The following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August issue of the Horn Book Magazine. Also: Newbery, Caldecott, and CSK speeches and profiles; the lowdown on Caldecott committee work; Mind the Gap; and my editorial on a Newbery/Caldecott scandal in the making.
Emily’s Blue Period; by Cathleen Daly; illus. by Lisa Brown (Porter/Roaring Brook).
Hermelin the Detective Mouse; written and illustrated by Mini Grey (Knopf).
Pom and Pim; by Lena Landström; illus. by Olof Landström; trans. from the Swedish by Julia Marshall (Gecko).
Hannah’s Night; written and illustrated by Komako Sakai; trans. from the Japanese by Cathy Hirano (Gecko).
The Great Greene Heist; by Varian Johnson (Levine/Scholastic).
This One Summer; by Mariko Tamaki; illus. by Jillian Tamaki (First Second/Roaring Brook).
Revolution [Sixties Trilogy]; by Deborah Wiles (Scholastic).
Little Roja Riding Hood; by Susan Middleton Elya; illus. by Susan Guevara (Putnam).
The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond; by Patrick Dillon; illus. by Stephen Biesty (Candlewick).
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia; by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade/Random).