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LARC Mocks: 2015 Non-fiction

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

Starred Reviews

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)

Alko, Selina  The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage  K 11/1/14

Anderson, Jennifer Joline. Writing Fantastic Fiction. BL 10/1/15

Andrews, Troy. Trombone Shorty. PW 2/9/15, K 2/1/15

Bang, Margaret  Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons  K 5/15/15

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell, Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America. HB-7-8/15

Barton, Bethany. I'm Trying to Love Spiders. PW 4/27/15

Barton, Chris. The Nutcracker Comes to America: How Three Ballet-Loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition. PW 9/14/15, BL 9/1/15

Barton, Chris. The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch. PW 2/16/15, BL 4/1/15

Bass, Hester. Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama. PW 11/17/2014, BL 2/1/15

Bausum, Ann.  Stonewall:  Breaking out in the Fight for Gay Rights. HB 7-8/15

Benson, Kathleen  Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews  K 11/1/14, SLJ 1/15

Blackford, Cheryl  Hungry Coyote  K 4/1/15

Bolden, Tonya.  Capital Days: Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capital. SLJ 2/15

Broom, Jenny. The Wonder Garden. PW 8/10/15

Brown, Don.  Aaron and Alexander. SLJ 7/15

Brown, Margaret Wise  Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons  K 6/1/15

Burgess, Matthew  Enormous Smallness: A Story of E.E. Cummings  K 3/1/15, BL 6/1/15

Burleigh, Robert. Trapped! A Whale's Rescue. BL 5/1/15

Brimmer, Larry Dane. The Rain Wizard: The Amazing, Mysterious, True Life of Charles Mallory Hatfield. BL 6/1/15

Bryant, Howard  Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Baseball  K 12/15/14

Christensen, Bonnie. Elvis: The True Story of the Rock and Roll King. PW 2/16/15, SLJ 3/15

Christopher, Neil. On the Shoulder of a Giant: An Inuit Folktale. PW 6/15/15

Cline-Ransome, Lesa  Whale Trails, Before and Now  K 11/1/14

Cooney, Robert PJ.  Remembering Inez: The Last Campaign of Inez Milholland, Suffrage Martyr.  SLJ 2/15

Cotton, Katie. Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild. PW 8/10/15

Coy, John. Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game. PW 8/17/15, BL 9/1/15

Darvey, Owen  Mad About Monkeys K 6/15/15

Davies, Nicola  I (Don't) Like Snakes  K 7/1/15

Dawson, Will.  The Wolf-Birds.  SLJ 8/15

Derby. Sally.  Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar.  SLJ 7/15, BL 6/1/15

Desmond, Jenni. The Blue Whale. PW 3/9/15

Eggers, Dave. This Bridge Will Not Be Gray. PW 9/21/15

Engle, Margarita.  Drum Bream Girl: How one Girl's Courage Changed Music.  SLJ 1/15

Engle, Margarita   Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir  K 5/1/15

Fern.  Tracey.  W is for Webster: Noah Webster and his American Dictionary.  SLJ 7/15

FitzSimmons, David. Curious Critters: Marine. PW 3/9/15

Frydenborg, Kay. Chocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World's  Most Favorite.  SLJ 3/15

Frost, Helen. Sweep up the Sun. PW 2/2/15

Glass, Andrew  Flying Cars  K 6/15/15

Golio, Gary. Bird & Diz. PW 1/5/15

Grimes, Nikki  Poems in the Attic  3/15/15

Grimes, Nikki.  Chasing Freedom: the life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony.  SLJ 1/15

Grimm, The Brothers, Little Red Riding Hood. SLJ 2/15

Grove, Tim. First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers-Who Won the Race. BCCB 5/15

Gruenbaum, Michael. Somewhere There is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust. PW 5/25/15

Guiberson, Brenda Z. The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea. PW 5/18/15

Hearst, Michael. Extraordinary People. BL 6/1/15

Heos, Bridget. I, Fly: The Buzz about Flies and How Awesome They Are. BCCB 6/15

Hepplewhite, Peter. Loos, Poos and Number Twos: A Disgusting Journey through the Bowels of History. BL 10/1/15

Herkert, Barbara. Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter. PW 7/20/15

Hoose, Phillip. The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club. HB 7-8/15, 7-8/15

Hopkins, Lee Amazing Places  K 8/15/15, PW 9/21/15

Hughes, Langston  Said Away  K 7/15/15

Janecszko, Paul. The Death of a the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects.  SLJ 2/15, PW 2/9/15

Jarrow, Gail. Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary. PW 1/19/15, SLJ 1/15

Kamkwamba, William  The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind  K 11/15/14

Kelsey, Elin  Wild Ideas  K 2/1/15

Kraft, Betsy  The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris  K 8/15/15 SLJ 8/15

Lewis, J. Patrick, ed. National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems with Photographs Float, Zoom and Bloom! PW 9/28/15

Lewis, John.  March: Book Two. HB 5-6/15

Lewin, Ted. How to Babysit a Leopard: and other true stories from our travels across six continents.  SLJ 3/15

