Five questions for Mitali Perkins
Open Mic: Riffs on Growing Up Between Cultures in Ten Voices, ed. by Mitali Perkins, Candlewick, 12–14 years.
Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins, Charlesbridge, 12–14 years.
Richshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins, Charlesbridge, 10–12 years.
Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins, Delacorte, 14–16 years.
Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins, Delacorte, 14–16 years.
First Daughter series by Mitali Perkins, Dutton, 10–12 years.
Indigenous protagonists and people of color
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan, Dial, 12–14 years.
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth, Levine/Scholastic, 12–14 years.
Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan, Putnam, 13–16 years.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina, Candlewick, 13–16 years.
Apps for preschool and primary
Animal SnApp: Farm, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, Nosy Crow, 3–5 years.
Sleepy Mole’s Moving Day, illus. by Melanie Matthews, Ginger Whale, 3–7 years.
Even Monsters Get Sick, Busy Bee Studios, 3–7 years.
The Endless Alphabet, Callaway Digital Arts, 3–7 years.
Math and science nonfiction
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne, illus. by Vladamir Radunsky, Chronicle, 5–8 years.
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heiligman, illus. by LeUyen Pham, Roaring Brook, 5–8 years.
Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming, illus. by Boris Kulikov, Ferguson/Farrar, 5–8 years.
Millions, Billions, and Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers by David A. Adler, illus. by Edward Miller, Holiday, 6–10 years.
Intermediate books you’ve been waiting for
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt, illus. by Jennifer Bricking, Atheneum, 8–12 years.
Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko, Dial, 8–12 years.
Doll Bones by Holly Black, illus. by Eliza Wheeler, McElderry, 8–12 years.
The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech, Cotler/HarperCollins, 8–12 years.
These titles were featured in the August 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.