Books mentioned in the January 2021 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Megan Whalen Turner
Return of the Thief [Queen's Thief] by Megan Whalen Turner; Greenwillow.

YA world building
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust; Flatiron.
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories [Folk of the Air] by Holly Black, illus. by Rovina Cai; Little, Brown.
Daughters of Jubilation by Kara Lee Corthron; Simon Pulse.
Igniting Darkness by Robin LaFevers; Houghton.
Burn by Patrick Ness; Quill Tree/HarperCollins.
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix; Tegen/HarperCollins.

Primary animal fantasy chapter books
Willa the Wisp by Jonathan Auxier, illus. by Olga Demidova; Amulet/Abrams.
Fox & Rabbit Make Believe [Fox & Rabbit] by Beth Ferry, illus. by Gergely Dudás; Amulet/Abrams.
Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds by Elise Gravel, illus. by the author; HarperAlley/HarperCollins.
Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake, illus. by Jon Klassen; Algonquin.

Intermediate STEM
Grasping Mysteries: Girls Who Loved Math by Jeannine Atkins; Atheneum.
Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our World by David Macaulay; DK.
Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species by Ana Pêgo and Isabel Minhós Martins; illus. by Bernardo P. Carvalho; trans. from Portuguese by Jane Springer; Greystone Kids.
The Big One by Elizabeth Rusch; Houghton.

From the January 2021 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.

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