Five questions for Maria van Lieshout
Flight 1-2-3 by Maria van Lieshout, Chronicle, 2–5 years.
It’s a toy, it’s an activity, it’s a book!
Night Light by Nicholas Blechman, Orchard/Scholastic, 2–5 years.
Press Here by Hervé Tullet, Chronicle, 2–5 years.
I Am Blop! by Hervé Tullet, Phaidon, 2–5 years.
A Funny Little Bird by Jennifer Yerkes, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2–5 years.
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle, Chronicle, 2–5 years.
Enjoyable and easy readers
Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow, 5–8 years.
Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci, illus. by Sara Varon, First Second/Roaring Brook, 5–8 years.
Benjamin Bear in “Fuzzy Thinking” by Philippe Coudray, Toon/Candlewick, 5–8 years.
Benjamin Bear in “Bright Ideas!” by Philippe Coudray, Toon/Candlewick, 5–8 years.
Joe and Sparky Go to School by Jamie Michalak, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, Candlewick, 5–8 years.
Let freedom ring
Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker’s Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty by Russell Freedman, Holiday, 10–14 years.
Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty by Tonya Bolden, Abrams, 10–14 years.
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II by Martin W. Sandler, Walker, 10–14 years.
I See the Promised Land: A Life of Martin Luther King Jr. by Arthur Flowers, illus. by Manu Chitrakar, designed by Guglielmo Rossi, Groundwood, 12–16 years.
Murder most foul
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga, Little, Brown, 13 years and up.
Game by Barry Lyga, Little, Brown, 13 years and up.
The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, trans. by Lucia Graves, Little, Brown, 13 years and up.
Mojo by Tim Tharp, Knopf, 13 years and up.
Nobody’s Secret by Michaela MacColl, Chronicle, 11–14 years.
These titles were featured in the July 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.