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LARC Mocks: 2017 Non-Fiction

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

Non-fiction

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)

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem.  Becoming Kareem growing Up On and OFf the Court  K 11/1/17

Alarcon, Francisco X. Family Poems for Every Day of the Week/ Poemas familiares para cada dia de la semana. PW 10/16/17

Albee, Sarah. Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines. BL 9/1/17

Alexander, Kwame. Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets. PW 12/19/16, BL 1/1/17, K 1/15/17, BCCB 3/17, HB 5-6/17

Argueta, Jorge Tetl  Agua, Auita/Water, Little Water  SLJ 10/17

Argueta, Jorge. Somos Como las Nubes/ We are Like the Clouds. HB 1-2/17

Aronson, Marc & Budhos. Marina. Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism. K 12/1/16

Atkins, Laura & Yogi, Stan. Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. K 12/1/16, SLJ 4/17

Bang, Molly Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth‚Äč K 10/15/16, PW 12/12/16, HB 03-04/17

Barnard, Bryn. The New Ocean: The Fate of Life in the Changing Sea. PW 3/20/17

Barton, Chris. Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion. PW 6/26/17, SLJ 8/17

Bausum, Ann The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power  PW 11/7/16, K 11/15/16

Behnke, Alison Marie.  Racial Profiling: Everyday Inequality  K 2/15/17, SLJ 3/17

Bildner, Phil. Martina and Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports. BL 2/15/17

Bing, Xu. Look! What Do You See? An Art Puzzle Book of American and Chinese Songs. PW 9/25/17

Bolden, Tonya  Pathfinders:  The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls  PW 11/14/16, K 11/1/16

Bornstien, Michael. Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz. PW 1/16/17

Briewre-Haquet, Alice. Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil Rights Activitst Nina Simone. BL 10/15/17

Brimner, Larry  Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961  SLJ 9/17

Brown, Martin.  Lesser Spotted Animals  The Coolest Creatures You've Never Heard Of  K 11/1/16

Burns, Loree Griffin.  Life on Surtsey Iceland's Upstart Island   K 10/15/2017, BL 12/1/15

Carson, Mary Kay.  Mission to Pluto The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt  K 11/15/16

Cerone, Lulu. PhilanthroParties! A Party Planning Guide for Kids Who Want to Give Back. BL 5/15/17

Charleyboy Lisa.  #Notyourprincess   K 7/15/17

Chin, Jason. Grand Canyon. PW 11/28/16, BCCB 1/17, HB 1-2/17

Christelow, Eileen. Robins: How They Grow Up. HB 7-8/17

Cline-Ransome, Lesa. Before She Was Harriet. BL 9/1/17, SLJ 10/17, PW 10/9/17

Collard, Sneed B. Woodpeckers: Drilling Holes: and Bagging Bugs. BL 4/1/18

Cooke, Tim. Florence Nightingale. BL 4/1/17

Corey, Shana  A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy's Speech  SLJ 3/17, BL 4/1/17

Crossley-Holland, Kevin. Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki. PW 10/9/17

Davies, Nicola. Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth. HB 11-12/17

Davies, Nicola. Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals. PW 9/18/17

De la Cruz, Melissa.  Because I was a Girl  K 9/15/17

Dickinson, Emily.  Emily Dickinson  K 11/1/16

Doeden, Matt.  The Super Bowl Chasing Football Immortality  K 6/1/17

Dominguez, Angela. Sing, Don't Cry. BL 6/1/17

Eggers, Dave. Her Right Foot. BL 9/1/17, SLJ 9/17, BCCB 10/17

Eamer, Claire. What a Waste! Where Does Garbage Go?. K 02/01/17

Engle, Margarita. Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote. BL 8/17, SLJ 9/17

Erskine, Kathryn. Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song. PW 10/9/17, HB 11-12/17

