Starred reviews, January/February 2020 Horn Book Magazine

Art from Black Is a Rainbow Color


The following books will receive starred reviews in the January/February 2020 issue of The Horn Book Magazine:

Black Is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy; illus. by Ekua Holmes (Roaring Brook)

Johnny’s Pheasant by Cheryl Minnema; illus. by Julie Flett (Minnesota)

Pluto Gets the Call by Adam Rex; illus. by Laurie Keller (Beach Lane/Simon)

Octopus Stew by Eric Velasquez (Holiday)

King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender (Scholastic)

The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade/Random)

Not a Bean by Claudia Guadalupe Martínez; illus. by Laura González (Charlesbridge)

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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