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Read a note from the editors: Kristin Milks & Liz Tousey

Hello again and welcome to a new year and new issue of the Kids and Teens edition of eHighlights!  For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it’s a great season to sit in your favorite chair with a warm blanket and try a new book!  Perhaps you should consider a debut author, such as Ibi Zoboi, Elaine Magliaro, or Paul Mosier. Or try the first book in a new series, such as Veronica Roth’s Carve the Mark or Swedish author Jakob Wegelius’s The Murderer’s Ape, an award-winning book that is making its English debut in February. Want to try several authors without too much commitment? We recommend Flying Lessons & Other Stories, an anthology of diverse stories by bestselling authors, and edited by Ellen Oh.  With so many great books coming out, we bet you can’t read just one!

 

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Picture Books & Early Readers

hobbie-cat
A Cat Named Swan
Holly Hobbie
eBook: Random House
Ages 3-7. 32 pgs. PW Starred Review.
jenkins-greyhound
A Greyhound, a Groundhog
Emily Jenkins
Art by Chris Appelhans
eBook: Schwartz & Wade
Ages 3-7. 32 pgs. Kirkus, PW, and SLJ Starred Reviews.
rosas-pasta
ABC Pasta
Juana Medina Rosas
eBook: Viking
Ages 1-4. 40 pgs. Booklist Starred Review.

dipucchio-antoinette
Antoinette
Kelly DiPucchio
Art by Christian Robinson
eBook: Atheneum
Ages 4-8. 40 pgs. Booklist, Kirkus, and PW Starred Reviews.
na-bird
Bird, Balloon, Bear
Il Sung Na
eBook: Knopf
Ages 2-5. 32 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.
coldenko-dad
Dad and the Dinosaur
Gennifer Choldenko
Art by Dan Santat
eBook: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Ages 5-8. 40 pgs. PW Starred Review.

meshon-delivery
Delivery
Aaron Meshon
eBook: Atheneum
Ages 4-8. 48 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.
lewis-gorilla
Gorilla Dawn
Gill Lewis
Art by Susan Meyer
eBook: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy
Ages 9-14. 432 pgs. Kirkus and PW Starred Reviews.
ehlert-heart
Heart to Heart
Lois Ehlert
eBook: Beach Lane
Ages 3-8. 72 pgs. PW Starred Review.

vega-monster
If Your Monster Won’t Go to Bed
Denise Vega
Art by Zachariah OHora
eBook: Knopf
Ages 3-7. 40 pgs. SLJ Starred Review.
brown-lesser
Lesser Spotted Animals
Martin Brown
eBook: David Fickling
Ages 7-10. 56 pgs. Booklist and Kirkus Starred Reviews.
mckissack-lets
Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!
Patricia C. McKissack
Art by Brian Pinkney
eBook: Schwartz & Wade
Ages 1-10. 184 pgs. Kirkus and PW Starred Reviews.

agee-mars
Life on Mars
Jon Agee
eBook: Dial
Ages 4-8. 32 pgs. Horn Book and Kirkus Starred Reviews.
graegin-fox
Little Fox in the Forest
Stephanie Graegin
eBook: Schwartz & Wade
Ages 4-8. 40 pgs. Booklist, Kirkus, and PW Starred Reviews.
mumullan-mama
Mama’s Kisses
Kate McMullan
Art by Tao Nyeu
eBook: Dial
Ages 3-5. 40 pgs. PW Starred Review.

rinker-mighty
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker
Art by Tom Lichtenheld
eBook: Chronicle
Ages 2-4. 40 pgs. PW Starred Review.
ponti-valley
My Valley
Claude Ponti
Translated by Alyson Waters
eBook: Elsewhere
Ages 5-9. 42 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.
bottner-priscilla
Priscilla Gorilla
Barbara Bottner
Art by Michael Emberley
eBook: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouh
Ages 4-7. 40 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.

wells-sophie
Say Hello, Sophie
Rosemary Wells
eBook: Viking
Ages 1-4. 32 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.
cyrus-egg
Shake a Leg, Egg!
Kurt Cyrus
eBook: Beach Lane
Ages 2-8. 32 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.
winter-secret
The Secret Project
Jonah Winter
Art by Jeanette Winter
eBook: Beach Lane
Ages 5-8 40 pgs. Booklist, Kirkus, and PW Starred Reviews.

magliaro-things
Things to Do
Elaine Magliaro
Art by Catia Chien
eBook: Chronicle
Ages 3-5. 40 pgs. PW Starred Review.
freedman-house
This House, Once
Deborah Freedman
eBook: Atheneum
Ages 4-8. 40 pgs. Kirkus and PW Starred Reviews.
mcanna-watersong
Watersong
Tim McCanna
Art by Richard Smythe
eBook: Paula Wiseman
Ages 4-8. 32 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.

