Five questions for Ann M. Martin
Better to Wish [Family Tree] by Ann M. Martin, Scholastic, 10–14 years.
Middle-grade family stories
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata; illus. by Julia Kuo, Atheneum, 10–14 years.
The Romeo and Juliet Code and Romeo Blue by Phoebe Stone, Levine/Scholastic, 10–14 years.
One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be Eleven, both by Rita Williams-Garcia, Amistad/HarperCollins, 10–14 years.
Beholding Bee by Kimberly Newton Fusco, Knopf, 10–14 years.
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales, Porter/Roaring Brook, 3–6 years.
And Then It’s Spring and If You Want to See a Whale, both by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Erin E. Stead, Porter/Roaring Brook, 3–6 years.
I Wish I Had… by Giovanna Zoboli, illus. by Simona Mulazzani, Eerdmans, 4–7 years.
Anton and the Battle by Ole Konnecke, Gecko, 4–7 years.
World folklore and fairy tales
Nasreddine by Odile Weulersse, illus. by Rebecca Dautremer, Eerdmans, 5–8 years.
Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale retold by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Porter/Roaring Brook, 5–8 years.
The Girl of the Wish Garden: A Thumbelina Story by Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Nasrin Khosravi, Groundwood, 7–10 years.
Amazonia: Indigenous Tales from Brazil retold by Daniel Munduruku; trans. by Jane Springer; illus. by Nikolai Popov, Groundwood, 7–10 years.
New dystopian worlds to explore
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, Putnam, 14 years and up.
When We Wake by Karen Healy, Little, Brown, 14 years and up.
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson, Levine/Scholastic,14 years and up.
The Program by Suzanne Young, Simon Pulse, 14 years and up.
These titles were featured in the June 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.