July/August 2012 starred reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August issue of The Horn Book Magazine:   Jimmy the Greatest!; by Jairo Buitrago; illus. by Rafael Yockteng; trans. from the Spanish by Elisa Amado (Groundwood) Bea at Ballet; written and illustrated by Rachel Isadora (Paulsen/Penguin) A Home for Bird; written and illustrated by Philip C. […]

May/June 2012 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

May/June 2012 Horn Book Magazine cover

The following books will receive starred reviews in the May/June issue of the Horn Book Magazine: Animal Masquerade; by Marianne Dubuc; trans. from the French by Yvette Ghione (Kids Can) Demolition; by Sally Sutton; illus. by Brian Lovelock (Candlewick) The Drowned Cities; by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown) Dying to Know You; by Aidan Chambers (Amulet/Abrams) […]

March/April Horn Book Magazine Starred Reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in the March/April issue of The Horn Book Magazine (incidentally, Z Is for Moose made me wish I were still doing story hours): Z Is for Moose, by Kelly Bingham; illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky (Greenwillow) The Obstinate Pen, by Frank W. Dormer (Holt) The Hero of Little […]

January/February starred reviews

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The following books will receive starred reviews in the January/February 2012 issue of the Horn Book Magazine.     Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; illus. by Jon Klassen (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins) Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Mônica Carnesi (Paulsen/Penguin)   And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano; […]

Starred reviews, November/December Horn Book Magazine

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The following books will receive starred reviews in the November/December issue of The Horn Book Magazine:   The Money We’ll Save; by Brock Cole (Ferguson/Farrar) Subway Story; by Julia Sarcone-Roach (Knopf) Benjamin Bear in “Fuzzy Thinking”; by Philippe Coudray; trans. from the French by Leigh Stein; illus. by the author (Toon/Candlewick) No Ordinary Day; by […]

Starred Books – September/October 2011

The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories by David LaRochelle; illus. by Paul Meisel

See the list of starred books from the September/October 2011 Horn Book Magazine.

September/October starred reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in the September/October issue of the Horn Book Magazine. The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories by David LaRochelle; illus. by Paul Meisel (Dutton) A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade) Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Farrar) Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck; […]

July-August starred reviews

You can see what we’re going to star in next month’s jumbo-sized Horn Book Magazine over at Out of the Box.

>People who make purchase decisions based on starred reviews aren’t doing their job right

>Considering how professionally bankrupt–giving ‘em, getting ‘em, using ‘em–the whole starred review system is, I really like what Shelftalker has to say about the whole business.

April Stars

A list of the books that will receive starred reviews in the April issue of the Horn Book Magazine can be found over on Out of the Box.