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Starred reviews, July/August 2014 Horn Book Magazine

anastasiaThe following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August issue of the Horn Book Magazine. Also: Newbery, Caldecott, and CSK speeches and profiles; the lowdown on Caldecott committee work; Mind the Gap; and my editorial on a Newbery/Caldecott scandal in the making.


Emily’s Blue Period; by Cathleen Daly; illus. by Lisa Brown (Porter/Roaring Brook).

Hermelin the Detective Mouse; written and illustrated by Mini Grey (Knopf).

Pom and Pim; by Lena Landström; illus. by Olof Landström; trans. from the Swedish by Julia Marshall (Gecko).

Hannah’s Night; written and illustrated by Komako Sakai; trans. from the Japanese by Cathy Hirano (Gecko).

The Great Greene Heist; by Varian Johnson (Levine/Scholastic).

This One Summer; by Mariko Tamaki; illus. by Jillian Tamaki (First Second/Roaring Brook).

Revolution [Sixties Trilogy]; by Deborah Wiles (Scholastic).

Little Roja Riding Hood; by Susan Middleton Elya; illus. by Susan Guevara (Putnam).

The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond; by Patrick Dillon; illus. by Stephen Biesty (Candlewick).

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia; by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade/Random).




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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.

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