Middle Grades
bouwman-crack
A Crack in the Sea
H. M. Bouwman
Art by Yuko Shimizu
eBook: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Audiobook: Listening Library, read by Bahni Turpin
Ages 10 and up. 368 pgs. PW Starred Review.
banks-blueberry
Blueberry Pancakes Forever
Angelica Banks
eBook: Henry Holt & Co.
Ages 8-12. 320 pgs. Finding Serendipity Book 3. Kirkus Starred Review.
nolen-calico
Calico Girl
Jerdine Nolen
eBook: Paula Wiseman
Ages 8-12. 192 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.

patterson-escape
Escape to Australia
James Patterson & Martin Chatterton
Art by Daniel Griffo
eBook: Jimmy Patterson
Ages 8-12. 288 pgs. Middle School Book 4.
oh-flying
Flying Lessons & Other Stories
Ellen Oh, Ed.
eBook: Crown
Audiobook: Listening Library, read by various narrators.
Ages 8-12. 240 pgs. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, and SLJ Starred Reviews.
carter-forever
Forever, or a Long, Long Time
Caela Carter
eBook: HarperCollins
Ages 8-12. 320 pgs. Kirkus and SLJ Starred Reviews.

kelly-hello
Hello, Universe
Erin Entrada Kelly
Art by Isabel Roxas
eBook: Greenwillow
Ages 8-12. 320 pgs. Booklist, Kirkus, and PW Starred Reviews. 75K print run.
murray-molly
Molly & Pim and the Millions of Stars
Martine Murray
eBook: Knopf
Ages 8-12. 192 pgs. SLJ Starred Review.
patterson-robot
Robot Revolution
James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein
Art by Juliana Neufeld
eBook: Jimmy Patterson
Audiobook: JMY, read by Jack Patterson.
Ages 8-12. 336 pgs. House of Robots Book 3. 500K print run.

gemeinhart-scar
Scar Island
Dan Gemeinhart
eBook: Scholastic
Audiobook: Scholastic, read by MacLeod Andrews.
Ages 8-12. 256 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.
cheng-cosmos
See You in the Cosmos
Jack Cheng
eBook: Dial
Audiobook: Listening Library, read by Kivlighan de Montebello and various.
Ages 10-14. 320 pgs. Kirkus and PW Starred Reviews.
coats-many
The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming
J. Anderson Coats
eBook: Penguin Random House
Ages 10 and up. 288 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.

wegelius-ape
The Murderer’s Ape
Jakob Wegelius
eBook: Delacortee
Audiobook: Listening Library, read by Kimberly Farr
Ages 10 and up. 625 pgs. Booklist, Kirkus, and PW Starred Reviews.
pla-someday
The Someday Birds
Sally J. Pla
Art by Julie McLaughlin
eBook: HarperCollins
Ages 8-12. 336 pgs. PW Starred Review. Debut novel.
winston-sound
The Sweetest Sound
Sherri Winston
eBook: Little, Brown
Ages 8-12. 272 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.

spinelli-warden
The Warden’s Daughter
Jerry Spinelli
eBook: Knopf
Audiobook: Listening Library, read by Carrington MacDuffie.
Ages 9-12. 352 pgs. Kirkus and PW Starred Reviews.
pratchett-witch
The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories
Terry Pratchett
eBook: Katherine Tegen
Ages 9-13. 256 pgs. 150K print run.
mosier-train
Train I Ride
Paul Mosier
eBook: HarperCollins
Ages 8-12. 192 pgs. Kirkus and PW Starred Reviews. Debut author.

paver-warrior
Warrior Bronze
Michelle Paver
eBook: Dial
Ages 8-12. 272 pgs. Gods and Warriors Book 5. Kirkus Starred Review.
vail-awkward
Well, That Was Awkward
Rachel Vail
eBook: Viking
Audiobook: Listening Library, read by Simone Policano.
Ages 10-14. 320 pgs. Horn Book Starred Review.
frost-kissing
When My Sister Started Kissing
Helen Frost
eBook: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Ages 10-12. 208 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.

Young Adult
levenseller-daughter
Daughter of the Pirate King
Tricia Levenseller
eBook: Feiwel & Friends
Ages 13-18. 320 pgs. Indies Introduce title and PW Starred Reviews.

 thomas-reign

Long May She Reign
Rhiannon Thomas
eBook: HarperTeen
Ages 13 and up. 432 pgs. 25K print run.
powell-loving
Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case
Patricia Hruby Powell
Art by Shadra Strickland
eBook: Chronicle Books
Ages 12-18. 260 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.

silvera-history
History Is All You Left Me
Adam Silvera
eBook: Soho Teen
Ages 14 and up. 304 pgs. Kirkus, PW, and SLJ Starred Reviews.
nielsen-optmimists
Optimists Die First
Susin Nielsen
eBook: Wendy Lamb Books
Audiobook: Listening Library, read by Julia Whelan.
Ages 12 and up. 240 pgs. PW and SLJ Starred Reviews.
aveyard-cage
King’s Cage
Victoria Aveyard
eBook: HarperTeen
Ages 13 and up. 528 pgs. Red Queen Book 3. 600K print run.

zoboi-american
American Street
Ibi Zoboi
eBook: Balzer + Bray
Ages 14 and up. 336 pgs. PW Starred Review. 75K print run.
roth-carve
Carve the Mark
Veronica Roth
eBook: Katherine Tegen Books
Ages 14 and up. 480 pgs. Bestselling author.
thomas-hate
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
eBook: Balzer + Bray
Ages 14 and up. 464 pgs. PW Starred Review. 100K print run.

