus. by Adriana Pérez Perales. Bushel & Peck.


The City Sings Green & Other Poems About Welcoming Wildlife (Silverman) ©2024 by Ginnie Hsu



GRANDITS, John. Dog & Cat: Concrete Poems & Conversations. Carus Kids.

LEWIS, Amanda West. A Planet Is a Poem. illus. by Oliver Averill. Kids Can.

SILVERMAN, Erica. The City Sings Green & Other Poems About Welcoming Wildlife. illus. by Ginnie Hsu. HarperCollins/Clarion.



HIRANANDANI, Veera. Amil and the After. narrated by Veera Hiranandani & Sid Sagar. Listening Library. 

PARK, Soyoung. Snowglobenarrated by Shannon Tyo, Greta Jung & Jeena Yi. Listening Library. 

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