Horn Book reviews of the 2013 CSK Illustrator Award winner I, Too, Am America and the three honor books.
Alex Awards for the ten best adult books that appeal to a teen audience • Caring Is Creepy by David Zimmerman (Soho) • Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman (Picador) • Juvenile in Justice by Richard Ross (Richard Ross) • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (Farrar) • My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf (Abrams ComicArts) [...]
The 2013 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction goes to Louise Erdrich for Chickadee, published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The annual award, created by Scott O’Dell and Zena Sutherland in 1982 and now administered by Elizabeth Hall, carries with it a prize of $5000, and goes to the author of a distinguished [...]
Breaking news! The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2012 have just been announced via Twitter. This year marks the 60th anniversary of this annual picture book award. Judges Chris Raschka, Bruce Handy (Vanity Fair), and Cathryn Mercier (director of the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College) selected the [...]
Goblin Secrets by William Alexander Intermediate McElderry 226 pp. 3/12 978-1-4424-2726-6 $16.99 reviewed in the fall 2012 Horn Book Guide Theater is outlawed for the humans of Zombay. But when orphan Rownie flees witch Graba’s custody, he joins a performance troupe of goblins he hopes can help locate his brother (who disappeared after illegally acting); [...]