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>July/August 08 stars

>The following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August issue of the Horn Book Magazine:

Minders of Make-Believe (Houghton) by Leonard Marcus

Little Brother (Tor) by Cory Doctorow

Well Witched (HarperCollins) by Frances Hardinge

Would You (Lamb/Random) by Marthe Jocelyn

Skim (Groundwood) written by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

Way Up and Over Everything (Houghton) written by Alice McGill, illustrated by Jude Daly

Duel!: Burr and Hamilton’s Deadly War of Words (Walker) written by Dennis Brindell Fradin, illustrated by Larry Day

No Choirboy (Holt) by Susan Kuklin

Lady Liberty: A Biography (Candlewick) written by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Matt Tavares

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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.



  1. Anonymous says:

    >Very nice picks.

    Sorry, off topic– Isn’t it time for the BGHB awards?

    And speaking of HB stars (back on topic)– Anybody know what percentage of BGHB winners are also HB stars? Does it help?


  2. Roger Sutton says:

    >We’ll be announcing the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards in about two weeks.

    I don’t know what the correlation is between HB stars and BGHB Awards, but the processes for determining each are both very different and selected by different people. Stars are determined by the Magazine editors in consultation with the masthead reviewers; the three BGHB judges (one of whom may also be a HB reviewer) consult no one but each other.

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