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LARC Mocks: 2017 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)

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