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March 20, 2019

My #2 Sonderbooks Stand-out for 2018 in General Teen Fiction, What the Night Sings, by Vesper Stamper, is an exquisitely illustrated after-the-Holocaust novel that talks about finding joy again after everyone and everything is gone.

Happy Reading!

—Sondra Eklund




Creation and the Cross
by Elizabeth A. Johnson

Nothing But the Blood of Jesus
by J. D. Myers



Planting Stories
by Anika Aldamuy Denise
illustrations by Paola Escobar

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World
by Barry Wittenstein
illustrated by Chris Hsu


Becoming Mrs. Lewis
by Patti Callahan

The Fifth Season
by N. K. Jemisin



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



What the Night Sings
by Vesper Stamper

Thunderhead
by Neal Shusterman



Monkey Time
by Michael Hall

The Stuff of Stars
by Marion Dane Bauer
illustrated by Ekua Holmes


“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