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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)

Acevedo, Sylvia.  Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist.  BL 7/18

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

America's Test Kitchen.  The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs: 100+ Recipes That You'll Love to Cook and Eat!  BL 10/1/18

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

Bailey, Linda.  Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein.  BL 6/1-15/18, PW 7/30/18

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

Barton, Chris  What Do You Do With a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan  K 8/15/18, BL 10/1/18, SLJ 10/18

Bascomb, Neal.  The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century.  BL 10/1/18

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

Beth, Georgia.  Discover Mars.  BL 10/1/18

Betran, Roxanne A Seal Named Patches  SLJ 1/18

Blumenthal, Deborah Polka Dot Parade: A Book About Bill Cunningham  K 6/1/18

Blumenthal, Karen.  Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend.  BL 6/1-15/18

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

Bolden, Tonya  No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas  K 8/1/18,  SLJ 9/18

Bowles, David.  Feathered Serpent/Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico  SLJ 7/18

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

Brill, Marlene  Dolores Huerta Stands Strong: The Woman Who Demanded Justice  K 8/15/18, SLJ 10/18

Brimner, Larry Dane.  Blacklisted!: Hollywood, the Cold War, and the First Amendment  SLJ 7/18, BL 9/1/18

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

Burgan, Michael.  TV Shapes Presidential Politic in the Kennedy-Nixon Debates: 4D An Augmented Reading Experience.  BL 10/1/18

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

Chambers, Veronica  Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose up Against Tyranny and Injustice  K 7/15/18, BL 8/18

Cherrix, Amy  Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife  K 9/1/18

Cline-Ransome, Lesa.  Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams  SLJ 6/18, BL 6/1-15/18

Clinton, Chelsea  Start Now! You Can Make a Difference  K 10/15/18

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

Cooke, Joanna The Sequoia Lives On  K 6/1/18

Cooper, Ilene.  Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice: Her Impact on the Civil Rights Movement, The White House, and the World  SLJ 6/18

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

Coulson, Art.  Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army  SLJ 10/18

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

Davey, Owen. Bonkers About Beetles. PW 5/21/18

Davies, Nicola  A First Book of the Sea  K 8/15/18

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

Dawson, Eric David.  Putting Peace First: Seven Commitments to Change the World.  BL 7/18

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

Demetrios, Heather.  Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love.  BL 10/15/18

Desmond, Jenni. The Elephant. PW 9/17/18, ​SLJ 11/18, BL 11/15/18, K 10/1/18

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

Duncan, Alice Faye  Memphis, Martin, And The Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968  K 7/15/18, BL 8/18, ​SLJ 11/18

Duprat, Guillaume  Eye Spy: Wild Ways Animals See the World  K 9/15/18, PW 10/29/18

Eaton lll, Maxwell. The Truth About Bears. HB 5-6/18

Eaton lll, Maxwell. The Truth About Dolphins. HB 5-6/18

Eaton III, Maxwell. The Truth About Hippos. PW 1/22/18, HB 5-6/18

Eggers, Dave.  What Can a Citizen Do?  SLJ 8/18

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

Elish, Dan.  Inside the Situation Room: How a Photograph showed America Defeating Osama Bin Laden.  BL 10/15/18

Falkowksi, Melissa & Eric Garner.  We Say #Never Again: Reporting by t he Parkland Student Journalists.  BL 11/15/18

Farrell, Kate. Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth. PW 4/16/18

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

Founders of the March for Our Lives, The.  Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement.  BL 10/15/18

Frank, Anne.  Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation  SLJ 8/18

Francis, Sangma  Everest  K 9/15/18

Freedman, Russell.  The Sinking of the Vasa: A Shipwreck of Titanic Proportions  SLJ 7/18

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

Gardner, Kate  Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth  K 6/15/18

Geis, Patricia. Meet the Artist! Leonardo da Vinci. PW 10/15/18

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

Gianferrari, Maria.  Hawk Rising SLJ 4/18

Gillibrand, Kirsten. Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote. PW 10/1/18

Girls Write Now: Two Decades of True Stories from Young Female Voices.  BL 9/1/18

Gladstone, James  Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World  K 8/15/18