jackson-allegedly
Allegedly
Tiffany D. Jackson
eBook: Katherine Tegen Books
Ages 14 and up. 400 pgs. 50K print run.
anderson-city
City of Saints & Thieves
Natalie C. Anderson
eBook: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Audiobook: Listening Library, read by Pascale Armand.
Ages 14 and up. 432 pgs. Indies Introduce  choice and PW Starred Review.
hopkins-known
The You I’ve Never Known
Ellen Hopkins
eBook: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Audiobook: Simon & Schuster Audio
Ages 14 and up. 608 pgs. Bestselling author. PW Starred Review.

meyer-wires
Wires and Nerve: Volume 1
Marissa Meyer
Art by Douglas Holgate
eBook: Feiwel & Friends
Ages 12 and up. 240 pgs. Bestselling author. Graphic novel set in the Lunar Chronicles universe.
latham-dreamland
Dreamland Burning
Jennifer Latham
eBook: Little, Brown
Ages 14 and up. 384 pgs. SLJ Starred Review.
arsdale-beast
The Beast Is an Animal
Peternelle van Arsdale
eBook: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Audiobook: Simon & Schuster Audio
Ages 14 and up. 352 pgs. Indies Introduce choice.

gardner-universe
You’re Welcome, Universe
Whitney Gardner
eBook: Knopf
Ages 12 and up. 304 pgs. Indies Introduce choice.
kaplan-grendel
Grendel’s Guide to Love and War
A. E. Kaplan
eBook: Knopf
Ages 12 and up. 320 pgs. Indies Introduce choice.
eves-blood
Blood Rose Rebellion
Rosalyn Eves
eBook: Knopf
Audiobook: Listening Library, read by Fiona Hardingham.
Ages 12 and up. 416 pgs. 100K print run.

hamilton-traitor
Traitor to the Throne
Alwyn Hamilton
eBook: Viking
Ages 12 and up. 528 pgs. Rebel of the Sands Book 2. 75K print run.
spooner-hunted
Hunted
Meagan Spooner
eBook: HarperTeen
Ages 13 and up. 384 pgs. 75K print run.
dennard-windwitch
Windwitch
Susan Dennard
eBook: Tor Teen
Audiobook: Listening Library, read by Cassandra Campbell.
Ages 12 and up. 384 pgs. The Witchlands Book 2.

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Long Way Home
Katie McGarry
eBook: Harlequin Teen
Ages 13 and up. 448 pgs. Thunder Road Book 3.
lacour-okay
We Are Okay
Nina LaCour
eBook:  Dutton Books for Young Readers
Audiobook: Listening Library, read by Jorjeana Marie.
Ages 14 and up. 240 pgs. PW Starred Review.
walton-ultimatum
Ultimatum
K.M. Walton
eBook: Sourcebooks Fire
Ages 14-17, 320 pgs.

Nonfiction
krull-ladies
A Kids’ Guide to America’s First Ladies
Kathleen Krull
Art by Anna DiVito
eBook: HarperCollins
Ages 8-12. 256 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review. 30K print run.
lourie-gold
Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush
Peter Lourie
Art by Wendell Minor
eBook: Henry Holt
Ages 8-12. 208 pgs. Booklist Starred Review.
carson-mission
Mission to Pluto
Mary Kay Carson
Art by Tom Uhlman
eBook: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Ages 10-12. 80 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review. 15K print run.

bolden-pathfinders
Pathfinders
Tonya Bolden
eBook: Abrams
Ages 10-14. 128 pgs. Kirkus, PW, and SLJ Starred Reviews.
cottman-shackles
Shackles from the Deep
Michael Cottman
eBook: National Geographic
Ages 10-14. 128 pgs. Booklist Starred Review.
weatherford-lena
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne
Carole Boston Weatherford
Art by Elizabeth Zunon
eBook: Atheneum
Ages 4-8. 48 pgs. Booklist, Kirkus, and PW Starred Reviews.

sheinkin-undefeated
Undefeated
Steve Sheinkin
eBook: Roaring Brook
Audiobook: Listening Library, read by Mark Bramhall.
Ages 10-14. 288 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.
shamir-first
What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies
Ruby Shamir
Art by Matt Faulkner
eBook: Philomel
Ages 4-8. 32 pgs. Kirkus Starred Review.
osborne-world
World War II
Mary Pope Osborne & Natalie Pope Boyce
Art by Carlo Molinari
eBook: Random House Books for Young Readers
Ages 9-12. 144 pgs. Magic Tree House Fact Tracker series.

meltzer-jim
I am Jim Henson
Brad Meltzer
Art by Christopher Eliopoulos
eBook: Dial Books
Ages 5-8. 40 pgs.
hernandez-got
I Got This: To Gold and Beyond
Laurie Hernandez
eBook: HarperCollins
Ages 8-12. 240 pgs. 150K print run.
stone-girl
Girl Rising: Changing the world one girl at a time
Tanya Lee Stone
eBook: Wendy Lamb Books
Ages 14 and up. 208 pgs.

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