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Starred reviews, November/December 2017 Horn Book Magazine

from WINDOWS; illustrated by E.B. Goodale


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

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut; by Derrick Barnes; illustrated by Gordon C. James (Millner/Bolden Books/Agate)

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse; by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick)

Windows; by Julia Denos; illustrated by E. B. Goodale (Candlewick)

In the Middle of Fall; by Kevin Henkes; illustrated by Laura Dronzek (Greenwillow)

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again; written and illustrated by Dan Santat (Roaring Brook)

Tumble & Blue; by Cassie Beasley (Dial)

Louis Undercover; by Fanny Britt; illus. by Isabelle Arsenault; trans. from the French by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou (Groundwood)

Patina; by Jason Reynolds (Dlouhy/Atheneum)

I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups; written by Chris Harris; illustrated by Lane Smith (Little, Brown)

Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth; by Nicola Davies; illustrated by Emily Sutton (Candlewick)

Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song; by Kathryn Erskine; illustrated by Charly Palmer (Farrar)

Meet Cindy Sherman: Artist, Photographer, Chameleon; by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (Porter/Roaring Brook)


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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.



  1. Such a bravura round-up here! Thrilled to hear of the starred reviews for the group! My own copy of Mr. Santat’s book will be in my home mailbox later today, and I already own “Crown” which is a brilliant work. As to “Windows” and the Barnett/Kalassen collaboration, the pre-orders are in. Very excited! 🙂

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