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Best Middle-Grade History of 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    A SPORTING CHANCE

    APRIL 7, 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    LIFTING AS WE CLIMB

    APRIL 21, 2020

CHILDREN'S

LIFTING AS WE CLIMB

by Evette Dionne

A lively and critical addition as the United States commemorates the centennial of women’s suffrage. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    STAR-SPANGLED

    MAY 26, 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    BLOOD AND GERMS

    OCT. 13, 2020

CHILDREN'S

BLOOD AND GERMS

by Gail Jarrow

A fascinating example of excellence in juvenile nonfiction. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE MAYFLOWER

    JULY 7, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE MAYFLOWER

by Kate Messner ; illustrated by Dylan Meconis

Critical, respectful, engaging: exemplary history for children. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ASTRONAUTS

    FEB. 4, 2020

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

ASTRONAUTS

by Jim Ottaviani ; illustrated by Maris Wicks

Exhilarating—as well as hilarious, enraging, or both at once depending on the reader. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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