March: Book Three. By John Lewis and Andrew
Aydin. Illus. by Nate Powell. Top Shelf, $19.99
This third graphic novel in Congressman
John Lewis’ personal account of the civil rights
movement begins with the Birmingham church
bombing and ends with the signing of the Voting Rights Act. The 2017 Michael L. Printz Award
winner, the 2017 Coretta Scott King Author Book
Award winner, the 2017 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award winner, the 2017 YALSA
Award for Excellence in Nonfiction winner, and
a 2017 Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens.
The Only Road. By Alexandra Diaz.
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman, $16.99
Travel with Jaime and his cousin Angela as they
make the heartbreaking and life-changing journey
from Guatemala to New Mexico. A 2017 Belpré
Author Honor Book.
Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented
the Wild West. By Candace Fleming. Roaring
Brook/Neal Porter, $19.99 (9781596437630).
Fleming digs for truth behind the myth of showman William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the development
of the Wild West, and the treatment of the American Indians during the late nineteenth century.
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story.
By Caren Stelson. Carolrhoda, $19.99
Sachiko was six years old when the atomic bomb
fell on Nagasaki, Japan. Her incredible story of
survival, loss, and courageous perseverance is one
that must be heard. A 2017 Sibert Honor Book.
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto
Yoshitsune. By Pamela S. Turner. Illus. by Gareth
Hinds. Charlesbridge, $16.95 (9781580895842).
Turner reveals the thrilling life of twelfth-century samurai Minamoto Yoshitsune, the
bloody feud between his family and the Taira clan,
and his undoing by the political machinations of
his brother. A 2017 YALSA Award for Excellence
in Nonfiction finalist.
To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic
Journey of the Donner Party. By Skila Brown.
Candlewick, $17.99 (9780763678111).
Follow Mary Ann Graves and her family as
they travel across the country in a tale of survival
against all odds. Powerful first-person narration
characterizes this novel in verse.
Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience
during World War II. By Albert Marrin. Knopf,
This generously illustrated account of the shameful history of the U.S.’ internment of Japanese
Americans during WWII is thorough, thoughtful,
and provocative. A 2017 Sibert Honor Book.
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose
Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf
Hitler. By Russell Freedman. Clarion, $17.99
In this impeccably researched history, drawn
from primary sources, readers learn about Hans
and Sophie Scholl, former members of the Hitler Youth, who sacrificed their lives to spread the
truth about the Nazi regime. A 2017 Sibert Honor
What Elephants Know. By Eric Dinerstein.
Disney/Hyperion, $16.99 (9781484728543).
Nandu grows up in an elephant stable in the
jungles of Nepal. When the stable is threatened
with closure, Nandu must convince his father to
transform it into an elephant-breeding center.
Wolf Hollow. By Lauren Wolk. Dutton, $16.99
In this coming-of-age story, spunky and courageous Annabelle defends a veteran who has
become the target of local bullying attacks. A
2017 Newbery Honor Book.
The Wolf’s Boy. By Susan Williams Beckhorn.
Disney/Hyperion, $16.99 (9781484725535).
Two outcasts, a boy and a wolf, band together to
survive the harsh Ice Age winter.
You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen. By
Carole Boston Weatherford. Illus. by Jeffery
Boston Weatherford. Atheneum, $16.99
This collection of free-verse poems offers an
evocative portrait of the U.S.’ first African American military pilots, who trained at the Tuskegee
Institute during WWII.
Animals by the Numbers: A Book of
Infographics. By Steve Jenkins. Illus. by the
author. HMH, $17.99 (9780544630925).
The animal kingdom is presented in easy-to-understand, colorful infographics that allow the
reader to appreciate the world of animals by comparing and contrasting one species to another.
As Time Went By. By José Sanabria. Illus. by the
author. North-South, $18.95 (9780735842489).
