The following books will receive starred reviews in the forthcoming May/June issue of The Horn Book Magazine:
Crankee Doodle; by Tom Angleberger; illus. by Cece Bell (Clarion).
Picture a Tree; written and illustrated by Barbara Reid (Whitman).
That is NOT a Good Idea!; written and illustrated by by Mo Willems (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins).
Bo at Ballard Creek; by Kirkpatrick Hill; illus. by LeUyen Pham (Holt).
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A Novel of Snow and Courage; by Chris Kurtz; illus. by Jennifer Black Reinhardt (Harcourt).
Joe and Sparky Go to School; by Jamie Michalak; illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (Candlewick).
A Corner of White [Colors of Madeleine]; by Jaclyn Moriarty (Levine/Scholastic).
Eleanor & Park; by Rainbow Rowell (St. Martin’s Griffin)
P.S. Be Eleven; by Rita Williams-Garcia (Amistad/HarperCollins)
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein; by Jennifer Berne; illus. by Vladimir Radunsky (Chronicle)
Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard; written and illustrated by Annette LeBlanc Cate (Candlewick)