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May/June 2016 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

illustration by R. Gregory Christie, from Freedom in Congo Square

illustration by R. Gregory Christie, from Freedom in Congo Square

The following books will receive starred reviews in the May/June issue of The Horn Book Magazine. Note, too, that this is our annual special issue, this year on the theme of Collaboration. Join us!


The Airport Book; written and illustrated by Lisa Brown (Porter/Roaring Brook)

Excellent Ed; written by Stacy McAnulty; illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach (Knopf)

Frank and Lucky Get Schooled; written and illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow)

Best Frints in the Whole Universe; written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis (Porter/Roaring Brook)

Freedom in Congo Square; written by Carole Boston Weatherford; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Little Bee)

Makoons; written and illustrated by Louise Erdrich (Harper/HarperCollins)

The Lie Tree; by Frances Hardinge (Amulet/Abrams)

Ask Me How I Got Here; by Christine Heppermann (Greenwillow)

Flannery; by Lisa Moore (Groundwood)

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems; by Bob Raczka (Roaring Brook)

I Am Pan!; written and illustrated by Mordecai Gerstein (Roaring Brook)

Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois; written by Amy Novesky; illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Abrams)


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.

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