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“Different Drums” roundup

March/April 2013 Horn Book Magazine coverIn our March/April “Different Drummers” issue, we asked authors, publishers, and critics to name the strangest children’s books they’ve ever enjoyed. Here’s what they had to say:

Elizabeth Bird – “Seven Little Ones Instead”
Luann Toth – “Word Girl”
Deborah Stevenson – “Horrible and Beautiful”
Kristin Cashore – “Embracing the Strange”
Susan Marston – “New and Strange, Once”
Elizabeth Law – “How Can a Fire Be Naughty?”
Christine Taylor-Butler – “Something Wicked”
Mitali Perkins – “Border Crossing”
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson – “Wiggiling”

What’s the strangest children’s book you’ve ever enjoyed? Let us know in the comments!

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