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Horn Book Magazine Starred reviews, May/June 2019

Illustration from The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol.

The following books will receive starred reviews in the May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine. Do NOT miss this issue: it is our annual special issue, this time around devoted to the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards. With history, interviews, and first person stories from CSK winners, the issue is FAT and wonderful.


The Little Guys; written and illustrated by Vera Brosgol (Roaring Brook).

My Papi Has a Motorcycle; by Isabel Quintero; illustrated by Zeke Peña (Kokila/Penguin).

With the Fire on High; by Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperTeen).

Where the Heart Is; by Jo Knowles (Candlewick).

Where Dani Goes, Happy Follows; by Rose Lagercrantz; illustrated by Eva Eriksson; translated from the Swedish by Julia Marshall (Gecko).

Charlie & Mouse Even Better; by Laurel Snyder; illustrated by Emily Hughes ( Chronicle).

Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America; by Ann Bausum (Viking).

I Am Hermes!: Mischief-Making Messenger of the Gods; written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein (Holiday).

Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born; by Miranda Paul; illustrated by Jason Chin (Porter/Holiday).

Moth: An Evolution Story; by Isabel Thomas; illustrated by Daniel Egnéus (Bloomsbury).

Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II; by Andrea Warren (Ferguson/Holiday).

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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