March/April 2021 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

Illustration by Matthew Cordell, from Bear Island.


The following books will receive starred reviews in the March/April 2021 Horn Book Magazine:


Bear Island; written and illustrated by Matthew Cordell (Feiwel).

Milo Imagines the World; by Matt de la Peña; illus. by Christian Robinson (Putnam).

The Rock from the Sky; written and illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick).

The Midnight Fair; by Gideon Sterer; illus. by Mariachiara Di Giorgio (Candlewick).

Mel Fell; written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins).

Watercress; by Andrea Wang; illus. by Jason Chin (Porter/Holiday).

Too Small Tola; by Atinuke; illus. by Onyinye Iwu (Candlewick).

Winterkeep; by Kristin Cashore (Dial).

Billy Miller Makes a Wish; by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow).

Last Night at the Telegraph Club; by Malinda Lo (Dutton).

Amber & Clay; by Laura Amy Schlitz; illus. by Julia Iredale (Candlewick).

Concrete Rose; by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins).

Love Is a Revolution; by Renée Watson (Bloomsbury).

The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas; by María García Esperón; illus. by Amanda Mijangos; trans. from Spanish by David Bowles (Levine Querido).

Separate No More: The Long Road to Brown v. Board of Education; by Lawrence Goldstone (Focus/Scholastic).

Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; by Jeff Gottesfeld; illus. by Matt Tavares (Candlewick).

Meltdown: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima; by Deirdre Langeland (Roaring Brook).

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood; by Gary Paulsen (Farrar).

Building Zaha: The Story of Architect Zaha Hadid; by Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Orchard/Scholastic).

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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Deborah Salyer

So glad you liked Midnight Fair. Such a charming and warm story.

Posted : Feb 03, 2021 03:08


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