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>September/October Stars

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

All the World written by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee (Beach Lane/Simon).

Fire by Kristin Cashore (Dial).

The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge (Bowen/HarperCollins).

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters written by Lenore Look, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Schwartz & Wade/Random).

T-Minus: The Race to the Moon written by Jim Ottaviani, illustrated by Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon (Aladdin/Simon).

A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck (Dial).

Thumb and the Bad Guys written by Ken Roberts, illustrated by Leanne Franson (Groundwood).

Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) written by Lisa Yee, illustrated by Dan Santat (Levine/Scholastic).

The Frog Scientist written by Pamela S. Turner, illustrated with photos by Andy Comins (Houghton).

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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. Lisa Yee says:


  2. kristin cashore says:

    >I'm pretty sure this means I'm supposed to stop working for the day and start drinking beer.

  3. >I'd give stars to Fire and A Season of Gifts too. Except, you know, I have no sort of power to give anything stars. Oh well.

  4. >Woohoo! I can't believe it! I feel like dancing! Unfortunately i don't have an emergency speech in my PDK for it. I have emergency speeches for many other literary prizes, but for this one, this most elusive star, i am utterly speechless.

  5. Jennifer Schultz says:

    >Excellent. Lots of good stuff coming out in the upcoming months!

  6. Pamela Turner says:

    >Thanks for the sparkle next to "The Frog Scientist"'s title! If anyone's looking for me I will be sitting on a barstool next to Kristin.

  7. editordad says:

    >"Thumb and the Bad Guys" and "Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally)" looks pretty good. I'm looking for for good chapter books for my second-grader. Any other tips?

  8. the BEDBUG Blog says:

    >This looks to be a good listing and should prove valuable to readers.

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