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March/April Horn Book Magazine Starred Reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in the March/April issue of The Horn Book Magazine (incidentally, Z Is for Moose made me wish I were still doing story hours):

Z Is for Moose, by Kelly Bingham; illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky (Greenwillow)

The Obstinate Pen, by Frank W. Dormer (Holt)

The Hero of Little Street, by Gregory Rogers (Porter/Roaring Brook)

Green, by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Porter/Roaring Brook)

The Wicked and the Just, by J. Anderson Coats (Harcourt)

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (Dutton)

Penny and Her Song, by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow)

No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; illus. by R. Gregory Christie (Carolrhoda LAB)

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, by Deborah Hopkinson (Scholastic)

The Fairy Ring: Or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World, by Mary Losure (Candlewick)

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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. KT Horning says:

    Me, too, Roger (about Z Is for Moose). Or that that I could go back in time fourteen years and read it to my nephew when he was three years old.

    There’s nothing saying you can’t read it aloud to an audience at ALA Annual in Anaheim. I’d attend that!

  2. Susan Pine says:

    I agree whole heartedly. Moose is a magnificent creature who would easily be the star of any storytime. What time is the program? Can we bring snacks? Oh, Roger, you can skip the fingerplays.

  3. Chrys Rudnik says:

    Three cheers, Roger, for your new list of Children’s classics – You did a super job of selecting those classics and I love each one of them. And I couldn’t agree with you more about Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse. And, thanks for all you have done for children’s literature through the years. Thank you, too, for participating in the Catholic Library Association Convention a number of years ago when I had the privilege of meeting you. Thanks again for offering your talents and contribution to the 2012 CLA Convention when it meets in Boston in April. Wish I could join you then, but that will not be possible this time.

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