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January/February 2017 Starred Reviews


from Fascinating; illustration by Edel Rodriguez

from Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy; illustration by Edel Rodriguez

The following books will receive starred reviews in the January/February 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

Life on Mars; written and illustrated by Jon Agee (Dial).

Chirri & Chirra; written and illustrated by Kaya Doi; translated from the Japanese by Yuki Kaneko (Enchanted Lion).

Egg; written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow).

A Perfect Day; written and illustrated by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook).

Almost Autumn; by Marianne Kaurin; translated from the Norwegian by Rosie Hedger (Levine/Scholastic).

Me and Marvin Gardens; by Amy Sarig King (Levine/Scholastic).

Well, That Was Awkward; by Rachel Vail (Viking).

Somos como las nubes / We Are like the Clouds; by Jorge Argueta; illustrated by Alfonso Ruano; translated from the Spanish by Elisa Amado (Groundwood).

Grand Canyon; written and illustrated by Jason Chin (Porter/Roaring Brook).

Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d; by Mary Losure (Candlewick).

Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy; by Richard Michelson; illustrated by Edel Rodriguez (Knopf).



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. Bonnie Moss says:

    Thank you so much for including Rich Michelson’s “Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy!” Adults as well as young people learn a great deal about this talented, inspirational individual through this book’s lovely prose and charming illustrations. It is my “go to” Holiday present for my friends and family this year!

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