Thunder Boy Jr.

by Sherman Alexie

Illustrations by Yuyi Morales

Thunder Boy Jr. is tired of sharing a name with his dad. He wants his own name, “a name that sounds like me . . . that celebrates something cool that I’ve done.” But how will he choose? Full-color illustrations digitally created using colors and textures from “the remains of an antique house in Xalapa, Mexico.”

ISBN: 9780316013727

JLG Release: August 2016

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Kindergarten Plus

Grades PreK-K


14 books / $15.80 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition


    Little, Brown

    Page Count


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 2.5, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 1.4, Points: 1


    Level: AD420L

    Awards & Honors

    Prairie Bloom Book Award 2018 --2019 Nominee Parents’ Choice Awards, Picture Books Gold, Spring 2016
    The Kirkus Prize 2016 Finalist, Picture Books
    ALA Notable Books for Children Nominee -Summer 2016, Picture Books
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016, Picture Books
    Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2016, Picture Books
    The New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2016, Picture Books
    New York Public Library 2016 Best Books for Kids, Picture Books
    Goodreads Choice Awards 2016, Picture Books
    National Public Radio’s Guide to 2016 Great Reads
    Charlotte Zolotow, 2017 Honor
    Shelf Awareness 2016 Best Books of the Year, Picture Books
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2017, Younger Readers
    NEA’s Read Across America Educator Recomended Books 2016–2017, PreK–K
    CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017, K–2
    BCCB 2016 Blue Ribbons, Picture Books
    2017 Capitol Choices, Zero to Seven
    CSMCL Best Multicultural Books of 2016
    The Washington Post Best Children’s and Young Adult Books of 2016
    2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor, Picture Books



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