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January/February starred reviews

illustration from Good Boy by Sergio Ruzzier.

The following books will receive starred reviews in the January/February 2019 issue of the Horn Book Magazine. Also in the January issue will be the annotated list of Fanfare 2018.

Found; by Jeff Newman; illustrated by Larry Day (Simon).

The Bell Rang; written and illustrated by James E. Ransome (Dlouhy/Atheneum).

Good Boy; written and illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier (Atheneum).

Pay Attention, Carter Jones; by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion).

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein; by Kiersten White (Delacorte).

The Elephant; written and illustrated by Jenni Desmond (Enchanted Lion).

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. So sweet! It seems impossible to love Sergio’s work anymore than I do, but this has just extended the boundaries of my heart. Wishing this book, Sergio, and pups everywhere all good things!

  2. Seconding Barbara’s motion on Sergio.

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