Eszterhas, Suzi. Moto and Me: My Year as a Wildcat's Foster Mom. PW 5/1/17

Frydenborg, Kay. A Dog in the Cave. K 01/01/17, SLJ 5/17

Gantos, Jack  Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories  PW 6/19/17, SLJ 7/17, BL 9/1/17

Going, K.L. The Shape of the World: A Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright. BL 8/17

Goldstone, Lawrence. Higher, Steeper, Faster. K 02/01/17

Golio, Gary.  Strange Fruit Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song  K 11/15/16

Grady, Cynthia. Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind. BL 12/1/17

Green, Katie  Lighter Than My Shadow SLJ 8/17

Greenberg, Jan.  Meet Cindy Sherman Artist, Photographer, Chameleon  K 8/15/17, SLJ 9/17, PW 10/2/17, BL 10/15/17,
    HB 11-12/17

Grimes, Nikki One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance K 10/15/16

Grimes, Nikki.  The Watcher  K 9/15/17, BL 11/15/17

Guglielmo, Amy & Tourville, Jacqueline. Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire. BL 7/17

Hale, Shannon  Real Friends  SLJ 2/17

Hanningan, Kate. A Lady on the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights. 12/1/17

Haring, Kay A. Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing. HB 03-04/17

Harris, Chris  I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups  SLJ 7/17, PW 7/3/17, K 7/1/17, BL 9/1/17, HB 11-12/17

Harshman, Marc & Smucker, Anna Egan. Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece. PW 8/21/17, BL 9/1/17

Harvey, Jeanne Walker. Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines: Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. HB 7-8/17

Heiligman, Deborah.  Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers  K 2/15/17, HB 3-4/17, BCCB 4/17

Herkert, Barbara.  A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider The Story of E. B. White   K 7/15/17, PW 10/9/17

Honigstein, Rapheal. The Big Book of Treasures: The Most Amazing Discoveries Ever Made and Still to Be Made. BL 11/15/17 

Hughes, Langston. That is My Dream! A Picture Book of Langston Hughes's "Dream Vacation." PW 8/21/17

Hutto, Joe with Brenda Z. Guiberson   When I Was a Turkey: based on the PBS Documentary My Life as a Turkey  SLJ 9/17

Jackson, Tom.  A Journey Through Transportation From Hot Lava to a Spy Rocket   K 10/15/2017

Jenkins, Martin. Exploring Space: From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond. BL 5/1/17

Jensen, Kelly. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World. PW 11/28/16, K 12/1/16

Keats, John. A Song About Myself. PW 1/16/17

Kops, Deborah. Alice Paul and the Fight For Women's Rights. K 12/15/16, BCCB 3/17

Krull, Kathleen.  A Kids' Guide to America's First Ladies  K 11/1/16

Krull, Kathleen. One Fun Day with Lewis Carroll: A Celebration of Wordplay and a Girl Named Alice. BL 11/15/17

Lamothe, Matt. This is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids around the World. BL 6/1/17, HB 7-8/17

Lawlor, Laurie. Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World. BL 6/1/17

Leatherdale, Mary Beth Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees  SLJ 4/17, BL 4/15/17

Levinson, Cynthia.  Fault Lines in the Constitution  K 7/1/17, SLJ 8/17

Levy, Debbie  Soldier Song:  A True Story of the Civil War  PW 11/14/16, BL 2/15/17

Limentai, Alison. How Long is a Whale? BL 6/1/17

Losure, Mary.  Isaac the Alchemist Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd  K 11/15/16, HB 01-02/17

Maas, Dave. Ranger Rick Kids' Guide to Fishing. BL 10/1/17

MacLaughlin, Patricia. Someone Like Me. PW 5/22/17

Macy, Sue. Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly into the Twentieth Century. BL 2/15/17, SLJ 2/17

Mahin, Michael. Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters. BL 7/1/7, BCCB 9/17

