July/August 2021 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews


Illustration by Michael Emberley and Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, from I Can Make a Train Noise.

The following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August 2021 Horn Book Magazine:

My Two Border Towns; by David Bowles; illus. by Erika Meza (Kokila/Penguin).

I Can Make a Train Noise; by Michael Emberley and Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick; illus. by the authors (Porter/Holiday).

The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess written and illustrated by Tom Gauld (Porter/Holiday).

The Museum of Everything; written and illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow).

Strollercoaster; by Matt Ringler; illus. by Raúl the Third and Elaine Bay (Little, Brown).

On the Trapline; by David A. Robertson; illus. by Julie Flett (Tundra).

Wishes; by Mượn Thị Văn; illus. by Victo Ngai (Orchard/Scholastic).

Being Clem; by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Holiday).

Harry Versus the First 100 Days of School; by Emily Jenkins; illus. by Pete Oswald (Schwartz & Wade/Random).

The Legend of Auntie Po; written and illustrated by Shing Yin Khor (Kokila/Penguin).

Wildflowers; written and illustrated by Liniers (TOON).

Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend; by Dawn Quigley; illus. by Tara Audibert (Heartdrum/HarperCollins).

Hello, Earth!: Poems to Our Planet; by Joyce Sidman; illus. by Miren Asiain Lora (Eerdmans).

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years after the 9/11 Attacks; written and illustrated by Don Brown (Etch/Houghton).

The People’s Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art; by Cynthia Levinson; illus. by Evan Turk (Abrams).

Violet and Daisy: The Story of Vaudeville’s Famous Conjoined Twins; by Sarah Miller (Schwartz & Wade/Random).

This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth; written and illustrated by Sean Rubin (Holt).

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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