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Horn Book Magazine March/April starred reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in the March/April 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine (and don’t forget it’s a special one):

My Bus; written and illustrated by Byron Barton (Greenwillow)

Caminar; by Skila Brown (Candlewick)

The Children of the King; by Sonya Hartnett (Candlewick)

The Cracks in the Kingdom [Colors of Madeleine]; by Jaclyn Moriarty (Levine/Scholastic)

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems; selected by Paul B. Janeczko; illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Candlewick)

He Has Shot the President!: April 14, 1865: The Day John Wilkes Booth Killed President Lincoln [Actual Times]; by Don Brown (Roaring Brook)

The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life; by Lois Ehlert (Beach Lane/Simon)

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. but Roger, they are all special. (and I’m not an author or publisher)

  2. Like most fan’s of children’s books I do love Lois Ehlert’s work, and COLOR ZOO is a favorite among my classes. I am looking forward to her new one. And the book on Lincoln’s assassination has an inherent interest for me. Heck, the entire lot here looks great!

  3. ‘fans’ not ‘fan’s’ Geez.

  4. Ah, just realized that one of my favorite illustrators is on this line-up!!!

    Melissa Sweet.

    Now that’s reason alone to celebrate.

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