Five questions for Jonathan Bean
At Night by Jonathan Bean, Farrar, 5–8 years.
Building Our House by Jonathan Bean, Farrar, 5–8 years.
More building books for primary readers
Dreaming Up by Christy Hale, Lee & Low, 3–7 years.
Busy Builders by Roxie Munro, Marshall Cavendish, 5–8 years.
Castle: How It Works written by David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan, illus. by David Macaulay, David Macaulay Studio/Square Fish/Roaring Brook, 5–8 years.
Demolition written by Sally Sutton, illus. by Brian Lovelock, Candlewick, 3–7 years.
Picks of the litter
Alfie is Not Afraid by Patricia Carlin, Disney-Hyperion, Disney-Hyperion, 3–7 years.
Charley’s First Night by Amy Hest, illus. by Helen Oxenbury, Candlewick, 3–7 years.
Find a Cow NOW! written by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, illus. by Janet Stevens, Holiday, 3–7 years.
Boot & Shoe by Marla Frazee, Beach Lane/Simon, 3–7 years.
Nonfiction apps for middle graders
Disney American Presidents, Disney Learning, 8 years and up.
March of the Dinosaurs, Touch Press LLP, 8 years and up.
Bobo Explores Light, Game Collage LLC, 8 years and up.
Barefoot Books Atlas written by Nick Crane, illus. by David Dean, Touch Press LLP, 8 years and up.
Returning YA fantasy and sci-fi series
The Girl of Fire and Thorns and The Crown of Embers, both by Rae Carson, Greenwillow, 13 years and up.
Scrivener’s Moon [Fever Crumb] by Philip Reeve, Scholastic, 12 years and up.
Shades of Earth [Across the Universe] by Beth Revis, Razorbill/Penguin, 14 years and up.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Days of Blood and Starlight, both by Laini Taylor, Little, Brown, 15 years and up.
These titles were featured in the January 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.