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January/February starred reviews

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; illus. by Erin E. Stead (Porter/Roaring Brook)


Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner; illus. by Christopher Silas Neal (Chronicle)


Jefferson’s Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Dial)


Stay with Me by Paul Griffin (Dial)


Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler; illus. by Maira Kalman (Little, Brown)


Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire! by Polly Horvath; illus. by Sophie Blackall (Schwartz & Wade/Random)


Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King (Little, Brown)


 There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff (Putnam)


Crow by Barbara Wright (Random)



Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

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. Anne M. Duncan says:

    Mavor is magnificent. Thank you for the “artist at work” pictures in “Out of the Box.” Now I want to know what kind of wire she is using.

  2. I just want the cover of the Horn Book! That’s gorgeous!

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