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LARC Mocks: 2016 Non-Fiction

Working list of starred reviews to be considered for the Mock Caldecott and Newbery Award


Please alpha by author. If title is already on the list, please add abbreviation and date to it. (PW = Publishers Weekly, SLJ = School Library Journal, HB = Horn Book, Kirkus = K, Booklist = BL The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books = BCCB (feel free to add other journal titles and abbreviations)


Argueta, Jorge. Somos como las nubes/We Are like the Clouds. BL 9/1/16

Atkins, Jeannine. Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science BCCB 05-06/16

Bacher, Lindsay. Alia Muhammad Baker: Saving a Library from War. BL 4/1/16

Bang, Molly & Chisholm. Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth. BL 11/15/16

Banyard, Antonia. Water Wow! A Visual Exploration K 3/3/16

Barakat, Ibtisam.  Balcony on the Moon  K 7/15/16

Barton, Chris.  Whoosh!  Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions K 3/17/16

Bajtlik, Jan Alphadoodler: The Activity Book That Brings Letters to Life. PW 5/23/16

Becker, Helaine  Worms for Breakfast: How to Feed a Zoo  K 2/1/16

Berne, Emma Carlson. What a Kick: How an Clutch Win Propelled Women's Soccer. BL 5/1/16

Bower, Tamara  The Mummy Makers of Egypt  SLJ 4/16

Bowman, Donna Janell. Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness. BL 9/1/16

Bryan, Ashley Freedom over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life  SLJ 9/16, HB 11-12/16

Bryant, Jen  Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille  BCCB 7-8/16, SLJ 9/16

Burgan, Michael. Miracle on Ice: How a Stunning Upset United a Country. BL 5/1/16

Burleigh, Robert  Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea  K 10/1/15

Carlson, Laurie. Knit, Hook and Spin: A kid's Activity Guide to Fiber Arts and Crafts. BL 5/15/16

Chikamatsu, Annie Somewhere Among K 3/3/16

Chin, Jason. Grand Canyon. BL 11/15/16

Cinami, Carolyn. The Sun and the Moon. BL 9/1/5/16

Corey, Shana. The Secret Subway. PW 1/4/16, BCCB 4/16

Coy, John. Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice and Hope in a New Land. PW 12/7/15

Croll, Jennifer.  Bad Girls of Fashion Style Rebels Through the Ages  K 6/1/16

Cuevas, Michelle  The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles SLJ 6/16

Dagg, Anne Innis. 5 Giraffes. BL 1/2/15/16

Dahl, Roald.  Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary K 8/1/16

Delacre, Lulu. Olinguito, de la A a la Z/ Olinguiti, from A to Z Descubriendo el bosque nublado / Unveiling the Cloud Forest. BL 3/15/16

Drummond, Allan Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado SLJ 1/16, HB 1-2/16

Eamer, Claire  Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes that Call You Home  SLJ 7/16

Fardon, John. Stickmen's Guide to Watercraft. BL 4/1/16

Farrell, Mary Cronk. Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman's Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights. PW 9/12/16, BL 10/15/16

Fleischer, Jeff.  Votes of Confidence A Young Person's Guide to American Elections  K 3/17/16

Fleming, Candace.  Giant Squid. PW 6/20/16, SLJ 8/16, HB 9-10/16

Fleming, Candace. Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the WiId West. HB 9-10/16, BCCB 10/16

Fleischman, Paul. First Light, FIrst Life: A Worldwide Creation Story. BL 8/16

Fogliano, Julie  When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons  K 1/15/16, SLJ 3/16

Ford, Gilbert. The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy the Swept the Nation. PW 7/11/16

Freedman, Russell. We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance that Defied Adolf Hitler. PW 2/8/16, K 2/1/16,
                                                                                                                                                              BCCB 4/16

Freedman, Russell.  Vietnam A History of the War  K 8/1/16

Frost, Helen  Among a Thousand Fireflies  SLJ 3/16 

Gerstein, Mordicai  I Am Pan  SLJ 3/16, HB 05-06/16

Gianferrari, Maria  Coyote Moon  SLJ 7/16

Giff, Patricia Reilly.  Writing With Rosie You Can Write a Story Too  K 7/1/16

Gillingham, Sara  Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes  SLJ 8/16, BL 9/1/16

