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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


Artemis
by Andy Weir
performed by Rosario Dawson

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



Short
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

Ruined
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