London, Jonathan.  Hippos are Huge! SLJ 2/15,

Lowery, Lynda Blackmon  Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom  K 11/1/14, BCCB 2/15

Lowinger, Kathy.  Give me Wings:  How a Choir of Former Slaves Took on the World.  SLJ 8/15

Lynch, P.J. The Boy who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland's Good Fortune. PW 6/15/15, BL 9/1/15

Mahoney, Ellen. Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids: Mighty Muckrackers from the Golden Age to Today. 6/1/15

Manzano, Sonia  Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx  K 6/15/15

Markle, Sandra  The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion  K 8/15/15

Mattlick, Lindsay. Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear. PW 7/20/15 SLJ 8/15

Matzke, Ann. You Have a Pet What?! Series. BL 9/1/15

McCarthy, Meghan Earmuffs for Everyone!   K 10/15/14, BCCB 2/15

McCloskey, Kevin. We Dig Worms. PW 3/9/15

Montgomery, Sy  The Ocotpus Scientists: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk  K 4/1/15, BL 5/15/15 SLJ 7/15

Nelson, S.D. Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People. PW 9/21/15, BL 10/1/15

Nelson, Vaunda  The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore  K 9/15/15

Oliver, Narelle  Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia's Desert Wilderness  K 11/15/14

Page, Robin. A Chicken Followed Me Home! Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl.  SLJ 2/15, PW 5/18/15

Paschkis, Julie. Flutter & Hum: Animal Poems = Aleteo y zumbido : poemas de animales BCCB 7-8 /15

Paul, Miranda.  Water is Water.: A Book about the Water Cycle.  SLJ 3/15

Perritano, John. Bomb Squad Technician. BL 10/1/15

Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip through the Motown Sound. BL 9/1/15

Pitmaic, Maja and Jill Laidlaw. Modern Art Adventures: 36 Creative, Hands-On Projects Inspired by Artists from Monet to Bansky. PW 5/4/15

Pizzoli, Greg  Tricky Vic: The Impossible True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower  K 12/15/14, BCCB 4/15

Plain, Nancy  This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon  K 1/15/15

Prevot, Franck  Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted a Million Trees  K 11/1/14, PW 1/19/15, BL 2/1/15, SLJ 1/15

Pringle, Laurence  Ocotpuses! Strange and Wonderful  K 1/15/15

Raidt, Gerda and Holtei, Christa. In the New World: A Family in Two Centuries. BL 3/1/15

Rappaport, Doreen  Frederick's Journey: The life of Frederick Douglass  K 9/1/15

Rockliff, Mara. Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Bake Helped Win the American Revolutiion. PW 11/14/2014

Rockliff, Mara. Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France. PW 12/15/14

Rosen, Michael. J.  The Maine Coon's Haiku.  SLJ 2/15, PW 2/9/15

Rosenthal, Betsy R.  An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns  K 2/15/15, SLJ 2/15, PW 3/9/15

Rubin, Susan Sondheim: The Man Who Changed Musical Theater  K 8/15/15

Sayre, April  Raindrops Roll  K 11/1/14, PW 2/2/15

Sayre, April Pulley.  Woodpecker Wham!  SLJ 3/15

Sheinkin, Steve. Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Viet Nam War. PW 7/13/15, K 7/15/15

Shingu, Susumu.  Wandering Whale Sharks.  SLJ 3/15

Silverberg, Cory. Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings and You. PW 6/22/15

Silvey, Anita. Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall. PW 4/27/15

Smith, Matthew  Small Wonders: Jen-Henri Fabre and His World of Insects  K 3/15/15, PW 4/27/15

Smith Jr., Charles  28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World   K 11/1/14, BL 2/1/15

Stabler, David. KId Athletes: True Tales of Childhood Sports Legends. BL 9/1/15

Stone, Oliver  The Untold History of the United States, Vol.1 Young Readers Edition 1898-1945  K 11/15/14

Stone, Tanya Lee. The House that Jane Built: A Story about Jane Addams. PW 4/26/15

Tate, Don  Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton  K 5/15/15, PW 7/20/15, SLJ 7/15

Taveres, Matt.  Growing up Pedro. SLJ 2/15

Thompson, Laurie Ann.  Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah.  SLJ 3/15

Tonatiuh, Duncan  Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of The Dead Calaveras  K 6/15/15, PW 7/20/15, BL 7/15/15

Wallmark, Laurie  Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine  K 9/15/15

Weatherford, Carole  Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black & White America  K 1/1/15, SLJ 2/15, PW 12/8/14

Weatherford, Carole  Voice of Freedom Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement  K 5/1/15, BL 7/15/15

Wedge, Hayden. Examining Shipwrecks. BL 10/1/15

Winter, Jonah  The Founding Fathers! Those Horse-Ridin, Fiddle-Playin, Book-Readin', Gun-Totin Gentlemen Who Started America                           K 11/15/14

Woollett, Laura. Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl and the Greatest Show on Earth. BL 6/1/15

Yolen, Jane. Sing a Season Song. PW 7/20/15

Yoon, JooHee. Beastly Verse. BL 5/15/15

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