Horn Book Magazine starred reviews, July/August 2019

illustration from Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai.


The following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August 2019 Horn Book Magazine. Each year our July/August issue celebrates the ALA Youth Media Awards; this time around you can look forward to original cover art by (second-time!) Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall, acceptance speeches by and profiles of winners, reflections on The Year that Was, and much more.

Side by Side; written and illustrated by Chris Raschka (Phaidon).

One Dark Bird; by Liz Garton Scanlon; illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon (Beach Lane/Simon).

Pie in the Sky; written and illustrated by Remy Lai (Holt).

Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas; written and illustrated by Juana Medina (Candlewick).

The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories; written and illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier (Chronicle).

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up with Me; by Mariko Tamaki; illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (First Second/Roaring Brook).

Other Words for Home; by Jasmine Warga (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins).

Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience; edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond (Triangle Square/Seven Stories).

The Lost Forest; by Phyllis Root; illustrated by Betsy Bowen (University of Minnesota).
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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