Starred reviews, July/August 2014 Horn Book Magazine

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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 […]

May/June Horn Book Magazine starred books

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I feel like the Fisherman’s Wife here–now that I have a window in my office, I want sunshine. But we are getting accustomed to our new quarters, scary warnings in the cafeteria about noroviruses notwithstanding. We even managed a star meeting! The following books will receive starred reviews in the May/June issue of The Horn […]

Horn Book Magazine March/April starred reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in the March/April 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine (and don’t forget it’s a special one): My Bus; written and illustrated by Byron Barton (Greenwillow) Caminar; by Skila Brown (Candlewick) The Children of the King; by Sonya Hartnett (Candlewick) The Cracks in the Kingdom [Colors of Madeleine]; by Jaclyn Moriarty (Levine/Scholastic) Firefly July: A Year of Very […]

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 […]

November/December starred reviews, Horn Book Magazine

The following books will receive starred reviews in the November/December 2013 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Little Santa; written and illustrated by Jon Agee (Dial) Mr. Tiger Goes Wild; written and illustrated by Peter Brown (Little, Brown) The Tiny King; written and illustrated by Taro Miura (Candlewick) All the Truth That’s in Me; by Julie Berry (Viking) Coaltown Jesus; by Ron Koertge (Candlewick) […]

September/October Horn Book Magazine Starred Reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in the September/October issue of the Horn Book Magazine.   Xander’s Panda Party; by Linda Sue Park; illus. by Matt Phelan (Clarion) Mr. Wuffles!; by David Wiesner (Clarion) OCD Love Story; by Corey Ann Haydu (Simon Pulse) The Year of Billy Miller; by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow) The Big Wet Balloon; by Liniers (Toon/Candlewick) Counting by 7s; by Holly […]

Starred reviews, July/August Horn Book Magazine

July/August 2013 Horn Book Magazine cover

The following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Flora and the Flamingo; written and illustrated by Molly Idle (Chronicle) Niño Wrestles the World; written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales (Porter/Roaring Brook ) The Whole Stupid Way We Are; by N. Griffin (Atheneum) The Thing About Luck; by Cynthia Kadohata; illus. by […]

Starred reviews, May/June Horn Book Magazine

The following books will receive starred reviews in the forthcoming May/June issue of The Horn Book Magazine:   Crankee Doodle; by Tom Angleberger; illus. by Cece Bell (Clarion). Picture a Tree; written and illustrated by Barbara Reid (Whitman). That is NOT a Good Idea!; written and illustrated by by Mo Willems (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins). Bo at Ballard Creek; by Kirkpatrick […]

January/February stars

January/February 2013 Horn Book Magazine

The following books will receive starred reviews in the January/February issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Building Our House; by Jonathan Bean (Farrar) Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building; by Christy Hale (Lee & Low) Ask the Passengers; by A. S. King (Little, Brown) Days of Blood & Starlight; by Laini Taylor (Little, Brown) One Came […]

Horn Book Magazine Starred Reviews, September/October 2012

The following books will receive starred reviews in the September/October issue of The Horn Book Magazine.   This Not My Hat; by Jon Klassen (Candlewick) Machines Go to Work in the City; by William Low (Holt) Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins) Penny and Her Doll; by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow) […]