Marcovitz, Hal.  The Opioid Epidemic  K 9/1/17

Markel, Michelle. Balderdash! John Newberry and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books.  PW 3/6/17, SLJ 6/17, BL 5/15/17

Markle, Sandra. The Great Penguin Resue: Saving the African Penguins. BL 8/17

Markle, Sandra. The Search For Olinguito. K 12/15/16

Maurer, Tracy Nelson. Noah Webster's Fighting Words. PW 3/6/17, SLJ 2/17

McAnulty, Stacy. Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years. PW 9/18/17

McCormick, Patricia. Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero. PW 7/3/17, BL 7/17

McCully, Emily Arnold. Caroline's Comets: A True Story. BL 2/15/17

McKissack, Patricia C.  Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out! Games, Stories, & Songs from an African American Childhood  PW 11/14/16, K 10/15/16

Michelson, Richard. Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy. HB 1-2/17

Mills, Deborah & Alva, Alfredo. La Frontrera: El viaje con papa/My Journey with Papa. BL 4/1/18

Montgomery, Sy  Amazon Adventure: How Tiny fish Are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest  SLJ 7/17, BL 5/15/17

Montgomery, Sy.  The Hyena Scientist.  BL 5/15/18

Myers, Walter Dean. Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History. PW 12/12/16

National Geographic Kids, Bet You Didn't Know Fascinating, Far-out, Fun-tastic Facts  K 7/1/17

Nelson, S.D.  Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender  SLJ 5/17, BL 4/15/17, SLJ 9/17

Newman, Patricia.  Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem  K 2/15/17

Noyes, Deborah  The Magician and the Spirits: Harry Houdini and the Curious Pastime of Communicating with the Dead  SLJ 7/17

Nuchi, Adah. Bunk 9's Guide to Growing Up: Secrets, Tips, and Expert Advice on the Good, the Bad, and the Awkward. PW 9/25/17

Olson, Marc. The World Jesus Knew: A Curious Kid's Guide to Life in the First Century. BL 11/15/17

O'Neill, Richard & Quarmby, Katherine. Yokki and the Parno Guy. BL 1/1/17

Otfinoski, Steven. The Civil War. BL 4/1/17

Otheguy, Emma. Marti's Song for Freedom. PW 5/8/17, SLJ 6/17, BL 5/15/17

Paquette, Ammi-Joan. Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive! BL 5/1/17

Peabody, Erin. Behind the Legend: Bigfoot. BL 4/1/16

Pinkney, Andrea. Martin Rising: Requiem for a King. BL 9/15/17

Pliscou, Lisa. Brave Jane Austen: Reader, Writer, Author, Rebel. BL 12/1/17

Prager, Sarah. Queer, There, and Everywhere. K 3/15/17, PW 5/15/17

Ramirez, Saul & Seidlitz, John. The Champions Game. K 4/15/17

Rayne, Karen. Girl: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You. PW 5/15/17

Reef, Catherine.  Victoria  K 9/1/17

Rinker, Sherri Duskey. Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton. BL 8/17

Robbins, Dean.  Margaret and the Moon  K 2/15/17, PW 5/8/17

Rosa, Jeff De La. Squishy, Fishy Robot Explorers. BL 10/1/17

Rosenstock, Barb. Vincent Can't Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky. BL 10/15/17

Roy, Katherine  How To Be An Elephant  SLJ 6/17, BL 7/17, PW 7/10/17, HB 9-10/17

Rubin, Susan  The Quilts of Gee's Bend  SLJ 4/17, K 3/15/17, BL 5/15/17

Rubin, Susan Goldman. Maya Lin: Thinking with Her Hands. BL 9/1/17, SLJ 9/17

Rusch, Elizabeth. The Music of Life: Barolomeo Cristofori & The Invention of the Piano. PW 2/27/17, K 2/15/17, BCCB 4/17

Sanchez, Anita, Karl, Get Out of the Garden! Carolus Linnaeus and the Naming of Everything. BL 2/15/17

