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LARC Mocks: 2018 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)

Ahmed, Roda.  Mae Among The Stars  K 11/1/17

Amstutz, Lisa J.  Bringing Back Our Freshwater Lakes.  BL 5/15/18

Andrews, Troy & Bill Taylor.  The 5 O'Clock Band.  BL 5/1/18

Bagieu, Penelope. Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World. PW 1/15/18, BCCB 3/18

Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta.  The United States vs. Jackie Robinson  K 11/1/17

Beals, Melba Pattillo. March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine. PW 11/13/17

Becker, Helaine  Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13  K 5/1/18

Ben-Barak, Idan  Do Not Lick this Book  K 5/1/18

Betran, Roxanne A Seal Named Patches  SLJ 1/18

​Bolden, Tonya.  Facing Frederick The Life of Frederick Douglass a Monumental American Man  K 10/15/2017

Braun, Erin.  Protest Movements: Then and Now.  BL 3/15/18

Brock, Rose.  Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration.  BL 4/15/18

Burkhart, Jessica  Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles. PW 2/26/18, SLJ 2/18

Capek, Michael.  The Wilhelm Gustloff Story.  BL 3/15/18

Castaldo, Nancy F.  Back From the Brink: Saving Animals from Extinction.  BL 3/15/18

Conkling, Winifred.  Votes for Women American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot. K 11/15/17, PW 12/11/17, HB 3-4/18

Coote, Maree.  Letters from New York: Making Pictures with the A-B-C.  BL 5/1/18

Curtis, Andrea  Eat This! A Kid's Field Guide to Fast Food Advertising  K 3/1/18

Cusolito, Michelle Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible Alvin  K 3/151/8

Davis, Jackie Leigh.  DIY Circus Lab for Kids: A Family-Friendly Guide for Juggling, Balancing, Clowning, and Show-Making.  BL 5/15/18

DeCristofano, Carolyn  Running On Sunshine: How Does Solar Energy Work?  K 4/15/18

Dias, Marley  Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You  SLJ 2/18

Diehn, Andi.  Forces.  BL 3/15/18

Doeden, Matt.  The World Cup Soccer's Global Championship K 1/15/18

Downes, Patrick & Kensky, Jessica. Rescue and Jessica: A Life Changing Friendship. BL 2/15/18

Eaton III, Maxwell. The Truth About Hippos. PW 1/22/18

Elliott, David.  In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years SLJ 4/18

Fishman, Seth. A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars. HB 1-2/18

Fitzgerald, Juniper. How Mamas Love Their Babies. PW 12/4/17

Flood, JOe.  Sharks: Nature's Perfect Hunter SLJ 4/18

Fyvie, Erica  Trash Revolution: Breaking the Waste Cycle  SLJ 2/18

Gevinson, Tavi.  Rookie On Love  K 1/1/18

Gianferrari, Maria.  Hawk Rising SLJ 4/18

Grandin, Temple  Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor  K 3/1/18

Greder, Armin  The Mediterranean  K 4/15/18

Gyetxw, Hetxw'ms.  The Sockeye Mother SLJ 4/18

Hale, Christy.  Land and Water Forms around the World.  BL 4/15/18

Halfman, Janet.  Midnight Teacher  K 1/1/18

Hand, Carol.  Bringing Back Our Oceans.  BL 5/15/18

Hand, Carol.  Bringing Back Our Tropical Forests.  BL 5/15/18

Hannigan, Kate. A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights. PW 11/20/17, K 12/1/17

Harrison, Vashti  Little Leaders: Bold Woman in Black History  SLJ 1/18

Hearth, Amy Hill. Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York. PW 10/16/17

Heing, Bridey.  ISIS Brides.  BL 3/15/18

Herrera, Juan Felipe. Jabberwalking. PW 1/1/18, SLJ 4/18

Hesterman, Katie.  A Round of Robins SLJ 4/18

Huson, Brett David. The Sockeye Mother. PW 1/22/18

Jenkins, Martin. Bird Builds a Nest. HB 01-2/18

Jenkins, Steve  Stinkiest! 20 Smelly Animals  K 3/1/18

Kenney, Karen Latchana.  Super Hummingbirds.  BL 3/15/18

Khan, Hena.  Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes.  BL 4/15/18