Goldstone, Lawrence.  Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice.  BL 6/1-15/18, HB 9-10/18

Golio, Gary.  Carlos Santana: Sound of the Heart, Song of the World.  BL 8/18

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

Guerrero, Diane.  My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope  SLJ 6/18

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

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

Halligan, Katherine. Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World. PW 10/1/18

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

Hendrix, John.  The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler.  BL 6/1-15/18, SLJ 7/18, K 7/15/18

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

Herrera, Juan Felipe  Imagine  K 9/15/18

Hesselberth, Joyce.  Mapping Sam  SLJ 6/18,  K 8/1/18

Hesterman, Katie.  A Round of Robins. PW 2/5/18, SLJ 4/18

Higginbotham, Anastasia.  Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness  SLJ 8/18

Hirsch, Andy.  Trees: Kings of the Forest.  BL 7/18, SLJ 8/18

Hirschfeld, Leila & Hirschfeld, Tom  It's Up To You, Abe Lincoln  K 9/15/18

Hockney, David & Gayford, Martin  A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings  K 8/15/18, PW 10/15/18

Holt, Hannah.  The Diamond and the Boy: The Creation of Diamonds and the Life of H. Tracy Hall.  BL 6/1-15/18

Hoose, Philip.  Attucks!  Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team that Awakened a City.  BL 9/1/18

Hopkinson, Deborah.  D-Day: The World War II Invasion That Changed History SLJ 7/18

Hubbard, Rita Hammering For Freedom  K 8/1/18, SLJ 9/18, BL 11/1/18

Hudson, Wade and Cheryl Willis Hudson, We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices  SLJ 7/18, K 7/1/18, PW 8/6/18

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

Jarrow, Gail.  Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America  SLJ 6/18, K 6/15/18, BL 6/1-15/18, PW 6/18/18, BCCB 7-8/18

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

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

Jensen, Kelly.  Don't Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health  SLJ 8/18

Kaye, Julia.  Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition  SLJ 6/18

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

Khanna, Sudarshan. Toys and Play with Everyday Materials. PW 7/16/18

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

Knight, Eve Lloyd. Rebel Voices: The Global Fight for Women's Equality and the Right to Vote. PW 10/1/18

Krosoczka, Jarrett J.  Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction  SLJ 8/18, HB 9-10/18

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

Langford, Jo.  The Pride Guide to Sexual and Social Health for LGBTQ Youth.  BL 6/1-15/18

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

Lawrence, Ellen.  Creeping Slime: Slime Molds.  BL 10/1/18

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

Lloyd, Christopher.  Absolutely Everything!  A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention.  BL 9/15/18

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

Macfarlane, Robert. The Lost Words. PW 10/8/18

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

Mahin, Michael.  When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana.  BL 6/1-15/18, K 7/15/18

Mangal, Melinda.  The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just  SLJ 8/18

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

Markle, Sandra  The Great Rhino Rescue: Saving the Southern White Rhinos  K 6/15/18

Marsh, Sarah Jane.  Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word.  BL 6/1-15/18

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

McClafferty, Carla Killough.  Buried Lives: the Enslaved People of George Washington's Mount Vernon.  BL 11/15/18

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

McNamara, Margaret.  Eliza.  BL 8/18

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

Metzger, Julie  Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? Real Answers to Real Questions from Preteens  K 6/15/18

Montgomery, Heather L.  Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill  SLJ 7/18,  K 8/1/18

Montgomery, Sy  The Hyena Scientist  K 4/15/18, BL 5/15/18, BCCB 7-8/18

Mora, Pat.  Bookjoy.  Wordjoy.  BL 7/18

Morales, Yuyi.  Dreamers  SLJ 9/18

Mosca, Julia  The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague  K 8/1/18

Mosco, Rosemary.  Solar System: Our Place in Space  SLJ 8/18

Moss, Marissa. The Eye That Never Sleeps: How Detective Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln. PW 10/1/18

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

Moyer, Naomi  Black Women Who Dared  K 8/1/18

Muhammad, Ibtihaj  Proud: Living My American Dream: Young Readers Edition  K 6/1/18, BL 7/18, SLJ 7/18

