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>January-February starred reviews

>The following books will receive starred reviews in the January-February issue of the Horn Book Magazine:

Incarceron; by Catherine Fisher (Dial)

Salt; by Maurice Gee (Orca)

Half-Minute Horrors; edited by Susan Rich (HarperCollins)

A Faraway Island; by Annika Thor (Delacorte)

The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak; by Tomek Bogacki (Foster/Farrar)

An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers; by Natasha Wing, illus. by Julia Breckenreid (Holt)

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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. >it seems signiicant that no one has an opinion pro or con the starred books. lots of chit chat and witticisms, but no response to what one might have assumed to be the main concern of the bloggers' ninds

  2. >"ninds" ? is this a typo or a freudian slip? probably anon 11:58 wasn't creating a negative comment

  3. Jennifer Schultz says:

    >Anonymous 11:58, do you have any opinions on the starred books? I've not read them, so I have none. I will say that the Half-Minute Horrors caught my eye; we can never have enough scary stories in our collection.

  4. Roger Sutton says:

    >In a perfect world, no one would have anything to say about the starred books because the Horn Book was so damned timely that they would not have had the chance to read the books yet!

  5. Anonymous says:

    >surely th editors and/or friends of the honored authors could have piled in with congrats?

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