Five Questions for Louise Erdrich
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich, Hyperion, 8–12 years.
The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich, HarperCollins, 8–12 years.
The Porcupine Year by Louise Erdrich, HarperCollins, 8–12 years.
Chickadee by Louise Erdrich, HarperCollins, 8–12 years.
Little Town on the Prairie written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams, HarperCollins, 8–12 years.
New books, big authors
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead, Lamb/Random, 11–14 years.
What Came from the Stars by Gary D. Schmidt, Clarion, 11–14 years.
The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech, Cotler/HarperCollins, 9–12 years.
One Year in Coal Harbor by Polly Horvath, Schwartz & Wade/Random, 9–12 years.
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath, Farrar, 9–12 years.
Monkeying around with preschoolers
Two Little Monkeys written by Mem Fox, illus. by Jill Barton, Beach Lane/Simon, 2–5 years.
Wild About You! written by Judy Sierra, illus. by Marc Brown, Knopf, 3–6 years.
Oh, No! written by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann, Schwartz & Wade/Random, 3–6 years.
Boot & Shoe by Marla Frazee, Beach Lane/Simon, 3–6 years.
Birds of many feathers
Puffling Patrol by Ted and Betsy Lewin, Lee & Low, 4–7 years.
Bird Talk: What Birds Are Saying and Why by Lita Judge, Flash Point/Roaring Brook, 4–7 years.
Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird written by Stephanie Spinner, illus. by Meilo So, Knopf, 4–7 years.
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose, Farrar, 8–12 years.
Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses written by Ron Koertge, illus. by Andrea Dezsö, Candlewick, 14–17 years.
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan, Knopf, 14–17 years.
The Girl with Borrowed Wings by Rinsai Rossetti, Dial, 14–17 years.
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough, Candlewick, 14–17 years.
These titles were featured in the September 2012 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.