An abandoned ship finds new purpose when
displaced villagers make it their new home. A
2017 Batchelder Honor Book.
Daniel Finds a Poem. By Micha Archer. Illus.
by the author. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen, $16.99
What is poetry? Maybe it’s glistening morning
dew, a cool pond, or crunchy leaves. A young boy
spends a day talking to animals and discovering
poetry in the world around him.
Du Iz Tak? By Carson Ellis. Illus. by the author.
Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763665302).
As a tiny plant springs from the ground, curious
bugs watch it grow and marvel in their own buggy
language. Whimsically detailed paintings showcase their activities and the subtly passing seasons.
A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book.
Esquivel Space-Age Sound Artist. By Susan
Wood. Illus. by Duncan Tonatiuh. Charlesbridge,
Self-taught musician Juan Garcia Esquivel
blended traditional Mexican music and unconventional techniques to create a new, unique sound. A
2017 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book.
Freedom in Congo Square. By Carole Boston
Weatherford. Illus. by R. Gregory Christie. little
bee, $17.99 (9781499801033).
In rhythmic text and exuberant illustrations,
Weatherford and Christie tell the story of slaves
who, after toiling all week, had one afternoon free
to dance, sing, and play music in New Orleans’
Congo Square. A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book and
a 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book.
Freedom over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives
and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan. By
Ashley Bryan. Illus. by the author. Atheneum/
Caitlyn Dlouhy, $17.99 (9781481456906).
In the U.S., slaves were erroneously considered
objects with a monetary value. Here, Bryan hu-
manizes 11 enslaved people, imagining the dreams
and personal reflections that belonged only to
them. A 2017 Newbery Honor Book, a 2017
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book, and a
2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book.
Giant Squid. By Candace Fleming. Illus. by Eric
Rohmann. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $18.99
Plunging into the “depths of the sunless sea,”
readers are wrapped in the tentacles of Fleming’s
text and Rohmann’s illustrations, gaining an appreciation for the ever-elusive giant squid. A 2017
Sibert Honor Book.
Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph.
By Roxane Orgill. Illus. by Francis Vallejo.
Candlewick, $18.99 (9780763669546).
Art Kane’s iconic photograph of great jazz
musicians gathered on a New York City street
is brought to life though exuberant poems and
The Journey. By Francesca Sanna. Illus. by the
author. Flying Eye, $17.95 (9781909263994).
In the face of war and the loss of her husband, a
mother and her children leave everything behind
to make a dangerous journey to find safety in a
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art
Transformed a Neighborhood. By F. Isabel
Campoy and Theresa Howell. Illus. by Rafael
Lopez. HMH, $16.99 (9780544357693).
With paint, brushes, and artistic spirit, a muralist
transforms Mira’s gray neighborhood into a place
of color, joy, and unity. Based on a community-art
movement in San Diego, California.
¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! / Olinguito, from
A to Z! Descubriendo el bosque nublado /
Unveiling the Cloud Forest. By Lulu Delacre.
Illus. by the author. Lee & Low, $18.95
Explore the Ecuadorian Andes and its cloud forest in this bilingual alphabet book.
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. By Javaka Steptoe. Illus. by the
author. Little, Brown, $17.99 (9780316213882).
The short yet brilliant life story of Jean-Michel
Basquiat and his determination to become an
artist are revealed through poetic language and illustrations dramatically influenced by Basquiat’s
own style. The 2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal
winner and the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award winner.
Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White. By
Melissa Sweet. Illus. by the author. HMH,
This enticing biography of beloved children’s
book author E. B. White seamlessly incorporates
photographs, personal letters, pages from his
books, and collage illustrations with engaging text.
Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the
Clouds. By Jorge Argueta. Illus. by Alfonso
Ruano. Tr. by Elisa Amado. Groundwood,
Twenty poems, in Spanish and English, present
first-person vignettes of unaccompanied youths
traveling from Central America to the U.S., hoping to find a safer life and reunite with family.
They All Saw a Cat. By Brendan Wenzel.
Illus. by the author. Chronicle, $16.99
Readers observe a cat from a variety of perspectives as he sees and is seen by a cast of characters.
A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book.