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September/October starred reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in the September/October issue of the Horn Book Magazine.

The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories by David LaRochelle; illus. by Paul Meisel (Dutton)

A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade)

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Farrar)

Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck; illus. by Kelly Murphy (Dial)

The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolf (Candlewick)

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin (Holt)

A Little Bitty Man and Other Poems for the Very Young by Halfdan Rasmussen; trans. from the Danish by Marilyn Nelson and Pamela Espeland; illus. by Kevin Hawkes (Candlewick)

Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert by Marc Aronson (Atheneum)

Orani: My Father’s Village by Claire A. Nivola (Foster/Farrar)

Feynman by Jim Ottaviani; illus. by Leland Myrick; color by Hilary Sycamore (First Second)

Drawing from Memory by Allen Say (Scholastic)

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman; illus. by Beth Krommes (Houghton)

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. Jennifer Schultz says:

    >I've had Breaking Stalin's Nose in a cart for some time, mainly because of the time period it covers. Very excited that it's receiving praise.

  2. Anamaria (bookstogether) says:

    >Secrets at Sea is my favorite of this year's trio of mouse books.

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