Killion, Ann Champions of Women's Soccer  K 3/15/18

Lang, Diane  Fur, Feather, Fin? All of Us Are Kin  K 3/1/18

Latham, Irene and Charles Waters. Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship. PW 11/13/17

Lendler, Ian. One Day a Dot: The Story of You, the Universe, and Everything. PW 2/19/18, BL 4/15/18

Long, Jessica.  Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming Champion.  BL 3/1/18

MacCarald, Clara.  Bringing Back Our Deserts.  BL 5/15/18

Macdonald, Maryann  Rosa's Animals: The Story of Rosa Bonheur and Her Painting Menagerie  K 4/1/18

Maclear, Kyo. Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli. PW 12/18/17

Markle, Sandra  Snowy Owl Invasion!: Tracking an Unusual Migration  SLJ 12/17, K 11/15/17

McCarthy, Meghan  All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff  SLJ 1/18

McMahon, Peter.  The Space Adventurer's Guide: Your Passport to the Coolest Things to See and Do in the Universe.  BL 3/1/18

Medina, Tony.  Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy SLJ 4/18

Meloy, Colin  The Golden Thread: A Song for Pete Seeger  K 3/15/18

Montgomery, Sy  The Hyena Scientist  K 4/15/18, BL 5/15/18

Motum, Markus. Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover. PW 1/22/18

Moulton, Erin.  Things We Haven't Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out.  BL 5/1/18

Munro, Roxie. Rodent Rascals: From Tiny to Tremendous - 21 Clever Creatures at Their Actual Size. PW 1/22/18, BL 2/15/18

Nye, Naomi Shihab.  Voices in the Air  K 11/15/17, SLJ 1/18

O'Connor, George  Hermes: Tales of the Trickster SLJ 1/18

Partridge, Elizabeth. Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam. PW 3/5/18, HB 3-4/18, BCCB 5/18

Pearson, P. O'Connell. Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII. BL 2/1/18

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  Martin Rising Requiem for a King  K 10/15/2017, PW 11/6/17, SLJ 1/18, HB 3-4/18

Reynolds, Jason.  For Every One SLJ 4/18

Rosenstock, Barb.  Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere HB 3-4/18, SLJ 4/18, BCCB 5/18

Saedi, Sara.  Americanized Rebel Without a Green Card K 12/1/17

Sanchez, Anita.  Itch  K 1/1/18, BL 2/1/18

Sayre, April Puley  Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet  SLJ 1/18

Sidman, Joyce The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science SLJ 12/17, K 11/15/17, PW 11/20/17, HB 01-2/18

Singer, Marilyn  Every Month is a New Year: Celebrations Around the World  K 4/1/18

Spray, Sally.  Awesome Engineering Fairground Rides.  BL 5/15/18

Spray, Sally.  Awesome Engineering Skyscrapers.  BL 5/15/18

Spray, Sally.  Awesome Engineering Spacecraft.  BL 5/15/18

Stone, Tanya Lee. Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers? The Story of Ada Lovelace. PW 12/18/17

Sutton, Patricia  Capsized! The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster  K 5/15/18

Swanson, James L.  Chasing King's Killer  K 1/1/18

Tate, Polo.  Deep Dark Blue: A Memoir Survival.  BL 5/15/18

Thimmesh, Catherine.  Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild.  BL 3/1/18, K 3/1/18

Thornhill, Jan  The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow  K 3/15/18, BL 5/1/18

Valdez, Patricia  Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles SLJ 1/18, PW 2/19/18

Veirs, Laura  Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten  SLJ 12/17, K 11/1/17, PW 11/20/17

Wallace, Sandra Neil. Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from Football Field to Art Gallery. PW 11/20/17, SLJ 1/18

Weatherford, Carole Boston. How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace. BL 2/1/18

Wright, Richard & Nina Crews  Seeing Into Tomorrow  SLJ 1/18

Voiklis, Charlotte Jones. Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of a the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters. BL 2/15/18

Yolen, Jane.  Meet Me at the Well K 12/1/17

Zimet, Susan. Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote. BL 2/1/18