Goddu, Krystyna Poray. A Girl Called Vincent: The Life of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. BL 3/15/16

Goldsmith, Connie  The Ebola Epidemic: The Fight, the Future  K 11/1/15

Goldstein, Margaret J. Legalizing Marijuana: Promises and Pitfalls K 8/15/16

Goodman, Susan  The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregration on Trial  SLJ 1/16

Grady, Cynthia Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song SLJ 9/16

Grande, Reyna. The Distance Between Us: Young Reader's Edition. BL 9/1/7

Gravel, Elise.  The Great Antonio  K 8/1/16

Guiberson, Brenda  The Deadliest Creature in the World SLJ 3/16

Hague, Bradley. Rise of the Lioness: Restoring a Habitat and Its Pride on the Liuwa Plains. BL 6/1/16

Hegbrook, Thomas Storyworlds: Nature  SLJ 8/16

Henson, Heather.  Lift Your Light A Little Higher  K 7/15/16

Herrington, Lisa. Remarkable Reptiles. BL 4/1/16

Higginbotham, Anastasia. Death is Stupid. PW 2/22/16

Hirsch, Rebecca. Plants Can't Sit Still. BL 7/16

Hoge, Robert. Ugly. PW 6/20/16

Hood, Susan. Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. PW 3/7/16, SLJ 4/16

Hooks, Gwendolyn. Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas. BL 5/1/16

Hopkinson, Deborah.  Dive!  World War II Stories of Sailors and Submarines  K 7/1/16, BL 6/1/16, HB 9-10/16

Jakobsen, Kathy. My Washington, D.C. BL 8/1/16

Jarrow, Gail. Bubonic Panic. K 2/15/16, PW 5/23/16

Jenkins, Steve. Animals by the Numbers. BL 10/1/16

Johnson, Rebecca  Masters of Disguise  K 1/1/16

Kanefield, Teri  The Extraordinary Suzy Wright: A Colonial Woman on the Frontier  K 1/15/16

Kaneko, Misuzu. Are You an Echo? The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko. BL 10/1/16

Kindersley Publishing  The Bee Book  SLJ 4/16

Lang, Heather. Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine. BL 1/15/16

Levy, Debbie  I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark  SLJ 7/16, BL 6/1/16

Lewis, John.  March Book Three  K 7/15/16, HB 9-10/16

Limentani, Alison. How Much Does a Ladybug Weigh? BL 4/1/16

London, Jonathan  Otters Love to Play  SLJ 1/16

Lourie, Peter. Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush. BL 11/15/16

Lowry, Lois.  Looking Back A Book of Memories  K 7/1/16

Lustedm, Marcia Amidon. The US Constitution. BL 10/1/16

Macaulay, David.  The Way Things Work Now  K 8/1/16

Macy, Sue. Mia Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber. PW 12/14/15

Manley, Curtis The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read  SLJ 6/16

Mann, Charles 1493 for Young People: From Columbus's Voyage to Globalization  SLJ 1/16

Markle, Sandra.  The Great Leopard Rescue Saving the Amur Leopards  K 8/1/16

Marrin, Albert.  Uprooted The Japanese American Experience During World War II  K 8/1/16

McCarthy, Meghan. The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon BCCB 2/16

McCloskey, Kevin. The Real Poop on Pigeons! PW 2/22/16

McCormick, Patricia. The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero. PW 6/13/16

McCully, Emily Arnold. Clara: The (Mostly) True Story of the Rhinoceros who Dazzled Kings, Inspired Artists, and Won the Hearts of Everyone... While She Ate Her Way Up and Down a Continent. PW 3/7/14, BL 5/1/16

Medina. Juana. ABC Pasta. BL 12/15/16

Mizielinski, Alexandra. Under Water, Under Earth. BL 12/1/6

Montgomery, Sy.  The Great White Shark Scientist  K 3/17/16, BL 5/1/16

Mortensen, Lori.  Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range  K 3/17/16

Moss, Marissa  America's Tea Parties: Not One but Four! Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia  K 2/1/16

Murray, Laura. The 9/11 Attacks. BL 10/1/16

Myers, Walter Dean. Frederick Douglas: The Lion Who Wrote History. BL 10/15/16

Napoli, Donna Jo.  Tales from the Arabian Nights Stories of Adventure, Magic, Love, and Betrayal K 9/15/16

