July/August 2023 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

Illustration from When You Can Swim by Jack Wong.

The following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August 2023 Horn Book Magazine:

Breaking to the Beat! by Linda J. Acevedo; illus. by Frank Morrison (Lee & Low)

In the Night Garden by Carin Berger (Porter/Holiday)

Mine! by Candace Fleming; illus. by Eric Rohmann (Schwartz/Random)

Penny & Pip by Candace Fleming; illus. by Eric Rohmann (Dlouhy/Atheneum)

Spanish Is the Language of My Family by Michael Genhart; illus. by John Parra (Porter/Holiday)

Cape by Kevin Johnson; illus. by Kitt Thomas (Roaring Brook)

Awake, Asleep by Kyle Lukoff; illus. by Nadia Alam (Orchard/Scholastic)

Before, Now by Daniel Salmieri (Rocky Pond/Penguin)

When You Can Swim by Jack Wong (Orchard/Scholastic)

Gossamer Summer by H. M. Bouwman (Atheneum)

Once in a Blue Moon by Sharon G. Flake (Knopf)

The Hurricane Girls by Kimberly Willis Holt (Ottaviano/Little, Brown)

Only Only Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly (Greenwillow)

Enlighten Me by Minh Lê; illus. by Chan Chau (LB Ink/Little, Brown)

Tiger Daughter by Rebecca Lim (Delacorte)

Hope in the Valley by Mitali Perkins (Farrar)

Wishing Season by Anica Mrose Rissi (Quill Tree/HarperCollins)

How to Stay Invisible by Maggie C. Rudd (Farrar)

Nigeria Jones by Ibi Zoboi (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)

The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale by Jon Klassen (Candlewick)

My Head Has a Bellyache: And More Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups by Chris Harris; illus. by Andrea Tsurumi (Little, Brown)

83 Days in Mariupol: A War Diary by Don Brown (Clarion/HarperCollins)

We Are Starlings: Inside the Mesmerizing Magic of a Murmuration by Robert Furrow and Donna Jo Napoli; illus. by Marc Martin (Random House Studio/Random)

The Book of Turtles by Sy Montgomery; illus. by Matt Patterson (Clarion/HarperCollins)

Great Carrier Reef by Jessica Stremer; illus. by Gordy Wright (Holiday)

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