Horn Book Magazine starred reviews January/February 2018

art by Isabel Greenberg from A HUNDRED BILLION TRILLION STARS

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


Grace for Gus; written and illustrated by Harry Bliss (Tegen/HarperCollins)

Ducks Away!; by Mem Fox; illustrated by Judy Horacek (Scholastic)

Little i; written and illustrated by Michael Hall (Greenwillow)

It’s Shoe Time!; by Bryan Collier; illustrated by Brian Collier and Mo Willems (Hyperion)

A Skinful of Shadows; by Frances Hardinge (Amulet/Abrams)

The Librarian of Auschwitz; by Antonio Iturbe; trans. from the Spanish by Lilit Žekulin Thwaites(Godwin/Holt)

A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars; by Seth Fishman; illus. by Isabel Greenberg (Greenwillow)

Bird Builds a Nest; by Martin Jenkins; illus. by Richard Jones (Candlewick)

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science; by Joyce Sidman (Houghton)


And don't forget our recently announced Fanfare list, the Horn Book's favorite books of 2017!



Roger Sutton
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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Toni Jeanne Hover

Today I just received my first copies of the new book from Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan, I Am Loved. I really want to recommend this beautiful book of simple but sweet poems by Miss Giovanni and lovely illustrations by Ashley Bryan.

Posted : Jan 11, 2018 03:50


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