January 2013 reviews of the week

As promised, we’re going to pop up from time to time off-season to keep us all up to date with new books that will be eligible for the next Caldecott.

Every week, this website posts a review from the latest issue of Horn Book Magazine. Whenever it’s a picture book review, we’ll put link here.

So far this year, there have been two:
Building Our House
by Jonathan Bean (reviewed by Betty Carter)
My First Day
by Robin Page and Steve Jenkins, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (reviewed by Danielle J. Ford)

Feel free to discuss these books here or in the comments for the actual reviews.

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Lolly Robinson About Lolly Robinson

Lolly Robinson is the designer and production manager for The Horn Book, Inc. She has degrees in studio art and children's literature and teaches children's literature at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. She has served on the Caldecott and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committees and blogs for Calling Caldecott and Lolly's Classroom on this site.


  1. Building Our House is amazing.

  2. AllisonGK says:

    Just made it back to check this blog after a month and discovered I’ve missed posts! So happy you are continuing to post from time to time. Looking forward to reading about these 2 books.

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