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Starred books, January-February 2014 Horn Book Magazine

The following books will receive starred reviews in the January-February 2014 issue of the Horn Book Magazine. Some of these books will also be included on our Fanfare best-of-the-year list, which will be published next month.


Santiago Stays; written and illustrated by Angela Dominguez (Abrams Appleseed/Abrams)

Hello, Mr. Hulot; written and illustrated by David Merveille (NorthSouth)

Big Bad Wolf  and Itsy Bitsy Spider [Urgency Emergency! series]; written and illustrated by Dosh Archer (Whitman)

Jane, the Fox & Me; by Fanny Britt; trans. from the French by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou; illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (Groundwood)

The Midnight Dress; by Karen Foxlee (Knopf)

Binny for Short; by Hilary McKay; illus. by Micah Player (McElderry)

Gobble You Up!; by Gita Wolf; illus. by Sunita (Tara)

How I Discovered Poetry; by Marilyn Nelson; illus. by Hadley Hooper (Dial)

What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, & Blessings; by Joyce Sidman; illus. by Pamela Zagarenski (Houghton)

The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth; by Steve Jenkins (Houghton)

March: Book One; by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin; illus. by Nate Powell (Top Shelf Productions)

Parrots over Puerto Rico; by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore; illus. by Susan L. Roth (Lee & Low)

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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