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

New York Times Editorial Staff.  #MeToo: Women Speak Out about Sexual Assault.  BL 10/1/18

Nieminen, Lotta. Cookies! An Interactive Recipe Book. PW 10/29/18

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

Okamato, Nadya.  Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement  ​SLJ 11/18

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

Poliquin, Rachel.  Beavers.  BL 11/1/18

Powell, Patricia Hruby  Struttin' With Some Barbecue: Lil Harde Armstrong Becomes the First Lady of Jazz  10/15/18

Pringle, Laurence.  The Secret Life of the Little Brown Bat  SLJ 8/18, BL 9/15/18

Quintero, Isabel. Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide. HB 9-10/18

Rappaport, Doreen.  Walt's Imagination.  BL 6/1-15/18

Redding, Anna Crowley.  Google It: A History of Google.  BL 6/1-15/18

Reed, Amy.  Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America  SLJ 7/18

Reynolds, Jason.  For Every One SLJ 4/18

Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbmisola.  Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins  SLJ 10/18

Rich, Kaelyn. Girls Resist! A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution. PW 8/6/18, SLJ 10/18

Rockliff, Mara.  Lights!  Camera!  Alice!:  The Thrilling True Adeventures of the First Woman Filmmaker   SLJ 9/18

Romito, Dee.  Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  BL 11/15/18

Roosevelt, Eleanor with Markel, Michelle When You Grow Up to Vote: How Our Government Works for You  K 7/15/18

Rosen, Michael J. The Horse's Haiku. PW 2/5/18

Rosenberg, Liz.  House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery.  BL 6/1-15/18

Rosenstock, Barb.  Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere HB 3-4/18, SLJ 4/18, PW 4/9/18, BCCB 5/18

Rosenstock, Barb.  Through the Window: Views of Marc Chagall's Life and Art.  BL 7/18, PW 7/16/18

Rylant, Cynthia  Ecclesiastes: To Everything There is a Season  K 7/15/18, BL 8/18

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

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

Sarkeesian, Anita and Ebony Adams.  History vs. Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don't Want You To Know  SLJ 10/18, BL 11/15/18

Sasso, Sandy   Regina Persisted  K 8/1/18

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

Schatz, Kate.  Rad Girls Can.  BL 10/15/18

Schmidt, Gary D. So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom. PW 7/16/18, K 7/15/18

Siber, Kate.  National Parks of the U.S.A.  BL 9/15/18

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. PW 2/5/18, K 4/1/18

Sisson, Stephanie Roth  Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement  K 6/15/18

Slade, Suzanne. Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon. PW 7/30/18, BL 9/1/18

Smith-Llera, Danielle.  Lunch Counter Sit-Ins: How Photographs Helped Foster Peaceful Civil Rights Protests.  BL 10/15/18

Sotomayer, Sonia.  The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayer.  BL 6/1-15/18, K 7/15/18

Sotomayer, Sonia.  Turning Pages: My Life Story  SLJ 8/18

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

Stevenson, Bryan.  Just Mercy (Adapted for Young People): A True Story of the Fight for Justice.  BL 9/1/18, SLJ 10/18

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

Stone, Tanya Lee.  Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented  SLJ 6/18, K 6/1/18

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

Taylor, Diane C.  The Renaissance Artists: With History Projects for Kids.  BL 10/15/18

Teckentrup, Britta. Birds and Their Feathers. PW 5/21/18

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

Thuras, Dylan & Rosemary Mosco.  The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid.  BL 9/15/18

Togo, Narisa. Magnificent Birds. PW 10/15/18

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

Wallace, Sandra Neil  First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great  K 8/15/18

Waters, Fiona. Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year. PW 8/20/18,  K 9/1/18

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

Winter, Ali.  Peace and Me   SLJ 9/18

Woollcott, Tory.  The Brain: The  Ultimate Thinking Machine.  BL 11/15/18

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  Fly With Me: A Celebration of Birds Through Pictures, Poems and Stories  K 8/15/18

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

Ziem, Matthew.  Wind Power: Sailboats, Windmills, and Wind Turbines.  BL 10/1/18

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

Zommer, Yuval.  The Big Book of Blue.  BL 6/1-15/18