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Starred reviews, September/October Horn Book Magazine

from Bow-Wow's Nightmare Neighbors

from Bow-Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors

The following books will receive starred reviews in the September/October issue of the Magazine:

Draw!; written and illustrated by Raúl Colón (Wiseman/Simon)

The Lion and the Bird; written and illustrated by Marianne Dubuc; trans. from the French by Claudia Z. Bedrick (Enchanted Lion)

Viva Frida; by Yuyi Morales; illus. by the author with photos by Tim O’Meara (Porter/Roaring Brook)

Bow-Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors; by Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash (Porter/Roaring Brook)

The Madman of Piney Woods; by Christopher Paul Curtis (Scholastic)

Nine Open Arms; by Benny Lindelauf; trans. from the Dutch by John Nieuwenhuizen (Enchanted Lion)

Egg & Spoon; by Gregory Maguire (Candlewick)

Rain Reign; by Ann M. Martin (Feiwel & Friends)

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty; by Christine Heppermann; photos by various artists (Greenwillow)

Brown Girl Dreaming; by Jacqueline Woodson (Paulsen/Penguin)

Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth; by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm; illus. by Molly Bang (Blue Sky/Scholastic)

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands; written and illustrated by Katherine Roy (David Macaulay Studio/Roaring Brook)



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. Julie Corsaro says:

    What’s the recommended age range for Rain Reign? Thanks.

  2. Roger Sutton Roger Sutton says:

    We recommend it for Intermediate, 8ish to 12ish year-olds, with 10 as the sweet spot.

  3. Julie Corsaro says:

    Thanks Roger!

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