Saujani, Reshma  Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World SLJ 7/17

Say, Allen. Silent Days, Silent Dreams. PW 8/14/17, BL 9/1/17, SLJ 9/17, BCCB 11/17

Sayre, April  Full of Fall  SLJ 6/17, BL 6/1/17

Sayre, April. Warbler Wave. BL 11/15/17

Schaub, Michelle  Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers' Market  SLJ 4/17

Schubert, Leda.  Listen How Pete Seeger Got America Singing K 4/1/17

Shamir, Ruby.  What's the Big Deal About First Ladies  K 11/1/16

Sheinkin, Steve.  Undefeated Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team  K 11/15/16, HB 03-04/17

Shepard, Ray Anthony.  Now or Never   K 7/15/17

Sidman, Joyce. The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science. BL 10/15/17

Sidman, Joyce, Round. BL 2/15/17

Sierra, Judy. Imagine That! How Dr.Seuss Wrote 'The Cat in the Hat'. PW 8/7/17

Simon, Eddy.  Pele: The King of Soccer.  K 9/1/17, PW 9/11/17

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

Siy, Alexandra  Voyager's Greatest Hits: The Epic Trek to Interstellar Space  SLJ 6/17

Slater, Dashka.  The 57 Bus A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives K 8/1/17, PW 8/14/17

Smith, Danna. The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry. PW 2/6/17, SLJ 3/17

Smith, Hope Anita  My Daddy Rules the World: Poems About Dads  SLJ 4/17

Smith, Matthew Clark. Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot. BL 2/15/17

Smith, Monique Gray. Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation. PW 8/21/17

Socha, Piotr. Bees: A Honeyed History. BL 5/15/17

Spilsbury, Louise. Poverty and Hunger. BL 10/1/17

Stone, Tanya Lee. Girl Rising. K 12/1/16

Swartz, Clay. Who Wins? 100 Historical Figures Go Head-To-Head and You Decide the Winner! K 12/1/16

Sylvester, Kevin.  Basketballogy  K 9/1/17

Tate, Don  Strong as Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Became the Strongest Man on Earth  SLJ 7/17, HB 9-10/17

Tonatiuh, Duncan. Danza! Amalia Hernandez and El Ballet Folkorico de Mexico. BL 8/17

Tregonning, Mel. Small Things. BL 4/1/18

Valdez, Patricia. Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles. BL 12/1/17

Walker, Sally M. Sinking the 'Sultana': A Civil War History of Inprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home. PW 10/9/17

Wallace, Audra. Yosemite National Park. BL 10/1/17

Wallace, Sandra Neil. Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story. BL 8/17

Ward, Jennifer. What Will Grow? PW 12/19/16

Weatherford, Carole Boston. Dorothea Lange. K 12/15/16

Weatherford, Carole Boston. The Legendary Miss Lena Horne. PW 12/12/16, K 11/1/16

Weatherford, Carole Boston.  Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library. PW 8/7/17, SLJ 8/17

Wechsler, Doug. The Hidden Life of a Toad. BL 2/15/17

Williams, Lily  If Sharks Disappeared  SLJ 5/17

Willis, Kathy. Botanicum. 1/23/17

Wilson, John.  A Soldier's Sketchbook: The Illustrated First World War Diary of R.H. Rabjohn  K 2/15/17

Winter, Jeanette. The World is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid. PW 7/3/17, BL 7/17

Winter, Jonah. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality. PW 7/3/17, BL 9/1/17

Winter, Jonah. The Secret Project. PW 12/5/16, BCCB 1/17, HB 03-04/17

Wood, Susan. American Gothic: The Life of Grant Wood. PW 8/7/17

Yolen, Jane. Thunder Underground. PW 1/16/17

Yousafzai, Malala. Malala's Magic Pencil. PW 7/31/17, SLJ 8/17

Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner. Phones Keep Us Connected. BL 3/15/17