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

Five questions for Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illus. by R. Gregory Christie, Carolrhoda LAB, 12 years and up.
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. MarshalI, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illus. by R. Gregory Christie, Carolrhoda, 9–12 years.

More book lovers
The Green Man by Michael Bedard, Tundra, 11 years and up.
Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary written by Keshni Kashyap, illus. by Mari Araki, Houghton, 14 years and up.
Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers, Amulet/Abrams, 14 years and up.
The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman, Knopf, 14 years and up.

Preschool books you’ve been waiting for
Gideon and Gideon & Otto, both by Olivier Dunrea, Houghton, 2–5 years.
Faster! Faster! by Leslie Patricelli, Candlewick, 2–5 years.
Demolition written by Sally Sutton, illus. by Brian Lovelock, Candlewick, 3–6 years.
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems, Hyperion, 3–6 years.

Kooky chapter books
Sadie and Ratz written by Sonya Hartnett, illus. by Ann James, Candlewick, 6–8 years.
Hooey Higgens and the Shark written by Steve Voake, illus. by Emma Dodson, Candlewick, 7–10 years.
Earwig and the Witch written by Diana Wynne Jones, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky, Greenwillow, 7–10 years.
Eep! written by Joke van Leeuwen, trans. by Bill Nagelkerke, Gecko, 8–11 years.

Opening day
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team written by Audrey Vernick, illus. by Steven Salerno, Clarion, 4–8 years.
Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy written by Bill Wise, illus. by Adam Gustavson, Lee & Low, 6–9 years.
There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived by Matt Tavares, Candlewick, 6–9 years.

From the Editor
A Family of Readers: The Book Lover’s Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Literature by Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano, Candlewick, adult.
Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin, Holt, 8–11 years.

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