Nesbitt, Kenn. One Minute Till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You Off to Sleep K 10/15/16

Nicholson, Dorinda.  The School the Aztec Eagles Bulit  K 7/15/16

Novesky, Amy. Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois. BL 3/1/16, K 3/17/16, HB 05-06/16

O'Connell, Caitlin  Bridge to the Wild: Behind the Scenes at the Zoo  SLJ 4/16

O'Conner, George  Apollo: The Brilliant One SLJ 4/16

Ohora, Zachariah  The Not So Quiet Library SLJ 6/16

Olien, Jessica  The Blobfish Book  SLJ 5/16

Olson, Tod.  Lost in the Pacific, 1942 Not a Drop to Drink  K 8/1/16

Orgill, Roxane. Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph. PW 1/4/16, K 1/15/16, HB 3-4/16, BCCB 4/16

Orr, Tamra. The Statue of Liberty: Introducing Primary Sources. BL 4/1/16

Osborne, LInda This Land is Our Land: A History of American Immigration  SLJ 3/16

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of the Snowy Day  K 9/15/16, BL 10/1/16

Raczka, Bob  Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete and Poems  K 1/1/16, BCCB 3/16, HB 05-06/16

Reef, Catherine. Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse K 8/15/16

Rockliff, Mara. Anything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic. 1/25/16, BL 2/15/16

Rockliff, Mara  Around America To Win the Vote: Two Suffragettes, a Kitten,and 10,000 Miles  SLJ 7/16

Roth, Susan  Prairie Dog Song: The Key to Saving North America's Grasslands  K 1/1/16, SLJ 4/16

Rotner, Shelly. Grow! Raise! Catch! How We Get Our Food. BL 10/1/16

Rubin, Susan Goldman. Brown V. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice K 8/15/16

Sayre, April Pulley  Best in Snow  SLJ 9/16, BL 9/15/16

Sayre, Alice Pulley. Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep. PW 10/3/16

Shannon, David  Duck on a Tractor  SLJ 6/16

Silvey, Anita. Let Your Voice by Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger. BL 6/1/16

Singer, Marilyn  Echo Echo: Reverso Poema About Greek Myths  SLJ 1/16

Slade, Suzanne  The Music in George's Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue  SLJ 7/16, K 7/1/16, BL 6/1/16

Smith, Kelly. How Hot is Lava? BL 3/15/16

Stanley, Diane. Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science. The First Computer Programmer. BL 6/1/16

Steptoe, Javaka  Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Boasquiat SLJ 8/16, HB 11-12/16

Sutcliffe, Jane Will's Words: How William Shakespeare Change the Way You Talk  SLJ 3/16

Sweet, Melissa. Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White. PW 7/18/16, K 7/15/16, SLJ 9/16, BL 6/1/16, HB 9-10/16, BCCB 11/16

Thornhill, Jan. The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk K 8/15/16, BCCB 11/16, BL 10/1/16

Tonatiuh, Duncan The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes  SLJ 9/16, HB 9-10/16

Turner, Pamela  Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune  K 11/15/15

Turner, Pamela  Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird  SLJ 8/16, HB 11-12/16

Vermond, Kira  Half-Truths and Brazen LIes: An Honest Look at Lying  K 1/15/16

Wallace, Rich.  Blood Brothers Johnathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights  K 6/20/16

Weatherford, Carole Boston. The Legendary Miss Lena Horne. BL 12/15/16

Weatherford, Carole Boston. You Can Fly The Tuskegee Airmen. K 2/15/16

Williams, Dave and Loredana.  To Burp or Not to Burp A Guide to Your Body in Space  K 8/1/16

Winter, Jonah. My Name Is James Madison Hemings  BCCB 11/16

Winter, Jonah. The Secret Project. BL 12/1/16

Winter, Jonah. You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?! PW 12/14/15, SLJ 1/16

Wood, Amanda & Mike Jolley. Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature. PW 6/20/16

Wood, Susan Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist  SLJ 9/16

Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner. How Deep is the Ocean? BL 9/15/16

Zommer, Yuval. The Big Book of Bugs. BL 5/15/16