Books mentioned in Sept. 2011 Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Leo Landry
   • Grin and Bear It by Leo Landry, Charlesbridge, 5–7 years.
Space Boy and Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise! both by Leo Landry, Houghton, 4–8 years.
Fat Bat and Swoop and Sea Surprise both by Leo Landry, Holt, 5–7 years.
The Green Queen by Nick Sharratt, Candlewick, 4–8 years.
Jokes for Children by Marguerite Kohl and Frederica Young, illus. by Bob Patterson, Hill & Wang, 7–10 years.

Back to school
   • Hornbooks and Inkwells by Verla Kay, illus. by S. D. Schindler, Putnam, 5–8 years.
   • The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray, illus. by Mike Lowery, Putnam, 5–8 years.
   • Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee, Disney-Hyperion, 6–9 years.
   • 7 x 9 = Trouble! by Claudia Mills, illus. by G. Brian Karas, Farrar, 6–9 years.
   • Fractions = Trouble! by Claudia Mills, illus. by G. Brian Karas, Farrar, 6–9 years.

Size matters in picture books
   • 999 Tadpoles by Ken Kimura, illus. by Yasunari Murakami, North-South, 3–6 years.
   • The Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voice by Kristen Balouch, Little Simon/Simon, 2–5 years.
   • Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr, illus. by Lois Ehlert, Beach Lane/Simon, 2–5 years.
   • A Little Bitty Man and Other Poems for the Very Young by Halfdan Rasmussen; trans. by Marilyn Nelson and Pamela Espeland, illus. by Kevin Hawkes, Candlewick, 3–6 years.

Illustrated middle-grade fiction
   • Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin, Holt, 8–12 years.
   • The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck, both by Brian Selznick, 9–12 years.
   • Big Nate on a Roll by Lincoln Peirce, Harper/HarperCollins, 9–12 years.

YA historical fiction (and one biography)
   • The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow, HarperTeen/HarperCollins, 14 years and up.
   • The Ausländer by Paul Dowswell, Bloomsbury, 12 years and up.
   • Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter, Levine/Scholastic, 14 years and up.
   • City of Orphans by Avi, illus. by Greg Ruth, Jackson/Atheneum, 10–14 years.
   • Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London by Andrea Warren, Houghton, 10–14 years.

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