Two and one-half questions for Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate, Feiwel, 11 years and up.
Love among the ruins: romance in YA fiction
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King, Little, 13 years and up.
Not Exactly a Love Story by Audrey Coloumbis, Random, 13 years and up.
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff, Razorbill/Penguin, 11 years and up.
Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo, Knopf, 13 years and up.
Board and flap books galore
I Can Do It Myself! and Now I Am Big! both by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Sara Gillingham, Abrams/Appleseed, 2–4 years.
I Say, You Say Animal Sounds! and I Say, You Say Opposites! both by Tad Carpenter, LB Kids/Little, 2–4 years.
What Happens Next? and Who Lives Here? both by Nicola Davies, illus. by Marc Boutavant, Candlewick, 2–4 years.
Boat Works: A Giant Fold-Out Book by Tom Slaughter, Blue Apple, 2–4 years.
Dinosaurs: A Giant Fold-Out Book by Simms Taback, Blue Apple, 2–4 years.
Down on the farm
Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist, HarperCollins, 2–4 years.
Loopy Coop Hens: Letting Go by Janet Morgan Stoeke, Dial, 3–5 years.
Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore, Scholastic/Orchard, 3–5 years.
I Spy Farm Animals by Edward Gibbs, Templar/Candlewick, 2–4 years.
Middle-school for Black History Month
Zora: The Life of Zora Neal Hurston by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin, Clarion, 11 years and up.
Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey by Gary Golio, illus. by Rudy Gutierrez, Clarion, 8–13 years.
Hand in Hand: 10 Black Men who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney, Disney-Jump at the Sun, 8–13 years.
Courage Has No Color: America’s First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone, Candlewick, 11 years and up.
These titles were featured in the February 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.