Starred titles are books of special distinction. See the archives for selections from previous months.

Calvert, Howard The Fastest Tortoise in Town; illus. by Karen Obuhanych. Candlewick, 2023 [32p]
Trade ed. ISBN 9781536228359 $18.99
Reviewed from digital galleys   R* 4-7 yrs

Hassani, Mojdeh Mama Shamsi at the Bazaar; written by Mojdeh Hassani and Samira Iravani; illus. by Maya Fidawi. Dial, 2023 [40p]
Trade ed. ISBN 9780593110614 $18.99
E-book ed. ISBN 9780593110621 $10.99
Reviewed from digital galleys   R* 4-8 yrs

James, Alison Maple & Rosemary; illus. by Jennifer K. Mann. Porter/Holiday House, 2023 [48p]
Trade ed. ISBN 9780823449675 $18.99
E-book ed. ISBN 9780823455140 $11.99
Reviewed from digital galleys    R* 5-9 yrs
See this month’s Big Picture for review.

Love, JessicaA Bed of Stars; written and illus. by Jessica Love. Candlewick, 2023 [40p]
Trade ed. ISBN 9781536212396 $18.99
Reviewed from digital galleys   R* 4-8 yrs

McDunn, Gillian When Sea Becomes Sky. Bloomsbury, 2023 [224p]
Trade ed. ISBN 9781547610853 $16.99
E-book ed. ISBN 9781547610860 $11.89
Reviewed from digital galleys   R* Gr 4-6

Sheron, JessiThe Sea in You; written and illus. by Jessi Sheron. Iron Circus, 2023 [224p]
Trade ed. ISBN 9781638991113 $15.00
Reviewed from digital galleys   R* Gr. 7-9

Slade, Suzanne Behold the Octopus!; illus. by Thomas Gonzalez. Peachtree, 2023 [32p]
Trade ed. ISBN 9781682633120 $18.99
E-book ed. ISBN 9781682635117 $11.99
Reviewed from digital galleys   R* 4-8 yrs

Theule, Larissa Mouseboat; illus. by Abigail Halpin. Viking, 2023 [40p]
Trade ed. ISBN 9780593327357 $18.99
E-book ed. ISBN 9780593327371 $10.99
Reviewed from digital galleys   R* 5-8 yrs

Tison, AriSaints of the Household. Farrar, 2023 [320p]
Trade ed. ISBN 9780374389499 $19.99
E-book ed. ISBN 9780374389482 $10.99
Reviewed from digital galleys   R* Gr. 9-12