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May/June 2012 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

May/June 2012 Horn Book Magazine coverThe 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)

A Confusion of Princes; by Garth Nix (Harper/HarperCollins)

Code Name Verity; by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion)

Forget-Me-Nots:Poems to Learn by Heart; selected by Mary Ann Hoberman; illus. by Michael Emberley (Tingley/Little, Brown)

The President’s Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems about the Presidents; by Susan Katz; illus. by Robert Neubecker (Clarion)

A Black Hole Is NOT a Hole; by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano; illus. by Michael Carroll (Charlesbridge)

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. Can’t wait to smell this issue!

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