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August 14, 2018

Can an Aardvark Bark? by Melissa Stewart, illustrated by Steve Jenkins, is a brilliant early science picture book about more unusual animal sounds. Adults will learn something, too!

Happy Reading!

—Sondra Eklund

Going Into Town
by Roz Chast

Stairways to Heaven
by Lorna Byrne

Can an Aardvark Bark?
by Melissa Stewart
illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Malala: Activist for Girls' Education
by Raphaël Frier
illustrated by Aurélia Fronty

by Andy Weir
performed by Rosario Dawson

The House of Unexpected Sisters
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Lisette Lecat

by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Waylon! Even More Awesome
by Sara Pennypacker

The Poppy Seed Cakes
by Margery Clark
with illustrations by Maud and Miska Petersham

The Crown's Game
by Evelyn Skye

by Amy Tintera

Yaffa and Fatima, Shalom, Salaam
by Fawzia Gilani-Williams
illustrations by Chiara Fedele

Little Pig Saves the Ship
by David Hyde Costello

“To give those librarians, who make it their life work to serve children's reading interests, an opportunity to encourage good writing in this field.”

—Frederic Melcher, in his agreement to establish the Newbery Medal, 1922