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Reviews of the 2023 Printz Award Winners

Winner All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir High School    Razorbill/Penguin    384 pp.    g 3/22    978-0-593-20234-0    $19.99 e-book ed.  978-0-593-20235-7    $10.99 In this stark and searing sort-of love story, two Pakistani American teens living in a California desert town struggle to choose connection over isolation when family crises strike. Salahudin—artsy, aimless,...

Reviews of the 2023 Sibert Award Winners

Winner Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration by Elizabeth Partridge; illus. by Lauren Tamaki Intermediate, Middle School    Chronicle    132 pp.    g 10/22    978-1-4521-6510-3    $21.99 Numerous books have been written about the forced removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans...

Reviews of the 2023 Geisel Award Winners

Winner I Did It! [I Like to Read: Comics] by Michael Emberley; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Holiday    40 pp.    g 9/22    978-0-8234-4651-3    $14.99 A red-nosed creature wearing a green-and-purple-striped onesie attempts a series of activities: building a tall block tower, climbing a rope and a tree, catching a...

Reviews of the 2023 CSK Illustrator Award Winners

Winner Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual by Carole Boston Weatherford; illus. by Frank Morrison Primary, Intermediate     Crown    32 pp.     g 9/22     978-0-593-30634-5     $18.99 Library ed.  978-0-593-30635-2    $21.99 e-book ed.  978-0-593-30636-9    $10.99 This is a moving walk through African...

Reviews of the 2023 CSK Author Award Winners

Winner Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson Intermediate, Middle School    Little, Brown    416 pp.    g 2/22    978-0-316-05661-8    $16.99 e-book ed.  978-0-316-05674-8    $9.99 Many accounts of the Underground Railroad mention that enslaved Blacks would stick close to swamps as they made their way North, as the topography proved problematic for slave catchers. A...

Reviews of the 2023 Caldecott Medal Winners

Winner Hot Dog by Doug Salati; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Knopf    40 pp.    g 5/22    978-0-593-30843-1    $17.99 Library ed.  978-0-593-30844-8    $20.99 e-book ed.  978-0-593-30845-5    $10.99 It’s a hot time in the city. A small, low-slung pup greets the morning from the window of a narrow NYC ­brownstone. But...

Reviews of the 2023 Newbery Medal Winners

Winner Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson Intermediate, Middle School    Little, Brown    416 pp.    g 2/22    978-0-316-05661-8    $16.99 e-book ed.  978-0-316-05674-8    $9.99 Many accounts of the Underground Railroad mention that enslaved Blacks would stick close to swamps as they made their way North, as the topography proved problematic for slave catchers. A...

Week in Review, January 23rd-27th

  This week on hbook.com...   From the January/February 2023 Horn Book Magazine: BGHB Picture Book speeches - Heena Baek | Jieun Kiaer | André Letria | Jason Reynolds & Jason Griffin   Calling Caldecott: Results of the 2023 Calling Caldecott Mock Vote by Martha V. Parravano Our Indispensable Contributors by...

Week in Review, January 16th-20th

  This week on hbook.com... January Notes from the Horn Book Newsletter: 5Qs for Dare Coulter about An American Story + 6 picture book biographies for Black History Month and beyond, 7 historical fiction for middle-grade readers, and 6 complex romances for YA readers as Valentine's Day approaches Nick Brooks...
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