Five questions for Marilyn Singer
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse written by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Josée Masse, Dutton, 5–8 years.
Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems written by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Josée Masse, Dial, 5–8 years.
A Strange Place to Call Home: The World’s Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals That Call Them Home, written by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Ed Young, Chronicle, 5–8 years.
“Because poetry and hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you”
Lullaby (For a Black Mother) written by Langston Hughes, illus. by Sean Qualls, Harcourt, 2–5 years.
Leave Your Sleep written by Natalie Merchant, illus. by Barbara McClintock, Farrar/Foster, 2–5 years.
World Rat Day: Poems About Real Holidays You’ve Never Heard Of written by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Anna Raff, Candlewick, 4–7 years.
Stardines Swim Across the Sky and Other Poems written by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Carin Berger, Greenwillow, 4–7 years.
Pug and Other Animal Poems by Valerie Worth, illus. by Steve Jenkins, Farrar/Ferguson, 4–7 years.
Weevils and worms and snakes, oh my!
Nic Bishop Snakes written by Nic Bishop, photos by the author, Scholastic Nonfiction, 5–8 years.
Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth’s Strangest Animals written by Michael Hearst, illus. by Arjen Noordeman, Christie Wright, and Jelmer Noordeman, Chronicle, 7–10 years.
Deadly! The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth written by Nicola Davies, illus. by Neal Layton, Candlewick, 7–10 years.
The Story of Silk: From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves [Traveling Photographer] written by Richard Sobol, photos by the author, Candlewick, 7–10 years.
The hero’s journey
The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle written by Christopher Healy, illus. by Todd Harris, Walden Pond/HarperCollins, 8–12 years.
Jinx by Sage Blackwood, Harper/HarperCollins, 8–12 years.
A Box of Gargoyles by Anne Nesbet, Harper/HarperCollins, 8–12 years.
Poison by Bridget Zinn, Hyperion, 11–14 years.
Love, exciting and new
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin’s Griffin, 14–17 years.
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith, Little, Brown/Poppy, 14–17 years.
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt, Bloomsbury, 14–17 years.
The Look by Sophia Bennett, Scholastic/Chicken House, 14–17 years.
These titles were featured in the April 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.