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Books mentioned in the March 2012 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Erin E. Stead
A Sick Day for Amos McGee written by Philip Stead, illus. by Erin E. Stead, Roaring Brook/Porter, 4–8 years.
And Then It’s Spring
written by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Erin E. Stead, Roaring Brook/Porter, 5–8 years.

Picture books about the great outdoors
Baby Bear Sees Blue
by Ashley Wolff, Simon/Beach Lane, 2–5 years.
10 Hungry Rabbits: Counting & Color Concepts
by Anita Lobel, Knopf, 3–6 years.
Blue Sky
by Audrey Wood, Scholastic/Blue Sky, 4–8 years.
A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play
written by Marilyn Singer, illus. by LeUyen Pham, Clarion, 5–8 years.

Middle-grade humor
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire!
written by Polly Horvath, illus. by Sophie Blackall, Random/Schwartz & Wade, 9–12 years.
Cold Cereal by Adam Rex, HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, 9–12 years.
I Don’t Believe It, Archie!
written by Andrew Norriss, illus. by Hannah Shaw, Random/Fickling, 8–11 years.

Turn of the (last) century
Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker, Holt, 12 years and up.
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster
by Deborah Hopkinson, Scholastic, 12 years and up.
The Fairy Ring: Or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World
by Mary Losure, Candlewick, 10 years and up.

Story time for big kids
A Monster Calls written by Patrick Ness, read by Jason Isaacs, Candlewick/Brilliance Audio, 12 years and up.
Okay for Now
written by Gary D. Schmidt, read by Lincoln Hoppe, Listening Library, 12 years and up.
written by Pat Schmatz, read by Luke Daniels, Candlewick/Brilliance Audio, 12 years and up.
The Scorpio Races
written by Maggie Stiefvater, read by Steve West and Fiona Hardingham, Scholastic Audio, 13–16 years.

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